A Message from Rav Natan

To my dear Etz Hayim family, I know we have all been thinking of Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, and we are deeply relieved that this terrible situation has ended with no injury to the rabbi or synagogue members held hostage. I write to you because it is important that we support each other as a community at this very difficult time.

A “Soul”-ful Weekend

Saturday, January 29th, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (in-person). Join us to watch the Disney/Pixar movie Soul (rated PG) following a Havdalah ceremony. Trivia, music, prizes! The Oscar-nominated movie centers on Joe (voiced by Jamie Foxx), a middle school band teacher who longs to be a jazz musician and deals with themes of purpose and the meaning of life. Sunday, January 30th, 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM (in-person). Join us for a conversation about the themes in the Pixar movie Soul, a movie about finding your passion and the meaning of life. Moderated by Leslee Friedman.

Introduction to Jewish Scribal Arts with Alexandra Casser

Saturday, January 22nd, 7:00 PM (online). This class will serve as an introduction to safrut, the Jewish scribal tradition, including materials, different handwriting styles, and the most important laws of creating a torah scroll.

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