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:

August 2015 Edition of The York County Jewish Community Newsletter

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High Holiday Services at Etz Chaim

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Join us for High Holiday Services at Congregation Etz Chaim
Rosh Hashanah starts in the evening of September 13th. Yom Kippur starts the evening of September 22nd.

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Member Spotlight:

Member Spotlight – Ethan Levy

If you want to know about the Etz Chaim/York County Community Hebrew School, you should ask our new alum, Ethan Levy. Ethan, a 16-yr-old Junior at Thornton Academy, has been part of the Etz Chaim community – and the Hebrew School – for over half his life. “I think my family started going to Temple Read more >

Featured Member Recipes:

Recipe for High Holidays – Beef Brisket


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2015 NYC Teen Trip Slideshow

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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 2015 trip, created by one of the teens, Jackson Pierce.

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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.


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