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Tree of Life Congregation 

6719 N Trenholm Road
Columbia, SC 29206

Phone: (803) 787-2182

Fax: (803) 787-0309

Hours of Operation:


Tues-Thurs 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Fri 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

We Are Back in the TOL Sanctuary 


We are excited to welcome you back for Shabbat evening services in the sanctuary. 

For everyone’s safety, the following policies will be in place:
– Mask wearing is encouraged for all vaccinated attendees
– Mask wearing is mandatory for unvaccinated attendees (including children age 3 – 11)
– Sit in designated areas and please be mindful that some congregants may want to remain socially distanced 

Anyone experiencing possible symptoms of Covid (fever, coughing, etc.) may not enter the building.

We appreciate that not everyone is comfortable or able to return to in-person worship yet. Therefore we will continue to make our Shabbat services in the sanctuary available for people to enjoy from their homes via online live streaming. Our weekly emails will provide complete information on how to access TOL services remotely. 

Shabbat Services in the Sanctuary and via Livestream
Friday, July 2 at 7:30 PM
Friday, July 9 at 7:30 PM with guest speaker Rebecca Marcus
Friday, July 16 at 7:30 PM with guest soloist Sharon Witherell 
Virtual Minyan via Zoom
Friday July 23 at 7:30 PM
5th Friday Shabbat at Home 
Friday, July 30 (no service) 

Membership Renewal 


For 125 years and through the pandemic, the Tree of Life has been there for you to embrace you and to laugh and cry with you. Because you are part of our family. Let us continue to honor life together. When you become a parent, when your children become bnai mitzvah, when you become a grandparent, when you journey through an illness, when you start a new job… for all of these moments, we can create a ceremony! And here’s the commitment of your congregation: We will embrace you in these key moments. At every age. At every opportunity. We are family and together we are TOL Strong!  

Our congregation depends upon you, our members, and your annual pledges. Click here to download a commitment form or submit your pledge online. Please renew by July 1, 2021. Your prompt payment and donation will allow us to move confidently into the year ahead. 

Getting Together with TOL Friends 

Do you love to walk and schmooze? Come and walk with us!            Sundays at 9:30 AM. Each of these are easy walks on flat surfaces. Please join us whenever you can! No RSVP necessary. Check the weekly email for updates on destinations. 

Do you love to read and schmooze? We’ve got the Klatsch for you! 

Check our calendar for upcoming dates and book selections. 

Join a Klatsch to meet other members of the TOL community!                      Our Klatsch activities are open to ALL Tree of Life members, men and women. If you have any questions, please email Jeanne at

Want to start another Klatsch? Fill out the form and let us know about your interests.


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 150 member-families gather from throughout greater Columbia and the Midlands of SC to celebrate, pray and study. 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. Contact the Tree of Life Congregation office for more information or to answer any questions.

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

Tue, July 27 2021 18 Av 5781