Welcome to Etz Chayim


Congregation Etz Chayim (CEC) was founded in Chapel Hill in 2004 as a high quality, affordable local alternative to other synagogues in the area, with a unique collection of attributes.  

CEC is an unaffiliated, small caring community that enjoys gathering for study; prayer; deeds of kindness and social justice consistent with Jewish values; and celebratory and social activities.  Its leaders are competent lay people, and members participate at a high level in activities.

CEC's membership comes from diverse Jewish and geographical backgrounds.  Worship services are Reform-style and include much singing, discussion and occasional Torah readings.  Activities are oriented toward older adults rather than children.   Participation and opportunities for leadership are open to everyone.

Above all, CEC seeks to nurture all individuals to develop their own capacities and focus on the Jewish values most important to them.  CEC's highest value is to treat with kindness and honor the capabilities of all people, and it is egalitarian in all respects.  Spending and fund raising are relatively low and not significant issues.  Annual membership dues are $125 per family, $62.50 per individual.

For further information, please contact David Winer at dwiner@nc.rr.com or 919.942.8044.




 Kabbalat Shabbat Service
 Friday, May 4, 2018
 Time: 7:15 PM

 Carolina Meadows Board Room
 100 Whippoorwill Lane
 Chapel Hill, NC 27517




For more information click on "Worship Services". 

For help in arranging transportation to any service contact David Winer at dwiner@nc.rr.com or 919.942.8044.

If you would like to be notified of our activities by email, send your e-mail address to David Winer at dwiner@nc.rr.com.  






 Last update:  4/11/2018







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