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WU@CEC: What't Up is Taking a Break

12/18/2017 07:00:49 AM



What's Up at Congregation Etz Chaim


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What's Up at CEC is Taking a Break until January 2018

Shalom Members and Friends - 

We hope that during Hanukkah you have been able to stand in the light of your Hanukiot and share the blessings of our miracle of survival. Every Jew is the like the oil that lasted for eight days, we continue to survive against every strife with the miracle of life. 

As the year comes to an end, we wish you all a happy and healthy holiday season. The weekly What's Up is taking a break until January. We will return with new updates and events to share with all. Be sure to read below about our upcoming adult education series that will start in January 2018, as well as our next Shabbat service and Limud session.

We have had a wonderful 2017 together and look forward to seeing you in 2018 as we learn, celebrate, and share our lives together.

Congregation Etz Chaim



Mazel Tov Dawn Bachman

Mazel Tov to Dawn Bachman. On December 16th, Dawn received the Jane B. Mendel Tikkun Olam award from the Jewish Federation of Arkansas in Little Rock at the Sharing Our Light celebration. Congregation Etz Chaim nominated her as the 2017 honoree for her dedication, work, and love of Judaism in our NWA community.



Year End Donations to Congregation Etz Chaim

The generosity of our members and friends enhances the way we all experience Judaism, through inspiring worship services; thought-provoking study; and meaningful personal relationships. Our connections with ourselves, one another and the world beyond our walls are deepened by incredible donors like you. 

What lies behind tzedakah is the power of community. We are each other’s guarantors through good times and bad. We have a responsibility not only to ourselves, but to others. In Judaism, giving is not about giving. It is about the transcendent power of community. It is a fulfillment that elevates us and binds us to each other. 

You still have time to make a tax deductible donation to Congregation Etz Chaim before the end of the 2017. If you would like to support our wonderful congregation, you may do so online here. We will send you a receipt for your records.


Thank you for sustaining Congregation Etz Chaim.



Adult Educational Series - A Look at Judaism



  • Benjamin Boral (18th)
  • Stan Kessler (18th)
  • Yefim Buzik (20th)
  • Betty Goldstein (22nd)
  • Daniel Stein (24th)
  • Lynn Branham (28th)
  • Gail Lamphere (1st)
  • Sam Winchester (4th)


  • Ellen and Stan Kessler (23rd)

New Members

  • None this week


  • Sanford Sallerson, father of Howie Sallerson (21st)
  • Kenneth Zimmermann, father of Kraig Zimmermann (24th)
  • Leonid Buzik, father of Yefim Buzik (30th)
  • Max Winchester, son of Marcy and Scott Winchester and brother of Andrew and Sam (3rd)

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



Shabbat Service and Limud (Study) on January 12th and 13th 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, January 12th at 6:30 p.m. at Waterway with an oneg following services

Saturday, January 13th 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.



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.

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