About Us

Mission: To be an inclusive and thriving center of Jewish spiritual, cultural and social life for the Lawrence area

Service Schedule:

7:00pm Services each Friday (currently on Zoom due to COVID-19)

Religious School: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sundays (September – May) (currently on Zoom due to COVID-19)

Brief History of Congregation: The Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation (LJCC) was founded in 1954 by a small group of Jewish families living in the Lawrence area. Prior to 1954, there had been no place of worship for Jews, and today the LJCC is still the area’s only full-service congregation. It is both a synagogue and a center for Jewish life in Lawrence. The LJCC provides weekly Friday night Shabbat services and full High Holiday and festival services. Services are in Hebrew and English, with much community singing. The LJCC is unaffiliated and alternates the use of Reform, Conservative, and Reconstructionist prayer books. Services are led by community members. The LJCC offers religious school instruction for children preschool through confirmation, family education, and interfaith outreach activities. There is a gift shop, social action, and cultural events, the Lawrence Jewish Learning Center for adult education classes and family education events, guest speakers, a variety of programs, and the annual Blintz Brunch on the first Sunday in November. The LJCC also owns the historic B’nai Israel Cemetery in Eudora, Kansas.

Movement Affiliation: Unaffiliated. We welcome Jews and people of all backgrounds who want to experience and learn about Judaism.

President: Jordan Yochim

Program and Engagement Director: Michael Brown

Security Coordinator:  Steve Hurst

Office Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

About our website: We plan on replacing this website soon. This site replaced our earlier version in the final week of 2012. We want to better serve both our present members and those in the broader community who might have an interest in LJCC. If you have questions, or suggestions about how we might better achieve our goals, please feel free to email the office.