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

E. Samuel Klibanoff, Rabbi
November 9, 2019 |
11 Cheshvan 5780

Fri | Nov 8
4:28 PM | Candle Lighting
4:30 PM | Mincha

Shabbat | Nov 9
(There is no 8:30 Shiur this week)
9:00 AM | Shacharit
Devar Torah given by Gary Berger
9:45 AM | Teen Minyan (Beit Midrash, upstairs)
10:15 AM | Tot Shabbat - 1st Grade and under - (Beit Midrash, downstairs)
10:15 AM | Junior Cong (Upstairs Classrooms)
9:09 AM | Z'man Kriat Shema
4:25 PM | Mincha
5:27 PM | Shabbat Ends

8:30 AM | Shacharit
4:25 PM | Mincha/Ma'ariv

Mon - Fri
6:45 AM | Shacharit

Mon - Thurs
6:45 PM | Ma'ariv

*We have moved to our winter schedule. We will have Ma'ariv only on Mon - Thurs evenings at 6:45 PM. Mincha/Ma'ariv services are held at Suburban Torah (85 W. Mt Pleasant Ave, Livingston) this week at 4:30 PM.
Rabbi's Message
Lech Lecha. Go. It seems like we are always going somewhere.

Hashem instructs Avraham to leave everything he has ever known and go to an unknown place with an unknown future. He goes an thus begins the story of our people.

We have never been afraid of going places. Sometimes we go of our own volition and other times, many times, we are forced to leave. But we always go.

Chazal teach us that if we study one Halacha a day, we are guaranteed Olam Haba. The word "Halacha" is from "Holeich" which means to go. Some interpret this statement to mean that a Jew has to always be moving. We cannot remain static lest we suffer the dangers of atrophy.

We are children of Avraham and Sarah which means we are always going places.

Shabbat Shalom
Mazal Tov to Shira Stein, JKHA recipient of the
Jerry Gottesman Award for the Pursuit of Teaching Excellence!  
Wed | Nov 20 | 6:30 PM
Etz Chaim
Cocktails & Refreshments Served

Sivan Ya'ari
Founder and CEO
Innovation Africa

Sivan Ya'ari is the Founder and CEO of Innovation: Africa, a NY based nonprofit that brings Israeli solar, agricultural and water technologies to rural African villages. She was born in Israel, raised in France, and educated in the United States with degrees in Finance from Pace University and a Masters in International Energy Management and Policy from Columbia University. At the mere age of 20, Sivan identified an opportunity for a more sustainable energy solution, and developed the groundwork for what would become Innovation: Africa. Having worked in Africa for over 20 years, Sivan has vast knowledge, experience, understanding and love for the African continent. Through her work, over 1,000,000 lives in the most remote villages have been impacted, thanks to Israeli innovation. In addition, Innovation: Africa has received many awards, including the Innovation Award from the United Nations. Most recently, Sivan has been recognized as one of the "40 Under 40 Most Promising Israelis" by Globes magazine and one of the "50 Most Influential Women in Israel” by Forbes Israel, and one of the "Top 10 Most Influential Israelis in International Business, Science and Culture 2017" by NoCamels. Aside from running Innovation: Africa, Sivan is a prominent business woman in Israel. In 2010, Sivan opened the first chain of nail salons in Israel. By the time she sold the chain in January 2018, iSpa Express was operating in 10 locations throughout the country and employed 160 female workers. Sivan lives in Tel Aviv with her husband and 3 children.
Please join us!

FRIDAY | NOV 22 | 5:45PM


upcoming events

Sun | Nov 24 | 10 AM
KIDS Pack Donations for Yad Leah

Circling the Sun

by Paula McLain
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.
Community News
Motzei Shabbat | Nov 16 | 7:30 PM

Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School invites all 8th graders and their parents to join us at our Open House on Motzei Shabbat, November 16th at 7:30 pm. Experience RKYHS during an inspirational evening as we highlight the vast opportunities for students, demonstrate our values, and define our difference. Come see the dynamic and innovative academic and Judaic programs, first-rate educational initiatives and co-curricular opportunities. Registration begins at 7:30 pm followed by the program at 8:00 pm. Please register at . For more information, please contact Allison Lyons at  or 862-437-8050.    

Wed | Nov 20 | 8 PM
The Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School in Livingston, NJ invites prospective 9th grade students and parents to join them at a community informational meeting at the home of Nilli and Andrew Yolin on Wednesday, November 20th at 8:00pm.  Come hear about the dynamic and innovative academic program and Judaic offerings, forward-thinking educational initiatives, supportive faculty and co-curricular opportunities offered in a warm environment where every child matters. For any questions, please email Allison Lyons, Director of Admissions  at  or call  862-437-8050 .