Community Menorah Lighting
Please join us for our family Shabbat Hanukkah service and community menorah lighting. Be sure to bring your menorah and candles to add to the “glow!” This is a great celebration, complete with latkes! Please consider bringing a sweet treat for the Oneg! Celebrate Hanukkah as a community with your Temple family. This is a great event for everyone, including families with young children!
We’d love to have your non-member family and friends join us and we’d love to send them a personal invitation! Please email Emily Berman if you’d like us to include your guests!
Gentlemen, it’s that time to have our annual beer tasting event, after we assemble the menorah. If anyone wants to volunteer to purchase the beers, please let me know. You will be reimbursed (usually, I spend up to $50). The cost is $5 per person (to pay back the person buying the beer) and the RSVP date is 12/13.
A separate Evite will be sent as well.
Sisterhood Hanukkah Dinner
RSVP by December 8.
Please join us as we celebrate the Festival of Lights at this year’s dinner and gift swap. We invite you to bring a menorah to share holiday warmth with your fellow sisters. This year’s celebration will be buffet style (drinks are on your own).
If you have any food allergies, please reach out to Cindy Heilweil
Sisterhood Giving Tree
The season of giving is upon us once again!
Sisterhood has taken on three families through The Santa Foundation and will be collecting gifts for family members from Monday, November 25th to Friday, December 13th.
Please help us by selecting a member of the family to purchase gifts from their wish list. You can team up with other members to help cover a family member. Gifts should be labeled using the corresponding number and name of the recipient.
Gifts can be dropped off at Temple Etz Chaim.
Righteous or Self-Righteous?
Friday, December 6 @ 7:30pm at Franklin Federated Church
When someone thinks they are righteous, but you think they are self-righteous, who’s correct? When you think you’re righteous, but someone else disagrees, who’s right? How do you decide?
Egypt: What Were Those Women Up To?
Saturday, December 7 @ 9:00am at Temple Etz-Chaim
If you think you know the story of the Exodus, come read it through the eyes and fertile imagination of our Sages! They provide a truly behind-the-scenes view that might shock you and will certainly inspire you.
Creating Community Infused with Holiness
Saturday, December 7
Competition, political ideology, ignited tempers, and conspiracy threaten community cohesion – not only in the 21st century, but also in the first century House of Study. What wisdom can we glean for our time and for our own communities?
For Parents of Religious School Students at the home of Jennifer and Scott Eagerman
Sunday, December 8 at 9:45am
Kibbud Av V’em: (Honoring Parents) is Rarely as Simple as It Sounds
The mitzvah to honor parents is one of the “Top Ten,” but it is far from cut-and-dry. The sages tell us what constitutes “honor”, but they also delve into the messier situations of life when our sense of “honoring” clashes with that of our parents, and how to fulfill our obligation when our parents are especially “challenging”.
Holiday Gift Wrapping
The holiday season will be here before we know it! Once again, Temple Etz Chaim Sisterhood will have a table at Barnes and Noble in Bellingham. We are looking for volunteers to help sit at the table and gift wrap for Barnes and Noble shoppers.