WU@CEC: Mazel Tov and Tikkun Olam Nomination Request

06/19/2017 07:01:59 AM


What's Up at Congregation Etz Chaim

This Week at CEC

Mazel Tov

Mazel tov to Michelle and Howie Sallerson on the birth of their grandson Aiden Sallerson in Atlanta, Georgia.


All members of the family are doing well.

Graduation Update

Mazel tov to Steven Douglass on his high school graduation in May 2017. Steven will be attending the University of Southern California where he will be part of the scholars program, the engineering honors program, and a fellow in the engineering society. He will major in aerospace engineering and minor in entrepreneurship or business management and administration. He will also be a part of the Progressive Degree Program where he can integrate graduate classes into his curriculum in order to earn a Masters Degree in 5 years.

Tikkun Olam Nominations Requested by July 31st

Our Jewish community would not be where it is today without the generosity and talents of volunteers who give of their time and energy.  The Jane B. Mendel Tikkun Olam Award, established through the generosity of the TRG Foundation, was created to honor these outstanding volunteers.


The Jewish Federation of Arkansas seeks to recognize an individual from our Congregation who embody the spirit of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world).


We ask that you nominate a person (or couple) who has demonstrated outstanding leadership this past year at CEC.  Our honoree will be recognized with a Jane B. Mendel Tikkun Olam Award, be presented at the 14th Annual Tikkun Olam Celebration on the evening of Saturday, December 16th, at the Little Rock Marriott Downtown. 


Please submit your nomination by clicking on this survey here: Tikkun Olam Survey


Previous Congregation Etz Chaim Honorees

2016 Helene Carter

2015 Michelle Malashock

2014 Carol and Paul Stuckey

2013 Mark Levine

2012 Ellen and Stan Kessler

2011 Steve Crowell

2010 Wynne Hoodis

2009 Robyn Douglass

2008 Tom Douglass

2007 Tomer Avivi

2006 David Hoodis

2005 Betsy Rosen


  • Joshua Branham (22nd)
  • Luke Branham (25th)
  • Carol Vella (25th)
  • Doug Brandt (25th)


  • None this week


  • None this week

Other News

Brown Baggin' It with FCC - Tikkun Olam Opportunity 

June's Brown Baggin' It items are Jelly or Jam (no glass jars please) for Samaritan Community Center and Make-up Kits for teen for Miracle on 14th St. Bring any and all donations to a CEC event at Waterway at FCC.

Shabbat and Torah Service on July 14th and 15th led by Cantor Radwine

Join us  as we welcome Cantor Radwine to NWA and to Congregation Etz Chaim. Cantor Radwine will lead both a Friday evening Shabbat Service and a Saturday morning Torah Service. Join us at Waterway for the following services:


Friday, July 14th at 6:30 p.m. at Waterway with an oneg following services sponsored by Jacob Schnur and Louise Ryan.


Saturday, July 15th at 9:30 a.m. at Waterway

Board Meeting July 20th at 6pm

The 2016-2017 Board will hold their last Board meeting of the fiscal year. All members in good standing are welcome to attend.


Date: Thursday July 20th

Time: 6pm

Location: 812 W Raintree, Suite 22, Bentonville, AR

Become a Member or Renew your Membership with Congregation Etz Chaim

Join Congregation Etz Chaim and become a member supporting our Congregation. You may now join us conveniently online!


Renewing members form  click here.


New members form click here.


Religious School form click here.

Member Benefit

For members who pay the full recommended amount by August 31st, you will receive complementary tickets to Congregation Etz Chaim's annual Yom Kippur Break the Fast and our annual Community Pesach Seder, as follows:

  • Family - 4 tickets to each event
  • Couple - 2 tickets to each event
  • Individual - 1 ticket to each event
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