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Backpack Drive for Doorways

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Backpack Drive for Doorways

 We are proud to announce a Backpack Drive for Doorways in partnership with our friends at First Presbyterian ChurchDoorways is an Arlington nonprofit that manages a family homeless shelter and domestic violence safehouse. We are trying to fill 10 backpacks for back-to-school.Donations needed:lunch boxes pencils and colored pencils colored markers crayons highlighter pens notebooks and sketch books elementary school reading books gift cards for school clothesDrop off at First Presbyterian Church (601 N Vermont St,  Read More »

Message from CEH President – July 2021

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Message from CEH President – July 2021

We marked another milestone in our return to normal services: on Saturday, July 24th, we celebrated the 25th Bar Mitzvah anniversary of Daniel and Michael Lovinger. And after the service, we had a kiddush luncheon sponsored by the Lovinger family. We are continuing with our plans to hold hybrid High Holiday services with both in-person and Zoom attendance. Information will be going out soon. If you know any unaffiliated Jews, this would be a wonderful  Read More »

Ahavat Yisrael, a love for all Jews

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Ahavat Yisrael, a love for all Jews

For those who were in services last week, I shared a little bit of my concern with the situation of a specific area of the Kotel (Western Wall), in Jerusalem. The main area of the Kotel has been used for decades as an orthodox synagogue. Conservative/Masorti Jews like us and many other groups who wish to pray at our holiest site differently were never allowed. In the main plaza, men and women must be separated.  Read More »

Social Action Committee: Homeless Bagged Meal Program for Path Forward

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Social Action Committee: Homeless Bagged Meal Program for Path Forward

When: Sunday, August 15thTime: 4:30 - 5:00 PM (Before Hebrew Boot Camp)Where: Back of the SanctuaryPlease join us Sunday afternoon (before Hebrew Boot Camp) - making sandwiches and packing bagged meals for the PathForward (formerly A-Span) Homeless Bagged Meal Program.Upcoming Dates:September 12th, October 24th, November 24th, December 12th

Tisha b’Av Services

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Tisha b’Av Services

Tisha b’Av ServicesSaturday, July 17th*8:00 PM – Erev Tisha b’AvSunday, July 18th*10:00 AMNon-members: Contact the office for connection information.Members: Click here for connection and in-person information.

Selichot Services

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Selichot Services

Join us for Selichot Services in-person and online. When: Saturday, July 28thTime: 8:30 PMMembers: Click here for connection information.Non-members: Please contact our office for more information. 

Israel Conversation – College Students

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Israel Conversation – College Students

Let's face it, Israel is complicated. What you learned about Israel in Religious School is rarely enough to prepare you for conversations at the college level. What is the history of the peace process? How is Gaza different from the West Bank? Why do Orthodox politicians have so much influence in civil law matters? What is the BDS movement? You'll need to take a college class (or several) about Israel to answer these questions, but we'd  Read More »

CEH At the Arlington County Fair

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CEH At the Arlington County Fair

We are excited to be back at the Arlington County Fair this year, after a year off due to COVID!Stop by the Etz Hayim booth in the exhibit hall on August 20th and 22nd at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, say hello and pick up a treat.Friday, August 20th 4:00 - 6:00 PMSunday, August 22nd 11:00 AM - 6:00 PMIf you are interested in helping to staff our Fair booth, please contact VP Membership.  

Havdalah Summer Series

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Havdalah Summer Series

This summer, Congregation Etz Hayim is offering four opportunities to observe Havdalah together.July 10th: Virtual Havdalah - 9PMJuly 24th: RSVP here for in-person Havdalah - 8:30PMAugust 14th: Virtual Havdalah - 9PMAugust 21st: RSVP here for in-person Havdalah - 8:30PMMembers: Click here for virtual Havdalah connection information. Nonmembers: Contact office for more information. 

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