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

E. Samuel Klibanoff, Rabbi

April 6 2019 | 1 Nisan 5779
Parshat Tazria
Shabbat Hachodesh - Rosh Chodesh
7:08 pm | Candle Lighting
7:10 pm | Mincha

Shabbat Day
8:30 am | Shiur
9:00 am | Shacharit
9:45 am | Teen Minyan
9:47 am | Z'man Kriat Shema
7:05 pm | Mincha
8:09 pm | Shabbat Ends
Weekday Services
April 7 - 12

8:30 am | Sunday
6:45 am | Mon - Fri

7:15 pm | Sun - Thurs

Please join us for a very important conversation this Shabbat following Mussaf. In conjunction with Yesh Tikva, we will raise awareness about infertility. This year we have the privilege of hearing from two of our very own members who will share their story and journey through infertility.

Due to the sensitive nature of this conversation, we will be having special children's programming during the session. Parents are asked to make sure their children are in the appropriate location.
This Shabbat | 11:10 am | Beit Midrash

Rabbi's Message
Rosh Chodesh Nissan is here! Pesach is almost here. LIke it or not, we must face the facts. Pesach is all about preparation. The shopping, the cleaning, the inviting, the cooking, the cleaning, the shopping, the mixing, the cleaning, (the packing), the cleaning - and on and on and on. Suffice it to say that there are many reasons to get frustrated when it comes to Pesach.

I actually get excited for the Chag. Yes, there is so much that goes in to it, but in my mind it so worth every second. When I think of how some of my ancestors only dared to dream of a Pesach like we have, I am filled with gratitude and pride. But the key is preparation. Each and every one of us should make a conscious effort to prepare for a meaningful and memorable Seder experience. Now is the time to do so.

Shabbat Shalom and Chodesh Tov
Kiddush is sponsored by Miles Berger & Bruce Berger in commemoration of the Yahrtzeit of their father
Nathan Berger, Z”L. 
Mazal Tov to Rosie and Arie Wilensky
on the upcoming marriage of their daughter
Gila to Rabbi Ari Isenberg
Mazal Tov to Ari's parent's Dr. Connie Isenberg and Dr. Maurice Grzeda
Pesach Schedule 5779 - 2019
Shabbat Hagadol | April 13
8:30 am | Shiur 
9:00 am | Shacharit
Shabbat Hagadol Derasha
9:40 am | Z'man Kriat Shema
9:45 am | Teen Minyan 
7:15 pm | Mincha
8:17 pm | Shabbat Ends

Thursday | April 18
After Nightfall | Bedikat Chametz (Search for Chametz)

Friday | April 19 | Erev Pesach
6:45 am   | Shacharit - Siyum Bechorim
10:18 am | Last time to eat Chametz
11:37 am | Last time to burn Chametz
7:23 pm   | Candles
7:25 pm   | Mincha
First Seder
12:56 am | Chatzot

Shabbat | April 20 | First Day of Yom Tov
9:00 am   | Shacharit - Devar Torah
7:20 pm   | Mincha
8:25 pm   | Candles lit from pre-existing flame
Second Seder
12:56 am | Chatzot

Sunday | April 21| Second Day of Yom Tov
9:00 am | Shacharit
7:25 pm | Mincha - Shiur
8:26 pm | Yom Tov Ends
Monday – Wednesday | April 22 - 24 | Chol Hamoed
6:30 am | Shacharit
7:25 pm | Mincha/Ma’ariv

Thursday | April 25 | Chol Hamoed
6:30 am | Shacharit
Eruv Tavshilin
7:29 pm | Candles
7:30 pm | Mincha

Friday | April 26 | Shevii Shel Pesach
9:00 am | Shacharit
7:30 pm | Mincha
7:30 pm | Candles

Shabbat | April 27 | Yom Tov Acharon Shel Pesach
9:00 am | Shacharit
Shir Hashirim
7:30 pm | Mincha
Rabbi’s Class
8:33 pm | Yom Tov Ends*

*Please do not use any Chametz sold until 9:00 pm to allow Rabbi Klibanoff sufficient time to purchase back on your behalf.


Community Events
19th Annual NJ Jewish Film Festival
March 27 - April 7
JCC MetroWest
Maurice Levin Theatre
760 Northfield Ave.
West Orange, NJ 07052
Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest Presents:
CommUNITY Mitzvah Day

Sunday | April 7
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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