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Etz Chayim’s February’s Newsletter, The Shofar 

5776 Annual Schedule


Rabbi Visit February 12-14!

Rabbi Steve Listfield will be with us, so join us for Shabbat service and oneg at 7:30 on Friday evening. Also, the Rabbi will lead our services beginning at 9:30 Shabbat morning, followed by the Luncheon. Stay for the Rabbi’s discussion afterward. On Sunday, have brunch with the Rabbi at 9:45 AM. The discussion topic: Hitler and Darwin

 Join Us For Israeli Film Night & Refreshments

Etz Chayim will hold another Israeli Movie Night on Thursday, February 25, at 7 p.m. We’ll show the film Waltz with Bashir, from 2008.

The Great Big Challah Bake

We recently participated in The Great Big Challah Bake, a worldwide event for Jewish women to emphasize the significance and symbolism involved in baking challah for Shabbat. We had lots of fun and our challah turned out beautifully!








Film Night

Would you like to see and learn more about Israel by watching movies?

Now you can!

Sunday, 15 November at 7:00 p.m. – The Band’s Visit (2007), a comedy/drama/romance about an Egyptian police band’s ill-fated trip to Israel during which the band gets lost in the wrong town and is taken in by members of the local community.

Future series dates and films are yet to be determined. However, films under consideration include the following: Paradise Now (2005), Jellyfish(2007), Waltz with Bashir (2008), The Flat (2011), Footnote (2011), Fill the Void (2012), The Gatekeepers(2012)and Zero Motivation (2014).


Rabbi Stephen Listfield

IMG_2100aRabbi Stephen Listfield visits about 9 times throughout the year. He leads Erev Shabbat and Shabbat morning Services. After the Shabbat Luncheon, he conducts a learning/study class. On, Sunday we have a brunch with time to chat with the Rabbi.

Rabbi Listfield is comes to us from the Atlanta area, where he is retired. Sometimes his wife, Leslie, visits too.

Rabbi Stephen Listfield began his education with a BA from Rutgers, where he was Phi Beta Kappa and graduated Magna Cum Laude. He continued his studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary, receiving his MA and graduating as the class valedictorian. He also studied at Princeton and at Yale Graduate School, as well as the Sorbonne in Paris and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has been a congregational rabbi for 39 years, since his ordination from JTS.

Rabbi Listfield’s extensive experience started in Hollywood, FL, as Associate Rabbi of Temple Sinai, then continued as Associate Rabbi in Washington, DC, at Adas Israel. While in Washington, he created the largest synagogue singles program in America and is responsible for over 100 marriages.

We had a great brunch and a great time with the Guest Rabbi and his wife, Leslie!













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Jewish Federation’s Israel Independence Day Celebration, 2015

We had a wonderful program and celebration!









Falafel! Yum!



























Joe Paddock, President Jewish Federation of Huntsville and North Alabama






Joe Paddock, President of the Jewish Federation of Huntsville and North Alabama






Millie and a beautiful cake.




Millie with the delicious cake!







Great presentation and a wonderful Celebration for Israel Independence Day!




Bill gives part of the presentation.























































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