Religious Services

Click here for service times and virtual connection information.

If you have any issues logging in for services, please email [email protected] before 3:00 p.m. on Friday.

If you would like to participate in leading services, please sign up here.

Please join us as we stand together in community during the war in Israel. All services at CEH now include prayers for the wellbeing of those impacted by the war in Israel, the safety of its citizens and the safe return of the hostages. 

The CEH community has been matched with the Masorti Kehillah (congregation) of Kfar Vradim in northern Israel as a "sister synagogue" through the Conservative-Masorti Movement. Tragically, a member of their community, Romi Gonen (age 23) was abducted by Hamas. A chair with a siddur and draped with a tallit remains empty in our first row as we pray for and wait for her return to her family.

Click here to learn more about how CEH is supporting Israel, including a list of organizations currently accepting donations.

This Week

Discussion with Rabbi Emeritus Marvin Bash

Tuesday, November 14th, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Please join us (on Zoom) for an informal discussion of Leviticus. The discussion will fold in commentators' thoughts.

To join the Zoom event, click here.


Beit Midrash: Coffins, Cremations, and Green Burials: How and Why We Return to the Earth

Wednesday, November 15th, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Jewish tradition assumes one respectful way to handle the body of the deceased: immediate burial. Where does that come from and how do other options fit into (or don't fit into) Jewish law?


Families With Young Children Shabbat

Friday, November 17th, 2023, 5:15 - 6:00 p.m.

We hope you will join us for a Families with Young Children (0-6 year olds and siblings) Shabbat Service! Our service will include a few prayers, songs, a story and more. 


Pajama Havdalah

Saturday, November 18th, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: Krakauer Residence

Families with young children (0-6 years old) are invited to join us as we come together to bring Shabbat to a close, through the beautiful Jewish tradition of havdalah. There’ll be food, fun, and a chance for children to make their own spice containers to bring home. 


Game Night for Adults

Saturday, November 18th, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

It’s for adults, but rated PG.  Have you ever Abandoned All Artichokes? Settled in Catan? Spread your Wingspan? Join your CEH friends for a fun night of games (plus snacks)! 

Coming Up


CEH Hanukkah Celebration

Sunday, December 10th, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Bring your menorah (and candles) and celebrate the fourth night of Hanukkah with dinner, a group candle lighting, and songs. Rav Amelia will lead a learning session for teens and adults while kids have their own fun activities. Remember to bring any size new socks to donate to Bridges to Independence.


CEH Science Fiction Book Group

Sunday, December 17, 11:15 a.m.

Join us at CEH (in person only) to discuss He, She and It by Marge Piercy, winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction novel in 1993. Copies are available to borrow from the CEH office.

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Sunflower


Sunflower is featuring holiday favorites starting November 1st. Order by 12 p.m. on November 16th to pick-up at Etz Hayim on Sunday, November 19th from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Every purchase supports Sunflower's workforce development training for young adults with learning differences. 

Help Our Community


Fresh Produce Distribution

CEH has been asked to help support a monthly fresh produce distribution for the Abingdon Community. They need help on the first Wednesday of every month from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Chesed Community

CEH's Chesed Community is here to help you. Members serve other members as a “kindness community,” providing assistance with anything from dog-walking after surgery to providing meals while sitting shiva to providing temporary care for a family member so the caregiver can run errands.

To activate the Chesed Community (either far-in-advance or on an emergency basis), e-mail [email protected]. If this concerns the passing of a family member, please contact the Rabbi first.

Want to stay up to date on social action opportunities?

Sign up for Social Action Committee emails here.

New ADL Hotline

New Campus Antisemitism Legal Line

Hillel International, ADL (the Anti-Defamation League), the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP have launched the Campus Antisemitism Legal Line (CALL), a free legal protection helpline for students who have experienced antisemitism. With antisemitism on campus reaching all-time highs since Oct. 7, this new resource comes at a critical moment for the Jewish community. Click here to learn more.

Any student, family, faculty, or staff member can go to the CALL website or text “CALLhelp” to 51555 to report incidents of antisemitic discrimination, intimidation, harassment, vandalism, or violence that may necessitate legal action.

Mazel Tov Moments

Each month we will be celebrating the special occasions of CEH members in an email. If you have a Mazel Tov Moment to include for yourself, a family member, or a CEH friend, please submit here.

Click here for Yahrzeit Observances - 11/18 - 11/24

Congregation Etz Hayim
2920 Arlington Boulevard
Arlington, Virginia 22204