Etz Chaim Newsletter
  January 19, 2019
13 Shevat, 5779
 Upcoming Etz Chaim Events
Tuesday, January 29th 
Men's Club: Steak and Scotch 

Thursday, January 31st 
Sisterhood: A Night Out at Board and Brush

Tuesday, February 5th
Sisterhood Book Club
Kiddush Sponsor
Kiddush this week is sponsored by the Etz Chaim Community
Daily Minyan
Please note that the "Yeshiva Week" vacation begins this coming Thursday and many of our regulars will be away. Please help the daily morning and/or evening minyanim if you can. 
Rabbi's Message

After the Splitting of the Reed Sea, Bnai Yisrael broke out into joyous song of praise and thanksgiving.  We recite this Shirah every day when we say "Az Yashir.."   This is also why the Shabbat has a special name "Shabbat Shirah."
In one very moving passage, the Children of Israel say "Zeh Keili V'Anveihu."  This means "This is my G-d and I will glorify Him."  Halachikally speaking, we learn a great lesson from this.  Chazal teach us that this means we should beautify our Mitzvot by going the extra mile.  We purchase a nicer Lulav, we give more Tzedakah and we enhance our Shabbat.
It is one thing to just "DO" the Mitzvot.  It is entirely a different thing to glorify how we perform our Mitzvot.  

Shabbat Shalom
Youth Happenings

Upcoming Youth Events

Shabbat (Fri), February 1st, 4:55pm
Krazy Cupcake Kabbalat Shabbat

Tuesdays 5:45pm-Dec 18, Jan 8, 15, 29, Feb 5
JTEEN University - Rock N' Roll & Judaism
 (Grades 8-12)
Men's Club Steak and Scotch Night:
Talia'a Steakhouse
Tuesday, January 29th, 6:15PM
Please join us on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 for a night of schmoozing and laughing with friends while enjoying a perfectly grilled steak with scotch in hand.  This year we will be venturing into NYC and having dinner at Talia's Steakhouse and Bar.  The food should be great and the company, second to none.  We will have a bus transporting us to and from the restaurant.  We will be davening at 6:00pm and will be leaving Etz Chaim at 6:15 sharp.

Sisterhood Presents:
A Night Out at Board and Brush
Thursday, January 31st, 6:30-9:30PM
Please join us for a Sisterhood night of fun and creativity at Board and Brush.
  Light snacks and drinks will be served. 
Limited space available. 

Sisterhood Book Club
Tuesday, February 5th
The Tattooist of Auschwitz
by Heather Morris.

If you have the time and inclination, we recommend reading the essay by Viktor Frankl,  "Experiences in a Concentration Camp" found in his book titled Man's Search for Meaning. 

The Book Club will be held at the home of 
Debbie Zuckerman
Davening Schedule


Candle Lighting


Shabbat Day



Z'man Kriat Shema


Shabbat Ends


Jan. 20-25



Mon -  Fri



Mon - Thurs
*Ma'ariv Only - 6:45pm

*Mincha/Ma'ariv services are held at Suburban Torah (85 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave.) at 4:40pm

Rabbi's Classes
Tuesday Mornings:

Women's Class

Parshat Hashavua
10:30 am
A detailed look at the weekly Torah Portion

Tuesday Evenings:
New Class!

Talmud Shiur
"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

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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