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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.

Etz Ahaim Wine and Cheese Tasting PDF  | Print |  E-mail
wine.jpg Fine Wine and Gourmet Cheese Tasting

Sunday evening
March 8th @ 7:00pm

Just in time for Purim & Pesach – learn how to pair and select wines and cheeses!

Announcing our 5th Annual community-wide gourmet Kosher

Wine and Cheese Event

Kosher dietary laws will be strictly observed

There will also be a selection of gourmet Chalav Yisrael cheeses!

This entertaining and educational event will be led by
Zvi Bornstein
International Sommelier with Royal Wine Corp.


$18 per person / $30 per couple by Wednesday February 25th
 $25 per person / $40 per couple at the door

Please note: No one under 21 will be admitted

(Please consider becoming a Patron Sponsor to help defray the costs for this event. Patron sponsorships are available for a $118 tax-deductible donation, and include admission for two!)

Make checks payable to Congregation Etz Ahaim (include "Wine and Cheese" and number attending in memo), or place your reservation online.






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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

Go to our Facebook Page and click Like to get our news feed from there.

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