Schedule of Services

The best way to experience Etz Chaim is to join us for one of our services, led by Rabbi Gary Berenson.  The Shabbos morning and Monday Minyan services are generally held in our first floor chapel, and our Friday night services upstairs in the main sanctuary.  High Holiday services as well as bar and bas mitzvahs are also usually held in the main sanctuary.

Etz Chaim Service Schedule

Friday Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday Night Each Week At 6pm

Welcome Shabbot with a brief informal service.

Saturday Mornings

All Year At 9.30 

Followed By Portland’s best Kiddush lunch

Monday Minyan

Weekly, All Year, from 5 to 5.30 p.m.

2nd Friday Family Service (will Return in the Fall)

With Guest Speakers

2nd Friday Night Each Month At 7

September Through May

For more information on special events or changes to the schedule, click the “Latest News”  tab on this website, call us at (207) 773-2339, or e-mail

We hope to see you at services soon!


Rosh Hashanah begins at sunset on Sunday, September 9th this year, and ends at sunset Tuesday the 11th.

Etz Chaim will have services on Sunday night, as well as morning services both Monday and Tuesday.  Watch for information on times and guest speakers. All are welcome… NO Tickets required.

Yom Kippur Begins at sunset on Tuesday, September 18th and ends at nightfall on Wednesday the 19th.

Etz Chaim will have a Kol Nidre service on the 18th, and all-day services on the 19th, including a guest speaker. The day will conclude with a break-the-fast in our community room.  Watch for information on times and speakers. All are welcome… NO Tickets required.