Capital Pride Festival

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.

Tikkun Leil Shavuot

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!

Sisterhood Meeting

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.

Family Shabbat Service Celebrating Yom Haatzmaut

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.

Spring Membership Meeting

Sunday, May 15th, 10:15 AM. In-person and online. Get updates. Get involved. Join us for our state of the congregation meeting to hear from synagogue leadership and committees. There will be plenty of time for Q&A. It is time for the election of our Board of Directors for 2022-2023. Pre-registration is required in order to vote, whether you are coming in-person or joining online. Each member participating must sign up to vote with an individual email address. The registration deadline is Friday, May 13th at 12:00pm. Zoom information is provided upon registration.

The Jews of Tin Pan Alley

Saturday, May 14th, 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. In-person. An exploration of the lives and music of celebrated Jewish songwriters, whose achievements would come to dominate that body of work known as the “Great American Songbook.” We’ll discuss the lives, careers, and music of such luminaries as the Brothers Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, and more. Live performances from Seth Kibel will make this program as exciting as the music itself.

Tenement Museum Virtual Tour

Monday, May 9, 2022, 6:30 – 7:30 PM. Online. Step back in time with a tour of the Tenement Museum on New York’s Lower East Side. Learn the story of the Rogarschevsky family, a Lithuanian Jewish family who lived in the Museum’s building in the early 1910s. This is the final event in this year’s Book Club, which focused on the Jewish immigrant experience in New York City’s Lower East Side.

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