Shalom!

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 almost 300 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 (www.urj.org).

What’s Happening at TOL?

THE BIG NOSH

TREE OF LIFE’S 5TH ANNUAL

JEWISH FOOD & CULTURAL FESTIVAL

SUNDAY, MAY 4, 2014 11am – 3 pm

THE BIG NOSH is less than 2 weeks away – and we need you!  Please mark your calendars and plan on attending.  We are in need of bakers and volunteers.  Sponsorship opportunities are still available.  And please consider becoming a Friend of The Big Nosh.

For more information, please see The Big Nosh Website: www.bignosh.org.

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YOM HASHOAH – HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY

Community Yom HaShoah Observance

Sunday, April 27, 2014 5:00 p.m.

at Beth Shalom Synagogue

Guest Speaker: Rev. Canon George Chassey,

World War II Veteran and Concentration Camp Liberator

We will light six candles as we remember the 6,000,000 Jews who were killed in the Shoah,

and we will honor our Holocaust Survivors and their families,

as well as those who safeguard their memories and educate the next generation about the horrors of the Holocaust.

Please join us for this special observance open to the entire community.

The special “Holocaust Remembered” exhibit will be on display at Beth Shalom Synagogue from April 27 – May 1, 2014.

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 2014 SOLOMON-TENENBAUM LECTURESHIP IN JEWISH STUDIES

University of South Carolina College of Arts & Sciences

“MY MEMOIRS MADE ME JEWISH:

FAMILY, MEMORY, AND THE WRITING SELF”

Speaker:  Dr. NANCY K. MILLER

Distinguished Professor of English & Comparative Literature

Graduate Center, City University of New York

TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014  7:30 PM

Campus Room at USC Capstone House

This event is free and open to the general public.

Guests are invited to join Dr. Miller for coffee, dessert, and a book signing following the lecture.