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!
To celebrate the installation of Rabbi Larry Bach, join us for worship at 7 pm, Friday, December 11. Our worship service will honor the six pillars that have guided our spiritual community during its rich history: Torah, Limud, Avodah, Kehillah, Tikkun Olam, and Kedushah. Together, we look toward a future of sacred engagement for engagement for generations to come. Rabbi Bach will lead the service, Julie Silver will lead music, and we, as a congregation, led by Rabbi Emeritus, John Friedman, will install Rabbi Bach.
Following our worship service, we'll enjoy a beautiful homemade Oneg made with love by our congregants. We invite you to be a part of it: Sign up HERE to contribute your homemade treats to the Installation Oneg
Come back, again, on Sunday morning for more music and happiness Students, faculty, and madrichim of our Religious School invite all congregants to a morning of ceremony and celebration, 9:30 am, Sunday, December 13. Join us for a joyous concert by internationally-known recording artist, Julie Silver, following the youth-led installation service of Rabbi Bach.
After the concert, enjoy sufganiyot (jelly donuts), marking a cherished Chanukah tradition.
6 to 7 pm, Friday, December 4, 2015in the Levin Social Hall
Join us for an early Chanukah celebration to get in the Chanukah spirit before Shabbat services. There will be a delicious dinner, catered by Mediterranean Deli, as well as latkes and dreidel games. ZimZoom Photo Booth will be there to snap free photos of you with Chanukah props. All congregants -- adults and children -- are invited.
Order a special bag of gifts for $5, each, containing a box of candles, two bags of gelt, two small wooden dreidels, and the Chanukah blessings. Order online when you RSVP for the December 4th event; you'll see the form at the bottom of the RSVP form. Your orders will be available for pick up during the celebration.
Also, consider lending us your dreidel expertise, your photography skills, or set-up/clean-up ability. Volunteers receive a free meal at the celebration. Sign up to help when you RSVP.
To RSVP for the Chanukah Dinner and Celebration on December 4, click here.
12:30 to 2 pm, Sunday, December 6Monsein Community Court
Deepen your experience of Chanukah traditions, rituals, and meaning at this workshop that considers the different ways we have expressed the story of Chanukah in Jewish history: the contemporary holiday in our American lives, the ways of observance with our families,and Chanukah's significance within the global Jewish community. How do you celebrate Chanukah in your home? What gives a holiday religious meaning beyond a secular or consumerist event? We'll bring in the Talmudic debate between Rabbis Hillel and Shammai: do we add a candle or remove a candle each night?
Every night of Chanukah, we will be lighting the lights at Judea Reform in our lobby. Bring your own menorah and candles to help illuminate the winter afternoons. We'll be using many of the beautiful menoraot that have been collected for our congregation over the years.
Judea Reform is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director. The Executive Director, as the lead staff person of JRC, directs the synagogue’s day-to-day activities to achieve the mission, goals and annual operating plans approved by the Board of Trustees. The Executive Director supports JRC’s vision and values by working closely with the Board of Trustees and the Senior Rabbi to develop and implement the synagogue’s long-range and short-term goals, strategies, plans and programs. The Executive Director is an integral member of the senior leadership team, which includes the Senior Rabbi and Board President.
You can read the full position description here.
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RSVP for the Congregational Chanukah Dinner and Celebration on December 4
Sign up to contribute to the Homemade Oneg after Shabbat Service & Installation of Rabbi Bach on December 11
Sign up to volunteer to cook, deliver, or donate to JRC's 35th Annual Meals on Wheels Christmas Dinner on December 25