Etz Chaim Newsletter
  January 12, 2018
6 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
THIS Shabbat: Shabbat Limmud
"From Light to Darkness to Light"

Please join us for a very special and inspiring conversation with our very own Karen, Cliff and their dog Feivel (Ford) Aaron.

The Aaron family will share with us their journey over the last several years after Cliff's diagnosis of Retinitis Pigmentosa and his subsequent vision loss.

Please join us after davening. You do not want to miss this talk! 
Kiddush Sponsor
Kiddush is sponsored by Karen and Cliff Aaron in honor of Shabbat Limmud.
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

Our family is still on such a high from the Simcha last Shabbat.  We cannot thank everyone enough for joining us in our celebration.  Simcha is enhanced when surrounded by family and friends, and that certainly was the case for Yocheved's Bat Mitzvah.
Speaking of Mitzvah, it is in this week's Parsha that we find the very first "Official" Mitzvah in the Torah given to Bnai Yisrael.  The Torah gives us the commandment to establish Rosh Chodesh each month by sanctification of the moon.  This was a process by which the people themselves would be directly involved in establishing the Jewish calendar.  
The reason why this is first is because a newly freed slave nation needed to gain control over one thing they never had before - their own time.  With the Mitzvah of Kiddush Hachodesh, the Jewish nation was truly free.
One could argue that our most precious commodity is the one we most often waste.  Time is something we think we have so much of, yet it flies by in such a fleeting manner.  This is why we must remember to celebrate and enjoy our Smachot, while cherishing those who make them so memorable.
Most things we lose we  can eventually recover.  Time is not one of them.

Shabbat Shalom
Youth Happenings
for this week's Youth Happenings to learn about events for youth and their families!

Upcoming Youth Events

THIS Shabbat, January 12th, 10:15am
Kids Shabbat Service in the Beit Midrash 
(Grades 2-6)

Sunday, January 13th, 10:30am
Cookies 4 Cops: Baking and delivering cookies for our police officers  (All ages)

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



Teen Minyan

Z'man Kriat Shema


Shabbat Ends


Jan. 13-18



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!
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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

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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