Sunday, July 31st, 3:00 PM and Sunday, August 28th, 1:35 PM. Join us for the following sports outings for which we will purchase group tickets: Sunday, July 31st to watch the Washington Mystics vs. the Seattle Storm (tip off at 3:00 PM), tickets about $20 each. Sunday, August 28th to watch the Washington Nationals vs. the Cincinnati Reds (game time at 1:35 PM), tickets about $40 each for The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s annual Grand Slam Sunday: Jewish Community Day.
Sunday, July 10th and Sunday, July 24th, 10:00 AM. SAC is excited to host two “get out the vote” letter writing parties at CEH. Come nosh and schmooze and help get out the vote! SAC will provide letters, stamps and envelopes, coffee and bagels! Your job will be to add addresses (provided) and personal messages. PLEASE REGISTER so we know how many letters to have ready! We’ll be writing letters for Vote Forward. Vote Forward is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization. The mission is to empower grassroots volunteers to encourage their fellow citizens in underrepresented communities to vote.
Sunday, June 5th, 1:00 – 2:30 PM. Want to meet other expectant parents and families with children ages 0-3? Bring the family for this informal social & play time. Location at a private Home in S. Arlington. Contact email@example.com for details.
Sunday, June 12th, Noon – 5:00 PM. We are proud once again to participate in the Capital Pride Festival. Come visit our booth! We also need volunteers to staff our table! Sign up at the link in this post to volunteer. No prior experience needed. Teens and families welcome. Event organizers will contact you with all the info you need for your timeslot.
Saturday, June 11th, 10:00 AM – Noon. At services on June 11th, we will have our board of directors and officer installation ceremony. Those leaving the elected leadership are recognized and thanked for their service; those elected/re-elected at our May membership meeting are welcomed and charged with their responsibilities for the coming year. The officers and directors of Congregation Etz Hayim are volunteers who give freely of their time to make sure that the shul is well-run and responsive to the needs of our members. Please join us in thanking the outgoing members and welcoming the latest slate.
Saturday, June 4th, 8:00 PM – Midnight. In-person. One of the most famous traditions of Shavuot is to dedicate a night of study to prepare ourselves to receive Torah again. This is called a Tikkun, an enhancement, an upgrade on our spiritual software to be better partners with God in creating a better world. Amazing speakers, teachers, musicians, and food!
Join us for our new walking and biking groups on Sunday mornings. We travel to a local coffee shop for snacks and shmoozing; check the CEH calendar page for times.
Sunday, May 22nd, 12:30 PM. In-person. The entire congregation is invited to celebrate the last day of Religious School. Join us for Family Minyan at 11:45 AM. Stay for make-your-own ice cream sundaes and shmoozing.
Sunday, May 22nd, 11:00 AM. In-person and online. Join us to discuss the future of the sisterhood! More than 30 people recently responded to our survey about potential interest in the Etz Hayim Sisterhood, with ideas on its future name and scope. Come to a kick off meeting in the library upstairs to help select events and begin planning its future. Please register to get the Zoom link if you prefer to attend remotely.
Friday, May 20th, 5:15 PM. In-person. Congregation Etz Hayim invites you to a family Shabbat service celebrating Yom Haatzmaut (Israel Independence Day) for families with young children (age 6 and younger). Don’t forget to RSVP. Masks are required for this event due to multiple recent COVID cases in the CEH Preschool. Sponsored by the David Schwartz Fund.