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

E. Samuel Klibanoff, Rabbi
February 16, 2019 | 11 Adar 1 5779
Parshat Tetzaveh
Friday
5:14 pm | Candle Lighting
5:15 pm | Mincha

Shabbat Day
8:30 am | Shiur
9:00 am | Shacharit
9:45 am | Teen Minyan
9:31 am | Z'man Kriat Shema
5:10 pm | Mincha
6:14 pm | Shabbat Ends
Weekday Services
Feb. 17-22

Shacharit
8:30 am | Sunday/Monday
6:45 am | Tues-Fri

Mincha/Ma'ariv
5:20 pm | Sunday/Monday
6:45 pm | Tues-Fri ( Ma'ariv Only*)

* Mincha/Ma'ariv services are held at 5:20 pm
Suburban Torah Center
85 West Mount Pleasant Ave
Livingston, NJ 07039
Message From the Rabbi
I am sure that you have all been following the events that unfolded this week with remarks (via Twitter) made by a certain freshman member of Congress. The immediate backlash and subsequent apology led to even more discussion. We can argue from here until tomorrow whether there was or was not enough outcry against these anti-Semitic sentiments. We can argue from here until tomorrow whether the apology was "enough," or just lip service. The bottom line is that true colors were shown all around.

Baruch Hashem we live in a time and a place where our voices are heard and they mean something. When we encounter an anti- Israel bias, which is so often really an anti-Semitic bias, we have a responsibility to make our voices heard and our feelings known. Our lawmakers are paying attention. It is no secret that I am a supporter and fan of AIPAC. This week, AIPAC was cast into the spotlight, albeit for reasons none of us wants. However, as we say, let us not waste a good crisis.

In just a few weeks, thousands will gather in our nation's capital for the annual AIPAC Policy Conference. If you have not yet signed up, perhaps this is the time to do so. If you have ever thought of going, but never got around to it, this is the time to do so. If you want to show your support for the American-Israel relationship, this is the time to do so.

You can find out more information right HERE.

I look forward to greeting you in Washington DC.

Shabbat Shalom
Kiddush this Shabbat is sponsored by the Etz Chaim Community.
Etz Chaim Runs the Jerusalem Marathon
With great joy we have formed an Etz Chaim team to run in the upcoming Jerusalem Marathon taking place on March 3, 2019, in support of Kol HaNearim- an incredible network of homes for children with nowhere else to go. 

Please support our team of Sarah Klibanoff, Ari Wise, Rachelli Klibanoff an Isaac Wise by clicking HERE .

Upcoming Community Events

Sunday | March 3
March Fourth-5K and Family Fitness Day

Tuesday | March 12
Men's Club: Krav Maga Training (16+)

Tuesday | April 2
Sisterhood Book Club

Wednesday | April 3
Men's Club: Fourth Annual "Man's Seder"
Upcoming Youth Events

Shabbat | February 23 | 10:15 am
Special Kids Services (Grades 2-6 )

Sunday | February 24 | 12:30 - 3:30 pm*
Teen Chesed Event (Grades 7-12)

Sunday | February 24 | 5:00 - 8:30 pm*
YU Seforim Sale Trip with NCSY

Tuesday | February 26 | 5:45 pm
Rock N' Roll & Judaism (Grades 8-12)

Shabbat | March 2 | 12:15 pm
Lunch at the Youth House (Grades 8-12)

Join us at the March Fourth
5K and Family Fitness Day!
Sunday | March 3
9 am - 1 pm
Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy
110 South Orange Ave.
Livingston, NJ, 07039

Men's Club:
Krav Maga Training

Tuesday | March 12
8 pm - 9 pm
Congregation Etz Chaim
1 Lafayette Drive
Livingston, NJ
Sisterhood Book Club:
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Tuesday | April 2
Time and Location TBD

Men's Club: Fourth Annual "Man's Seder"
Wednesday | April 3
7:30 pm
Congregation Etz Chaim
1 Lafayette Drive
Livingston, NJ
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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