Congregation Etz Chaim (Biddeford) High Holiday Services

Sep 16, 2023—Sep 25, 2023


Congregation Etz Chaim 34 Bacon St. Biddeford, ME 04005

Event Contact Cantor Beth Strassler | Email


Congregation Etz Chaim’s High Holiday services will be offered both in-person at the synagogue (34 Bacon St.) and virtually via both Zoom and Facebook. Registration is required for both in-person and online attendance. You can access the registration form via the synagogue’s website,, or directly through the registration link provided.

Congregation Etz Chaim uses the Eit Ratzon prayerbook. If you will be attending any of the services online and do not have this High Holiday prayerbook (Machzor), you may borrow however many copies you require — as well as any needed tallit and/or kippot — by coming to the prayerbook pick-up on Friday, Sept. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. or Thursday, Sept. 14, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Congregation Etz Chaim. (When registering at the link above, you may request these items, and they will be ready for you at the designated pick-up times.) If you are unable to come to one of the pickups and require home delivery, or if you have any questions regarding the borrowing of items, please email or call (207) 284-5771.

Backpacks are not allowed in the synagogue. Security will be provided, and guards will be stationed outside the front door.

Handicapped parking will be available in front of the synagogue. All others may find parking on the street or in the nearby Biddeford Police station lot (39 Alfred St.) For more information on parking, please visit

Please direct any questions about services to

Rosh Hashanah Services
Friday, Sept. 15: Evening Service, 6:45 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 16: Service, 8:45 a.m.–12 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 17: Service, 8:45 a.m.–12 p.m.
Tashlich at Saco River to follow, approximately 12:15 p.m.

Yom Kippur Services
Sunday, Sept. 24: Kol Nidre Service, 6:15 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 25: Service, 8:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (Yizkor Service begins at 11 a.m.)
Services Resume, 4:30 p.m.
Break Fast at conclusion, approximately 6:30 p.m.

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