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!

 

 

The Merced Jewish Community

Congregation Etz Chaim Shares our Prayers

of Healing for those Afflicted with or

Affected by the Coronavirus

תפילת לחולים במגפה | Prayer in response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak, by Nurit Novis (2020)

Contributor(s):

Aharon N. Varady (transcription)Shoshana Michael Zucker (translation) and Nurit Novis

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Congregation Etz Chaim Photo Gallery

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

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!

Congregation Etz Chaim is proud to be affiliated with The Union for Reform Judaism.  

 

The URJ is the largest Jewish denomination in the United States, and is at the vanguard of integrating our proud and ancient traditions with modern life.

 

Etz Chaim provides meaningful and engaging Jewish education programs for children of all ages, Bar and Bat Mitzvah classes and Adult Education.

 

Click below to learn more about our Jewish Education programs for kids and adults.

 

 

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Would you like to know more about how Congregation Etz Chaim may be of service to you?

 

Or how to check out our religious, educational and/or social events?

 

We would Love to hear from you!  Just complete the form below and if you'd like to be called remember to leave your phone number (including area code) and the best times we can reach you!

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

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 Beginning Prayer Book Hebrew for Adults -- Learn How to Read and Speak Hebrew as used in the Siddur -- the daily prayer book used by Jews worldwide! 

 

Class meetings will be held at

6 PM on Mondays: Contact president@jewishmerced.org for more info.

Upcoming Events

4/5 6:00 pm  

Board Meeting  

via Zoom 

4/9 6:30pm Friday Night, Lay Led Kabbalat Shabbat Services via Zoom

4/11 9:00 am  

Walk & Talk (And trash pick up) Meet at Via Moraga

4/14 7:00 pm  

Game Night!

Link will be provided via email. 

4/23 6:30 pm

Friday Night Distanced Shabbat Potluck & Social on the patio of the Chavurah House.  We will move indoors if the weather turns cold.  Please RSVP to Carol Madruga.

Here is a YouTube video

that walks you through

Zoom on a computer: https://

bit.ly/2JuPkqx

 

If you plan on attending by

phone, or tablet, make sure

you download the "Zoom

Cloud Meetings" app first.

 

 

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Congregation Etz Chaim!

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This is an Easy and Pain-Free way of supporting our people, programs, and services!  Thank you!

 

    

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