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CEH President’s Message – October 2021

This month, we said a sad goodbye to Erika Robinson, our oldest member at age 99. After a service Friday morning, I went to the burial at King David. Besides her children and grandchildren, it was well attended by members who knew and loved Erika. Saturday night we held a service in the sanctuary. Although this is not a normal shiva practice, it was one of the many adaptations we have made to COVID. But  Read More »

Posted inChronicle, Community Interest, Social Action

APAH Children’s Coat Drive Donations – Recap

Lots of Coats! The Social Action Committee thanks Etz Hayim members who kindly contributed to our recent children's coat drive. Rachel Waldstein delivered seven large bags of coats to Jackie Keys of Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH), who expressed gratitude and surprise at the huge donation. The coats will be distributed at APAH's upcoming health fair. Special thanks to Phil Rosenthal, whose generous contribution allowed us to buy two bags' worth, and to Elisa  Read More »

Posted inCommunity Interest, Events

In-Person First Aid Training

When: Sunday, October 31stTime: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM The Emergency Preparedness and Education Committees are sponsoring an in-person First Aid Training for CEH staff and congregants. The training will be at CEH on Sunday, October 31st from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Training takes 2.5 hours and covers environmental emergencies, burns, seizures, allergic reactions, head injuries, broken bones, bleeding, poisoning, among other topics.The cost per participant is $40 with a minimum of 10 participants.  Read More »

CEH Reopening Updates – Oct 2021

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CEH Reopening Updates – Oct 2021

CEH is committed to providing a safe environment for in-person activities, guided by the Jewish values of Pikuach Nefesh (saving a life) and Shmirat haGuf (protecting our bodies). Our staff and volunteers are working to ensure a meaningful and accessible experience to everyone. Here is the current protocol that is guiding all CEH activities. Our Preschool and Religious School have specific guidelines that apply for their ongoing activities and are being shared directly with families  Read More »

Posted inCommunity Interest, Events, Social Action

APAH Children’s Coat Drive

When: Donations start now until Wednesday, October 20th at 7:00 PM CEH Social Action Committee is collecting children's winter coats to donate to the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing's Children's Coat Drive. Look in your closet for your kids' outgrown, gently-used coats, or buy one inexpensively at a thrift or discount store. All sizes from toddlers to middle school size are welcome. Please drop off your donations in the CEH lobby between now and 7  Read More »

Posted inCommunity Interest, Events, Zoom

Vaccines and Viruses: The CoVid Miracle

When: Wednesday, November 3rd Time: 12:00 PM Join CEH member Dr. Barry Ginsburg  session presenting on "Vaccines and Viruses: The CoVid Miracle". A virtual program co-sponsored with Congregation Beth Rishon. For connection information: Non-members: Contact the office for connection information. Members: Click here for connection and in-person information.

Posted inCommunity Interest, Events, Recipes & Food, Religious Services

Mike Jacobs’ 40th Bar-Mitzvah Anniversary Shabbat

When: Saturday, October 9th Time: 10:00 AM As the Jacobs family has celebrated every family simcha with theirEtz Hayim family for the past 53 years, so too they invite you to join them this Shabbat morning in person or on Zoom as Michael commemorates his Bar Mitzvah anniversary and Isabel joins him on the bema in honor of her Bat Mitzvah. A Covid-safe kiddush luncheon will follow services. If you will be there in-person and do  Read More »

Posted inChronicle, Community Interest, From The Rabbi

A Message from Rav Natan

Hodu l'Adonai ki tov, ki l'olam chasdo! Give thanks to Adonai, for God is good; God’s lovingkindness endures for ever! During the week of Sukkot we say this line multiple times a day. Sukkot is a moment of joy. A time to celebrate even the little things we have and express gratitude for it. When we express gratitude, we can feel the joy of the accomplishments we had, the people we love in our lives,  Read More »

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