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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.

Please join us to hear the world famous speaker 
Yosef Mizrachi was born in 1968 in Israel. After his military service in the Israel Defense Forces he worked in finance in New York City. In 1997, he left his professional career and devoted his life to first learning and eventually teaching Torah. Mizrachi taught at Yeshivat Ohr Yisrael in Monsey for a number of years.
He is presently devoted to  kiruv.
Rabbi Mizrachi has lectured worldwide. In 2004 he launched the "" website posting many of his video.
The History of Jews in Arab Lands PDF  | Print |  E-mail

The History of Jews in Arab Lands The Untold Story 

  • A general look at Jewish history in Arab countries
  • A specific look at 20th century Jewish life in Egypt
  • A look at how the influence of Nazism went well beyond Europe, focusing on the Farhud, a violent, Nazi inspired pogrom that took place in Iraq in 1941.

Wednesday October 21 at 8.00 pm
Congregation Etz Ahaim
230 Denison St.
Highland Park NJ 08904
732 247 3839


High Holiday and Festival Schedule for 5776/2015 PDF  | Print |  E-mail

Our Complete Holiday Schedule is now available. Click on Print above and keep a copy handy.

You can use our store  to reserve your High Holiday Seats. 

Etz Ahaim's Second Annual Simcha Kiddush PDF  | Print |  E-mail

Etz Ahaim's Second Annual Simcha Kiddush

December 12 - After Shacharit

Do you have something to be thankful for? You got that promotion at work. Your daughter got an A on that science test. You live in a beautiful Jewish community. The sanitation department picked up that old TV set without you calling for a “special pickup”. 

Here’s your chance to thank G-d, by sponsoring Etz Ahaim’s First Annual Simcha Kiddush. You can sponsor the Kiddush from anywhere between two chai ($36) and five chai ($90). Share your simcha with the community. Every sponsor will be publicly thanked and displayed on our Simcha Kiddush Scroll.



Women's Israeli Dancing! PDF  | Print |  E-mail

Women's Israeli dancing every Sunday at 11am. Cost is $10 per session.

Sponsored by the Daughters of Etz Ahaim. 


The Stained Glass Windows PDF  | Print |  E-mail

The Stained Glass Windows

These are the panes of stained glass that surround the cupola above the main sanctuary.  They form two themes or groups: Jewish Holidays and The Tribes of Israel.

Shabbat Simchat Torah

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Have you seen our new doors? PDF  | Print |  E-mail

Have you seen our new doors?

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Kosher Facility with Meat Kitchen for Your Simcha! PDF  | Print |  E-mail

Social Halls

Congregation Etz Ahaim has two social halls that can be rented for smachot (simchas).

Enjoy our large formal social dining hall - outfitted with a raised stage for musical entertainment and dance floor.

Upper social hall Lower social hall

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We are now on Facebook at Congregation Etz Ahaim

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