Welcome to the Tree of Life Congregation in Columbia, South Carolina.  The Tree of Life Congregation (TOL) was founded in 1896, and today is a vibrant Reform Jewish synagogue.  Our 200 member-families gather from throughout greater Columbia and the Midlands of SC to come together as a holy community.  The Tree of Life is our Beit T’filah – House of Prayer, Beit Midrash – House of Study, and Beit K’nesset – House of Assembly.  We are very proud of our history, and we look forward to an even brighter future.

Please feel free to join us at Temple for services or events.  We look forward to welcoming you.  Please contact the Tree of Life Congregation office (803-787-2182) for more information or to answer any questions.

The Tree of Life Congregation is a member of the Union for Reform Judaism (

12106704_10153327745959965_3583109305891796368_nSouth Carolina Floods 2015

Thank you everyone who voiced their concern in regards to the welfare of the Temple. We appreciate your concern and inquiries.  The Temple Board and staff are hoping you are all well and safe.  The Temple is in good condition and the Torah scrolls are fine.  All of the Temple staff is back on deck and available should you need assistance.  Please call and report any damage you may have sustained to the Temple office.  There are teams on the way to South Carolina as we speak to assist with clean up and also other venues we can look to for assistance in other areas.

All Temple events for this week have been cancelled, except for our Shabbat Evening Service on Friday, October 9th.  However the time of our service has been changed to 6:00pm so that everyone can make it to and from Temple before dark, with an abbreviated Oneg to follow.   We will be coming together as a community to thank God for being alive and to gain strength from one another.

We have compiled a list of things that local facilities have asked for to better assist those suffering from this tragedy.  Please drop off supplies in the bins provided, located in the TOL Social Hall.  You may drop this off this week during office hours or at Shabbat Evening Services.

Single Roll Toilet Paper

Shampoo & Conditioner




Tooth Brushes

Tooth Paste

Hair Brushes

Coloring Books & Crayons

New Underwear for all


Non Perishable Food Items

30 gallon trash bags

Feminine products

Pet food


Children’s Diapers

Adult diapers L & XL Diapers/Briefs

Plastic tubs w/lids

Giftcards (WalMart, Target, Lowes)