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 (

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Tree of Life Congregational Seder (2nd Night of Passover)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 6:00 pm

Celebrate Passover with your TOL Community.  This is a family event, led by Rabbi Sherman, for all ages.  The meal consists of all the traditional Seder courses and foods.  Your reservation and payment must be received by the TOL Office no later than Tuesday, April 8, 2014.  Make your reservation by calling the TOL office or by returning the Seder Reservation Form from the March or April Newsletters along with your payment.  No online reservations will be accepted for Seder this year.  Please make checks payable to the Tree of Life Congregation.

COSTS:  ADULT Members: $25/person … Non-Members: $40/person

CHILD Ages 5-12: $10/child … Child under age 5: no charge

College Students & Military: $18/person

Please call the TOL Office for more information.


Mark Your Calendars & Get Ready for Passover 5774!

Monday, April 14      First Night of Passover

Tuesday, April 15      6:00 p.m.  TOL Congregational Seder (2nd night of Passover)

                                             ** Please make your reservations by April 8, 2014

Thursday, April 17     6:00 p.m. WRJ Women’s Seder

Friday, April 18          Shabbat Chol HaMoeid Pesach – The Sabbath during Passover

Sunday, April 20        7:00 p.m. Concluding Night of Passover Yizkor Service

Monday, April 21       Last (7th) Day of Passover



SUNDAY, MAY 4, 2014 11am – 3 pm

THE BIG NOSH is less than a month 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: