Located in Palo Alto California, Congregation Etz Chayim melds Reform and Conservative traditions with elements from across the spectrum of Judaism. We focus on spirituality, lifelong learning and service, and offer a warm, inclusive egalitarian community.
Saturday Night Live Purim, March 15
Our very own zany EtzNL cast of characters will present the SNL megillah.
Festivities begin at 7:00 pm--arrive in costume or raid our costume bank, followed by Maariv and Havdalah service at 7:15.
7:45 pm EtzNL Megillah, Open Bar with Purim concoctions (including non-alchoholic drinks) and snacks
Bring a box of mac and cheese as your noisemaker and donate it for the hungry afterwards.
Mingling, games and dessert follow the presentation.
Bring a plate of Hamantashen to share!
Pre-Purim Pizza and Drink Tasting Party, March 8, 6:00 pm
Enter your mixed drink into the Purim Drink contest!
Bring tastes enough for 30 people-top 2 will be served at EtzNL Purim.
At the home of Colm and Aimee Lysaght. Contact Aimee for more details.
Do you want to learn how to make hamantashen? Or maybe just a new kind of hamantashen?
Bakers, novice and experienced, are taking over the kitchen all day to bake hamantashen for our Purim Celebration on Saturday, March 15. Come for one session, come for them all!
Gluten-Free Hamantashen with Liz Russell (we're putting this one first before the room is full of wheat flour!)
Zebra Striped Hamantashen with Preeva Tramiel. Learn how to layer dough to create eye-catching and delicious treats.
Yeast Dough Hamantashen with Jessica Bernhardt. A classic Eastern European treat which is hard to find in NorCal.
Free for Kids and their Grown-Ups -- Perfect for ages 2-12
Ride a Pony like Mordecai
Make Your Own Megillah
Join the International Triangle Hunt
Feast with Ahashurerus
Do Purim Mitzvot
And Much, Much More!
Our "Spreading Our Canopy" coloring contest is over. We had such great entries, that we had lots of winners. Karen Manor won the Grand Prize with this entry, which will be framed and displayed in the lobby.
If you are looking for a place of worship, we invite you to visit. With fewer than 300 member households, we are small enough to know everyone, yet large enough to provide a full array of programming.
- Friday Evenings 7:30 pm
- Saturday Mornings 10:00 am
- Torah Study 9:00 am
- Contemplative Service 10:00 am first Saturday of each month
- Fifth Friday Special Celebratory Services 7:30 pm in months with five Fridays.