Friday Night Services begin at 7:30 pm
MAZEL TOV TO OUR ETZ CHAYIM YOUNG ADULTS!
Skylar Green, daughter of Holly Kent, accepted an internship with the Knesset for this Summer.
Esti Trudeau, daughter of Miry and Richard Trudeau, was awarded the City of Huntsville/CAFY Young Citizen Award.
The Jewish Federation of Huntsville and North Alabama has grants and scholarships available for camp, trips to Israel or other worthy Jewish purposes. To determine your eligibility or to obtain an application, contact Joe Paddock.
It’s time to think about Summer camp already! Camp Adamah, Camp Jacobs, JCC in Memphis and Camp Gan Israel are just a few ot the places our Etz Chayim kids hung out last summer having the times of their lives.
For Tu B’Shevat, 2014, Shirley and Ted Roberts donated two fig trees that were planted with a bit of help from all who attended! The Rabbi was on hand, and we had some lovely refreshments for the celebration. BBYO members presented a poem, and we had a Hebrew song, too. Luckily, the weather eased up, and we had a beautiful day for planting in January!
Etz Chayim Family Feud Night and Spaghetti Dinner! In January, we had a great time with our own version of the Family Feud game. ”Vanna” was even on hand–as elegant as ever! We had lots of fun and laughs as well as a delicious meal together. What could be better?
The next Ars Nova production, entitled “The Voices of Terezin,” will be performed at the Weatherly Heights Baptist Church (1306 Canstatt Drive) on April 11th and 12th. Voices of Terezin will feature Tony Kushner’s English translation of the original opera BRUNDIBAR, with a libretto by Adolf Homeister that was set to music by Hans Kraasa and completed in 1938. It was performed fifty-five times by the children of Terezin concentration camp, rarely by the same cast as children were deported east. Krassa, also Jewish, was killed in Auschwitz in 1944.
A very special guest will come to Huntsville to support Ars Nova’s Voices of Terezin production; Mrs. Ela Stein Weisberger will provide a pre-show discussion of her own experiences at Terezin. In February of 1942, at 11 years old, she was sent to the Terezin concentration camp with other Czech Jews. During her 3 1/2 years there, she endured sickness, terror, separation from loved ones, and loss. She also played the pivotal role of the cat in BRUNDIBAR while there. At 83 years old, she still travels worldwide to talk about her experiences. She will describe the tragedy and sorrow of the Holocaust, but she is persistant in her belief that humans can triumph over evil. Alabama is very fortunate that she will visit Huntsville.
February 23, 2013 at 6pm Huntsville Rocket City BBYO performs Shushan High Purim Shpiel. This fantastic ensemble was directed by Shoshana Rosenthal. It was a great way for the community to come and and share this wonderful Purim Holiday with the youth of the community. Go Rocket City BBYO! Next stop for some of the leaders is Franklin Tennessee the week of March 1-3 for RegionalExecs Weekend. This program is designed to bring Chapter officers together for training specific to their positions and to allow Chapters time for planning — at the same time in the same place.