David Bassous - Rabbi
Ray Morris - President
Visit our Website at http://etzahaim.org for the latest news
- Shacharit: 6:30am
- Mincha: 7:00 pm
- Candle lighting before 8:05pm
Saturday - Parashat Devarim - Chazon
NOTE: Tisha B'Av starts Saturday night immediately after Shabbat. The fast itself starts before Shabbat Ends.
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 Daniel Rushefsky and Family in Honor of His Grand Daughter, Ahava's Birthday.
- To sponsor a kiddush, go to our Kiddush webpage.
- Zera Shimshon on Parashat Hashavua with Rabbi Jacob Krief: 4:45pm
- Tehillim Group for Women: 4:45pm
- The Antidote to Hatred and Destruction: 5:45pm
- Mincha: 6:45pm
- Seuda sponsored by Drs. Ben & Diane Hakakian & Family leiluy nishmat Yisrael Amichai Avrahami
- Class: Talmudic Reasons and History of the Roman Destruction of Judea
- Fast of Tisha B'Av Starts: 8:23pm
- Shabbat ends: 9:05pm
- Arvit with Iyov and Kinnot: 9:30pm
- Shacharit and Kinnot without Tefillin or Tallit: 8:30am
- Three Historical films on WWII, Liberation of the Concentration Camps, and the founding of the State of Israel: 6:00pm
- Mincha at 8:00pm with Tallit and Tefillin and Birkat Cohenim
- Followed by Arvit and Birkat HaLevanah
- Fast Ends at 9:04pm Make Havdallah over wine before eating or drinking!
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
- Shacharit: 6:30am
- Mincha: 7:00pm
- Candle lighting: 8:00pm
News and Events From our Webpage
- July 21 - Six Restrictions on Tisha B'Av Tisha B'Av begins Saturday Night immediately after Shabbat.
- July 22 - Name Not Numbers An Oral history of the survivors of the holocaust.
- July 22 - Special Historical Movies Etz Ahaim will be showing three movies starting at 6pm about the events leading up to WWII, the liberation of the concentration camps, and the establishment of the State of Israel.
- Help Us Welcome New Members to Our Community HP/Edison Connection welcomes new members to our community. Our laison is looking for people to host new community members for Shabbat dinner. Please sign up to help out.
- An Open Letter to Our Community. The Vaad of Raritan Valley would like to clarify a few misconceptions about how their hasgacha process works.
- Shiva Asar Be'Tammuz The Laws of the Three Weeks.
- The Laws of the Nine Days From Rosh Chodesh to Tish B'Av
- New Seating Fundraiser It's time to replace our old worn out benches. We're trying to raise $40,000 and we're almost there!
- 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
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.
Tiferes: DVD for women Motzai Shabbos, July 28 at 10:00pm at the Siegel house: Learning to Yearn - Living Lives That will Bring Us Home with speakers: Rabbi Fishel Schachter and Mrs. Rivka Malka Perlman. Weekly teleconferences with topics such as shalom bayis and parenting are available to Tiferes members.
For more info or to become a member, please contact Aviva. The Highland Park / Edison group of Tiferes is Zecher l'nishmas Malka bas Shalom.
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.
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 14 and 28th: 10:15pm - 11:30pm
- July 22 (Motzai Tish B'Av): 10:15pm to 11:30pm
- Closed July 21 for Tish B'Av