Eitz Chaim Newsletter – December 29, 2018

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.

(see contact info at end of newsletter)


This Week on Shabbat
Drash by Rabbi David Schiller
Romans 10 – How Shall They Hear Without a Preacher?
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2:30 to 3:30 PM
Andrew Green will be
giving a seminar on biblical nutrition.


Year end giving

Eitz Chaim would like to thank you for your faithful support over the past year. Your support not only pays the rent and keeps the lights on but helps numerous ministries both here and in Israel, as well as many of your fellow members and attendees who are in need of help. This is just a reminder that there are only two more weeks for giving in this year. Please consider a gift to Eitz Chaim for either the general fund or the building fund before the end of the year. If mailed in, or Paypal given, all gifts must be time stamped no later than December 31 in order to count in 2018 taxes. For your convenience you can click on either icons below and be taken to our Paypal website.  
Thank you

No Activities on Tuesday January 1
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January 5 2019
Chad Rogers will be teaching a self-defense seminar after oneg on Krav Maga. He has been teaching Martial Arts for 38 years and this class is designed for any person from youth to seniors. How to protect yourself from an attacker. This will be an instructional/informational seminar. It is not a physical contact instruction. Timely for all of us. Auditorium. 2:45 pm lasting 3 hours.
Chad Rogers with Eyal Yanilov the Krav Maga head instructor from Israel. Had the opportunity to train with him and learn not only Krav but he focused on executive protection and protecting others as well. Huge takeaways to go back and reteach for others.

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January 12th

Hebrew Class with Yaffa Adelstein After Oneg.
Sign up with Yaffa
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Service project performed FOR our Seniors
The youth group of Eitz Chaim would like to perform some service projects for our senior members. If you as a senior have some projects you need help with please contact Terry and Mieling Watson. They are envisioning the young people helping seniors with tasks around the house. Interior cleaning for the girls, Yard Work outside for the boys, or whatever project you might suggest. They are wanting to perform one service project per month with the teens.
Call Terry 972-898 7877 to Discuss the possibilities and get onto the list.
Call now.


A Special Message about Oneg
Man does not live by chips alone…………….Part of the fellowship of Oneg is that we have all provided a little something to share and make a great meal for everyone. Many who don’t cook can pick up something at the store that is acceptable such as premade salads, like potato, egg, or macaroni, many other premade items are also available in the stores. It seems that chips is the go to for many and currently we can have as many as 21 bags of chips at any time. So in addition to asking you to bring something, we are also asking that you be a bit more creative in your selection and find an alternative to chips. Some suggestions below:

“Alternatives to chips”
Pickles, pickled peppers, pickled cauliflower, pickled okra, olives, beets, artichokes, cottage cheese, canned fruit, sunflower seeds, cheese singles, feta cheese, cheese wedges, Cheese spreads, Croutons, gluten free chips, guacamole, artichoke/spinach dip. Sliced cheese, the possibilities are endless, just keep in mind no pork, meat, chicken, crustaceans and look for kosher symbols on packaged goods. Stores often have warm foods like potato wedges or other acceptable items that can be warmed in our warmers. Lemonade, fruit punch, tea, coffee creamer, half and half are other options that would be appreciated.
We do not need large quantities – just things to embellish a great salad or add to the Oneg selections. Thank you!


We are doing general casting for the upcoming Purim play in the spring, gauging who wants to be involved and at what level.  Actors, singers, and crew: help with sets, props, costumes, lighting, and sound, are all encouraged to participate.  If you have no experience, a willingness to learn is enough.
There are no age restrictions, but you must be able to behave and be responsible for yourself.  See Rusty Acheson or Ben Wilcox

Healing rooms
During the Praise and Worship there are rooms available in the offices for all spiritual  needs.   See one of the ushers for directions during the Praise and Worship service prior to the Message.
Do you have a prayer room testimony? We’d like to share and encourage others with the wonders that our God has done for you! Please contact Kathleen below.
To join the prayer Ministry Team please contact Kathleen Marion kamsinger@aol.com

Torah Portion of the Week   

Shemot ~ Names
“Israel, Cry Out!”

Exodus 1:1-6:1
Isaiah 27:6-28:13; 29:22-23;
Jeremiah 1:2-3
1 Corinthians 14:13-25
Commentary by Mark Huey 

Every Shabbat we are blessed to have MORE VISITORS join us for oneg. Because fellowship is an important part of Eitz Chaim’s ministry, we are asking
ALL MEMBERS and REGULAR ATTENDEES TO PARTICIPATE BY BRINGING A DISH, OR TWO, to Shul on Shabbat. Oneg is a time of sharing and fellowship IT IS NOT AN ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET PLEASE DO NOT FILL YOUR PLATE TO OVER FLOWING LEAVING NOTHING FOR OTHERS TO EAT!  
 
Dairy parve only (no meat, chicken or crustaceans).
PLEASE LET OUR VISITORS AND SENIOR CITIZENS GO TO THE HEAD OF THE LINE. ALL CHILDREN SHOULD GO THROUGH THE LINE WITH THEIR PARENTS PLEASE!

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