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Etz Chaim Newsletter 

January 13, 2018
26 Tevet, 5778
Upcoming Etz Chaim Events

January 31st
Men's Club Steak & Scotch

Mazal Tov

Mazal Tov to Rachel Davidson and Mark Fisch on the engagement of their daughter 
Abigail to  Benjamin Cotton of Newton, MA.

Mazal Tov to Abigail's grandparents 
Lynn & Erwin Fisch and Kinneret & Herbert Davidson and to Benjamin's grandmother Jeanne Smith.

Mazal Tov to Benjamin's parents 
Cathy &  Harvey Cotton.
Kiddush Sponsor

Kiddush this week is sponsored by 
Sima & Ben Schall in commemoration of the first yarzheit of Sima's father, Benjamin Gros.
Rabbi's Message
Parshat Va'era

What plagues you? In today's sophisticated world, there may be many answers to that question. We have so many responsibilities, pressures and demands that weigh on our heads on a daily basis. We have children and grandchildren to care and provide for. Now that people are living much longer lives, you can add taking care of aging parents into the mix. We have high pressure jobs, social norms and a very demanding Jewish lifestyle that consumes us.

But is that a plague or a blessing? Our Parsha teaches us about plagues which served as warnings and punishments for the awful behavior of the Pharaoh and the Egyptians. One has to believe that when someone - individual or an entire nation - enslaves another, there will be a price to pay. The Makkot were only the beginning.

I think we just misuse the word plague. If we look back at our lives and remove all those things that give us the pressure - the family, the job, the community, the religion, - then we would be utterly devoid of all meaning. That is real plague!

Shabbat Shalom

Etz Chaim Men's Club 
Steak & Scotch 2018
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Etz Chaim Men's Club invites you to join us for 
Steak and Scotch 2018
at Great Falls Bistro
(220 Passaic Avenue, Passaic, NJ)
Wednesday, January 31st
Come and join us for great food, 
great friends, and great schmooze!
$135 per person
Price includes transportation to/from dinner
(Bus will leave Etz Chaim at 7:00 PM sharp)

Win Big by Coming to Shul 
on Friday Nights! 
You can win BIG prizes  just by coming to Shul! 
Here's How it Works:
Just by coming to shul, you will get a raffle ticket for a 
big weekly prize. 

You can get another ticket by joining the group of kids saying Yigdal on the bima at the end of services, then Rabbi Klibanoff will have a special 10 minute super fun parsha session for kids where you can get another raffle ticket. 

At the end of each session Rabbi Klibanoff will raffle off a really incredible prize. And if you don't win, your tickets will carry over to next week! 

This Week's Prize will be a $100 
Barnes & Noble Shopping Spree!  
(Books & Games Only)

JKHA Substitute Teaching Opportunities

The Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy is looking for 
substitute teachers for grades 1-8. 

This is a great opportunity with further potential for 
teaching positions. 

If you are interested in subbing when a faculty member is absent, please contact Sheree Bohbot at or call her at 

Davening Schedule
Parshat Va'era
Shabbat Mevarchim


 Candle Lighting 
4:33 pm

4:35 pm

Shabbat Day

  8:30 am 

9:00 am

Sephardic Minyan
9:15 am

Teen Minyan
9:45 am

Z'man Kriat Shema
9:43 am

4:30 pm

     Shabbat Ends              5:37 pm

      Jan. 14-19

8:30 am

Mon, Tues, 
Thurs & Fri
Shacharit - 6:45 am

Rosh Chodesh
Shacharit - 6:40 am

4:40  pm

Ma'ariv Only 
6:45 pm

*We will have Ma'ariv only on Mon-Thur evenings at 

Mincha/Ma'ariv services at Suburban Torah are at 4:40pm

Please note that the "Yeshiva Week" vacation begins this coming week and many of our regulars will be away.  Please help the daily morning and/or evening minyanim if you can.

Rabbi's Classes
Tuesday Mornings:

Women's Class

History & Meaning
of Prayer
10:30 am
When was the siddur  compiled? 
Who chose what  to include? 
Why were certain prayers chosen and w hat do they mean?  
Join us to answer these questions and more.

Tuesday Evenings:

Talmud Shiur in 
Masechet Sotah
after Mincha/Maariv

Yiddish Class 

Wednesday Evenings

Please join us for our class in Yiddish, led  by our very own Morris Glicklich. 

Class will be held on Wednesday evenings
after Minyan.
If you have any questions or if you want to find out more, please speak with Morris or
Michael Mamet.
All are welcome!
 א גרויסן דאנק
Cholim List
Prayer for the Ill

To add or remove a name from the cholim list, 
please contact 
Shelley Paradis at

Etz Chaim Youth

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Parshat Va'era
Youth Happenings


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