This Week at Etz Hayim

Iyar 20 / Behar


Torah Study with Rabbi Bash

Tuesday, May 17th
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Join CEH Rabbi Emeritus Marvin Bash for an ongoing series. Future sessions may meet in person.

Thursday, May 19th
8:00 AM – Thursday Morning Minyan   

Online only

Non-members: Contact the office for connection information.

Members: Click here for connection information.


Family Shabbat Service Celebrating Yom Haatzmaut

Friday, May 20th
5:15 PM

Congregation Etz Hayim invites you to a family Shabbat service celebrating Yom Haatzmaut (Israel Independence Day) for families with children age 6 and younger. Don’t forget to register! Masks are required for this event. Sponsored by the David Schwartz Fund.

Friday, May 20th
6:15 PM – Musical Kabbalat Shabbat

Online and in-person

Non-members: Contact the office for connection information.           

Members: Click here for connection information.

Saturday, May 21st
10:00 AM – Shabbat Services

Online and in-person

Non-members: Contact the office for more information.

Members: Click here for connection information.


Shabbat Siyum for Kitot Hey and Vav

Saturday, May 21st
10:00 AM

Kitot Hey and Vav (5th and 6th Grade) Religious School class invites the congregation to its siyum. The class has been learning to chant Torah with Rav Natan. They will celebrate it with a siyum (completion ceremony) by reading Torah during Shabbat morning services.


Play Date on CEH Playground Hosted by Courtney Schwartz

Sunday, May 22nd
10:00 – 11:00 AM

Join other families with kids aged 0-3 for playground time and a snack. No RSVP required, just come and have fun.


Bike Ride

Sunday, May 22nd
9:30 AM

Join us for a bike ride on Sunday morning to Best Buns Bakery in Shirlington for snacks and schmoozing (approximately three mile ride each way). All ability levels welcome. Ride will leave from CEH at 9:30 AM.


Sisterhood Meeting

Sunday, May 22nd
11:00 AM

Join us to discuss the future of the sisterhood! More than 30 people recently responded to our survey about potential interest in the Etz Hayim Sisterhood, with ideas on its future name and scope. Come to a kick off meeting in the library upstairs to help select events and begin planning its future. Please register to get the Zoom link if you prefer to attend remotely.

Coming Soon


Tikkun Leil Shavuot

Saturday, June 4th
8:00 PM – Midnight

One of the most famous traditions of Shavuot is to dedicate a night of study to prepare ourselves to receive Torah again. This is called a Tikkun, an enhancement, an upgrade on our spiritual software to be better partners with God in creating a better world. Amazing speakers, teachers, musicians, and food! Stay tuned for more information about it soon.

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!

Abraham Shalom Albert**
Abraham Anson**
Herman Bersh**
Albert Cohen
Harriet Breiner Eisgrau**
Sarah Elstein**
Lewis Emanuel**
Isaac Feiler**

Natalie Daveson Garvin**
Senta Goldberg**
Dr. Jonathan Grossman**
Annie Kaplan**
Pauline Kramer**
Dave Nemerow**
Harry Redman**
Joseph Yoskowitz**

**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. 

Pozez JCC Virtual Programming

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