Donations to Congregation Ahavas Israel

Tzedakah BoxYou can make online payments to the general fund (dues, Kol Nidre Pledges) or the building fund. Click here to go to a secure page where you can set up an account to pay with a credit or debit card. Note that you will also be able to make an additional donation to help offset the processing fees.

At this time, you cannot make online tributes "in memory of" or "in honor of" individuals. To make a donation to Ahavas Israel in memory or in honor of a special person or event, please download and return this Form to the synagogue office along with a check.




Ahavas Israel Grand Rapids, MI


Congregation Ahavas Israel welcomes all persons who wish to explore a spiritual path using Traditional Jewish practice in an egalitarian Jewish setting. We welcome interfaith families. We are LGBT-friendly. Come visit us!

Over a century of traditional Judaism in Grand Rapids



Mission Statement of Congregation Ahavas Israel:

We create a welcoming, inclusive, and engaging sacred community, helping individuals follow their spiritual paths using traditional Jewish practices.

Vision Statement:

To create connections between individuals in our Jewish community through religious, educational, and social programs that attract participation of all our members.

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Congregation Ahavas Israel

2727 Michigan NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Phone: (616) 949-2840
Fax:   (616) 949-6929
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 Ahavas Israel is an Energy Star certified building, one of only 100 religious institutions in the country to have been so rated.


Summer Quiz answers:

How many of these fruits can you name in Hebrew?

  1. Strawberry [Toot Sadeh]
  2. Watermelon [Avatiah]
  3. Grapes [anavim]
  4. Raspberry [Toot S'neh]
  5. Apple [Tapuah]
  6. Orange [Tapuz]
  7. Grapefruit [Eshkoliot]
  8. Date [Tamar]
  9. Fig [T'einah]


May Quiz answers:

Happy Yom Ha-atzma’ut!

  1. What is Yom Ha-atzma’ut? [Israel Independence Day]
  2. How old is the modern State of Israel? [Israel will be 66 years old on May 6]
  3. When was Jerusalem first proclaimed the Capitol of the Jewish world (+/-50 years)? [1000 BCE]
  4. How many peoples/nations/cultures other than Israel/Jews mentioned in the Bible still exist in the world today, culture intact? [None!]


April Quiz answers:

Define the following Seder terms and what they symbolize:

  1. Karpas - Green vegetable, symbolizing spring.
  2. Z’roah - Shank bone, symbolizing the Passover offering.
  3. Beitza - Egg, symbolizing spring and the Festival offering.
  4. Maror - Bitter herb, symbolizing the bitterness of slavery.
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