Prayer

Prayer at Etz Chaim

Congregation Etz Chaim offers a multitude of prayer services for one to enjoy and experience. Our strong lay leadership and the opportunities afforded to be a part of this leadership is just one powerful tool available to us as we explore out connection with God. For more information as to how YOU can be a part of our leadership team, please contact our office at 513-489-3399 or email us at etzchaimoffice@fuse.net.

We invite you to attend our egalitarian worship services:

Thursday Morning Minyan
A one hour minyan service is held every Thursday morning in our Chapel at 7:00 AM. Yes it may be early, but it’s a great way to start your day. Followed by a sumptuous coffee, bagel and lox breakfast – even includes liquor shots!

Friday Night Kabbalat Shabbat
Join us at 6:00pm for Kabbalat Shabbat to welcome in the Shabbat bride, followed by Maariv. This hour-long service is filled with ruach and smiles.

Shabbat Morning
Shabbat Morning services start at 9:30 AM and run until 12:00. These lay-lead services can vary from the reflective to the lively and allow for some interpretation within the conservative prayer structure due to our allowance of “davener’s choice”. Services are followed by a delicious Kiddush luncheon.

Services-upon-request
We offer special services upon request, for any time of the week, so that our congregants, with others’ help, can say kaddish and observe a Yahrzeit for a loved one. These short (30-45 minute) services are just one more way that our congregants support one another.

Misheberach
It is customary to recite a Misheberach, a prayer requesting blessing and healing, for those who are sick. These prayers are recited on Monday and Thursday mornings and on Shabbat. If you would like a Misheberach recited for a friend or loved one, please call or e-mail the office.

We look forward to seeing you at Etz Chaim!!!