Our next scholar in residence program: Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Yehoshua Grunstein
We look forward to spending Shabbat Balak, June 29-30 2018 with Rabbi Yehoshua
Grunstein of the Strauss-Amiel Institute for the training of Rabbis, whose visits always
provide us with inspiration and the latest briefings in halakhic areas and news from
Israel. This year, Rabbi Grunstein’s topics will include:
Shabbat morning Derasha- Israel at 70; still the "Dawning of our Redemption"?
Shabbat Shuir before Mincha- Can I Disagree with a “Gadol”?
Shabbat after Mincha/at Seuda Shlishit- “Glatt Kosher”- Limited to Food?
Next Lecture (generally at 7:30 PM) will be: (resumes after summer)
Benefiting the community since 2011, "Navigating the Medical System" presents a monthly lecture on a general medical topic, usually on the second Tuesday of each month from September to June, calendar permitting. The talks are given at the level of the medical consumer. Some of our forthcoming talks are on diabetes and diet, what's new in Heart disease and Palliative Care Medicine.
Our next shiur will be on Wednesday June 6th with Prof. Nechama Price, on the topic Happily Ever After? The Marriage of Moshe and Tzipporah. The shiur is being sponsored by Penny Ulliss. Supporters in part are Rochelle Benuck and Fran Samberg. Refreshments are sponsored by Marilynne Vogel.
Parent-Child Learning takes place every Motzaei Shabbat during the winter about 1 hour after havdalah. Come and enjoy Torah, Pizza, and a cool raffle. Contact Rabbi Saul Erlbaum for more information or to sponsor an evening of learning.
- Etz Chaim is a vibrant congregation known for the passion and decorum of its prayer, the breadth and creativity of its programming, its devotion to Israel, and its warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Congregation Etz Chaim is, first and foremost, a makom tefillah, a shul where davening with fervor is complemented by an absolute insistence on proper decorum. Whatever the background, dress, or level of knowledge of worshippers, all feel welcome in a joint effort to create a heartfelt and harmonious tefillah. Yet we recognize that this attitude is a goal for which we must constantly strive, and whose achievements can never be taken for granted.
Rabbi Moshe Rosenberg has been Rav of Etz Chaim for more than two decades, before which he served as Associate Rabbi of the Riverdale Jewish Center. A musmach of Yeshiva University, Rabbi Rosenberg has also served as an officer of the Vaad HaRabbonim of Queens and the Rabbinic Alumni of Yeshiva University, as well as a member of the Executive Board of the Rabbinical Council of America.