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

E. Samuel Klibanoff, Rabbi
September 14 2019 | 14 Elul 5779
Parshat Ki Teitzei
Friday | Sept. 13
6:52 pm | Candle Lighting

6:55 pm | Mincha
Shabbat | Sept. 14
8:30 am | Rabbi's Shiur

9:00 am | Shacharit

9:00 am | Sephardic Minyan

10:15 am | Junior Cong (Grades 2-6)

9:45 am | Sof Z'man Kriat Shema
6:50 pm | Mincha

7:49 pm | Shabbat Ends
Weekday Services
Sept. 15 - 20


8:30 am | Sun

6:45 am | Mon - Fri


6:50 pm | Sun - Shiva minyan will be held at the home of Bernard & Ann Sklar: 25 Hadrian Drive, Livingston

6:45 pm | Mon - Thurs (Etz Chaim)

Rabbi's Message
This week we will read Parshat Ki-Teitzei. The fact that this Parsha contains more MItzvot than any other Parsha is something of note. If you would try to find a thread that weaves seamlessly through the text, you would find that to be a bit challenging though.

Generally speaking, Mitzvot can be challenging. We often fail to grasp their import and we stumble in our observance. At times, we even feel burdened by our obligations as we lament "Es is Shver Tzu Zein a Yid!"

During this period of Elul as we approach the Days of Awe, we should look at the Mitzvah opportunities that surround us and embrace them. I cannot think of a better way to enter in to a period of spiritual judgement. Make a minyan. Give Tzedakah. Learn in a Shiur. It is all in front of you. All you need to do is reach out and make the most of what is available to us.

Shabbat Shalom
Kiddush is sponsored by Mindy & Stephen Goldman, Jamie & Steven Eckstein, and Sol Eckstein in honor of the first Yahrtzeit of Martha Eckstein, Z"L.
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin
Founder, Chancellor Emeritus and Rosh HaYeshiva, Ohr Torah Stone and a Chief Rabbi of Efrat

Next Motzaei Shabbat we begin the recitation of Selichot.

Etz Chaim is proud to welcome Rabbi Shlomo Riskin who will deliver words of inspiration before Selichot.

10:45 PM Rabbi Riskin will speak. Selichot to follow.
Rosh Hashanah begins September 30th! Please let us know if you will be at Etz Chaim for Rosh Hashanah and/or Yom Kippur, and how many adults, children and guests you plan to have.
Please click on the attached link to print the form and return the form by email, mail, or drop it at the office no later than September 16th , so that we can have an accurate count and prepare properly for the holiday. If you will be out of town and not coming at all, please let us know. It is important we hear from everyone in some way.
Please note: We will be emailing out separate tickets for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. FOR SECURITY REASONS, THESE TICKETS MUST BE PRESENTED IN ORDER TO ENTER THE SHUL.


Friday | Sept. 13 | 4 PM
Basketball at the Youth House
(Grades 7 -12)

Shabbat | Sept. 14 | 10:15 am
Junior Congregation (Grades 2 - 6)

Shabbat | Sept. 14
Shabbos Lunch at the Youth House: Meet our new NCSY Director Miriam Pittinsky (Grades 8-12 )
Sisterhood Book Club
Thursday | October 3
(Note the date change)
by Dani Shapiro
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 | Friday

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