David Bassous - Rabbi
Ray Morris - President
Visit our Website at http://etzahaim.org for the latest news
- Shachrit: 6:30am
- Shir Hashirim: 6:45pm
- Mincha and Arvit: 7:00pm
- Candle Lighting: 7:24pm
Shabbat Day Parashat Shemini
Full Range of Children's Groups: 9:45am - 11:30am
- Boys 6 and up in the Library
- Girls 6 and up upstairs left classroom.
- Children 3 - 5 upstairs right classroom
- Parasha Class with Rabbi Ben Hakakian: 8:00am
- Shacharit: 8:45am
- Latest Shema: 8:47am
- Kiddush: = Sponsored by Hanokh and Keren Eliezer and Family on the birth of their baby girl.
- The Kings of Israel: Omri, Ahav & Queen Jezebel -- Rabbi Bassous: 6:00 pm
- Mincha: 7:15pm
- Seuda Shelishit after Mincha
- Sponsored by Doron & Sari Shalmon & Family in gratitude to Hashem for the recovery so far of Meir Chaim Refael and for his continued improvement and good health.
- Guest Speaker: Adin Bodzin
- Arvit and Shabbat Ends: 8:24 pm
- Class with Rabbi Ben Hakakian: 8:00am
- Shacharit: 8:30am
- Women's Class "Happiness" at 10.00am
- Shulchan Aruch Class: 6:55pm
- Mincha and Arvit: 7:30pm
- Rav Kook's Orot Teshuvah 9:00pm
Monday - Thursday NEW MINCHA MINYAN 7.30 PM
- Shacharit: 6:30 am
- Shulchan Aruch Class: 7:00 pm
- Mincha & Arvit: 7:30 pm
Next Week - Friday
- Shacharit: 6:30am
- Shir Hashirim: 6:45pm
- Mincha: 7:00pm
- Candle lighting: 7:32pm
- Parsha and Halacha: Shabbat and Sunday: 8:00am
- Nach: Shabbat: 6:00pm
- Woman's Class: Happiness: Sunday: 10:00am
- Mishna-a-Day: Monday to Friday: 7:30am
- Halacha-a-Day: Monday - Thursday: 7:00pm
- New Class - EYE TO THE INFINITE Mondays: 8:00pm
- Talmud Berachot: Tuesdays: 8:00pm - Chapter Two
- Rav Kook's Orot Teshuvah Sundays 9.00 pm
Mazal Tov Hanokh and Keren Eliezer and Family on the birth of a baby girl!
New Class - Jewish Meditation
Rabbi Bassous has started a new class on the Book Eye to the Infinite on Jewish Meditation, Mondays at 8:00 pm at Congregation Etz Ahaim. Everyone is welcome and admission is free.
Please join Rabbi Bassous on the NORPAC trip to Washington DC
Israel and the US-Israel relationship face increasing challenges and uncertainty. With ever-mounting pressure at the UN to impose a peace settlement on Israel, continued threats and ballistic missile testing by Iran, the need to authorize over $3.8 billion in aid each year, BDS bullying its way onto more American college campuses, and the numerous new Members of Congress to inform about our issues, this will be an extremely important year for us. Please join Rabbi Bassous on the NORPAC trip to Washington DC on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 for the single most important day of US-Israel relations advocacy!
Help Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of United Jerusalem
The Afikim Foundation in cooperation with the Israel Ministry of Diaspora Affairs has commissioned the writing of this unique and historic Torah and invites Jews across the globe to acquire its 304,805 letters, share via social media, and reveal hundreds of thousands of ways that goodness can elevate lives and give honor to Jerusalem.
Congregation Etz Ahaim has reserved a block of 200 letters for members of the congregation. Select your letter, and make a pledge to do an act of kindness/chesed for this letter. Fulfill your act, and mark your act as complete. That's it.
You can win a trip to Israel in order to attend the special ceremony on Yom Yerushalayim, May 24, 2017.
For more information, visit our webpage.
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 occasion. Please contact Yvonne at 908-227-5194. To sponsor a seuda or a Sunday morning breakfast, 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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
- Stuart Balavram (Shammai ben Yitzchak)
- Esther Tucker
- Nancy Reich
- Yehudah Reich
- Benny Mayo
- Mary Belsky
- Esther Arouh
- Lilas Saltiel
- Donna Bardy
- Mary Naar
- Lita Greenberg
- Bradley Greenberg
- Marcelo Schor
- Sarah bat Naava
- Perla bat Leah
Come hear Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Bregman, internationally recognized Torah scholar, speaker, author, matchmaker, entrepreneur, attorney, media personality and CEO of Bregman Success, LLC, and the Founder of the Jewish Executive Learning Network (JELN), speak about How To Achieve Success Through Emunah at the ACTT (Achieving Change through Torah) sponsored community-wide event on Sunday night, May 14, 2017, 8:30 PM.
Source book: Artscroll’s Living Emunah volume 2 - Achieving A Life of Serenity Through Faith by Rabbi David Ashear. More details to follow. For more info, e-mail email@example.com or call Phil Rosen (732) 572-8762.
Park Mikvah - will be closed until the completion of the renovations. Please continue to check the Park Mikvah Website or voice message at 732-249-2411 for date of mikvah reopening.
Have you participated in this incredible mitzvah campaign yet? Join the hundreds of other community members who have generously brought us to this milestone our renovation project.