Congregation Etz Chaim
1 Lafayette Drive
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 597-1655

E. Samuel Klibanoff, Rabbi
June 22, 2019 | 19 Sivan 5779
Parshat Beha'alotcha
8:14 pm | Candle Lighting
7:00 pm | Mincha
* Friday night davening will be at 7:00pm throughout the Summer.

Shabbat Day
8:30 am | Shiur
9:00 am | Shacharit
9:45 am | Teen Minyan
9:13 am | Z'man Kriat Shema
8:10 pm | Mincha
9:23 pm | Shabbat Ends
Weekday Services
June 23 - 28
8:30 am | Sunday
6:45 am | Mon - Fri
6:40 pm | Sun - Thurs

* Please note that we are on our summer "Plag Hamincha" schedule for evening Minyan. Please help all the Minyanim *
Rabbi's Message
I hope everyone is still feeling the warmth and great feelings from our BBQ celebration. Though the weather didn't cooperate like it was supposed to, we did what we do best - we adjust accordingly.

In life, and particularly in Jewish life, being able to adjust accordingly is a wonderful trait to have. We sadly learn in this week's Parsha how Bnai Yisrael were unable to cope and adjust to life in the Midbar. We see their entire existence spiral out of control right before our eyes. Even Moshe Rabbeinu has difficulty at times dealing with this unruly nation. We learn how important it is to manage expectations, deal with adversity and deal with ever changing realities. As a group, we do a great job of that and I commend you all for continuously leading by example.

Let us all take a deep breath so we can have an enjoyable and restful summer while we recharge and prepare for another fantastic year at Etz Chaim.

Shabbat Shalom
Rabbi Kapustin will be giving his farewell sermon this Shabbat.

Mazal Tov to all of our 2019 graduates!

Kiddush this Shabbat is being sponsored 
 in honor of our 2019 graduates

thank you to everyone who helped sponsor:
Mindy and Alan Schall
Audra and Gary Berger
Michelle and Bruce Berger
Avivah and Michael Gottlieb
Rosalyn and Michael Grad
Gina and Brian Gudofsky
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
Abbi and Jeremy Halpern
Sarah and Rabbi Samuel Klibanoff
Marci and Jeffrey Lefkovits
Debra and Michael Mamet
Samantha and Gabriel Migdal
Shelley and Josef Paradis
Juliet and Daniel Rudy
Jill and Eric Sacks
Mindy and Alan Schall
Amy and David Silverstein
Karen Wasserman and Michael Singer
Yana and Kenneth Weiss
Rosie and Arie Wilensky

Please see the list of all our graduat es 
in the lobby

Mazal Tov to Julie and Dr. Mark Miller on the marriage of their son Jerry to Yovel Krasner. Mazal Tov to parents
Noah & Marav Krasner of Highland Park.
Simchat Torah Kol Ha'nearim Tallit
For the third year, Etz Chaim will be adding names to our beautifully designed Kol Hane'arim Tallit on which you will have an opportunity to have your child(ren)'s and grandchild(ren)'s name embroidered.

For $36 per name - this can include first, middle and last names - your child's name will be embroidered on this Tallit which will become a permanent feature of our Simchat Torah celebration. 
The names are embroidered in Hebrew. If you need help with spelling, please contact Shelley Paradis at or Rabbi Klibanoff at

You can fill out the form on the shul's website /kol-hanearim or use the attached form and return to the office by July 15.
This is a firm deadline as we plan to use the Tallit this year and the stitching takes time. 

For further information, please contact
Sima Schall at , 732-245-7634
Parshat Hashavua (Women)
Tuesday | 10:30 am

Talmud Shiur - Arvei Pesachim
Tuesday Evening | After Davening

Yiddish Class
Monday Evening | After Davening
Zumba at Etz Chaim
Monday | Wednesday | Thursday

Updating Cholim List
To add or remove a name from the list, please contact SHELLY PARADIS.