Upcoming Shabbat Services:

Friday, December 1st @ 7:00 pm

Saturday, December 16th @ 7:00 pm

Chanukah Party,  Sunday, December 17th @ 5:00 pm – See calendar for more information


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Congregation Etz Chaim is
World Famous!

Our own Sarah Starassler shares some Etz Chaim t-shirts in Ghana!

To read more about Sarah’s work, you can view the latest version of the newsletter.


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
  • 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:

Women’s Book Discussion Group

Hello Fellow Community members!

Congregation Etz Chaim is starting a Women’s Book Discussion Group! We hope you will join us for a warm and enriching experience among women who enjoy the company of other women while discussing Jewish topics.

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Member Spotlight:

Member Spotlight – It Could Be You!

Are you interested in being
featured in a Member Spotlight article?  If so, please contact .

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Featured Member Recipes:

Rosh Hashanah: Round Challah with Sweet Crumb Topping

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The April 2017 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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