Welcome to Congregation Eitz Chayim

A Home for Wondering Jews

Welcome!   We’re glad you have decided to visit our website and find out about our wonderful Congregation and Hebrew School. We hope you will visit us in person on a Friday night, join us for the High Holy Days or festivals, study with us, or attend a Meah Select Class taught by Hebrew College experts.  Follow us as we work to raise awareness around accessibility issues  and as we join with other faith groups in providing sanctuary to our neighbors.

“It is not incumbent upon you to complete the work, but neither are you at liberty to desist from it” (Avot 2:21) attributed to Rabbi Tarfon.

We would be delighted for you to join our community of Wondering Jews.  

Muslim and Jewish stories on the Biblical Narratives: Meah Select Winter/Spring 2018

Posted by Penina on November 17, 2017 in Adult_ed, events, General, home, Meah_select

Muslim and Jewish stories on the Biblical Narratives
Instructor: Shari Lowin, PhD
Ten Mondays 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. Starting 01/29/18
Classes are held at Eitz Chayim  –  Class Calendar Below –  Course Fee $360

Eventbrite - Muslim and Jewish stories on the Biblical Narratives: Meah Select @ Eitz Chayim

Financial aid and information about class:
Sara Riedner Brown, Associate Director, Me’ah (617) 559-8708  meah@hebrewcollege.edu

Logistics at Eitz Chayim
Penina Weinberg, Meah Liaison   peninaw01@gmail.com

As brother religions vying for the same sacred history, Islam and Judaism trace the genesis of their spiritual and biological communities back to the very same founding parents. Yet Islam is not Judaism, Muslims are not Jews, and vice versa. Rather, the two traditions are, and understand themselves to be, distinct entities with distinct value systems. By comparing the Jewish and Muslim accounts of the shared Biblical ancestors, as well the often colorful exegesis on these narratives, this course will investigate various matters of moral and ethical concern to these communities and the lessons thereby imparted by each tradition. more »

The re-dedication of our sanctuary December 13, 2015.  Read about it here