Friday Night Services begin at 7:30 pm
The Jewish Federation of North America has a rabbinic cabinet that provides religious advice. They have prepared an interesting and educational web document for the New Year holidays. To download your copy of the Fall 2014 High Holy Day Orchard please click the following link: http://www.jewishfederations.org/getfile.asp?id=69267
Schedule of High Holy Day Services:
Selichot: Sep 20, Havdalah, 8:00 PM; Services Sep 20 10:00PM
Rosh Hashanah: Sep 24, Evening Services, 7:30 PM; Sep 25, Morning & Shofar Service, 9:30 AM, Evening Services 7:30 PM; Sep 26, Morning & Shofar Service, 9:30 AM. We’ve had little to no rain, so we will not walk to our nearby creek for Tashlich. So you can do your own Tashlich service between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kipper, please copy and paste the following web address: http://web.mail.comcast.net/service/home/~/?auth=co&loc=en_US&id=886180&part=2
Shabbat Shuvah: Sep 26, Evening Services at 7:30 PM; Sep 27 Morning Service at 9:30 AM
Yom Kippur: Oct 3, Kol Nidre Service, 6:15 PM; Oct 4, Morning Service at 9:30 AM, Torah Service at approximately 10:30 AM, Yizkor, Mincha & N’ilah Services at 5:00 PM, Maariv & Break the Fast at 7:30 PM
Sukkot: Oct 5, Build the Sukkah at 2:30 PM; Oct 5, Decorate the Sukkah at 4:00 PM; Oct 9-15, Morning Services at 9:30 AM, Evening Services Friday, Oct 10 at 7:00 PM. Kiddush daily in the Sukkah at 5 PM.
Shemini Atzeret: Oct 16, Morning Service at 9:30 AM, Yizkor approximately at 10:30 AM
Simchat Torah: Oct 16, 5:45 PM, Congregational Pot Luck Dairy Dinner, 6:30 PM Hakafot Services & Consecration
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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.
In August, the Sisterhood Membership Tea was held at the Goodman’s home (Thank You!). Ana and her committee planned a great afternoon for us. Chef Sara Brigadier prepared a beautiful presentation of gourmet foods that were even more delicious than they looked!
Our Annual Picnic was held at the Nature Trail on Green Mountain. The Men’s Club provided dessert to accompany the lunches we brought to enjoy under the trees and in front of the pond. People and pets alike enjoyed the day of company and relaxation.
Etz Chayim’s Purim celebration was a fun time for kids of all ages! We began with a yummy Hot Dog Supper for everyone who attended, then we enjoyed the Purim Shpiel, which included participation by the young and the not so young. Finally, we had a Purim Hat contest. Everyone wins at this kind of festivity!
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! 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?