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About Us

At Etz Chaim, creating meaningful Jewish experiences is where it all starts. Every generation and every individual discover the gift of what it means to be Jewish. Each person and every family make their own path by engaging in the many programs - educational, religious, and social, to create their own Jewish identity. There is something for everyone. Whether you are a young adult, just married, a young family, recently moved here or looking for a new spiritual home, our genuine, warm and inclusive community has a place for you.

Founded in 1975, we are located in East Cobb, a suburb north of Atlanta. Our synagogue is our family; rich in faith, culture, commitment and tradition. Our programming appeals to our diverse community. From small gatherings, to events that bring us all together, our dynamic community is a welcoming environment to all. While most activities take place within Etz Chaim's spiritual center, some are held throughout the city, as well as in the homes of our congregants.

In July of 2016, Rabbi Daniel Dorsch assumed the position of Senior Rabbi.  As a rabbi, Rabbi Dorsch strives to inspire our community to live a more Torah-centric existence through helping us to understand how Torah enriches our ritual-life, sense of values, and sacred choices.

After 40 years of service to Etz Chaim, Rabbi Emeritus Shalom J. Lewis, retired in 2019. He continues to demonstrate his commitment to the idea of the rabbi as a teacher, and friend.  The Rabbinic Suite of the synagogue is named in his honor.

We invite you to become engaged in our community.

Our Mission

Congregation Etz Chaim is a progressive, egalitarian, and inclusive Conservative synagogue that provides meaningful Jewish experiences in  welcoming, engaging environment. We provide:
  • Inspiring religious services
  • Educational, social and cultural activities, serving multi-generational needs
  • A caring community that supports each other through both joyful and challenging life cycle events
  • Connections with the broader community and opportunities for Tikun Olam

Inclusive Community

At Congregation Etz Chaim, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive community and welcome our congregants and friends of all abilities. 
Our facilities are equipped with:
  • A Handicap accessible lower bimah
  • A T-Coil Hearing Loop System throughout the Lindy and Norman Radow Sanctuary, Hammer-Tritt Social Hall and Phillip's Library
  • A Quiet Space for nursing mothers and young children with audio pipped-in from the Lindy and Norman Radow Sanctuary
  • Family-friendly Shabbat Services

About Conservative Judaism

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