Adio Querida: A Celebration of Sephardic Music in Memory of Flory Jagoda

Sunday, May 1, 2022, 3:30 PM. In-person. Agudas Achim Congregation, 2908 Valley Drive, Alexandria, VA. A musical tribute to long-time CEH member Flory Jagoda, the “flame-keeper of Sephardic music.” $18/person ($20 at the door), $36/family. All tickets will include a link to a rebroadcast of the concert that can be viewed anytime between May 19 and June 2.

Community Torah Repair Fundraiser

Sunday, May 1, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM. In-person. A Sefer Torah is delicate and precious. While we take care of it well, sometimes we need to fix a letter here and there. This is an opportunity to fulfill the Mitzvah (commandment) of writing a Sefer Torah, by writing one letter with a soferet (Torah scribe). We want to invite you and your family to this unique opportunity to help our community and engage in the experience of writing a Sefer Torah. Each family will have a dedicated time slot with the soferet to help her fix one letter.

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!

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.

Ruach and Roll: The Story of Jews in Rock Music

Saturday, March 26, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Please join us for a music-filled tour of the history of Jews in rock’n’roll. From Alan Freed to Carole King, from Bob Dylan to Drake, we will discuss the lives of some of the greatest Jewish contributors to rock’n’roll, and we’ll play plenty of their amazing music along the way.

Online Tour of The Museum of Jewish Montreal

Wednesday, March 23, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. A guide will provide a virtual tour of Jewish Montreal from the early 20th century to the 1950s. The tour covers 70 years and 10 city blocks combining narration and live discussion with archival images, oral histories, soundscapes and contemporary photographs.

Purim 2022

Purim is Coming!

Wednesday night, March 16th – Thursday, March 17th, Adar 14. At Congregation Etz Hayim, we have multiple opportunities for engagement for all ages and tastes:
Mishloach Manot, Purim Family Shabbat, Purim Carnival, Purim Shpiel: “Brave Queen Esther,” Matanot La’evonyim, and the Megillah Reading.

A Message from Rav Natan About Ukraine

Two weeks ago I shared with you a message asking for help for our friends in the Masorti/Conservative Community of Ukraine. Thank you so much for doing your part and helping them. Following is a message from them sharing how the resources were used and updates on their situation. Many of them were able to leave Ukraine already. Some families were welcomed by other Jewish communities in Hungary, Germany, and Poland. Others went to Israel and were welcomed by the leadership of Masorti Olami, the global organization of Masorti/Conservative communities.

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