Congregation Etz Chaim - Fairport, NY
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November 28, 2015   16 Kislev 5776

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We are a Reform Jewish Congregation, in the Rochester, New Yok area welcoming diverse appreciation of our shared synagogue traditions.  We fill a unique niche in the Rochester Jewish Community.

Congregation Etz Chaim has an open-door policy.  We enjoy having guests and welcome new members.

Please feel free to attend any services of our services or events.  Our Rabbi and our members will greet you and you can be assured of a warm reception.  

Congregation Etz Chaim, 2 Mountain Rise, Fairport, New York 14450,  (585) 223-5344


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High Holiday Services  

High Holiday Schedule

Erev Rosh Hashanah:  Sunday, September 13 at 7:30pm

Rosh Hashanah:  Monday, September 14 at 9:30am

Kol Nidre:  Tuesday, September 22 at 7:30pm

Yom Kippur:  Wednesday, September 23 at 9:30am and 4:00pm

                                                                                                                                                                      All services are open to the community;  no tickets or reservations required.
Religious School  
Are you looking for a Religious School?  At Congregation Etz Chaim, our members’ children and grandchildren attend Religious School at the JCC on Sunday mornings from 9:00-noon during the school year.  Our school serves children in grades pre-kindergarten through seven. Teachers provide a curriculum rich in Jewish history, Torah study and Hebrew instruction, including preparation for B’nai Mitzvah.  


Highlights of our program include:

ì   Experienced, caring, teachers

ì “Time with the Rabbi”—a weekly visit from Rabbi Abrahams

ì   Fun traditions such as our Model Seder and Purim Party

ì   Annual Junior Congregation Service

ì   Annual Friday night service led by our students

Congregation Etz Chaim offers new members  ½  price membership dues and Religious School tuition for the first year!  Call Robin Steron at 223-5344 for more information, or email


Classes start Sunday, Sept 13—please register by Sept 7.


Upcoming Events  

Rosh Hashanah Bagel Brunch

Monday, September 14 


Please join us for our annual Bagel Brunch!  After our Rosh Hashanah morning service, we will have our bagel brunch in the Social Hall.  This event is free and open to all in the community.  Please bring a dish to pass for a dairy meal. Call the congregation office at 223-5344 to reserve your spot by Thursday, September 10.

Adult Education Series  
Our next Adult Education Lecture will be Sunday morning, October 25 from 10:15 to 11:45 at the JCC.

Lynn and Mark Harris will be sharing pictures and stories from their recent cross-country trip.  

Coffee and bagels will be served.  This event is free, and open to the community;  please email Robin at to reserve your spot.
Perinton Food Cupboard  

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The Perinton Food Shelf

The food shelf has been blessed with many generous donations from churches, businesses and community groups.  But, inevitably, as food items come in, they also go out as they are delivered to the needy in the community.

At the present time, the Perinton Food Cupboard needs:
Canned beef stew, Canned corned beef hash, Coffee (regular, small cans preferred), Flour,Kids' juice boxes or packets, Paper towels, Pudding mix, Salad dressing, Sugar (1 lb.) and Toilet paper.

No glass containers, please !

IMPORTANT:   The Perinton Food Shelf is also looking for volunteers.

The group also needs more volunteers to pack and deliver food -  Very part-time but certainly needed !!!!  If you could help with any of these tasks and/or for further information, please phone 425-7410 and leave a message.

Thank you for your generous contributions !

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