Congregation Etz Chaim
1 Lafayette Drive
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 597-1655
office@etzchaimnj.com
www.EtzChaimNJ.com

E. Samuel Klibanoff, Rabbi
Jeffrey Susskind & Michael Rieber, Co-Presidents
PARSHAT SHEMOT | JANUARY 18, 2020 | 21 TEVET 5780
SHABBAT SERVICES

Fri | Jan 17
4:38 PM | Candle Lighting
4:40 PM | Mincha

Shabbat | Jan 18
8:30 AM | Shiur
9:00 AM | Shacharit
9:45 AM | Teen Minyan
10:15 AM | Tot Shabbat (Morah Nicole)
10:15 AM | Junior Cong
9:43 AM | Z'man Kriat Shema
4:35 PM | Mincha
5:41 PM | Shabbat Ends

*This week is the "Yeshiva Week" vacation and many will be away. Please help all the Minyanim as you can*
WEEKDAY SERVICES | Jan 19 - 24

Sun
8:30 AM | Shacharit
4:40 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 4:45PM.
This Shabbat morning Rabbi Klibanoff will speak at the conclusion of services in the Limmud format. The topic is "Let's Have a Difficult Conversation About Israel: Reflections on My Trip Last Week to the Holy Land."
THE SHUL OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FROM 1/16 - 1/24
ALISHA CAN BE REACHED VIA EMAIL (OFFICE@ETZCHAIMNJ.COM)
KIDDUSH IS SPONSORED BY THE ETZ CHAIM COMMUNITY
RABBI'S MESSAGE

This week we begin Sefer Shemot and the story of Bnai Yisrael in earnest. In no time at all, our people are enslaved in Mitzrayim and Moshe Rabbeinu finds his role as our leader and messenger from Hashem to deliver the people from slavery.

There is not a day that goes by when we do not mention Yetziat Mitzrayim (In fact it is an obligation - for those doing Daf Yomi) as the Exodus is a central part of our narrative and history. Even so, we do not define ourselves as slaves or as victims. Instead, we use this experience to remember the ways of Hashem, to remember where we came from and to remember the plight of those who are downtrodden.

Today, when we face different types of oppression and opposition, it is key that we do not lose sight of our core values as Jews. We have to take care of ourselves, but we also have to be a light unto the nations.

Shabbat Shalom
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Etz Chaim
Men's Club
BURGERS
AND
BOURBON 2020

Wed | Jan 29 | 7PM

$100/Person
Sisterhood
Book Club

Thurs | Feb 6
Be a part of the BUDDIEZ program
Come to shul, get rewarded!

upcoming events

Shabbat | Jan 25 | Noon
NCSY Lunch at the Youth House (Grades 8 - 12)

Sat Night | Feb 8
Youth Ice Skating Night at Richard Cody Arena for all ages
$10/Skater
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
This year is the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
Join the Holocaust Council, survivors, and the Greater MetroWest community for an important trip to the U.N. in New York City to be part of this historic event to keep alive the memories and lessons of the Holocaust.
Monday, January 27, 2020
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
United Nations General Assembly Hall
Highlights will include:
  • Musical performance by Itzhak Perlman
  • Keynote address by Judge Theodor Meron, former president of the United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals
  • Additional speakers include Holocaust survivors and key U.N. representatives
  • Ceremony hosted by Melissa Fleming, United Nations under-secretary-general for global communications

All are welcome, including middle- and high-school students*
Transportation and kosher boxed lunch provided
Suggested donation: $36
Spaces on bus are limited, so register soon!
RSVP deadline: Friday, January 17
 
 
Questions?
Contact Jamie Carus at jcarus@jfedgmw.org   or (973) 929-3194
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