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WU@CEC: Shabbat Services this Friday

12/04/2017 09:50:10 AM



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Shabbat Service and Limud (Study) on December 8th and 9th led by Cantor Radwine

Join us for a wonderful relaxing Shabbat. Cantor Radwine will lead both a Friday evening Shabbat Service and a Saturday morning Limud (לימוד).

Friday, December 8th at 6:30 p.m. at Waterway with an oneg following services

Saturday, December 9th at 9:30 a.m. at Waterway

Please bring your New Winter Coats for donation to services for FCC's Brown Baggin' It program (please see below for further description and a picture). Let's do some good and help our community.


Hanukkah Events at CEC

Are you ready to celebrate Hanukkah? Hanukkah starts on December 12th this year. We have many fun ways to celebrate with you:

Adult Hanukkah Study and Discussion led by Cantor Sam Radwine

Topic : “Everything you ever wanted to know about Hanukkah, but were afraid to ask”

Date: Sunday, December 10th

Time: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: FCC 807 SE 14th Street, Bentonville, Arkansas

Menorah Lighting on the Bentonville Square

Date: Tuesday, December 12th

Time: 6 p.m.

Where: Bentonville Square

Hanukkah Celebration at CEC

Bring your family Menorah and we will light the candles together before enjoying dinner together.  Come be social and learn a little about Hanukkah, our heritage and culture. RSVP here so are sure to count you in. Dinner will be provided, but sponsorship opportunities are available, donate here.

Date: Friday, December 15th

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Waterway 4074 SW H Street, Bentonville, Arkansas

We can't wait to see you at these joyous events.



Hanukkah at Temple Shalom

ARKanukah, ARKanukah

Come light the menorah,

Let's have a party

We'll all dance the hora,

Gather round the table, we'll give you a treat, 

Dreydels to play with, face painting, magic, etc and latkes to eat.  


Potluck -- (latkes, dairy, veggies, fish, and dessert). 

RSVP or 479-582-1707 and 

let us know if you want to make latkes or what you are bringing.

BYOM-Bring Your Own Menorah!



  • None this week


  • Michelle and Rob Beitscher (29th)

New Members

  • None this week


  • John Paul Vella, brother of Jason Vella (4th)
  • Martin Goldstein, husband of Betty Goldstein (4th)
  • Alejandro Fischman, grandfather of Lunita Benchimol (5th)
  • Fannie Zimmerman, grandfather of Sylvia Bechinsky (9th)

Other News


New Phone Number for CEC

Did you know that Congregation Etz Chaim has a new phone number? If you are looking for information or would like to call us, you can find us at: (501) 683-8967 or at



Brown Baggin' It with FCC - Tikkun Olam Opportunity 

Brown Baggin' It item is Winter Coats to support FCC's Miracle on 14th Street.


Miracle on 14th Street will occur on Saturday December 23rd. If you would like to participate, please contact Peggy Hicks at


Please bring any and all donations to a CEC event at Waterway at FCC. We appreciate your support of our relationship with FCC and our Community. Toda Raba!




Board Meeting December 19th at 6pm

All members in good standing are welcome to attend the monthly Board meeting on:

Date: Tuesday December 19th

Time: 6pm

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



Become a Member or Renew your Membership with Congregation Etz Chaim

Complete your Membership Forms here...

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.


Did you know??

You can update information about your family right from your membership page. You can add lifecycle events, significant dates, yahrtzeits, and much more. Just visit our website at and log in to your membership page using your email and password [login_link]. If you have difficulties, simply contact our administrator here.



Contact the Cantor

Ask the Cantor...If you are interested in contacting Cantor Radwine, please click here.



Toda Raba to our Donors


Congregation Etz Chaim is grateful to those who sustain us. Toda Raba for your generosity.


General Fund

  • Susan Lerner, in honor of Doug and Tina Brandt's 50th Wedding Anniversary
  • Jodi and Rick Prohofsky, in honor of Cantor Sam Radwine's installation

The following donations were made in honor of Dawn Bachman's Tikkun Olam Award

  • Aaron and Julie Fidler
  • Jodi and Rick Prohofsky
  • Cantor Sam Radwine
  • Sheila Sonnenschein
  • Erica Rochelle
  • Jeff Brown
  • Rob Sacks
  • Jeff House

Memorial Fund

  • Carol Novick, in memory of Mark Yekelchik at his yahrzeit

High Holy Day Appeal

  • Silvia Bechinsky

Religious School

  • Jacob Schnur donated a movie screen
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