Welcome! At Judea Reform, you will find the values, traditions, practices, hopes, and inspiration that Reform Jews cherish: life-long learning, tikkun olam, worship, celebration, community, connection to Israel, and meaningful lives.
Our members are families with young children, singles of all ages, founders of our congregation, new arrivals to the area, people who have converted, interfaith families, people from all over the world, and even people who were born and raised right here in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina. What we all have in common is a love of Judaism and a mission to cultivate Jewish life for everyone who walks through our doors.
Come pray with us, have a nosh at the oneg, and introduce yourself—we look forward to meeting you!
The Roast of Rabbi John S. Friedman, April 26th, 7:30 PM: RSVP here!
Attend the Annual Meeting of the Congregation: Sunday, May 4, 10 AM. Click here for all the Annual Meeting Materials.
Didn't get to our Day of Listening about the Successor Rabbi Search? Join us for a Listening Session on May 21 or June 1! Click here for more and to RSVP!
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Rabbi Darryl Crystal to become Intentional Interim Senior Rabbi as of July 1, 2014. Read more about the search process and Rabbi Crystal here.
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Apr.24.2014 12:00pm News & Nosh at Noon with Rabbi Friedman
Apr.24.2014 1:30pm Drop-In Mah Jongg
Apr.25.2014 NFTY/MAR Spring Kallah Capital Camps, Waynesboro, PA
Apr.25.2014 5:45pm Shabbat Sing-a-Long for Children Ages 0-5
Apr.25.2014 7:30pm Shabbat Services
Apr.26.2014 Parashat Kedoshim
Apr.26.2014 NFTY/MAR Spring Kallah Capital Camps, Waynesboro, PA
Apr.26.2014 9:00am 7th Grade Darchei Mitzvah Class
Below you will see the story of congregant and Religious School teacher Rebecca Essinger-Bosworth. She writes about how her community building at Judea Reform did not happen immediately, but evolved over time.
Community building for me at Judea Reform Congregation was not something that happened immediately but rather evolved over time. My partner and I moved to Durham nearly 17 years ago. We had recently become engaged and were looking for a synagogue to join and a Rabbi to marry us. We found both at Judea Reform. Little did we know then, that not only would Rabbi Friedman unite us in marriage, but five and 10 ½ years later respectively, he would also lead the Brit Milah for both of our sons. The continuity of Rabbi Friedman’s presence in our Jewish life at Judea certainly formed the foundation of our sense of community here. Click here for full-text.
As in the past, and in the months to come, we will feature the stories of a wide variety of congregants telling how their membership in the Judea community has had an impact in their lives.
In addition to including the story in the monthly bulletin or bulletin supplement and on the Judea website, we will be honoring the individual at a Shabbat service and, hopefully, her/his friends will provide a special oneg. The intention is to increase and strengthen the ties among the many congregants of Judea Reform.
Come and meet Rebecca Essinger-Bosworth at and after Shabbat services on
Friday, April 4 at 7pm.
If you are inspired to share your story, and we hope you are, please send it to Sonna Loewenthal at
www.judeareform.org 1933 W. Cornwallis Road Durham, NC 27705 P: (919)489-7062 F: (919)489-0611