We are a small close knit Reform Jewish community in Merced, California. Please browse our website and feel free to contact us or join us for Friday night pot-luck dinner, schmoozing and services.


You will discover that we are one big family who enjoy studying, praying and celebrating life together. We are very welcoming of families with young kids, and everyone who is young at heart!

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A photo gallery of our congregation
Our Rabbi reading torah with a Bat Mitzvah student
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Masks are


at all Events

See High Holidays flyer

for specific details: 9/25 & 9/26 - Rosh HaShanah Services and 10/4 & 10/5 -

Yom Kippur Services with Rabbi Julie on the Patio of the Chavurah House

10/9 Sunday 10:00 AM

Sukkah decorating with the Kids Club followed at 5:00 PM with a Sukkah Party

Potluck on the patio of the Chavurah House

10/14 7:00 PM Simchat Torah Services with Rabbi Julie on the patio of the Chavurah


10/15 10:00 AM Torah Study

with Rabbi Julie on the patio at our Chavurah House

10/15 6:00 PM Potluck

Dinner followed at 7:00 PM with Adult Ed with Rabbi Julie on the patio at our

Chavurah House

10/16 10:00 AM Kids Club

with Rabbi Julie at our Chavurah House

10/17 Monday, 6:15 PM

Board Meeting at Carol Friedman's House.

Our small, vibrant Jewish community is all about our people -- individuals and families -- Our Programs for children and adults -- and our religious and social services.  


In the spirit of Reform Judaism, we bring Judaism alive and help make it an engaging, meaningful and joyful part of our modern lives!


Click below and discover more about who we are, what we offer, and how you and your family may benefit being part of us!

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Congregation Etz Chaim's phone number is (209) 722- 0530.

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seven congregants and our student rabbi holding art work they made at a retreat up in the mountains,