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Welcome to the Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation!

The LJCC is a lay-led and pluralistic community located in the heart of Lawrence, KS. As a non-denominational shul, we seek to be a home to all the Jews of Lawrence as well as their Jewish-adjacent loved ones. Ours is a community defined by egalitarianism and inclusivity. We achieve this inclusivity through respecting the variety of ways in which people live their Jewishness. We welcome those who wish to join us in that spirit of inclusivity and in our effort to lead more connected and meaningful lives through learning, worship, celebration and the collective pursuit of tikkun olam.

 

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Update on our Strategic Visioning Process

The LJCC is currently engaging in a strategic visioning process to help us look forward and plan a thriving future for our congregation.  We welcome the entire community of Lawrence to be a part of this process. 

Read the LJCC Strategic Visioning Survey Results

An outgrowth of the Focus Groups held this winter, we have crafted an Operations and Budget Info sheet and an FAQ.

Upcoming Events

 

All Events
  • Tuesday ,
    AprApril  23 , 2024
    Community Seder
    Tuesday, Apr 23rd 5:00p to 8:00p
    Join us for a community-led second-night Seder.

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  • Thursday ,
    AprApril  25 , 2024
     
     
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    Thursday, Apr 25th 11:30a to 2:00p
    The purpose of LINK is to share home-cooked, nutritious meals with kindness in a safe and welcoming environment with families, those who are unhoused or hungry, physically or mentally disabled, or simply desirous of company. Please consider supporting this crucial program.

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  • Friday ,
    AprApril  26 , 2024
    Friday Night Services with Jack & Susan
    Friday, Apr 26th 7:00p to 8:30p
    Friday Night Services (Hybrid) with oneg sponsored by Kathleen Levy.

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  • Sunday ,
    AprApril  28 , 2024
    Dying Well Series: On Spiritual Aging with Rabbi Mark Levin
    Sunday, Apr 28th 5:00p to 7:00p
    The second installment of the LJCC Dying Well series features Rabbi Mark Levin, the founding rabbi of Congregation Beth Torah in Overland Park. Rabbi Levin will speak on the topic of “spiritual aging,” how we are able to create meaning and purpose in life not despite of but precisely in view of death.

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  • Friday ,
    MayMay  3 , 2024
    Shabbat Services
    Friday, May 3rd 7:00p to 8:30p
    Friday Night Services

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  • Saturday ,
    MayMay  11 , 2024
    Saturday Torah Services with Sam & Carrie & Alyssa
    Shabbat, May 11th 10:30a to 12:00p
    Join us for Saturday morning services.

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  • Friday ,
    MayMay  17 , 2024
    Nosh and Shabbat: Backyard Picnic Edition with the Benjamin Cartel Band
    Friday, May 17th 5:30p to 8:30p
    Join Lara Giordano (LJCC Program and Engagement Director) and Ari Linden at their home for a special Nosh and Shabbat BYO picnic, featuring musician Benjamin Cartel and his band. Lara and Ari will have challah, grape juice, kosher wine, and treats for the kiddos on hand. Bring a blanket and picnic to enjoy this al fresco concert with the fireflies.

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  • Sunday ,
    MayMay  19 , 2024
    Religious School Closing: Celebrating a year in learning
    Sunday, May 19th 11:00a to 12:30p
    Come celebrate a year in learning with the religious school kids and their families. The entire congregation is invited to enjoy food and refreshments and presentations from the youngest members of our community about what they've learned and why they love the LJCC. We do hope all will join and make this a rich intergenerational event!

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  • Thursday ,
    MayMay  23 , 2024
     
     
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    Thursday, May 23rd 11:30a to 2:00p
    The purpose of LINK is to share home-cooked, nutritious meals with kindness in a safe and welcoming environment with families, those who are unhoused or hungry, physically or mentally disabled, or simply desirous of company. Please consider supporting this crucial program.

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  • Thursday ,
    MayMay  23 , 2024
    "What Israel Means to Me:" a panel discussion
    Thursday, May 23rd 7:00p to 9:00p
    A panel of LJCC members discuss the ways in which Israel - as a place, an historical reality, a political state, an idea - has shaped their own Jewish identity.

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  • Friday ,
    MayMay  24 , 2024
    Friday Night Services with Barry & Caryn
    Friday, May 24th 7:00p to 8:30p
    Join us for Friday Night Services

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  • Friday ,
    MayMay  24 , 2024
    Zoom Candlelighting
    Friday, May 24th 7:00p to 8:30p
    Join us on Zoom for candlelighting.

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  • Sunday ,
    JunJune  9 , 2024
    Annual Meeting
    Sunday, Jun 9th 10:30a to 1:00p
    The 2024 Annual meeting is scheduled for June 9th at 10:30am. We invite all voting members and interested parties to join us in-person at the LJCC or via Zoom.

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  • Thursday ,
    JunJune  13 , 2024
    Screening of "Israelism"
    Thursday, Jun 13th 7:00p to 9:30p
    Directed by two first-time Jewish filmmakers who share a similar story to the film’s protagonists, ISRAELISM is produced by Peabody-winner & 6-time Emmy-nominee Daniel J. Chalfen (Loudmouth, Boycott) along with activist and filmmaker Nadia Saah (Mo, Omar, 5 Broken Cameras), executive produced by two-time Emmy-winner Brian A. Kates (Marvelous Ms. Maisel, Succession, The Plot Against America) and edited by Emmy-winner Tony Hale (The Story of Plastic). ISRAELISM uniquely explores how Jewish attitudes towards Israel are changing dramatically, with massive consequences for the region and for Judaism itself.

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  • Thursday ,
    JunJune  27 , 2024
     
     
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    Thursday, Jun 27th 11:30a to 2:00p
    The purpose of LINK is to share home-cooked, nutritious meals with kindness in a safe and welcoming environment with families, those who are unhoused or hungry, physically or mentally disabled, or simply desirous of company. Please consider supporting this crucial program.

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Contact us

Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation  
917 Highland Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66044
 
lawrencejcc@gmail.com
785.841.7636
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Our Mission

We are a pluralistic and egalitarian community. Our mission is to be an inclusive and thriving center of Jewish spiritual, cultural, and social life in the Lawrence area. We welcome a diverse spectrum of Jews and people interested in Judaism. 
 

Ritual Timing for Lawrence, KS

Earliest Tallit 5:42am
Netz (Sunrise) 6:34am
Latest Shema 9:56am
Candle Lighting 7:48pm
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