Lynda Gutcheon began the Jewish Education Interim program a year ago. She has spent the year at Congregation Kol Haverim after having served The Temple in Nashville, TN, as their Director of Education for 30 years. She now joins Etz Chaim as our Interim Director of Education.
On Tuesday, December 24, 2013 Rabbi Bob led a group of 33 youth congregants to Israel. During their travels throughout the country, they wrote about their experiences.
The purpose of the Senior Group is to give seniors and other congregation members and others in the community an opportunity to participate in discussions and to socialize.
Brotherhood is Congregation Etz Chaim’s men’s club. We provide service to the congregation by ushering at High Holidays, constructing and deconstructing the sukkah, cooking for the end-of-school-year BBQ, and making financial donations to the congregation as needed. We sponsor annual events including Soup, Bread and Game night, Trivia Bowl, an art auction and a golf outing. We meet one Sunday a month at 9:30 AM, usually in the mutipurpose room at the synagogue, for a lox and bagel brunch, good conversation, and an interesting speaker.
The Social Action Committee works to achieve balanced support for a blend of social action causes and to include as many members of Etz Chaim in this work as possible. We encourage Tikkun Olam by giving congregants opportunities to roll up their sleeves and give to others through their own hard work on many programs and through donations to the Louis and Bettye Kaplan Social Action Fund and the lobby tzedakah box.
Congregation Etz Chaim welcomes your generous donations to our many charitable funds that help support our efforts and activities. We give in honor of people, in memory of those who are no longer with us, and to celebrate life-cycle events.
Craig and Ellen Mandel in honor of their son Elliot becoming engaged to Bridget Skaggs.
Ben and Rachel Sevcik and Norm and Judy Mindel on the birth of their son/grandson, Graham Jameson Sevcik.
Donna Hershkopf and her family
on the death of her aunt,
Robert Davison and his family
on the death of his mother,
I hope that you are all enjoying the summer so far. Here at Etz Chaim, we are busy getting ready for the new school year. Registration forms are coming in and it’s so gratifying to see the volunteer forms returning (filled out!) as well.