Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation news

Allan Levy

Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation (SLJC) is an established reform congregation of over 400 members that meets at the Sun Lakes All Faith Chapel on the second Friday of the month at 7:30 p.m. On November 13 at our service we will honor our veterans and the Jewish War Veterans Post 619. Services are a great opportunity to meet new people, connect with Judaism and learn. New attendees are invited to be introduced at the service and members of the congregation connect with these attendees. SLJC dues are $150 person.

Our community represents a diverse and inclusive membership, where all congregants are welcomed with warmth and respect.

Our members represent varied traditions, practices and beliefs and we are dedicated to providing a place that meets the needs of our Jewish community. Our experience is enriched by rabbinic and lay leadership as we pursue educational, social, spiritual and religious programming to achieve a sense of kedusha-holiness within our lives.

We affirm these values:

Torah: A commitment to Jewish learning in order to deepen our knowledge and observance of Judaism.

Avodah: A devotion to Jewish Worship, by creating varied opportunities for spiritual fulfillment.

Gemilut Chasadim: An active engagement in the quest for greater justice, peace, acts of loving kindness and social responsibility.

The SLJC Choir and Cantor are known far and wide for the spirit and joy that fills the air each and every time they sing their melodious renditions of prayers and blessings. There are many members in the choir and they come from all expressions of faith. It may be called the Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation Choir, but it consists of individuals of all faiths.

The SLJC Choir is looking for members. If you are looking for a journey that will lift you to great spiritual heights call Lana Oyer at 602-524-5936 or please come to a rehearsal on most Tuesdays from 3:00-4:30 p.m. at the Sun Lakes Chapel Center.

Currently in formation are several new social groups and Chavarah including a New Member Group, a Younger at Heart Group and a Singles Group.

The SLJC trip to Israel hosted by Rabbi Irwin and Sandi Wiener and Michael and Bety Dar is in the final stages of planning. Currently there are 40 participants. If you are interested in joining this special trip please contact Bety Dar as there are only a few slots left. A conversational Hebrew class is being planned for the group going on the trip by Bety Dar. It will begin in mid-October.