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Etz Chaim Newsletter 

September 15, 2018
6 Tishrei, 5779
Upcoming Etz Chaim Events

Sunday, September 30th
Youth Dept. Extreme Magic Show

Monday, October 8th
Men's Club Golf Outing 
(rescheduled from earlier date)

Thursday, October 25th
Etz Chaim's Comedy Night with Joel Chasnoff

Shabbat Shuvah Derashah
Rabbi Klibanoff will be delivering the annual Shabbat Shuvah Derashah after the conclusion of Mussaf services this Shabbat morning.

The topic this year is:

"Do We Really Mean it When We Repent?"

All are invited and encouraged to attend.

Mazal Tov

Mazal Tov to Elizabeth & Jason Plawner on the birth of a baby boy!

The Bris will be held at 11:00am on Sunday, September 16th at Etz Chaim.
Mazal Tov

Mazal Tov to Melissa & Rabbi Natan Kapustin on the birth of a baby boy!

Mazal Tov to grandparents (and newest members) Barbara & Allen Rothenberg.
Mazal Tov

Mazal Tov to Rosie & Arie Wilensky on the engagement of their daughter Gila to Rabbi Ari Isenberg of  White Plains, NY.
Mazal Tov to Gila's siblings  Sheara & Dr. Yoni Goldenthal and Avi & Jill Wilensky.
Rabbi's Message
Last week we spoke of the final Shabbat of the year.  This week is the first Shabbat of the year.  It is known as Shabbat Shuvah - the Shabbat of Return or of Teshuvah.  The name is taken from te Haftorah portion, but perhaps more symbolically, it means that we have an opportunity to "Return" and celebrate a Shabbat in an appropriate fashion. 
This special Shabbat comes on the heels of an uplifting Rosh Hashanah and on the eve of an important and introspective Yom Kippur.  We want to make sure that we are bridging Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur in the finest way possible.  Shabbat is the answer.
I have always been fond of the saying that "More than the Jews have kept the Shabbat, the Shabbat has kept the Jewish people!"
Let us incorporate the beauty of this Shabbat into the many Shabbatot that follow. 

Shabbat Shalom and Gemar Chatimah Tovah
Kiddush Sponsor

Kiddush this Shabbat is sponsored by 
Barbara & Allen Rothenberg in commemoration of the yahrzeit of Allen's mother.
Welcome New Members

Etz Chaim would like to welcome our newest members Barbara & Allen Rothenberg.
High Holidays 2018-5779

Yom Kippur begins Tuesday, September 18th.

Click Below for Davening Schedules:

Lulav & Etrog Sale
Thursday, September 20th

On Thursday, September 20th, from 6-8 pm, Rabbi Klar will be at  Etz Chaim selling Lulav and Etrog sets.  
This is a fine opportunity for you to purchase your Sukkot items and support a local business.  
Please note that all purchases are placed directly through Rabbi Klar only.

 If you cannot make it then, please contact 
Rabbi Klibanoff. 

Mincha/Ma'ariv will be at 6:45pm.
Youth Dept.
Extreme Magic Show with Eric Wilzig
Sunday, September 30th

Men's Club Golf Outing
Monday, October 8th

Join the Etz Chaim Men's Club for our Annual 
Golf Outing
Monday, October 8th

Event Schedule:
11:30 am - Registration
12:00 pm - Lunch/Brunch
1:00 pm - Shotgun Start
5:30-7:00 pm - Cocktail Reception

$360 per person
Sponsorships Available

For registration info, please contact
Kenny Weiss at, 
or Eli Spigler at

Etz Chaim's Comedy Night
featuring Joel Chasnoff
Thursday, October 25th

Save the Date for Etz Chaim's Comedy Night featuring 
Joel Chasnoff , America's Premier Jewish Comedian!

Thursday October 25th at 7:30pm 

 Join us for the hip, smart and resonating humor of internationally acclaimed comedian Joel Chasnoff. He's appeared as a warm-up act for Jon Stewart of the Daily Show and is currently writing a pilot for Comedy Central. He's edgy and witty - yet always appropriate. From his stint on the Solomon Schechter basketball team to his tour of duty in the Israeli Army, Joel has a lifetime of relatable Jewish experiences. 

Community News & Events
Mayor's Run/Walk
Sunday, September 23rd

Israel Bonds 
Annual Tribute Dinner
October 3, 2018

Israel Bonds 
Women's Division Diamond Gala
November 8, 2018

Davening Schedule
Parshat Vayeilech
Shabbat Shuvah


Candle Lighting


Shabbat Day



Z'man Kriat Shema

Rabbi Klibanoff will deliver the Shabbat Shuvah Derashah after Mussaf on the topic:
"Do We Really Mean it When We Repent?"


Shabbat Ends

Selichot - 10:00pm

Sept. 16-21


8:30 am

Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri
6:45 am

See Yom Kippur Schedule


Sun, Mon, Thurs -   6:45pm

Tues & Wed
See YK Schedule


Motzaei Shabbat/Sunday - 10:00pm
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:
New Class!

"Arvei Pesachim"
after Davening

Yiddish Class

*Now on 

MONDAY Evenings*

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

Class will be held on Monday 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!
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Cholim List
Prayer for the Ill

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

Etz Chaim Youth

Zumba at Etz Chaim
We are pleased to announce that there are Zumba classes being held at Etz Chaim.

For more info, please visit 

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