Shalom and Welcome!  

Congregation Etz Chaim is a non-denominational synagogue located in Biddeford, Maine.  Our members are from all over York county, and even beyond.  Check out our website to learn about our vibrant community and our synagogue offerings:

  • High Holiday Services
  • Shabbat Morning Services Twice A Month
  • Jewish Holiday Celebrations
  • Community Friday Night Potlucks
  • Weekly Hebrew School for School Age Children
  • Sunday School for Young Children & Families
  • Adult Education and Community Programming
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah Training

“We use gender sensitive prayer books in a warm, friendly atmosphere. We are also the home of the Samuel Osher Memorial Library, which offers Jewish books, music, education materials, and a wide selection of videotapes/DVDs.”

– David Strassler, President

Upcoming Events:

Anti-Semitism Lecture

Please Join Us

12th Century Views in a 21st Century World
by Alicia Harding
Thursday May 28, 2015
7-8 pm
Dessert reception following
Congregation Etz Chaim
Biddeford, Maine
FMI: etzchaimme.org

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Member Spotlight:

Member Spotlight - Julie Campisi


Maybe you’ve seen her friendly face at services, eaten a couple of her chocolate chip cookies at a pot luck, or have been delighted to receive a handmade gift made by a student in the Hebrew School. If so, you probably know who this member spotlight is about – it’s Julie Campisi.

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Featured Member Recipes:


The March 2015 Edition of The Newsletter is Here!


Want to know more about our community?

Read the latest edition of The York County Jewish Community Newsletter here.


2014 York County Hebrew School Teen Class NYC trip Slideshow


Every year our Teen Confirmation Class takes a field trip to NYC to take in modern Jewish cultural sites (and a Broadway show!)  Check out this slideshow of the 2014 trip, created by one of the teens, Jackson Pierce.

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