This Week at Etz Hayim

13 Chesvan: Noach

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

Wednesday, October 28h
*5:00 PM – Religious School Class. Connection information will be emailed to Religious School Families.


Thursday, October 29th
*8:00 AM – Online Morning Minyan.
Click here for more information.

Friday, October 30th (Candle lighting, 5:52 PM)
*8:00 AM – Kabbalat Shabbat                                  Click here for more information.

Fresh Challah

Fresh challah is available! Each challah is $6.00.
Pick up at the Congregation on Friday, October 30th from 9:00am to noon.
If you would like to purchase a challah, please email the office.

Saturday, October 31st (Havdalah, 6:49 PM)
*10:00 AM – Shabbat Services with Bar Mitzvah
Click here for more information.

Sunday, November 1st
*9:30 AM – Family Minyan and Religious School.
Connection information will be emailed to Religious School Families.

*1:00 PM – Adult Education – Science of Noah
Register HERE

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

Rav Natan will teach an Introduction to Torah Trope Course online on Tuesday evenings from 6:15 to 7:15 PM:

*November: 10, 17, 24
*December: 1, 8, 15
*January: 5, 12, 19, 26
*February: 2

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

Participants must purchase “The Art of Cantillation,” which is available for $29.99 at Behrman House and

Preregistration survey required. Click HERE.

Informal Bible Study Session led by Rabbi Bash

When: Monday, November 16th
Time: 7:30 PM

Please join us for an informal discussion of Exodus Chapter 32, led by Rabbi Emeritus Marvin Bash. The discussion will include the chapter and verse and will fold in commentators’ thoughts.

If you have any questions please contact Jill Clark at Contact the office for connection information.

Help Refugee Families Stay Warm this Winter!


CEH is participating in Lutheran Social Services’ winter clothing drive. We have been matched with two local refugee families and been given their list of winter needs. Here’s how you can help:

1. Check out the list of needs on the signup genius here.

2. Sign up for items to donate. Please note that items need to be new or gently used. They must be dropped off by Friday, November 13th. You can order directly from Amazon and have them delivered to one of the drop-off locations, if you’d like.

3. Share this information with your friends…both CEH and non-CEH. We need to rally our community to make sure we can show our CEH strength and meet all of these families’ needs!

Questions? Please contact Elisa or Paula.

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 with member Michael Stein.

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.

Kosher “Meet” — Etz Hayim Grilled Food Enthusiasts

 Welcome to Kosher Meet, a community of grilled food enthusiasts. The group will meet-up, eat, and drink — all things bbq, kamado, pellet grill, smoker, fire pit, etc. Really love using your gas bbq? This is the social group for you. No grill necessary to join, but you do have to love good food.

NOTE: While many grills are used for meat and fish, they also cook great vegetarian and vegan platters.

Register by filling out this form:

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. Click here to request a prayer book.

A CEH volunteer will follow up with you to coordinate the loan.

Member Portal and Dues Notices

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. If you need help paying your invoice online, contact Marcy.

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.!

Lester Finkelstein**
Rose Ginsberg**
Samuel Gordon
Tzipporah Gruber**
Henry I. Jacobson
Jean Koshar Rothstein**
David I Kraushaar**
Adam Kronen
Isaac Levenberg**

Jean Margulies**
Frank Newman**
Manuel Pevenstein**
Fanny Rybakoff**
William Sacks**
Harold Silva**
Dora Thaler**
Albert Zitmore**

**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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