June 1 - Parashat Beha'alotcha

David Bassous - Rabbi
Ray Morris - President

Visit our Website at http://etzahaim.org for the latest news


Friday

  • Shacharit: 6:30am
  • Mincha: 7:00 pm
  • Candle lighting: before 8:03pm

Saturday - Parashat Beha'alotcha

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

  • Boys 6 and up in the Library..
  • Girls 6 and up upstairs left classroom.
  • Boy’s tefila group meeting at 9:30am
  • Children 3 - 5 upstairs right classroom.
  • Rabbi Hakakian's Parasha Class: 8:00am
  • Shacharit: 8:45am
  • Latest Shema: 8:27am
  • Kiddush sponsored by Stuart and Linda Balavram and Family In Honor of his retirement after 39 years of civil service, and for the good health of my parents and wife
  • Tehillim Group for Women: 5:00pm
  • Zera Shimshon on Parashat Hashavua with Rabbi Jacob Krief: 5:00pm
  • The Prophet Tzephania and his message: 6:00pm
  • Mincha: 7:00pm
    • Seuda sponsored by Ibeth
    • Class: Siyum Masechet Yebamot
  • Arvit: 9:03pm
  • Shabbat Ends: 9:03pm

Sunday

  • Rabbi Hakakian's Parasha Class: 8:00am
  • Shacharit: 8:30am
  • Women's Class- Pirke Avot: 10:00am
  • Shulchan Aruch: 7:00pm
  • Mincha and Arvit: 7:30pm
  • Rav Kook's Orot Teshuvah class: 9:00pm

Monday - Thursday

  • Shacharit: 6:30am
  • Mishna a Day: 7:30am
  • Shulchan Aruch: 7:00pm
  • Mincha and Arvit: 7:30pm
  • Monday: Iggeret Ha-Ramban 8.00 pm
  • Tuesday: Talmud: 8:00pm

Next Friday

  • Shacharit: 6:30am
  • Mincha: 7:00pm
  • Candle lighting: 8:08pm

News and Events From our Webpage

The following events and news items can be found on our webpage at http://etzahaim.org


  • 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 on Shabbat and Chaggim) make sure all the lights are out
  • If you are celebrating a simcha or want to remember a loved one, sponsoring a kiddush is one of the best ways to mark the occasion. To sponsor a Shabbat Kiddush, please go to our [Kiddush Sponsorship Page] on our website and fill out the on line form. We'll get in contact with you as soon as possible. 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, 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 email Rahel Baruh or call her at 732-672-4673

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.

The congregation extends get-well wishes to:

  • Avishai ben Esther
  • Linda Balavram (Emuna bat Sarah)
  • Galina bat Riva
  • Bradley Greenberg (Yehuda Dovid ben Tzvia Sarah)
  • Lita Greenberg (Tzvia Sarah bat Golda)
  • Millie Hakim (Miriam bat Sarah)
  • Yvonne Levy (Rivka Miriam bat Gittel)
  • Benny Mayo (Bentzion ben Avraham)
  • Mary Naar (Miriam bat Yitzchak)
  • Clara bat Rachel
  • David ben Farha
  • Perla bat Leah
  • Yehuda Reich (Yehuda ben Hermina)
  • Lilas Saltiel (Leah Saltiel)
  • Marcelo Schor (Meir Chayim Refael ben Heidi Bubbi Chaya)
  • Avraham ben Sarah
  • Sheva bat Merel

Community News

Rebbitzen Eichenstein’s classes for women: No class on Sunday, June 3; Parsha class on Monday, June 4 at 8:00 PM at Congregation Ohr Torah. For more info, please contact please call/text Aviva at 732-672-7104 or email her.


Park Mikvah Hours for this month are:

  • Sunday - Thursday: 9:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Friday Night: By appointment only via the website or by calling 732-249-2411 and leaving a message.
  • Saturday: 10:15pm - 11:30pm

Women's Learning Initiative Parsha class by Mrs. Miri Cohen: Class on Tuesday, June 5 at 9:30am at the home of Leah Epshtein, 253 Lawrence Avenue, Highland Park. Please call/text Leah at 917-763-1848 to confirm.


Tiferet: DVD for women Motzai Shabbat, June 23 at 10:15pm at the Siegel house. Weekly teleconferences with topics such as shalom bayis and parenting are available to Tiferes members. Current teleconference: Feeling Great about Growing: Powerful guidance from Pirkei Avot for our everyday lives. Speaker: Mrs. Seryl Berman. For more information or to become a member, please contact Aviva.

The Highland Park / Edison group of Tiferet is zecher l'nishmat Malka bat Shalom.


Women's Learning Initiative Shimiras Haloshon class by Mrs. Leah Drillman: Classes will resume in the fall. For more info, please call Ellen at 201-410-1893 or 732-777-6787.


Rabbi Yisroel Weiss shiur,Living with Tehillim, for men and women: Wednesday evenings at 8:30pm at the Eiserman's home, 154 North 10th Ave, Highland Park. For more info, please call Marsha at 732-503-8675.


New Head Covering Gemach: Tichels, scarves, hats, snoods, and sheities. Contact Mrs. Gina Gittel Tonkonog at 347-615-3295 to donate or borrow a head covering


Rabbi Yisroel Weiss shiur,Living with Tehillim, for men and women: Wednesday evenings at 8:30 PM at the Eiserman's home, 154 North 10th Ave, Highland Park. For more info, please call Marsha at 732-503-8675.


The Women's AMEN Group meets monthly on the Sundays following the Shabbos in which one bensches Rosh Chodesh, at 9:30 AM in a downstairs classroom at Congregation Ohr Torah. The group meets in the zechus of a refuah shelaimah for Menachem Mordechai ben Ophira and the other Cholim in the community.


Bikur Cholim OWLS (Overnight Women Labor Support): A complimentary service for maternity situations whereby volunteers will come to stay with your kids during the night. For more info on receiving this service or becoming a volunteer, please contact Rikki at 732-249-5116. Thank you.


Donations of diapers, pull-ups, and wipes are currently being accepted for the new HP/Edison Diaper Gemach. Please email diapergemach@gmail.com for more information.


The ACTT (Achieving Change Through Torah) program helps individuals succeed in making meaningful and lasting changes in their lives. Source book: Artscroll’s Living Simchah: Finding the Joy in Everything by Rabbi Hadar Margolin. Serve Hashem with Joy: Can We Work on being Happier?, speaker Rabbi Moshe Tzvi Weinberg, can be downloaded or listened to from the Audio page of the ACTT website. For more info, e-mail info@actt613.org or call Phil Rosen (732) 572-8762.


Bikur Cholim Drivers Needed: With the influx of patients who are here for treatment at ProCure in Somerset, Bikur Cholim is in need of more volunteer drivers. If you are able to give one day a week (Monday through Friday) or even one day a month to be accessible to help out with transportation for Bikur Cholim, please call the Bikur Cholim Transportation hotline (732)672-9059.


The Edison/Highland Park gown Gemach, L'iluy Nishmas R' Yitzchok Ben Binyomin, is open for business! The Gemach houses a wide selection of gowns for children, pre-teen, teens and adults. Please note the Gemach is still looking for donation of gowns in very good condition. Tax deduction is given and pick up of the gowns can also be arranged. For more information and/or to schedule an appointment please call Sara Scott at 516-526-0941.


Collecting Sheitels: Keren Kol Kallah - established to provide orphan and destitute kallahs in Israel with essential needs. Donated custom sheitels, some brand-new, some gently worn, are sold to women in Israel who would not otherwise have the funds to buy a quality wig. All the money raised at the sale goes towards a hachnasas kallah fund which helps needy brides in Eretz Yisrael. Sheitels can be dropped off by Aviva, 16 Edgemount Road, Edison. For more info, please see contact Aviva Siegel (732) 572-4408 siegelmom@gmail.com