About Us

At Etz Hayim Synagogue, you will find a warm, caring community. The synagogue was formed in 1991 as an independent, egalitarian synagogue, committed to be open to all seekers, to provide services for Shabbat and holidays, to educate both children and adults, and to work to repair the world (Tikkun Olam).

The synagogue is located on an "interfaith campus" and shares a close relationship with the Derry Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration. In 2013, the Eagle Tribune identified the relationship between Etz Hayim Synagogue and DECOFT as one of the top 603 reasons to live in New Hampshire. Among our joint efforts, our two organizations host Elijah’s Table, a free monthly meals program.

Etz Hayim is affiliated with the Union of Reform Judaism and the Jewish Federation of New Hampshire. Our members reside not only in Derry and Londonderry, but also in Chester, Epping, Exeter, Hampstead, Salem, Manchester, Portsmouth, and Windham.

Thank you for exploring our website and please visit us in person. Our services are lively and meaningful, and our programming (including our continuing adult education series, Hot Topics and Cool, Contemporary Stuff) is innovative and interesting. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our rabbi, Rabbi Peter Levy at rabbi@etzhayim.org.

Welcome sign created by our women's group after a lovely Shabbat dinner.