September 28 — Shabbat Sukkot

David Bassous - Rabbi
Ray Morris - President

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  • Shacharit: 6:30am
  • Mincha: 6:37pm
  • Candle lighting 6:37pm

Saturday - Shabbat Sukkot

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: 9:07am
  • Kiddush is sponsored by David and Rachel Weintraub in honor of the engagement of their son, Elon to Leah Ahavah Caplan
  • Zera Shimshon with Rabbi Jacob Krief: 4:10pm
  • Women's Tehillim Class: 4:10pm
  • Understanding Vezot Haberacha with Rabbi Bassous: 5:10pm
  • Mincha: 6:10pm
  • Seuda in the Sukkah is sponsored by Dr. Richard Shakarchi and Family in honor of his birthday and Alex & Carol Kotlyar & Family
    • Class: The Meaning of Hoshannah Rabbah
  • Arvit: 7:27pm
  • Shabbat ends: 7:27pm
  • Hoshannah Rabbah All Night Learning Program 11:00 p.m
    • Pizza sponsored by Jerusalem Pizza and Refreshments by Nat & Rose Reiss in memory of her father: 1:00am

Sunday - Erev Shemini Atzeret

  • Shacharit: 5:32am
  • Tallit: 5:59am
    • Followed by breakfast in the Sukkah sponsored by Jak Gabay
  • Mincha: 6:24pm
  • Candle Lighting: 6:24pm

Monday - Shemini Atzeret

  • Shacharit: 8:45am
  • Yizkor: 10:30am
  • Rabbi's Class: 5:20pm
  • Mincha: 6:22pm
  • Candle Lighting: after 7:22pm
  • Simchat Torah Dancing and Festivities: 7:22pm

Tuesday - Simchat Torah

  • Shacharit: 8:45am
    • Followed by Kiddush and Hakafot
  • Second Hakafot: 5:20pm
  • Mincha: 6:20pm
  • Arvit: 7:20pm
  • Festival Ends: 7:20pm

Wednesday and Thursday

  • Shacharit: 6:30am
  • Mishna a Day: 7:30am
  • Shulchan Aruch: 5:45pm
  • Mincha and Arvit: 6:15pm

Next Friday

  • Shacharit: 6:30am
  • Mincha: 6:15pm
  • Candle lighting: 6:15pm

News and Events From our Webpage

The following events and news items can be found on our webpage at

  • 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 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)
  • Benny Mayo (Bentzion ben Avraham)
  • Mary Naar (Miriam bat Yitzchak)
  • Clara bat Rachel
  • David ben Farha
  • Penina Rachel bat Bracha
  • 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