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

E. Samuel Klibanoff, Rabbi
December 7, 2019 | 9 Kislev 5780
SHABBAT SERVICES

Fri | Nov 29
4:12 PM | Candle Lighting
4:15 PM | Mincha

Shabbat | Nov 30
8:30 AM | Rabbi's Shiur
9:00 AM | Shacharit
* No 9:45 AM Teen Minyan
10:15 AM | Tot Shabbat
10:15 AM | Junior Cong
9:23 AM | Z'man Kriat Shema
4:10 PM | Mincha
5:15 PM | Shabbat Ends
WEEKDAY SERVICES | Dec 8 - 13

Sun
8:30 AM | Shacharit
4:15 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 4:15 PM.
Erica Brown, Etz Chaim Community Scholar, will be joining us next Shabbat, December 14.
Topics will include: Chanukah and Honoring your Parents
Rabbi's Message
This week we continue to follow the saga of Yaakov Avinu. Having fled from home to save his life, he ends up in the house of his uncle Lavan where he marries and begins his family. It is on the way to Charan that Yaakov sleeps and dreams of a ladder heading up to the heavens. He sees angels going up and down the ladder and receives inspiration and assurance from Hashem.

We all dream in one form or another The question is: What do we dream about? Do we have "Sweet Dreams" like our mothers wished for us each night or do we have nightmares? Do we dream of making more in this material world or do we dream of becoming better people and better Jews?

Yaakov Avinu, despite all of his difficulties at this point in time, dreamt of angels. His dreams were lofty and spiritual. He desired a closer connection to above. As the children of Yaakov Avinu, we too must always have lofty and holy dreams no matter what is going on in our otherwise tumultuous lives.

Shabbat Shalom
Mazal Tov to Jonah Klein
on the occasion of his becoming a Bar Mitzvah
Mazal Tov to Susan, Jason, Abigail, Naomi and Nathan Klein
Grandmother Berta Mermelstein
Grandparents Marlene and Joel Klein
and to the entire Klein and Mermelstein families!
KIDDUSH IS SPONSORED BY THE KLEIN FAMILY IN CELEBRATION OF JONAH'S BAR MITZVAH
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Congratulations to Laurie and Shimon Mordzynski
on the engagement of their son David to Jamie Dinar, daughter of Sandy and George Dinar
Mazel Tov to Melissa Hutter and Adam Rosenbaum on their upcoming marriage. Mazal Tov to parents Andrew and Barbara Hutter & Andrew and Michelle Rosenbaum.
Etz Chaim Men's Club
TAILGATE PARTY
Sun | Dec 8 | 12 - 4PM
What's better than spending an afternoon with your friends watching a football game, having a catch, eating great food and responsibly enjoying a drink, all while at Shul? It doesn't get much better!

Bring your kids, bring your friends,
and let's make it a great day!

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE
SISTERHOOD BOOK CLUB
Mon | Dec 16 | 7:30PM

Circling the Sun

by Paula McLain
FOR THIS WEEK'S
YOUTH HAPPENINGS

Be a part of the BUDDIEZ program
Come to shul, get rewarded!


upcoming events

Tues | Dec 10 | 5:45 PM
JTEEN UNIVERSITY: Chanukah: Behind the Menorah (Grades 8 - 12)
Dinner will be served

Sun | Dec 15 | 4 - 6PM
Etz Chaim Chanukah Palooza!

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

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