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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. + More

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Today's Date

Sun, 04/20/2014
20 Nisan 5774 until sunset
כ ניסן התשעד

Upcoming Events

Lilith, The Night Demon in One Lewd Act

Saturday, April 19, at 8:00 pm

Join Joshua Horowitz and Veretski Pass for a fascinating look behind the scenes with a lecture/demonstration/mini-concert of their new work, Lilith, The Night Demon.

This psychedelic dramatic work is based on the Jewish mythological alternate story of creation and is composed for the San Francisco Choral Artists in collaboration with Veretski Pass. More info:www.liliththenightdemon.com

Free Money for Etz

A growing number of companies are beginning to make contributions to non-profit organizations - all we have to do is ask.  But we need your help.  Click here for a list of organizations that will give us free money and find out how you can ask for it.

Capital Campaign Continues

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 for adults with this entry:

 

 

And Zachary Siminoff won the Grand Prize for children with this entry:

 

 

Both entries will be framed and displayed in our lobby.  Click here to see our other winners and the prize they will receive.  Click here to see the video.  Click here to make a donation to the capital campaign.

קהילת "עץ חיים" הינה מקום מיוחד במינו. בית חם, פתוח ומקבל אשר אינו משתייך לזרם דתי כלשהו ומורכב מחילונים, מסורתיים, רפורמים וקונסרבטיבים, משפחות יהודיות ומעורבות, ישראלים ומקומיים המנהלים ביחד חיי קהילה יהודית עשירים.

Learn

Lifelong learning is a goal we enthusiastically embrace at Etz Chayim. Our educational programs mirror the diverse and inclusive values of our community.

Family and Youth Education
Adult Education
Bar/t Mitzvah

Sing

Etz Chayim is a congregation who loves to sing. We do not have a cantor or choir. Congregants "lead from their seats" by fully participating in the prayers and songs throughout the service.

Hear us sing! (Sh'ma Koleinu CD)

Pray

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.

- Rabbi Cartun's Sermons

 

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