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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This seminar is designed to provide you with exposure to key elements of situational awareness, disaster preparedness, terrorist/criminal surveillance detection, available resources and improvised explosive device (IED) recognition.
In this profusely illustrated talk, Dr. Nathan Reiss will discuss a three week trip through southern India and the United Arab Emirates. He was particularly interested in the cultures of the two countries, and for evidence of their Jewish connections, past and present.
Devin E. Naar is the Isaac Alhadeff Professor in Sephardic Studies and Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and History at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he directs the Sephardic Studies Program.
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 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.