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This Week on Shabbat
Drash by Rabbi David Schiller
“Shabbat T’Shuvah – Ezekiel 36 – God’s Holiness at work.”
All activities begin at 2:30 pm
Men and Women’s meetings
Women’s meeting will be taught by Becky Dean.
Becky will be teaching on Rachel, including information and slides of recent archeological discoveries in Israel. This presentation promises to be a fascinating exploration into an important matriarch. Expect to learn fascinating information connecting our matriarch Rachel & these archeological discoveries with Y’shua’s birth. We encourage all women to attend this presentation.
Youth Group 7th – 12th grades
High Holy Days are a special time before the Lord.
Please dress appropriately.
Psalm 96:7 Give Adonai his due, you families from the peoples;
give Adonai his due of glory and strength;
8 give Adonai the glory due to his name;
bring an offering, and enter his courtyards.
9 WORSHIP ADONAI IN HOLY ARRAY;
tremble before him, all the earth!
10 Say among the nations, “Adonai is king!”
The world is firmly established, immovable.
He will judge the peoples fairly.
AC can be cold bring a wrap to keep warm.
The High Holy Days traditions will continue at Eitz Chaim with Tuesday night’s 7:00 pm Erev Yom Kippur~Kol Nidre Service, October 8th, & on Wednesday morning 10:30 am, October 9th, our observance of the Day of Atonement.
Yom Kippur is a FAST day, no Oneg after services, however, please bring a dish to break the fast later in the evening. Everyone is asked to stay after services on Wednesday October 9th, for an afternoon of special activities: Foot washing, mini drash, time of reflection, prayer & repentance, ending in the evening with Yitzkor & Nielah services, 1:30-7:00pm. At 7:30pm, we’ll “break the fast” together, with a pot luck feast! Needed: (From EVERYONE!*) Everyone is asked to bring a dish for Wednesday 7:30pm night’s “break-the-fast.”
Eitz Chaim will host an exhibition featuring artist
from September 28th, until October 9th.
The exhibit displays Bela’s art, paintings and drawings, inspired by the horrors of Holocaust she learned from her mother Rosa. Her mother and cousin survived the Holocaust in Raseiniai, small rural town in Lithuania with the help of three heroic local Lithuanians who risked their lives by keeping two Jewish young women in hiding. Each work of Bela’s art represents a living testimony from the Holocaust, as well as a declaration of the invincible human spirit that refuses to surrender.
Bela Taraseiskey sat with survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust in Raseiniai for countless hours over several years, carefully listening and documenting their stories of pain, grief, resilience and quiet victory. In mid-2010, she submitted the nomination of her mother’s three saviors to Commission for the Designation of the Righteous at Yad Vashem. In January of 2011 three Lithuanian saviors were recognized as Righteous Among the Nations.
About the Artist
Born in 1946 in Kedainiai, Lithuania Bela is an accomplished artist and educator with more than 20 years of Art experience in. She studied Architecture and Arts in Lithuania. In 1993 Bela joined and became an active member of the Smithtown Art Center in New York.
From 1998 to 2004 she owned the “ART on 9th” art gallery in Hermosa Beach California, where she organized Art shows, promoted Art educations, taught Art classes. During that period her paintings were exhibited and received commendations at Juried Art Competitions throughout California. Bela’s unique approach to modern art has been well accepted and her paintings are now part of collections in USA, Lithuania, Russia and Australia.
In April 2001 she was among artists chosen to present their artwork in exhibition at New Century Artist Gallery in SOHO New York. She firmly believes in power of art to stimulate dialogue between people, and formulated the notion of teaching the Holocaust through the “Lens of Art and Testimony”.
2019 HIGH HOLY DAYS AT EITZ CHAIM – Important Information
Now is the time to ask your employer for time off if you want to attend daytime services.
High Holy Day Schedule
September 29 Erev Rosh Hashanah Sunday 7:00 pm service
30 Rosh Hashanah Monday 10:30 am service
October 8 Erev Yom Kippur 7:00 pm service
9 Yom Kippur 10:30 am service; continuing for a special afternoon of additional programs as well, culminating in a communal break the fast at sundown, breaking the fast at twilight.
13 Erev Tabernacles Cooper Lake for Campers set up day
19 Tabernacles Celebrated at Shul
20 End of Feast of Tabernacles
21 is the 8th day.
Visitors are welcome to come up to Cooper lake anytime during the week for day use or overnight camping. Day use requires a day fee ($5.) payable at the ranger station at the main gate. Overnight stays require a reservation. See information in next section for making reservations. Reservations are only needed for overnight stays.
Come for as many or as few days as you have available. You will never be too late, always welcome to participate. All are invited for the 8th day October 21. Teachings and activities every day.
All are welcome, no tickets needed, come for one or all services.
High Holy Days are a special time before the Lord.
Feast of Tabernacles ~ October 13-21st
Reservations are open at Cooper Lake ~ 512-389-8900
Dancing, children’s activities, adult/whole group lessons, and nature times Tuesday through Sunday. See newsletter online about space sharing for tent campers. Let’s start a discussion and begin planning for an even better Sukkot this year! Contact Dan Boron when you make your reservations so you can be added to the planning emails.
Sunday, October 27, 2019
Kosher BBQ Cook off Dallas TX
The national cuisine of Texas meets the dietary laws of the Bible in the Fifth Annual Dallas Kosher BBQ Championship on Sunday, October 27, 2019. Under the supervision of Dallas Kosher and the world-renowned Kansas City Barbeque Society, teams from around Texas and beyond will compete in a delectable, family-friendly event that is sure to draw a big crowd.
This is a great outreach to the Jewish community. Let’s form an EC team and participate. Contact Earl Smith Info@ecdallas.org
Please join us for a free one-night seminar on Jewish evangelism with Vladimir Pikman at Dallas Theological Seminary. In order to send you advance materials, please let us know you will be coming by registering HERE
. We hope to see you there!
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.
Remember chicken is allowed for Oneg now.
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!
Torah Portion of the Week
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Services: 10:30 AM, Saturday