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!
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.
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.
Thank you to all who donated toys and for the volunteers who helped sort the toys. We successfully delivered most of the toys to NoVA RAFT (Resettling Afghan Families Together), who reported that many of the “bikes, toys and books have already left with families on Saturday.” We will continue to supply them with toys for recent and new refugee families. This was a great joint project with our neighbors at Faith Lutheran Church. We hope to do more projects and events together!
Formals for Five is a fun way for Arlington high school seniors to shop for outfits for prom and graduation at great prices! All proceeds go to Washington-Liberty High School’s Best Buddies chapter. All items will be sold for $5 each at Washington-Liberty on April 30. CEH is accepting donations of clothing and accessories that are appropriate for teenagers to wear to prom from March 1 through April 22. Drop off your donations in the collection box in the CEH lobby.
Dear CEH community,
We share the concern and the pain with our fellow communities and all the people in Ukraine right now.
Yesterday, Masorti/Conservative communities from around the world gathered together to pray for the well-being of our brothers and sisters and all those in Ukraine under attack. Rabbi Reuven Stamov spoke directly from Ukraine with the latest updates of our communities there.
When: Monday, January 17. Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. CEH will once again partner with Volunteer Arlington to participate in “MLK Day of Service: A Day On, Not a Day Off!” Opening announcements at 9:00am will be virtual.
Ethan O’Keefe, Steve Zimmet’s grandson, is collecting used glasses to donate them to Lions Club International for his Bar Mitzvah project.
Lions Club takes the used glasses and cleans and sanitizes them and then ships them to countries where people can’t afford glasses. By donating glasses you are helping people who can’t afford glasses see better.
CEH has the opportunity to welcome our new neighbors by volunteering with NoVA RAFT (Resettling Afghan Families Together). NoVA RAFT is a grassroots group supporting Afghan refugees with many different needs as they resettle in Northern VA. Often they act quickly to meet immediate needs.
December 1: Beit Midrash on Hanukkah, 7 PM. We will explore multiple rabbinical and historical narratives to understand the role of Judaism in history and in our modern society. Register Here. December 3: Family Shabbat Service ,…