Bienvenidos to the Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation!

We are so glad you found us!

No matter where you are from when you visit our Lakeside shul, you will suddenly feel like you are home, surrounded by warm and welcoming fellow Jews.  Community is the essence of Jewish life and it is even more important here since so many of our friends and families live in other countries.  

However you experience or practice Judaism – observant, reform, conservative, reconstructionist ,secular, returning, converting, or questioning, you have a place and a voice at LCJC.

We are a small, friendly, inclusive, culturally diverse and independent shul. We believe in making Judaism available and accessible to all who seek it. We serve the Lakeside community and our doors are open to everyone, including interfaith and same sex couples and families. We encourage participation from all who seek a religious, spiritual, or social connection to Jewish life.

We invite you to explore our website and  join our mailing list (at the bottom of the page). Learn more about our community by visiting and experiencing the shul during services, holidays and events.

If you would like to meet anyone- the Board of Directors, our Lay Rabbi, please click here.  

David’s Corner – June 21, 2021

Balak (Numbers 22:2 – 25:9) Balaam is the unsung prophet of the Torah.  In the course of his appearance in the parasha Balak, Baalam transforms the perception of the Israelites from dreaded outsiders who are to be cursed, to a

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LCJC Gift Shop

We can’t go to the gift shop, so we will bring the gift shop to you! We hope you enjoy perusing the beautiful pieces.   If you want to see them up close and personal, email Susana Greenberg at and she will

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Reset, Renew, and Prepare for 5781

Dear Members and Friends of the Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation: This year, as the High Holy Days approach and we prepare to celebrate the start of 5781, we know we will be unable to physically gather. This is sad and

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LJCJ Book Club

Upcoming LCJC book club selection: A Pigeon and a Boy, by Meir Shalev  ( Available on Amazon as Kindle, Hardcover and Softcover) Here’s a summary from Amazon: A mesmerizing novel of two love stories, separated by half a century but connected by

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Kosher and Jewish Life in Guadalajara

TJT’s guide for kosher and Jewish travelers in Guadalajara. Information about kosher restaurants, cafes, shops, bakeries or delis, kosher near me location-based (GPS) search, & Jewish points of interest, such as shuls, mikvahs, kosher and observant friendly hotels and Jewish

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Friday Night Service

Welcoming Shabbat  We invite you to join us on Friday at 7PM for Shabbat Service Facilitated by Maureen Sullivan (   To join us on Zoom:  Meeting Room 728 4233 5826 Password ZoomRoom The Zoom room will be open

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Saturday Morning Sharing

  Saturday Morning Sharing Facilitated by David Rosett ( Come join us this coming Saturday Morning to Share with Your Community Tell or read a brief story   Sing a song or teach us one  Recite or read a poem  Lead

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