David Bassous - Rabbi
Ray Morris - President
Visit our Website at http://etzahaim.org for the latest news
Congregation would like to thank:
- Mr. Doron Shalmon for speaking Friday night
- Rabbi Jacob Krief for speaking Shabbat morning
- Dr. Richard Shakarchi for giving a pre-Mincha
- Dr. Haim Baruh for speaking during Seuda.
- Shacharit: 6:30am
- Mincha: 4:41pm
- Candle lighting 4:41pm
Saturday - Parashat Beshalach
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 tefilla group meeting at 9:30am
- Children 3 - 5 upstairs right classroom.
- Rabbi Hakakian's Parasha Class: 8:00am
- Shacharit: 8:45am
- Latest Shema: 9:14am
- Kiddush sponsored by Dr. Yitzchak and Tiffy Naggar and family
in memory of his father Rahamim ben Esther
- To sponsor a kiddush, go to our Kiddush webpage.
- Zera Shimshon: 2:30pm with Rabbi Hakakian
- Women's Tehillim Class: 2:30pm
- Class with Dr. Richard Shakarchi: 3:30 pm
- Mincha: 4:30pm
- Seuda Shelishit is sponsored by Doron and Sari Shalmon and
family in memory of his father Meir Chai Tzion ben Rivka A’’H
- Class with Dr. Haim Baruh
- Arvit: 5:41pm
- Shabbat Ends: 5:41pm
- Shacharit: 8:30am
- No Women's Pirke Avot Class
- Mincha and Arvit: 4:40pm
Monday - Thursday
- Shacharit: 6:30am
- Mishna-a-Day: 7:20am
- Mincha and Arvit: 4:40pm
- Shacharit: 6:30am
- Mincha: 4:49pm
- Candle lighting: 4:49pm
News and Events From our Webpage
- 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.
- January 21: Tu B'Shvat Celebration -- Joint celebration sponsored by the Daughters of Etz Ahaim and the Raritan Valley Chapter of Hadassah.
- February 23: Park Mikvah Melave Malka for Women -- Full details on our website.
- March 1: Chai Lifeline Shabbaton -- Around 25 Girls with life threatening illnesses will be attending. You can help.
- March 17: The Annual Bikur Cholim Breakfast
- 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
- Contact Rose Reiss at (732) 828-7415 in order to volunteer.
- Seeking volunteers to visit: Shirley Cohena and others at the Regency Nursing home on DeMott Lane in Somerset. For more info, contact Rahel Baruh.
- Drivers and coordinators needed. Call (732) 572-7181 for more information.
The congregation extends get-well wishes to:
- Avishai ben Esther
- Avraham ben Sarah
- Linda Balavram (Emuna bat Sarah)
- Clara bat Rachel
- David ben Farha
- Esther bat Liba
- Galina bat Riva
- Gittel bat Leah
- Bradley Greenberg (Yehuda Dovid ben Tzvia Sarah)
- Liba Shaindel bat Chava
- Lidia bat Paulina
- Lita Greenberg (Tzvia Sarah bat Golda)
- Millie Hakim (Miriam bat Sarah)
- Miriam Devorah bat Bracha
- Benny Mayo (Bentzion ben Avraham)
- Mary Naar (Miriam bat Yitzchak)
- Penina Rachel bat Bracha
- Perla bat Leah
- Yehuda Reich (Yehuda ben Hermina)
- Lilas Saltiel (Leah Saltiel)
- Sheva bat Merel
Found: A fluffy, gray animal print scarf was found on North 8th Avenue. If anybody is the owner or knows the owner they should contact Ellen Smith 732-777-6787.
Shovavim presents a shiur for married women to be given by Reb. Peshi Neuberger Feburary 6 at 8:00pm at Congregation Ohr Torah. Please submit questions by email submit questions to be addressed. For more info, email Lynn Hanfling.
Rebbitzen Eichenstein’s classes for women:
- Tefillah class on Sunday, January 20 at 11:00am at the Aguda shul
- Parsha class on Monday, January 21 at 8:00pm at Congregation Ohr Torah
For more information, please call or text Aviva at 732-672-7104 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women's Learning Initiative:
- Offers customized Torah learning partners / chavrusas! For a personalized study program of your choice, email your contact information to email@example.com
- Parsha class by Mrs. Miri Cohen: Tuesday, January 22 at 9:30am at the home of Leah Epshtein, 253 Lawrence Avenue, Highland Park. Please call/text Leah to confirm. Babysitting is now available at the shiur; call/text Leah at 917-763-1848 to reserve.
- Shimiras Haloshon class January 21 at 7:30pm by Mrs. Leah Drillman at the home of Ellen Smith, 407 North 8th Avenue, Edison NJ. For more information, please call Ellen at 201-410-1893 or 732-777-6787.
Tiferes: DVD for women Motzai Shabbos, January 12 at 8:30pm at the Siegel house.
Speakers: Rabbi Avi Weisenfeld and Mrs. Miryam Swerdlov
Topic: Are you Pumped? Do you have to be?
Weekly teleconferences with topics such as shalom bayis and parenting are available to Tiferes members. Current teleconference: Parents and Children – 3 Pillars of a Great Relationship with Mrs Rochel Benstein.
For more info or to become a member, please contact Aviva Siegel.
The Highland Park / Edison group of Tiferes is zecher l'nishmas Malka bas Shalom.
Rabbi Weiss' shiur on Tehillim: for men and women on Wednesday nights at 7:30 PM, at Eiserman home, 154 N. 10th Ave., Highland Park. For more info, please call 347-203-7906.
- Hours: Sunday - Thursday hours are 8:00 PM – 10:30pm.
- Friday night by appointment only by leaving a message at 732-249-2411 or via the website or call/text 732-221-8155.
- Motzi Shabbat: 7:30pm - 10:00pm.
- NOTE: No out of hours fee is charged if appointments are made between nightfall and opening time
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Appeal from an OE Member Family: Update - Thank you to all who have contributed to raise funds for a community member to attend a rehab program. This person has completed the first and most expensive part of the program, and is, thank G-d, doing well. Even with the generous donations shared by community members, the family was forced to borrow thousands of dollars each month to pay $6,000 monthly for the program. They are struggling with significant accumulated debt, and our help is still needed. Please help this local family recover from extreme financial burden. They have generously supported our community in the past and never though they would need to ask for themselves. Please visit https://thechesedfund.com/cause/please-help-us-afford-rehab-to-save-our-son to donate by credit card or if you wish to make out a check instead of contributing online, please make it out to Congregation Ohav Emeth and in the memo write Rabbi’s Charity Fund. On a separate note (NOT IN MEMO), write that it is for the rehab campaign.
ERUV: The Highland Park Eruv has a webpage which includes a map and the most recent status of the eruv. You can even use the webpage to find out if someone’s house is inside the eruv. You can get automated notifications of the eruv’s status each Friday via Twitter, text, Facebook, or email. Go to http://hperuv.org/status for more information.
Gemachs Abound in Highland Park: A Gemach is sometimes thought of a free loan organization, but these organizations can lend way more than just money. For example, if you have a large simcha at your house and need tables, center pieces, and tablecloths, a gemach can help you out. Etz Ahaim has a complete listing of all local area gemachs.