Welcome to Etz Hayim

Congregation Etz Hayim is a wonderful, sacred community, a Kehilah Kedoshah.  We are a warm, inclusive Conservative congregation that reveres and embraces the rich heritage of our Jewish traditions and teachings. As a modern, egalitarian community living in America, we encourage diversity and freedom of expression, recognizing that each of us chooses our own path in Judaism.


At Congregation Etz Hayim, our hearts go out to the victims of the March 16 killings in Atlanta, and to their families, friends, and community. Sadly, the rise in attacks on Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders since the start of the pandemic is nationwide, and, according to a new report from Stop AAPI Hate, there have been 140 hate incidents against Asian Americans across Maryland, Virginia, and D.C. since last March. We stand in solidarity with those who are experiencing physical assaults, verbal harassment, and hate crimes, and the fear they create. Hatred, racism, misogyny, and discrimination are never acceptable, and we must all work actively to create communities where all members are welcomed, accepted, and valued.

CEH Social Action Committee and Rav Natan

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Our services are open to members and the public and we are transitioning them from being Zoom only, to Zoom and in-person.

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To ensure community health, Congregation Etz Hayim’s building is currently closed. However, our office staff is working remotely, we are holding virtual religious services and programs. For a complete overview of our remote programming, click here. We will get through this b’yachad (together)


Registration Now Open for Preschool Summer Camp 2021 and Preschool Year 2021-2022

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Religious School registration is ongoing!

Both CEH members and non-members may enroll students in Grades K-9. In our classes, students learn the foundations of Jewish living, participate in tefilla, and build a community of peers. We offer a curriculum designed for the online environment and highly-trained teachers. Click here for more information.


Weekly Messages from Rav Natan

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Rav Natan. 

16 Mar, 2021
Posted inCommunity Interest, Events, Featured Event, From The Rabbi, Religious Services, Zoom

CEH Pesach Information 2021

Etz Hayim Seder When: Sunday, March 28th Time: 6:15 - 8:00 pm Register here to attend the Seder. Let us know in your registration form if you would like to lead a part of the Seder! We  Read More »

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, services are being held virtually. Click here for more information.

Friday Night Shabbat   ~   6:15 PM
Saturday Morning Shabbat   ~   10:00 AM
Thursday Morning Minyan   ~   8:00 AM

**All Special Services are currently
suspended due to Covid-19

1st Friday: Potluck Shabbat
2nd Friday: Musical Shabbat
2nd Saturday: Club Meditation (9:30)

Sundays: Student & Family Service
(when religious school in session)

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11 May, 2021
Posted inUncategorized

Yom Yerushalaim – A Prayer for Peace in Jerusalem

Rav Natan Just a couple days ago we as Jews celebrated Yom Yerushalaim. A day when we celebrate the reunification of Jerusalem in 1967. This date is celebrated based on the Hebrew calendar (28th of Iyar), which  Read More »

Posted byEtz Hayim Office
04 May, 2021
Posted inAsk the Rabbi, From The Rabbi, Youtube

May the 4th Study vs Action

Rav Natan Freller A very wise master once said:"Luke! You must complete the training."Luke: "I can't keep the vision out of my head. They're my friends. I've got to help them."Yoda: "You must not go!"Luke: "But Han  Read More »

Posted byEtz Hayim Office
27 Apr, 2021
Posted inAdult Education, Ask the Rabbi, Chronicle, From The Rabbi, Religious Services

Holiness – The Eternal Pursuit

Rav Natan Freller If I had to explain what Judaism is all about in one word, without a doubt I would say: Kedusha (Holiness). Last week we read parashat Kedoshim and this week we read parashat Emor.  Read More »

Posted byEtz Hayim Office

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