Traditional Jewish practice in an egalitarian Jewish setting.
Our Vision of Congregation Ahavas Israel is to create connections between individuals in our Jewish community through religious, educational, and social programs that attract participation of all our members.
Our Mission is to create a welcoming, inclusive, and engaging sacred community, helping individuals follow their spiritual paths using traditional Jewish practices.
The Core Values of Congregation Ahavas Israel are:
Be a caring, connected community. Be a community of Jews engaged in becoming more fully Jewish, embarking on a lifetime journey of Jewish discovery.
Interfaith families welcome. LGBT-friendly.
From the President
As we look forward to warm summer days, I’m reminded that our biggest fundraiser of the year has justkicked off. That is the Cadillac of Raffles. I strongly encourage everyone to purchase a minimum of oneticket. If a ticket has not been sent to you, don’t worry, you can still get in on the fun … Read more
Save the Date: Cadillac of Raffles and Annual Meeting
Save the date for our Cadillac of Raffles and Annual Meeting! Join us on Sunday, June 25, from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm for the raffle and an Ice Cream Social. Then stay for our Annual Meeting, which will begin at6:00 p.m. More information about both events will be available as the date gets closer.
Sefirat Ha-omer, Counting the Omer
It is a mitzvah to count each day between Passover and Shavuot, a practice known as counting the omer, sefirat ha-omer. The omer was a sheaf of barley brought as an offering in anticipation of the new wheat and first fruits offering of Shavuot. you can download an omer-counting calendar here.
United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
Congregation Ahavas Israel is an Energy Star certified building,
one of only 100 religious institutions in the country to have been so rated.