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We at Con­gre­ga­tion Etz Ahaim take pride in being one of the warmest, friendliest and most welcoming congregations in the community. Our doors are always wide open to members of the local Raritan Valley community, as well as to people living outside our area.

Respecting the beautiful customs and traditions of our faith, Congregation Etz Ahaim is an orthodox Sephardic synagogue. Morning and evening services are held daily. Child care and a children's program are offered on Shabbat and Yom Tov. All of our Shabbat services are followed by a bountiful sit-down kiddush, providing members with an opportunity to socialize, greet new worshipers, and informally meet our rabbi, Rabbi David Bassous.

Whether you are thinking of moving into the Highland Park/Edison area, or you live locally and are interested in finding out more about Congregation Etz Ahaim, we would love to assist you. Our kehilla is a very friendly place and we have a diverse membership, from old to young, and a variety of observance levels. One thing we all have in common is a desire to help newcomers feel welcome.

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I/We________________________________ hereby authorize Rabbi David Bassous to dispose of all chametz, and pets that eat chametz, that may be in my/our possession wherever it may be at home, at my/our place of business or elsewhere -- in accordance with the requirements of Jewish Law as incorporated in the contract for the sale of chametz.
Address_________________________ Apt ___________
City _______________________ State_____ Zip______
Area(s) where chametz will be:________________________________
Signature(s) ________________________________
Date_________________ Telephone__________________________
Send forms to: Rabbi David Bassous
Congregation Etz Ahaim
230 Denison St., Highland Park, NJ 08904
All certificates must be received by
THURSDAY, April 2, 2015
It is customary to give tzedakah (charity) when selling chametz, either by bringing kasher le-Pesach food to the synagogue office or by making a donation to our charity fund.
Please use the form below to send in your donation. Make your checks payable to: CEA Charity Fund.
Enclosed is my/our donation of:
$___________________ for selling our chametz, and
$___________________ for the Passover food drive.
Please send this form as early as possible, so that the funds can be given to the needy. If you know of a needy family let the Jewish Family Service know.

Women's Israeli Dancing! PDF  | Print |  E-mail

Women's Israeli dancing every Sunday at 11am. Cost is $10 per session.

Sponsored by the Daughters of Etz Ahaim. 


The Stained Glass Windows PDF  | Print |  E-mail

The Stained Glass Windows

These are the panes of stained glass that surround the cupola above the main sanctuary.  They form two themes or groups: Jewish Holidays and The Tribes of Israel.

Shabbat Simchat Torah

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Have you seen our new doors? PDF  | Print |  E-mail

Have you seen our new doors?

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Kosher Facility with Meat Kitchen for Your Simcha! PDF  | Print |  E-mail

Social Halls

Congregation Etz Ahaim has two social halls that can be rented for smachot (simchas).

Enjoy our large formal social dining hall - outfitted with a raised stage for musical entertainment and dance floor.

Upper social hall Lower social hall

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We are now on Facebook at Congregation Etz Ahaim

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