Etz Hayim Synagogue


All proceeds to reduce our mortgage!

*Deadline March 10, 2024*

The mitzvah of giving mishloach manot is derived from the Book of Esther, which enjoins the Jewish people to observe the days of Purim "as days of feasting and gladness, and sending portions of food to one another, and gifts to the poor" (9:22).

Mishloach Manot literally means "Sending of Portions" and is a wonderful tradition amongst synagogues around the world and here at Etz Hayim as well.  The tradition includes the sending of small baskets or bags which have food and drink (think hamantaschen!) to your friends and neighbors in honor of the mitzvah spelled out in the Book of Esther. It's a wonderful tradition and something that many look forward to participating in for Purim.

During Covid, we delivered a Mishloach Manot bag to each Etz Hayim family as a means to reach out and connect during this period of isolation.  This year we are asking for your support and sponsorship. Each family will be hand-delivered a Mishloach Manot bag during the week of March 18, including our very own homemade hamantaschen, along with a Purim greeting from those who wish to sponsor and raise funds to help our synagogue.


If you would like to participate, we offer various levels of giving, ranging from Megillah Maven ($18) to The Whole Mishpocha ($360+).  All funds will be designated directly to help pay down the synagogue’s mortgage! 

Click here to participate!  Deadline March 10, 2024.  Any questions, contact Laurie at

Mishloach Manot Form



Saturday, March 2 at 5:00 PM

Etz Hayim Synagogue has partnered with The Lucky Moose Casino & Tavern, 16 Gusabel Avenue, Nashua as the casino’s charitable organization of choice for the period March 1 to March 10, 2024.  Etz Hayim will receive 35% of Lucky Moose’s gaming revenues for this 10-day period!  Lucky Moose has 83 Gaming Machines, 10 gaming tables, including Roulette, NH Hold ‘em, NH 21 (Blackjack with a twist).

The tavern offers a wide variety of award-winning pub food for all tastes (no moose were harmed in the making of their menu), and a full bar including craft beer, wine and cocktails.

Join us for fun, food and friendship to help the cause on Saturday, March 2 after 5:00 PM.

Let us know if you're coming.  Contact Laurie at

Remember, when the fun stops, STOP.

For more information, contact Jay at

Anne Frank – To Be Free, To Be Myself

Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 7:00 PM

Tom White, Coordinator of Educational Outreach, Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.  Who was Anne Frank?  This presentation frames Anne Frank’s experiences as one of growth and introspection through her diary.  How does Anne's voice still remain, as she hoped, "useful" as we face the challenges of today?  How do we resist evil while maintaining our moral core?  This presentation also traces the fate of those hiding in the Secret Annex. How can we draw on the example of the rescuers and of the Franks themselves to honor Anne's April 1944 wish, "If only I can be myself"?

There is no charge, but donations are encouraged to allow us to continue with these and other programs. The presentation is part of Etz Hayim Synagogue’s Adult Continuing Education Program, Hot Topics and Cool Contemporary Stuff.  Please visit for a complete listing of Hot Topics.  For more information, please contact: Stephen Soreff, MD, at or 603-895-6120. 

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We are now open for in-person gathering!  Join us for Shabbat Services Friday evenings at 7:15 PM and Saturday mornings at 9:30 AM followed by Torah study at 10:45 AM.  

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