Welcome to Congregation Etz Ahaim
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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Jews had a thriving community in Egypt that grew to 75,000 over many centuries. Anti-Semitism and Arab nationalism destroyed the community in little more than 10 years.
This epic documentary is the story of Egyptian Jewish families., many prosperous professionals and merchants, who became expelled refugees, forced to start over again in new countries.
Will begin October 24 to meet every Tuesday from 7 to 9 pm in the lower social hall of Congregation Etz Ahaim. Please bring your own project and associated supplies.
All levels are welcome but please note this is not a class. For more information please contact Chana Bishburg
If you're depending upon the eruv for carrying on Shabbat, you are responsible to check the status of the eruv before Shabbat starts. We now have four official different ways you can check the eruv's status:
The Jewish community in Houston, Texas, has once again found itself in the crosshairs of a devastating storm that has already flooded many neighborhoods and will likely cause much more damage in the next 24-48 hours.
The Daughters of Etz Ahaim is starting a quilting class on Tuesdays, August 8 through Labor Day for women and girls. Led by Chana Bishburg, the class will focus on quilting essentials such as fabric, cutting, piecing assembly, quilting, and finishing a quilt.