Posted inChronicle, Community Interest, Featured Event, From The Rabbi

Etz Hayim – The Tree of Life and Blessings by Rav Natan Freller

I believe that living a Jewish life is to draw from our ancient and modern wisdom to find meaningful ways to face the challenges we encounter in life. Being Jewish is more about the journey than the destination. The way we approach challenges has to be Jewish so the outcome will be Jewish too. Arriving at Etz Hayim over the summer during a pandemic with so many uncertainties called me to look into our Jewish  Read More »

Posted inBoard, Community Interest

CEH Board of Directors Training

On August 31st, the CEH Board of Directors undertook its first training session with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ) in a program called Sulam for Current Leaders. Through the course of this program, the board will work on developing visioning and goals, developing membership volunteerism, and improving the functionality and overall governance of the synagogue. It’s a six-to-eight month process during which board members will work with a facilitator from the USCJ and  Read More »

Posted inCommunity Interest, Religious Services, Zoom

CEH Virtual Background

To bring a little Etz Hayim into your home, we invite you to use a CEH virtual background while you are on Zoom! Thanks to Tod Cohen Photography: How to change your Zoom Virtual Background: First, download one of the pictures you would like to use. To enable the Virtual Background feature for your own use:*Sign into the Zoom web portal.*In the navigation menu, click Settings.*In the Meeting tab, navigate to the Virtual Background  Read More »

Posted inCommunity Interest, Events, Featured Event, Social Action

Physically-Distanced AFAC Food-Drive and More – Recap

CEH's spirit of community was out in full force on Sunday, September 13, in the Etz Hayim parking lot. Many members got to finally meet Rav Natan in-person. Folks kibbitzed and picked up their holiday machzors, Rosh Hashanah apples and honey, and Religious School and Youth High Holiday goodie bags. And last, but not least, we collected 1,068 pounds of food for the Arlington Food Assistance Center! What a great afternoon at CEH! Many thanks  Read More »

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