Oct 28 - Parashat Bereshit

David Bassous - Rabbi
Ray Morris - President


  • Shachrit: 7:30am
  • Mincha and Arvit: 5:41pm
  • Candle Lighting: 5:41pm


Full Range of Children's Groups: 9:45am - 11:30am

  • Boys 6 and up with Rabbi Krief in the Library
  • Girls 6 and up upstairs left classroom.
  • Children 3 - 5 upstairs right classroom
  • New Class with Rabbi Ben Hakakain: Weekly Parsha and Halacha: 8:00am
  • Shachrit: 8:45am
  • Latest Shema: 9:20am
  • Kiddush: After Shachrit Services
    Aaron Epstein & Leora Wenger & Family in memory of her parents
  • Intrigue in King David's Palace with Rabbi Bassous...4.30 pm
  • Mincha: 5:30pm
  • Seuda Shelishit after Mincha
    Sponsored by Zev Feldman in memory of his father's yarzeit. The Brechah on Soft Pretzels and Doughnuts
  • Arvit and Shabbat Ends: 6:40pm


  • Class with Rabbi Ben Hakakian: 8:00am
  • Shacharit: 8:30am
  • Women's class: 10:00am
  • Shulchan Aruch Class: 5:10pm
  • Mincha and Arvit: 5:30pm


  • Shacharit: 6:30am
  • Shulchan Aruch Class 7:00pm
  • Arvit (Mon-Thursday): 7:30pm


  • Parsha and Halacha: Shabbat and Sunday: 8:00am
  • Nach: Shabbat: 6:00pm
  • Woman's Class: Sunday: 10:00am
  • Mishna-a-Day: Monday to Friday: 7:20am
  • Halacha-a-Day: Tuesday-Thursday: 7:00pm
  • Bitachon: Mondays: 8:00pm
  • Talmud Berachot: Tuesdays: 8:00pm

Weekly Bulletin

  • If you have an outstanding balance with Etz Ahaim, please send in your payment to help the Synagogue. Your help is appreciated.

  • If you are the last person to leave the building (except for Shabbat and Chaggim) make sure all the lights are out

  • If you are celebrating a simcha or want to remember a loved one, sponsor a kiddush is one of the best ways to mark the occation. Please contact Yvanne at 908-227-5194. To sponsor a seuda, call the shul at 732-247-3839.

Bikur Cholim of Congregation Etz Ahaim

  • Our Congregation has its own Bikur Cholim Committee. If you know of a congregant who is in the hospital or a nursing home and would like a visit, please let us know. If there is a Home-bound congregant who is in need of a visit or assistance, we can help. We may also be able to make contact with a Jewish Agency which may be able to provide additional services. Please call Rose Reiss at 732-828-7415.

  • Nursing Home Visitation: Seeking volunteers to visit Mollie Reuben, Esther Tucker, and Shirley Cohen and others at the Regency nursing home on DeMott Lane in Somerset. For more info or an updated list of residents requesting visitors, please call Rahel Baruh at 732-672-4673 or email rbaruh@yahoo.com

  • Transportation Committee: Drivers and coordinators needed. Coordinate rides to and from medical appointments - match requests with an available driver. Each coordinator serves for two weeks at a time. To volunteer to coordinate or to drive, please call Bikur Cholim hotline at 732-572-7181 or fill out the volunteer form on the website bikurcholimrv.com

The congregation extends get-well wishes to:

  • Al Benzilio
  • Soroh Rosen
  • Viktorya Koen
  • Avishai ben Esther
  • Galina bat Riva
  • Joey Cenci (Yoseph Michael ben Yael Rut)
  • Linda Balavram (Emuna bat Sarah)
  • Esther Tucker
  • Red Mordoh
  • Nancy Reich
  • Yehudah Reich
  • Benny Mayo
  • Mary Belsky
  • Esther Arouh
  • Lilas Saltiel
  • Donna Bardy
  • Mary Naar
  • Lita and Bradley Greenberg
  • Marcelo Schor
  • Sarah bat Naava
  • Perla bat Leah.

May they have a speedy recovery.