Eitz Chaim Newsletter – November 4, 2017

Eitz-Chaim is a congregation committed to prayer, discipleship, and service. If you have a need or a prayer request, let us hear from you.

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This Week on Shabbat

Weekly Shabbat Drash by
Dan Juster
 Due to scheduling with the church, Shabbat services on November 4 will be held at Eitz Chaim’s former location 650 West Campbell for this day ONLY.  There will be no coffee or oneg at the building, and all afternoon activities are cancelled for that day with the exception of the Hispanic Ministry which will meet at 2:30 pm.  You may bring a sack lunch if you like and fellowship in the side yard where the picnic tables are. It should be a nice day on Shabbat.

Sunday, November 5th
Eitz Chaim Sisterhood
Ladies Tea

2 pm to 5 pm
At the home of
Margaret  Huey
10012 Candlebrook Dr.
Dallas, TX 75243

Please bring finger sandwiches, cookies, small pastries, or cup cakes. A variety of teas and drinks will be provided.

Please RSVP to Margaret Huey by November 3.

There is still time to sign up for our joint Thanksgiving dinner with Central Christian Church November 12th.

YOU have been invited to come to a Church / Shul Joint THANKSGIVING Celebration at 1651 East Campbell Road Richardson Texas On Sunday – November 12 at 5:30 pm.
Central Christian Church would like for you to come and join in this Thanksgiving Celebration.
We are NOT just tenants here we are family and as such they want to get to know US better and we them.
Please RSVP to  office@centralrichardson.com with the number of people coming with you and what you can bring to this Joint Thanksgiving oneg.  If you can cook a turkey, say COOK Turkey, and one will be provided to you to cook.
All are welcome, even if you don’t RSVP just bring a dish to share. But it will help them to have enough tables and chairs if you can RSVP.

Intermediate Hebrew Class

Intermediate Hebrew started classes Oct 21, taught by Yaffa. Only one student is in the class, we need more students. She is not going to teach a class without students in it. Class is meeting at 9:00am on Shabbat.
Please reply to her at the email address below whether or not you will attend. yaffakadoch3@gmail.com

Back by popular demand
The Famous Eitz Chaim
Hanukkah Talent Show and Contest!
Singing, dancing, art, prestidigitation, drama, poetry, whatever your talent!

Sign up now with Mark Huey for your slot in the talent line up. There will be prizes!

The Prison Ministry shares the message of Messiah Yeshua to those incarcerated in Texas prisons.

January 28 Beto Unit
February 11  Middleton Unit

See Gene Bridges or email:


It’s a GIRL!
Baby shower for Amy Shippee
November 11 at the end of Oneg
She is registered on Amazon and needs girl clothing–Onesies, sleep gowns, zip pajamas, dresses and bows, etc. Gift cards for local Forney restaurants would also be especially helpful.

Robin, Sue and Kenny will leave for their next to the Jew First Outreach October 21st and return November 6th. Please pray for divine appointments and a successful outreach.

Thank You in advance for Your prayers and support!


Torah Portion of the Week

V’yeira – He appeared
“Testing Abraham’s Faith”
Genesis 18:1-22:24
2 Kings 4:1-37 (A); 4:1-23
Luke 2:1-38
Commentary by Mark Huey
Click here

Just a reminder Eitz Chaim does not “pass the plate” we have a tzedakah box at the back of the sanctuary for tithes and donations.
2 Corinthians 8:3-4 For I testify that according to their ability, and beyond their ability, they gave of their own accord, begging us with much urging for the favor of participation in the support of the saints.
Some early believers suffered persecution that put them in a serious financial hardship. They relied on the help of the rest of the Body of Messiah which was provided with joy. The Body has grown to what it is today and more than ever some believers need the help of others. Supporting the saints financially is a biblical mandate that translates into great blessings for both those who give and those who receive, not to mention those reached with the Gospel and saved as a result. Who wouldn’t want to be part of a biblical win/win/win situation? ~Olivier Melnick

“We are members of the messianic Jewish alliance of America (MJAA). We need to support our Alliance! We strongly urge everyone receiving this email to please register for this conference, by going to The MJAA Regional Conference Information page. Use buttons above!

Only by registering can you attend the entire weekend of events, including all the special speakers, seminars, workshops, etc.

Yes, the public worship services are free and everyone should attend, but we really urge you to register for the entire conference and go to everything else as well.

For example, our own David Schiller and Dr. Marc Chernizer are speaking, but if you are not registered for the entire conference, you will not be able to hear them speak.

The registration fee is very modest, and helps support our Alliance!

Everyone else from out of town has to pay for airfare and hotel and meals, but all you have to do is pay a modest registration fee, so there’s no reason not to sign up!

Please note that our EC Shabbat services are canceled on Saturday, November 18, and we instead will all be attending the conference service that morning. Childcare is provided.

They are also special children’s, youth, and singles programs throughout the entire weekend.

The conference is at the Hilton DFW Lakes executive conference center in Grapevine.

Please also note that the times for the services are different than our normal times. For example, the Saturday morning service starts at 9:30 AM, not 10:30 AM.

Please also note that EC is hosting the Friday night worship service, so you will want to be sure to attend that as well.

Please register today!”
Remember Eitz Chaim WILL NOT be meeting at Central Church on November 18.
We will be at the MJAA Conference
Hilton DFW Lakes
Executive Conference Center
1800 Highway 26E, Grapevine, Texas, 76051-9641

Eitz-Chaim Congregation

MEETING ADDRESS: 1651 E. Campbell Road Richardson, TX 75082
MAILING ADDRESS: PO Box 832568 Richardson TX 75083
Services: 10:30 AM, Saturday
Phone: 972-231-3884