Congregants Anne Browning, left, and Beverly Post lead Erev Shabbat or evening services Friday at the Los Alamos Jewish Center. Photo by David Sigeti
Interior view of the Los Alamos Jewish Center at 2400 Canyon Road. Photo by David Sigeti
Exterior view of the Los Alamos Jewish Center Saturday afternoon at 2400 Canyon Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
About the Los Alamos Jewish Center:
The Los Alamos Jewish Center (LAJC) is an unaffiliated, egalitarian congregation. Men and women participate equally in all religious aspects of the congregation, and participation in all aspects of the service, from readings to leading prayers to reading from the Torah is encouraged and appreciated.
Services at the LAJC are primarily led by knowledgeable members of the community. However, on a regular basis, rabbis and cantors are invited to lead services or events for the local community. Jack Shlachter is the Rabbi Emeritus of the Los Alamos Jewish Center.
Shabbat evening services are held every Friday, with a special summer schedule. Most often, members lead services and provide refreshments for the post-service celebration or Oneg.
Membership consists of about 80 families and most live in Los Alamos or White Rock, but there also are members who reside in Santa Fe and the Española Valley. Members include singles, young married couples, households with school-age children, “empty-nesters” and retirees. Since its founding, the LAJC has been an unaffiliated congregation that welcomes the whole spectrum of religious observance. They also support visitors, such as those with postdoctoral assignments at LANL.