July 13 - Parashat Mattot-Massei

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 8:10pm

Saturday - Parashat Mattot-Massei

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: 8:25am
  • Kiddush sponsored by Moe Yarmush in memory of his great grandfather
  • Zera Shimshon on Parashat Hashavua with Rabbi Jacob Krief: 5:00pm
  • Tehillim Group for Women: 5:15pm
  • The Destruction and Rebuilding of the Temples: 6:00pm
  • Mincha: 7:00pm
  • Seuda sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Solomon Silfen and family in memory of his father.
    • Class: Is there an obligation to be a living organ donor?
  • Arvit and Shabbat ends: 9:10pm

Sunday

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

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: 8:05pm

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
  • Esther bat Liba

Community News

A very sweet young girl living in our community needs assistance gathering funds toward costly medical procedures and rehabilitation therapies. She has been rehabilitating post injury for four years and is still in great need of help in order to improve her quality of life.

Her parents thank our local Rabbis and the entire community for their support. Checks can be made to Ahavas Achim Rabbi’s Charity Fund.

For more information, contact Art Miller or Rachelle Stern.


New ACTT (Achieving Change through Torah) Module: ACTT already started the Hakaras HaTov - Gratitude 4 Module on June 10, 2018 using source book The Garden of Miracles - Say Thank You and See Miracles by Rabbi Shalom Arush. Publisher: R’ Arush’s organization, Chut Shel Chesed Institutions. Copies available at Judaica Gallery at a discount.

On Sunday, July 15 at 8:30pm at Congregation Ahavas Achim, Rabbi Eliyahu Kaufman will pay special tribute to the memory of Alice Gordon, a"h, and then speak about HaKaras HaTov; Unlocking One’s Inner Greatness. Both the event and module will be dedicated in memory of Alice Gordon, a”h. If you have any questions, please contact Phil Rosen at 732.572.8762.


Getting married and need a gown? Having Shabbat guests and need a table cloth and table settings? Need baby equipment or an outfit for a brit? Highland Park has dozens of local gemachs offering to supply your ritual needs, help with a wedding, and even offer free loans. Check out our Gemach Page on our website.


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 July 7 and 14: 10:15pm - 11:30pm
  • July 1 (17th of Tammuz) and July 22 (Motzai Tish B'Av): 10:15pm to 11:30pm
  • Closed July 21 for Tish B'Av