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Etz Chaim Newsletter 

March 31 , 2018
15 Nisan, 5778
Upcoming Etz Chaim Events

Thursday, April 12th
Etz Chaim Yom Hashoah Event
Led by Eli Spigler Who Will Share his Family Story.
Details to Follow!

Thursday, April 26th
EC Sisterhood:
Yoga with Mara Berger

Date TBA-Early June
Sisterhood Book Club:
Before We Were Yours 
by Lisa Wingate

Chametz Burning
Tomorrow Morning, 
Friday, March 30th

We will be burning chametz tomorrow morning, 
Friday, March 30th,
from 11:15-11:45am at 18 Chelsea Drive. 
If you cannot make it during this time, you may drop chametz off at the Shul beforehand, and we will take care of it for you.

Etz Chaim Youth Programming

There will be no youth programming for the first days of Pesach, 
but there will be for the second days.
Schedule to follow
Kiddush Sponsor

Kiddush will resume after Pesach as the entire kitchen area is closed for the Chag
Rabbi's Message

I have to admit that I love Pesach.  I know that sounds odd to some people, but it is true.  There has been a aura of excitement in our home for a number of days already.  The air is filled with the sounds of Pesach songs and the smells of Pesach delicacies.  We simply can't wait!
Pesach is a time when many of us are able to join together with family members we do not get to see all the time.  Make the most of it.  Make memories.  Create meaningful experiences that will last generations.  This is the time to do it.

All the Klibanoffs wish all of you a Chag Kasher Vesameach, a Zissen Pesach, and most importantly, a Freilechen Yom Tov.

Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach
Pesach 5778 Schedule
First Days

Friday, March 30th - Erev Pesach
Shacharit followed by Siyum Bechorim - 6:45am
Last time to eat Chametz - 10:32am
Last time to Burn Chametz - 11:47am
Candles - 7:02pm
Mincha - 7:05pm
First Seder
Chatzot - 1:02am

Shabbat, March 31st - First Day of Yom Tov
Shacharit - 9:00am
Mincha - 7:00pm
Candles lit from pre-existing flame after - 8:02pm
Second Seder
Chatzot - 1:01am

Sunday, April 1st - Second Day of Yom Tov
Shacharit - 9:00am
Mincha - 7:05pm
Rabbi's Class
Yom Tov Ends - 8:03pm
Monday, April 2 - Wednesday, April 4th - Chol Hamoed
Shacharit - 8:00am
Mincha/Ma'ariv - 7:00pm
Thursday, April 5 - Chol Hamoed
Shacharit - 8:00am
Eruv Tavshilin
Candles - 7:08pm
Mincha - 7:10pm
Scholar-in-Residence Shabbaton
April 13 & 14

Next Sisterhood Book Club Read
Before We Were Yours
Date TBA

Start Reading!

The next Sisterhood Book Club meeting will be sometime in early June
More details to follow soon!

Before We Were Yours
by Lisa Wingate

Based on one of America's most notorious real-life scandals--in which Georgia Tann, director of a Tennessee adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country--Lisa Wingate's riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets 
where we belong.

*The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish 
has been moved ahead  to be read over the summer

          Community News & Events

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


*See Pesach Schedule

Shabbat Day

*See Pesach Schedule

Chol Hamoed
    April 2nd-4th


Mon - Wed
8:00 am



For rest of week, see Pesach Schedule

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!
 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

Youth Happenings will resume after Pesach

Chag Sameach!


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