Join us for our virtual Book Brunch on Zoom!  We have a wonderful group that comes together with Rabbi Kitty for good discussion and a great time.  Even if you have not read the book, we encourage you to join us and listen in on the conversation.

Please note: Our January meeting will be held at a private residence, so RSVP early to join us!

The Lemon Tree  by Sandy Tolan

Saturday, January 29th from 11:00am to 12:30pm.

In 1967, Bashir Khairi, a twenty-five-year-old Palestinian, journeyed to Israel with the goal of seeing the beloved stone house with the lemon tree behind it that he and his family had fled nineteen years earlier. To his surprise, when he found the house he was greeted by Dalia Eshkenazi Landau, a nineteen-year-old Israeli college student, whose family left fled Europe for Israel following the Holocaust. On the stoop of their shared home, Dalia and Bashir began a rare friendship, forged in the aftermath of war and tested over the next half century in ways that neither could imagine on that summer day in 1967. Sandy Tolan brings the Israeli-Palestinian conflict down to its most human level, demonstrating that even amid the bleakest political realities there exist stories of hope and transformation.


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Friday, January 7th at 6pm

We are pleased to be able to resume this CEC tradition! The first Friday of each month we meet as a community for dinner before attending services together.

Note: Our service this evening will NOT be held in-person but will be made available on FaceBook and YouTube.  Come out to have dinner and fun with Etz Chaim friends before viewing the service at home later.

RSVP so we can save you a seat!