Welcome to Etz Hayim

Congregation Etz Hayim is a wonderful, sacred community, a Kehilah Kedoshah.  We are a warm, inclusive Conservative congregation that reveres and embraces the rich heritage of our Jewish traditions and teachings. As a modern, egalitarian community living in America, we encourage diversity and freedom of expression, recognizing that each of us chooses our own path in Judaism.

 

At Congregation Etz Hayim, our hearts go out to the victims of the March 16 killings in Atlanta, and to their families, friends, and community. Sadly, the rise in attacks on Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders since the start of the pandemic is nationwide, and, according to a new report from Stop AAPI Hate, there have been 140 hate incidents against Asian Americans across Maryland, Virginia, and D.C. since last March. We stand in solidarity with those who are experiencing physical assaults, verbal harassment, and hate crimes, and the fear they create. Hatred, racism, misogyny, and discrimination are never acceptable, and we must all work actively to create communities where all members are welcomed, accepted, and valued.

CEH Social Action Committee and Rav Natan

For more information, click HERE.

Announcements

Changes Due to Coronavirus/COV-19

To ensure community health, Congregation Etz Hayim’s building is currently closed. However, our office staff is working remotely, we are holding virtual religious services and programs. For a complete overview of our remote programming, click here. We will get through this b’yachad (together).

 

Registration Now Open for Preschool Summer Camp 2021 and Preschool Year 2021-2022

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Religious School registration is ongoing!

Both CEH members and non-members may enroll students in Grades K-9. In our classes, students learn the foundations of Jewish living, participate in tefilla, and build a community of peers. We offer a curriculum designed for the online environment and highly-trained teachers. Click here for more information.

 

Our Preschool are Hiring!

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Weekly Messages from Rav Natan

Click here to see the weekly message from
Rav Natan. 

06 Apr, 2021
Posted inAdult Education, Community Interest, Events, Featured Event, Zoom

Adult Education – Insiders and Outsiders: The Jews of Virginia

When: Monday, April 26, 7:30 PM  9:00 PM Jews have been both insiders and outsiders in America as antisemitism ebbs and flows, often in direct relationship to the virulence of white supremacy and racism. American Jews have been  Read More »

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, services are being held virtually. Click here for more information.

Friday Night Shabbat   ~   6:15 PM
Saturday Morning Shabbat   ~   10:00 AM
Thursday Morning Minyan   ~   8:00 AM

**All Special Services are currently
suspended due to Covid-19

1st Friday: Potluck Shabbat
2nd Friday: Musical Shabbat
2nd Saturday: Club Meditation (9:30)

Sundays: Student & Family Service
(when religious school in session)

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20 Apr, 2021
Posted inAdult Education, Community Interest, From The Rabbi, Youtube

Love and holiness: Being present and extraordinary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zO1e4A6qsqc This week we read two portions of the Torah combined – Acharei Mot and Kedoshim. It is striking that parasha Kedoshim appears in this book. It draws attention because it is nothing like the style of  Read More »

Posted byEtz Hayim Office
06 Apr, 2021
Posted inAdult Education, Community Interest, Events, Featured Event, Zoom

Adult Education – Insiders and Outsiders: The Jews of Virginia

When: Monday, April 26, 7:30 PM  9:00 PM Jews have been both insiders and outsiders in America as antisemitism ebbs and flows, often in direct relationship to the virulence of white supremacy and racism. American Jews have been  Read More »

Posted byEtz Hayim Office
06 Apr, 2021
Posted inChronicle, Community Interest, Events, Religious Services, Zoom

Andy Lovinger’s Milestone Bar Mitzvah Anniversary

Refer to the April 6th This Week at Etz Hayim for connection information. Andy Lovinger will celebrate his special (40th? 50th? 60th?) anniversary by chanting the parsha using the ancient trope (melody) of the Greek Jews as  Read More »

Posted byEtz Hayim Office

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