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.

Etz Chaim is a congregation in which involvement of its members is always appreciated. With this in mind, we have a twice-monthly Torah publication with divrei Torah written by those who attend our shul, called 'Ma'amarai Etz Chaim,' 'Sayings of Etz Chaim.'  To read the latest one, click here.  To contribute to an upcoming addition, with no divrei Torah too small or large, please add your name and email to this document by the week in which you wish to submit.  All submissions should be received by Wednesday at 12 PM for that given week.  For questions, please email Gittela Harris:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

See video of Rabbi Hanoch Teller speaking at Etz Chaim - Yom Haazmaut 5778

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.

Makom Ba-Lev project commemorating the lives of our kedoshim in Eretz Yisrael. Message from Rabbi Rosenberg: The inspiration for this project comes from the words of HaRav Yehuda Amital, Zt’l, the founding Rosh HaYeshiva of Yeshivat Har Etzion. When eight of the Yeshiva’s talmidim fell during the Yom Kippur War,

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.