Etz Chaim Synagogue
Etz Chaim is located in the Downtown Portland Historic District, located on the peninsula at the foot of Munjoy Hill. The neighborhood housed so many Jewish families at the turn of the twentieth century, it was commonly referred to as "Jerusalem of the North." By 1921 there were three Orthodox synagogues located in this district within 3 blocks of each other. Etz Chaim is the only synagogue of the three that continues to operate. Established in 1921, Etz Chaim is celebrating its 90th year of continuous service to Jews in Greater Portland and beyond.