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High Holiday Services at
Congregation Etz Chaim

Fall 2014/ Hebrew Year 5775

36 Bacon Street, Biddeford, ME

Everyone is welcome---No tickets required

Below is is the schedule for the 2014 Congregation Etz Chaim Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur services.

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-Donations are always appreciated-

Rosh Hashana

Eve of Wednesday September 24 - 6:30 pm

Thursday, September 25 - 9:15 am

- Torah Service: 10:15 am

-Hineini: 11:15 am
 Tashlich to follow service @ 12:30 pm

-Evening Service: 6:30 pm

Friday, September 26 - 9:15 am

-No evening service

Yom Kippur

Evening Friday, October 3

-Kol Nidre: 6:15 pm

Saturday, October 4 - 9:15 am

- Torah Service: 10:15 am

- Yizkor (Memorial Service): 11 am

- Afternoon Service: 4:30 pm

- Community Break Fast following Service at 6:15 pm


  • A special Shabbat Shuvah service: Saturday Sept 27 beginning at 9:30 am
  • A special Sunday School with holiday activities for younger children & their families: Sunday, Sept 28: 10 am - 12 noon—Challah and apples & honey included

The August 2014 Edition of The York County Community Newsletter is now available!


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York County Hebrew School participates in Houses for Change tzedakah campaign

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Shalom and Welcome

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Congregation Etz Chaim is a non-denominational synagogue located in Biddeford, Maine which offers the following:

“We use gender sensitive prayer books in a warm, friendly atmosphere . We are also the home of the Samuel Osher Memorial Library, which offers Jewish books, music, education materials, and a wide selection of videotapes/DVDs.”
- David Strassler, President

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As the Torah covers go from dark to white, So may our motives and our actions Change from greed to generosity, From selfishness to compassion, From fear to faith, And from indifference to righteousness

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