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
FEBRUARY 29, 2020 | 4 ADAR 5780 | PARSHAT TERUMAH
SHABBAT SERVICES

Fri | Feb 28
5:29 PM | Candle Lighting
5:30 PM | Mincha

Shabbat | Feb 29
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
9:21 AM | Z'man Kriat Shema
5:25 PM | Mincha
6:29 PM | Shabbat Ends
WEEKDAY SERVICES | March 1 - 6

Sun
8:30 AM | Shacharit
5:35 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 5:35PM.
PURIM SCHEDULE
Monday | March 9
6:06 am | Fast of Esther begins  
6:30 am | Shacharit/Selichot 
6:30 pm | Mincha
7:30 pm | Ma'ariv followed by Megillah then the...
ETZ CHAIM PURIM CARNIVAL!
INFLATABLE FUN, CARNIVAL GAMES, FACE PAINTING, PHOTO BOOTH, PRIZES & MORE!
Tuesday | March 10 
6:30 am  | Shacharit and Megillah Reading
10:00 am | 2nd Megillah Reading
12:00 - 2:00 pm | Open House Simchat Purim at the Klibanoff Home
6:45 pm  | Mincha/Maariv
 MATANOT L'EVYONIM
Please send in your donations for Matanot L'evoyim to the Etz Chaim Benevolent Fund by Tuesday Morning, March 10th. Rabbi Klibanoff will be distributing funds to local needy families and to needy families in Israel through Yad Eliezer.  
Rabbi's Message

This is one of my favorite weeks of the year because I get to head down to our nation's capital and join eighteen thousand of my closest friends as we support the America-Israel relationship. I speak of course about the annual AIPAC Policy Conference.
This year, aside from taking three of my own children, I am pleased to lead our largest delegation to date with over forty members of Etz Chaim who will join me in D.C. I walk away from the conference each year excited and proud of all that we have accomplished.
Of course, amidst the recent political climate, there are those who choose to use institutions and gatherings such as AIPAC for their own political gain, by incorrectly labeling them as racist or bigoted or one-sided. Anyone who has ever been to Policy Conference will soon realize how many different people attend. Communities that represent Jews, Democrats, Republicans, African Americans, Hispanics, LGBTQ - you name it - they are there.
When I was asked to sign a letter of support earlier this week, it was a no-brainer. You can read about the letter HERE and you can see the 347 rabbis who signed the letter HERE . That list alone speaks volumes about the diversity and broad scope of what AIPAC does.
I am proud to be an AIPAC supporter and I am proud of how we as a community stand up for what is right and just.

Shabbat Shalom
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Mazal Tov Rabbi Simcha and Mimi Sussman on the engagement of their daughter Racheli to Menachem Simon from Har Nof.
INNOVATION AFRICA FOLLOW-UP MEETING

MARCH 18 | 7 - 8:30 PM
@Etz Chaim

Please RSVP
Etz Chaim Men's Club Fifth Annual
"Man's Seder"
Tuesday | March 24 | 7:30 pm

Enjoy a great night out with friends while learning how to make your Seder more fun and inspirational.
Sisterhood Book Club
March 26 | 7:30pm

Mademoiselle Chanel:
A Novel
by C.W. Gortner
upcoming events

Sun | March 1 | 9:30AM
JRA Day at Etz Chaim

Tues | March 4 | 5:45PM
JTEEN U Class- Purim and Israel's Right to Defend Itself- Part II
(Grades 8 - 12)
Dinner served

Sun | March 8 | 10:30AM
Hamantaschen Baking at Daughters of Israel (Ages 12+)

Mon | March 9 | After Megillah
Annual Purim Carnival!

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
Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy invites all prospective parents to join us at our Community Informational Meeting on March 2nd, 8pm, at the home of Max and Haley Vogel at 11 Hoover Avenue, West Orange. Hear about "Choosing the Kind Path: Promoting Middot in Modern Times" from the JKHA administration and learn about our exceptional academic and Judaic programs, enriching educational initiatives and varied co-curricular opportunities. We look forward to sharing with you the JKHA difference! 
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