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:

Maine Synagogues Artistic Interpretations


Maine Jewish Museum is proud to present this unique exhibit featuring the works of 16 Maine Artists who have created their own interpretations of Synagogues in Maine.  The artists have worked in different mediums to create these wonderful pieces. The show will run from May 28 through July 5.

More information can be found by clicking here.

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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:


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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