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

E. Samuel Klibanoff, Rabbi
September 21, 2019 | 21 Elul 5779
Parshat Ki Tavo
Friday | Sept. 20
6:40 pm | Candle Lighting

6:45 pm | Mincha
Shabbat | Sept. 21
8:30 am | Rabbi's Shiur

9:00 am | Shacharit

9:45 am | Teen Minyan
10:15 am | Tot Shabbat & Junior Cong

9:45 am | Sof Z'man Kriat Shema
6:40 pm | Mincha

7:37pm | Shabbat Ends

10:45 pm | Rabbi Shlomo Riskin will speak followed by Selichot
Weekday Services
Sept. 22 - 27


8:30 am | Sun


6:30 am | Mon - Fri


6:35 pm | Mon - Thurs

This Shabbat is the RKYHS 9th Grade Shabbaton. The Shabbaton and Kiddush are sponsored by Abbi & Jeremy Halpern, Bat Sheva & Murray Halpern, Jaci & Henry Mandil and Dr. Sarah and Rabbi E. Samuel Klibanoff.
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin | Motzaei Shabbat 10:45 PM
Founder, Chancellor Emeritus and Rosh HaYeshiva, Ohr Torah Stone and a Chief Rabbi of Efrat

This 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.
Rabbi's Message
This week we will read the Tochacha of Ki-Tavo. These nearly one hundred curses are frightening and difficult to read. This is why the Ba'al Keriah reads them quickly and in an undertone.

The Talmud teaches us that we always read this portion soon before Rosh Hashanah so that we can end this year with all of its curses. We want to start the new year with a clean slate free from torment and anguish.

While that is a little easier said than done, we must try nonetheless. Many of us bear deep wounds in our hearts from all that may have transpired over the last year. There has been loss, illness, conflict and a tremendous amount of uncertainty in our lives. It is not so easy to let go.

As the new year approaches, I hope that we will be blessed with only celebrations and successes. May Hashem grant comfort and peace of mind to all those who so desperately need it.

Shabbat Shalom and Shana Tova
Rosh Hashanah begins the night of Sunday, Sept. 29th. 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 as soon as possible . 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.
What better way to welcome in the New Year than to send best wishes to your shul friends and family through Etz Chaim Sisterhood's Annual Rosh Hashanah Card Fundraiser!

Your participation is not only a wonderful way to begin the New Year, it also helps raise funds for our Shul and for the charities we support.

This year, 10% of your donation will go to the Survivor Mitzvah Project (, a humanitarian effort providing direct financial aid to elderly Holocaust survivors in remote areas in Eastern Europe and Ukraine.

What do you need to do to participate?
Sign up is quick and easy at
If you have forgotten your login code, you can request it on the login page. If you have any other questions, please contact Amy Silverstein at , or she may be reached at 917-751-6294.
We hope you will consider participating this year and many thanks to those of you who have already signed up!

Friday | Sept. 20 | 4 PM
Boys Basketball at the Youth House (Grades 7 -12)

Shabbat | Sept. 21 | 10:15 am
Tot Shabbat & Junior Congregation

Monday | Sept. 23 | 5:45 PM
JTEEN University- The Beta Israel: Who are the Ethiopian Jews?

Tuesday | Oct. 15 (2nd Day Sukkot) | 3PM @ THE YOUTH HOUSE
USHPIZIN Hot Shot Basketball
(Boys & Girls Grades 5 - 8)
Thursday | October 3 | 6 - 8 PM
Rabbi Klar will be at Etz Chaim selling Lulav and Etrog sets. This is a fine opportunity for you to purchase your Sukkot items and support a local business. 
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

Updating Cholim List
To add or remove a name from the list, please contact SHELLY PARADIS.
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