Last Sunday, we welcomed soferet Alexandra Casser into our Sanctuary where we joined her in the process of writing a Sefer Torah. It was a blast! “Thank you all for your generosity and for making Sunday’s event a great success! For those of you who were able to come in person, I hope you enjoyed the experience of helping to repair our Torah while learning a bit about the process from our Soferet. It was great seeing so many of you there.” -Dan Rosman, VP of Fundraising
Teshuvah starts now… Click here to read Rav Natan’s full message. You can’t spell build or community without “u” and “i”… Click here to read Morah Miriam’s full message. This will be…
A Sneak Peak at the Amazing Year Ahead! 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Sunday, August 14th Come meet our new Director of Jewish Learning and Programming and get a taste of what Etz Hayim has coming up…
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, 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.
This past Sunday and Monday we celebrated the holiday of Shavuot, which marked the completion of the counting of the omer. It has been a true joy using this year’s count to study Shemitah; learning how we…
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!
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.