Welcome! At Judea Reform, you will find the values, traditions, practices, hopes, and inspiration that Reform Jews cherish: lifelong 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. Our members live in Durham, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and surrounding counties, including Chatham, Alamance, Wake, and Vance counties. We welcome people from all backgrounds, recognizing the gift of diversity and inclusion in our community.
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.
You can learn a lot about us from our various publications:
- Stay up to date with our Calendar.
- Read more about our members, our leadership, and our projects in our newsletter, Connections.
Come pray with us, have a nosh at the oneg, and introduce yourself—we look forward to meeting you!
Judea Reform Congregation Expanded Statement in response to North Carolina General Assembly's House Bill 2, June 2016
Judea Reform Congregation stands in opposition to North Carolina General Assembly's House Bill 2 (HB2) and calls upon the Governor and Legislature to repeal it in its entirety. We have been, and will remain, a congregation that welcomes transgender and gender non-conforming members and guests. Our prayers are with North Carolinians whose dignity and humanity is under attack by this heartless law, primarily transgender people.
In addition to transgender people, HB2 hurts the LGBTQ (lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer) community more broadly, as well as workers, the poor, and people facing discrimination based on race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, national origin, and religion or ideological belief. We stand together and against those who would strip us all of protections under the law. As Reform Jews, we believe that the stamp of the divine is present in all humans. We believe that working people deserve a living wage and that erecting obstacles to justice runs counter to our prophetic tradition and ancient Biblical commandment, "Justice, justice, shall you pursue!" (Deuteronomy 16:20)
Board of Trustees approved June 14, 2016