President’s Corner


I am pleased to have an opportunity to welcome you to our web page and to tell you a bit about our synagogue.

Congregation Etz Chaim is one of Cincinnati’s newest shuls. It was founded by Congregations B’nai Tzedek and Ohav Shalom in 2015.  The two congregations understood that our communities shared many of the same values and the belief that we could achieve more if we worked together; so we merged our congregations into one facility with a ceremonial marriage. Therefore, you could call Etz Chaim a blended Conservative synagogue family.

We are a community where everyone’s voice is welcomed.  We are a lay led congregation that recognizes accepted modern ideas as well as the importance of tradition. We are located in Northern Cincinnati very close to both I-275 and I-71 near the Montgomery, Blue Ash area of town, next to Sycamore High School.

Our synagogue is unique. Our membership cherishes the opportunity to lead and to participate in all aspects of our synagogue, be it ritual, social, educational or for most of us, a combination of all three. We understand the importance of Tikkun Olam and take pride in sharing our resources with other communities in need.

If you are looking for a warm and welcoming community, please stop in.  We enjoy a variety of programming options that are often recognized within USCJ and other organizations for their award winning uniqueness.

Shabbat morning services start at 9:30 a.m. Thursday mornings you will find us in the chapel at 7am and our service is followed by bagels, shots, lox and blocks (of cream cheese at 8am).  Friday evenings we have the liveliest service in town which begins at 6 p.m. with Kabbalat Shabbat.

Our doors are open to all seeking fellowship, and a community.

We are looking forward to meeting you.


Terry Brodof

President Congregation Etz Chaim