This Week at Etz Hayim

Av 12 / Vaetchanan
Thursday, August 11th
8:00 AM – Morning Minyan


Non-members: Contact the office for connection information.           

Members: Click here for connection information.

Friday, August 12th
6:15 PM – Kabbalat Shabbat

Online and in-person

Non-members: Contact the office for connection information.           

Members: Click here for connection information.

Saturday, August 13th
10:00 AM – Shabbat Services

Online and in-person

Non-members: Contact the office for more information.

Members: Click here for connection information.

This Week


The Arlington Historical Society:
Jewish Arlington: 1900-1940

7:00 PM – Thursday, August 11th
Location: Reinsch Library Auditorium, Marymount University

The Arlington Historical Society is hosting a free local history presentation, with guest speaker Jessica Kaplan, who will share her research about Jewish merchants, families, and more. For more details click here.


Tu Be’Av Havdalah

8:00 PM – Saturday, August 13th
Naomi Harris and Bard Malovany Residence: RSVP for Address

Join your CEH friends as we learn more about the Jewish Day of Love and its connection to Havdalah. We will meet at a congregant’s home at 8:00 PM for socializing, followed by Havdalah. Event will be outside, weather permitting.

Click here to learn more about Tu Be’Av.

A Taste of Etz Hayim – 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 for the whole family this year! 

Enjoy food, fun and hands on activities for the kids and teens, including games, crafts, making bagged meals for the homeless, creating something special for our neighbors, and more!

Click the button for more details and to register.

For questions, please contact Miriam Roochvarg, Director of Jewish Learning and Programming:


All Things Apples and Other High Holiday Recipes

In anticipation of the High Holidays, we are COLLECTING RECIPES that use apples and other favorite High Holiday recipes. A mini-cookbook will be compiled and distributed. Please submit your favorite family or other recipes by August 31st. (You may submit multiple recipes.) We look forward to trying them all!  Submit your recipie(s) here.

As part of our Sukkot activities, please join us for Apple Picking on Sunday, October 2nd. We’ll be cooking some apple treats using the submitted recipes on Thursday, October 13th and serving the treats in the Sukkah.


CEH Fantasy Football

Veteran and rookie fantasy football players – join your CEH friends in a fantasy football league.

If you are interested in being part of the league, please sign up here by August 31st.

Details: This league is a full PPR, 1 QB league (Don’t know what that is? Don’t worry! We can help you!) Done completely on-line. Draft will be on Monday, September 5th (Labor Day) at 5 PM. Free to play. CEH bragging rights and surprise gift to the winner. Commissioner: Abe Roisman


Coming Soon


In-Person Thursday Morning Minyan

7:30 AM (early start), Thursday, August 18th 

Zoom is still available for those joining from afar. The login info is at the top of this e-mail and on the member portal (top right tab).

Nosh after services; don’t run away after Aleinu!

Making a minyan is very important to creating a community. In particular, for people in mourning or those remembering a specific person on that week, having a minyan allows us to say particular prayers and be present as a community to support each other.

So if you ever need a minyan, we’ve got you covered!


Families with Young Children Gathering

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Sunday, August 21st

Pasch House: RSVP for the Address

Want to meet other expectant parents and families with children 0-3? Come join us for a casual hang and some yummy cocktails! This event will be indoor/outdoor optional! We have a baby-safe area inside, backyard, baby pool and screened in porch with a fan!

Arlington County Fair – Call for Volunteers

Thursday, August 18th – Sunday, August 21st

CEH will be at the 2022 Arlington County Fair Aug 18-21!
Thomas Jefferson Community Center
3501 2nd St S, Arlington, VA 22204

We need your help to staff the booth. This is a fun (and air-conditioned) way to share your Etz Hayim ruach (spirit) with the community.

Kids are welcome! Please sign up to volunteer here. Once you sign up, you’ll receive all the info you need in order to help out. 

Questions? Contact Naomi Harris.

MLB Nationals Game Day!
Sunday, August 28th
Thank you to those who have expressed interest in attending and who completed the interest form.  
If you are interested in joining, purchase your tickets here!
  • 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.


Judaism & Pluralism: How Plural Are We?

7:00 PM – Wednesday, August 31st

While we are proud of the pluralistic nature of Judaism, there are challenges to this unique characteristic as well. Is there a limit to our pluralism? Who decides what the limits are? Join Rav Natan as we explore some rabbinic texts together to understand better how we can be pluralistic people in our days.

Discussion with Rabbi Emeritus Marvin Bash

7:30 PM – Monday, September 19th

Please join us for an informal discussion of Vayikra (Leviticus), led by Rabbi Emeritus Marvin Bash. The discussion will include the chapter and verse and will fold in commentators’ thoughts. To join the Zoom event, click here.

Member Portal: Pay Your Dues, Make a Donation, Check Zoom Info

Access the CEH Member Portal by going to the Etz Hayim web page and clicking on Member Portal at the top of the page. If you need assistance with your Member Portal login, please contact the Office.

Did you lose a Zoom URL for services? Zoom info for religious services is here

Need to update your family Yahrzeits? Click on My Account and then Manage Yahrzeits.

Need help paying your invoices online? Please contact Marcy.

Amazon Smile logo

Use this link when you shop: and Amazon will donate to the Congregation with every purchase!

Harris Teeter: Together in Education and Target: Take Charge of Education

Click here to learn more about how you can join the program and how you can help the preschool!

Ethel Ackerman
Dorothy Freilich Altman **
Fannie Aronoff
Fannie Aronow **
Mordecai Baill
Robert Louis Cohen **
Lawrence Bernard Effros **
Frances Feller
Max Goldstein **
Abraham Halpern
Lester Jaffee
Elizabeth C. Karb **
Hyman Katz **

Albert J. Kramer **
Anna Kurz **
Bessie Libshutz
Rose Mitchell
Manuel Nachman **
Nathan Rosenblatt **
Harold A. Ross **
Abraham Rubin **
Rachel Rubinstein
Richard Schultz
Mortimore Sokol **
Elaine Wolf **

**Memorialized with a bronze plaque located in the Memorial Alcove. Each bronze memorial plaque bears the individual’s name and Yahrzeit date. Memorial plaques are illuminated during the Yahrzeit week. The plaques in our Memorial Alcove are a permanent part of Congregation Etz Hayim and serve as perpetual memorials.

Support Etz Hayim and honor a loved one or special occasion
You can dedicate a siddur in honor or memory of special people or events in your life. Each dedicated Siddur is $54.00.
Please contact the office ( with the information for each siddur you would like to dedicate.
Bikkur Cholim (Helping the ill) & Bereavement Committees

These committees are on standby to help in the hour of need for those who are ill or recuperating by visiting, calling, helping with grocery shopping, providing transportation to doctors or the synagogue, bringing meals, etc. or to assist a bereaved family in arranging for the funeral, Shiva Minyan, and meal of condolence. Notify the Etz Hayim office about your needs. 

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