In an effort to attract new members, Congregation Etz Chaim is trying something new.
The monthly Sabbath services on May 7 will be held in historic Ramona Town Hall at 729 Main St., instead of in the home of members. Victoria Supply Company donated the use of its parking lot if on-street parking is not available.
It is the hope of the officers of the congregation that meeting in a centrally located public venue will encourage potential members who might hesitate to enter the home of someone they don’t know, said Rhoda Hamburger, congregation president.
Services will start at 7:30 p.m. and be led by Rabbi Leslie Bergson assisted by Cantor Mary Baron.
Refreshments will follow during the Social Hour.
All who are interested in worshipping in a Reform Judaism congregation are invited.
For more information about Congregation Etz Chaim, call 789-7393.