- Etz Chaim is a vibrant congregation known for the passion and decorum of its prayer, the breadth and creativity of its programming, its devotion to Israel, and its warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Save the date: Mark your calendars for our Annual Journal Dinner with Guest of Honor Chaim Reich and Service Honoree Miriam Peskowitz. Sunday February 24th. Such worthy honorees will make the event truly memorable!
Congregation Etz Chaim is, first and foremost, a makom tefillah, a shul where davening with fervor is complemented by an absolute insistence on proper decorum. Whatever the background, dress, or level of knowledge of worshippers, all feel welcome in a joint effort to create a heartfelt and harmonious tefillah. Yet we recognize that this attitude is a goal for which we must constantly strive, and whose achievements can never be taken for granted.
Next Lecture will be: December 11.
Benefiting the community since 2011, "Navigating the Medical System" presents a monthly lecture on a general medical topic, usually on the second Tuesday of each month from September to June, calendar permitting. The talks are given at the level of the medical consumer. Some of our forthcoming talks will be on stroke and the mobile stroke treatment unit, new methods of radiation therapy, genetics, arrhythmia and transaortic valve replacement, bariatric surgery and nutrition, hypertension and kidney disease, new medications of the past year, arthritis and robotic joint replacement surgery, and infertility.
Our next shiur will be on Dec. 19, with our own Prof. Deena Rabinovich.
For over a decade our Shiur HaChodesh for Women by Women has served to expand opportunities for advanced Judaic studies for women in Kew Gardens Hills and surrounding communities. It is a once monthly session of high-level text-based Torah study by some of the foremost women teachers and professors of Tanach, from both Israel and the United States. Our sessions are held on Wed. evenings at 7:30 P.M. for approximately 1 hour. Light refreshments are served.
Parent-Child Learning takes place every Motzaei Shabbat during the winter about 1 hour after havdalah. Come and enjoy Torah, Pizza, and a cool raffle. Contact Rabbi Saul Erlbaum for more information or to sponsor an evening of learning.
Rabbi Moshe Rosenberg has been Rav of Etz Chaim for more than two decades, before which he served as Associate Rabbi of the Riverdale Jewish Center. A musmach of Yeshiva University, Rabbi Rosenberg has also served as an officer of the Vaad HaRabbonim of Queens and the Rabbinic Alumni of Yeshiva University, as well as a member of the Executive Board of the Rabbinical Council of America.