Wednesday night, March 16th - Thursday, March 17th
At Congregation Etz Hayim, we have multiple opportunities for engagement for all ages and tastes:
(Purim Goodie Boxes)
Order deadline: Friday, March 4th, 2022
Share in the mitzvah of giving Mishloach Manot to other CEH families. Each Mishloach Manot is $18 and contains hamantaschen and other goodies. You can choose to send baskets to specific recipients, to the entire Congregation and all staff, or to Culpepper Gardens, a local senior community. Place your order for Mischloach Manot using ShulCloud by logging in via the Member Portal button at the top of this website. You’ll see a brown login button at the top right corner of your screen.
Then, return to this page and click the button below:
A big thank you to Phil Rosenthal for sponsoring the Mishloach Manot! All proceeds from your participation will benefit the synagogue.
If you have trouble logging into your ShulCloud account, please contact Marcy Burka at 703.979.4466 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Dan Rosman at email@example.com.
You can also order hamantaschen and cookies from Sunflower Bakery, which provides skilled job training and employment in the baking and hospitality industries for adults 18+ with learning differences.
Select Purim Pickup Locations during checkout, and choose 3/13/2022 Congregation Etz Hayim.
Order deadline is Thursday, March 10th, at noon.
Pickup is at CEH during the Purim Carnival on Sunday, March 13th, between 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM.
Purim Family Shabbat
Friday, March 11th
CEH is hosting a Purim-themed Family Shabbat service appropriate for ages 6 and younger and their families. It will be led by Rav Natan and a special guest songleader. There will be crafts and a special to-go-neg.
Family Shabbat services are sponsored by the David T. Schwartz Fund.
(Musical Kabbalat Shabbat services will be held at 6:15 PM.)
Sunday, March 13th
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Come in costume and join us for an amazing Purim celebration!
Games | Raffle | Crafts | Prizes
$10 per child / $20 per family
Religious School will end at 11:30 AM, and all students will then join the carnival.
Children in grades K through 3 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian starting at 11:30 AM.
A parent/guardian for children in grades 4+ is not required. Pick-up is at 12:30 PM.
Sign up here to be a volunteer!
Purim Shpiel: “Brave Queen Esther”
Wednesday, March 16th
Gifts to the Poor
“Observe the 14th of Adar (…) as an occasion for sending gifts of food to one another, and gifts to the poor.” (Esther 9:21-22)
Giving to the poor is a mitzvah all year round. However, the mitzvah to do so on Purim is separate even from the general mitzvah of tzedakah (charity).
We will be collecting the following food items at CEH during all Purim events, to be donated to AFAC and other organizations.
- Boxed pasta—to be used as a gragger and then donated after the shpiel
- Canned tuna
- Canned soups
- Canned vegetables
- Canned tomatoes
- Peanut butter (in plastic jars)
- Cereal (low sugar)
Thursday, March 17th
We are happy to partner with our friends at Olam Tikvah in Fairfax for the Megillah Reading. Join us for morning services and a joyful Megillah Reading:
3800 Glenbrook Rd
Fairfax, VA 22031
The livestream will be available here.