Founded in 1996 by a small group of families, Etz Chaim has grown and evolved into a warm, welcoming community of about 150 families.

Our diverse group comprises all ages and backgrounds representing all levels of religious commitment. Shabbatons, Classes, Chesed Activities, a Teen Minyan, Children’s Programming for all ages, and Acclaimed Speakers are among the many activities that you’ll enjoy with us.

The area hosts a wide variety of Jewish conveniences and institutions, including Jewish Day Schools, Kosher supermarkets and restaurants, several Mikvahs, an extensive Eruv, an active JCC, and lots of family-friendly amenities.  Travel times can be as little as 30 minutes to Manhattan.

Our doors are always open for young families and all others who wish to enjoy a relaxing, suburban Shabbat experience. To arrange a visit or learn more about us, please contact our office at (973) 597-1655 or office@etzchaimnj.com.

Things We Do

  • Shabbatonim, Family dinners
  • Men’s Club: including Scotch and Steak, Man’s Seder, Golf Outing
  • Sisterhood: Book Club, Kabbalat Shabbat, Game Night, Cooking Demos, Trips, Speaker Programs and more
  • Chesed committee: Holiday programs with Seniors, medical equipment Gemach
  • Neighborhood Kosher food facilities, Supermarkets and restaurants
  • Close proximity to a variety of yeshivas and day schools
  • Daily Minyanim
  • Regular shiurim
  • Education for all backgrounds
  • Pro-Israel Activism: AIPAC, NORPAC
  • Past Guest speakers: Rabbi Berel Wein, Ambassador Yehuda Avner Z”L, Meir Javadanfar, Brett Stephens, Malcolm Hoenlein, Ambassador Danny Ayalon, Rabba Sara Hurwitz, Sgt. Benjamin Anthony, Gila Block, Rabbi Stav and more.
  • Full time Youth Directors
  • Advisor for NCSY
  • Complete children’s programming: Shabbat groups, Tot Shabbat, weekday and holiday programs, after school classes.

At Etz Chaim, nurturing children and families in the tradition of our ancestors is our specialty!