Good Deeds Week: Lasagna Love

Good Deeds Day was initiated in 2007 by Israeli businesswoman and philanthropist, Shari Arison. It has evolved into Good Deeds Week! All over the world, hundreds of thousands choose to volunteer and help others, putting into practice the simple idea that every single person can do something good, large or small, to improve the lives of others and positively change the world. CEH is proud to be part of this initiative in our area led by the Jewish Federation. Join us in doing good through making lasagna!

Passover Scavenger Hunt

Have fun for Passover! We’ve created a fun community-wide interactive scavenger hunt! If you choose to accept this challenge, you will be given a list of missions (things you may find at home, in your neighborhood, in your community or online) to complete using the free online app called Goose Chase. Compete with local families while bonding over Passover with your family! Our Chase will run from April 10-24th. Sign up by April 7th to reserve your spot!

Recap of “Ruach & Roll: The Story of Jews in Rock Music”

Thank you to everyone who joined us online or in-person on Saturday for “Ruach & Roll: The Story of Jews in Rock Music.” And a big round of applause to our congregants Adam Cohen and Rich Roisman for putting together an informative and entertaining program about the Jewish presence in modern music. With so many talented artists, perhaps one day there will be a Jewish Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

A Message to Congregation Etz Hayim

Dear Congregation Etz Hayim, this week we read parashat Tazria. Next week, parashat Metzora. It was exactly around this parashiot that we changed our lives to protect each other and shelter in place two years ago. As I read these texts again this year, I have mixed feelings. I feel hopeful yet afraid. Optimistic while holding back. I count multiple blessings on my life right now while seeing our world being destroyed outside my little bubble.

“Being Heard” with Nick May Recap

From Washington Jewish Week: “The Northern Virginia synagogue’s religious school music teacher Nick May lead a discussion on the power of inclusion with his program “Being Heard” on the morning of March 20. ‘Music is how I communicate the things that are harder for me to say,’ he said. In the program, he shared his story of growing up with a stutter and some of his experiences, as well as what Judaism says about stuttering, individuality and purpose. For example, Moses had a stutter and doubted his ability to lead the Jews out of Egypt, until God spoke to him.”

Shabbat Dinner with Dr. Yizhar Hess

Friday, April 1st. Kabbalat Shabbat services 6:15. Dinner and conversation to follow, around 7:15. In-person only. Cost: $18. Shabbat Dinner with Dr. Yizhar Hess – An open and frank discussion about Jewish pluralism, Zionism, and Human Rights in Israel. This is a unique opportunity to meet one of the most important Zionist leaders of our times.

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