This Week at Etz Hayim

3 Shevat: Va’era

Non-members are invited to contact the office to request connection information for all virtual programming and services.

Tuesday, January 12th
*6:15 PM – Adult Education – Torah Trope Class with Rav Natan       
Connection information will be emailed to registrants. 

Wednesday, January 13th                                              *5:00 PM – Religious School Class
Connection information will be emailed to Religious School Families.

*7:00 PM – Etz Hayim Beit Midrash
Beit Midrash is House of Learning, a dedicated time and space for deeper Torah learning.
Register here.

Thursday, January 14th
*8:00 AM – Online Morning Minyan               
Click here for more information.

*5:00 PM – Shouk Hood Drop
Pick up your dinner right our parking lot. Read more and order here.

Friday, January 15th (Candle lighting, 4:53 PM)
*6:15 PM – Kabbalat Shabbat Services                  Click here for more information.

Saturday, January 16th (Havdalah, 5:55 PM)
*10:00 AM – Shabbat Services                               Click here for more information.

Sunday, January 17th                                                          *9:30 PM – Religious School Class
Connection information will be emailed to Religious School Families.

*1:00 PM – Adult Education; Jews in Space   Connection information will be emailed to Members.

Monday, January 18th                                                          *5:00 PM – Virtual MLK Day of Service:
“A Day On, Not A Day Off”!

Click here to read more and to register.

Adult Education Programs

Join us for our Adult Education events. All events will be held online and there is no cost to attend. Preregistration is required for all events.

CEH Adult Education is generously sponsored by the Jean Koshar and Samuel Rothstein Memorial Fund.

Torah Trope Class with Rav Natan

*January: 12, 19, 26
*February: 2

Classes are 6:15-7:15 PM.

There will be a siyyum on Saturday, February 6 for Parsha Yitro.

Registration is now closed because the class is full! If you would like to participate in the next session, email Rav Natan.

Informal Bible Study Session led by Rabbi Bash

When: Monday, January 25th
Time: 7:30 PM

Please join us for an informal discussion of Exodus Chapter, led by Rabbi Emeritus Marvin Bash. The discussion will include the chapter and verse and will fold in commentators’ thoughts. Contact the office for connection information.

Register HERE.

Contact the office for connection information.

Food Partners – Moti’s Market: Kosher Groceries

Delivery date: Tuesday, January 26th
Order your groceries and pick up right our parking lot. Read more and order here.

Meeting the Members 

Do you know we have a YouTube series called Meeting the Members starred by Jonah Rosman?

Click here and watch the entire series or check the latest episode.

Registration is Open for
the 2020-21 Religious School Year

We are back and looking forward for the new
school year. Classes meet on Sundays mornings during the school year for all students, Kindergarten through 9th Grade. Grades 3-7 also meet on Wednesdays during the school year. Click here to learn more.

Member Perks

Members are invited to borrow a siddur and/or chumash from CEH, in order to follow along during virtual services and/or study at home during the coronavirus pandemic.

Email the office to request a book and schedule the best pickup date.

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 the Zoom URL for Shabbat or Thursday morning minyan? Zoom info for services and Religious School is posted under Zoom Passwords.

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

Need help paying your invoices online? Please contact Marcy. (We strongly recommend that you set up electronic bank payments, rather than using a credit card because the credit card companies charge fees).

Need a friendly chat? Need help?

Your CEH friends are here to help during these difficult times. If you are feeling isolated and would like to hear a friendly voice…Or if you need assistance setting up online shopping & deliver.

Please email Membership VP Naomi Harris at

CEH Social Action Committee

Committee members hope everyone is healthy and continuing to take the necessary precautions to stay that way. The longer this extraordinary pandemic drags on, the more our neighbors are in need of assistance. We can make a difference without even leaving our homes! Please look at some of the links below to see how you can help.

You may want to assist some of Etz Hayim’s community partners and organizations we have served in the past:

Bridges to Independence seeks volunteers to tweet out their upcoming events.

Doorways for Women and Families and Bridges to Independence needs monetary donations and has a triple match in effect until June 15. Doorways also has a “drive-thru” donation drive every Friday for cleaning supplies and other items.

A-SPAN, which seeks to end homelessness, needs donations of money and cleaning supplies.

Aspire!, which CEH members have helped through MLK Day, needs “virtual volunteers,” to help children with schoolwork and reading.

OAR needs monetary contributions so it can provide emergency services for individuals and families dealing with incarceration.

As our region slowly begins to re-open, many food service workers remain unemployed or in financial straits.

For an extensive up-to-date list of Arlington non-profits that desperately need monetary
or in-kind donations, just click here:

Any donation of food, goods, or services can help mitigate the impact of this pandemic on our community.

Amazon Smiles

Use the 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.!

Angele Albert**
Jonah Baldinger
Estelle Bartfield
Emil Berger
Sylvia Billowitz**
Irving Cassell**
Joseph Davis**
William Davis
Erwin Howard Devron**
Minnie Sarah Dorman**
Menucha Elstein**
Dorothy Fox**
Lenore Friedman**
Ida Goldberg**
David Golin**
Arthur Goodman**

Louis Kogut**
Velke Esther Kurtzberg**
Philip Leder
Abraham Sidney Levenson**
Esther Novick**
Miriam Rosenblatt**
Emma Louise Roth-Schwartz
William Sager**
Jacob Sandler
Max Seldin**
Anna Seldin**
Samuel Silberblatt**
Hannah Stern**
Simon Sussman**
Julius Zetlin**
Min G Zimmet**

**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. 

Due to the current coronavirus situation, in-person assistance may not be available at this time.

Pozez JCC Virtual Programming

A way to stay connected and engaged. Here you will find resources to help keep you active, sharp, and healthy while you stay safe at home during the COVID-19 outbreak.

This page is continually being updated:

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