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Etz Chaim Newsletter 

March 17, 2018
1 Nisan, 5778
Upcoming Etz Chaim Events

Tuesday, March 20th
Men's Club "Man's Seder"

Sunday, March 25th
EC Youth - 
Matzo Ball Mitzvah Project

Mazal Tov!

Mazal Tov to Sarah & Steven Epstein on the engagement of their daughter Lauren Epstein to Jonathan Ginsberg of Mendham, NJ.
Lauren and Jon met while attending 
Golda Och Academy.  

We also extend a Mazal Tov to Lauren's brother 
Craig Epstein. 

Kiddush Sponsor

Kiddush this week is sponsored by the 
Etz Chaim Community

Rabbi's Message
Parshat Vayikra
This Shabbat we have the rare opportunity to read from three Sifrei Torah.  The first reading is from the weekly Parsha which is Vayikra.  We will combine the sixth and seventh Aliyah.  The seventh Aliyah will be read from a second Sefer Torah for Rosh Chodesh.  The Maftir Aliyah will be read from the third Sefer Torah for Parshat Hachodesh.
I don't know about you, but this is pretty exciting for me.  (Maybe I just need to get out more).  In fact, when I became Bar Mitzvah, I was disappointed that it did not fall out on a "Three-Torah-Day."  I was born on Rosh Chodesh Chanukah, but that year it did not fall on Shabbat.  Oh well.
In Judaism, we should always strive for more Torah and more rituals that inspire us.  With Pesach right around the corner, this should hopefully not be too hard.

Shabbat Shalom  
Adar Simcha & Memorial Plaque Sale
Deadline for Ordering is 
Tomorrow, March 16th
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Etz Chaim's Simcha & Memorial Plaque Sale

During the month of Adar, all Simcha and Memorial plaques are 25% off the regular price. 

Your Simcha plaque purchase will commemorate 
life's most  joyous events:
the birth of a grandchild, milestone anniversary or birthday, bar/bat mitzvah, marriage, etc., while beautifying and supporting the Shul. 

Your Memorial plaque will serve as an everlasting memory for 
your loved one. 

Please mail back the completed forms to the shul office - one for each plaque -  with your payment or credit card information, or email the form to the office with your credit card information.

No order will be processed without payment.

Deadline for the sale price is tomorrow, 
March 16th

Pesach 5778 Chametz Sale & Schedule

*Please fill out & return to 
Rabbi Klibanoff

Etz Chaim Men's Club " Man's Seder"
Tuesday, March 20th

Don't Forget to Sign Up!

Have you ever wanted to learn how to lead your own 
Pesach Seder? 

Are you looking for ways to make your Seder more fun and inspirational? 

Are you looking to get out for a night with your buddies? 
Well, look no more!

Rabbi Klibanoff will lead and teach us how to enhance the whole Seder experience. Together with your friends, we will eat, drink, study and gain the tools necessary to take our "Seder Game" to the next level.

Join Us  Tuesday,  March 20th 
for our  Annual  Men's Club  "Man's Seder"

$50 per person
Sponsorships Available

Davening will be at 6:55pm, followed by the Seder (around 7:15pm)

Please bring gently used clothing and unopened chametz to donate to the needy.

Scholar-in-Residence Shabbaton
April 13 & 14

          Community News & Events

Pesach Car Wash
Yom Hazikaron Program & 
Yom Ha'atzmaut Chagiga
Wednesday, April 18th
Israel at 70
Community-Wide Celebration
Thursday, April 19th
NORPAC Mission to Washington
Wednesday, April 25th

Norpac Flyer

Mission to Washington
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

NORPAC's Mission to Washington is an annual event where we bring close to a thousand citizen activists to Washington, DC, in order to advocate for a stronger U.S.-Israel relationship with Members of Congress. 

Mission attendees are bused (or can use their own transportation) to Washington in the morning, and arrive at the Warner Theatre where they attend a brief plenary session with presentations by Congressional leadership. Afterwards, individuals converge to their assigned groups - usually of 4 to 6 people - and meet with Members of Congress and their staff to discuss this year's talking points regarding pressing legislation on U.S.-Israeli concerns. 

The event wraps up the same day in the early evening, and transportation is provided to get back home.


Contact Eliane Levy at 973-422-1705 
for more information.  

Davening Schedule
Parshat  Vayikra
Rosh Chodesh
Parshat Hachodesh


 Candle Lighting 


Shabbat Day

(Given by our Rabbinic Intern 
Yoni Gold)


Teen Minyan

Z'man Kriat Shema


     Shabbat Ends               7:47pm

     March 18-23



Mon - Thurs



*With the clock change, we will now have Mincha/Ma'ariv daily*

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

Click HERE for Parshat Vayikra
Youth Happenings


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