Tisha B’Av

Tisha B’Av

Monday, August 12 to Tuesday, August 13

Tisha b’Av — A day of Lamentations, mourning, and fasting for the destruction of the Temple and subsequent exiles of the Jewish people.

The Festival of Shavuot

The Festival of Shavuot

Tuesday June 11, 6:15 p.m.

Congregation Ahavas Israel

Please join Ahavas Israel and Temple Emanuel as we come together for dinner (lasagna and salad, with a vegan option), and a Tikkun Leil Shavuot series of study sessions let by Rabbi Krishef, Rabbi Schadick, and Cantor Fair.

Ahavas Israel’s Book Group – May

Thursday, May 9, 2024
“The Diamond Setter,” by Moshe Sakal

In this semi-autobiographical novel, Sakal employs a nested folktale device and draws on true events to tell the tale of the uneventful life of a jeweler from Tel Aviv that changes abruptly after Fareed, a handsome young man from Damascus, crosses illegally into Israel, making his way to the ancient port city of Jaffa in search of his roots.


Sunday, March 24, 2024
Temple Emanuel

Join Ahavas Israel in the lounge near the front of the building (former gift shop alcove) for a traditional Megillah reading, with the story displayed on a screen to help you cheer Mordecai and boo Haman! Or join Temple Emanuel in the Sanctuary to hear an alternative telling of the Purim story. Feel free to go back and forth and visit both Purim experiences.

Purim Celebration

Saturday, March 23, 2024
Purim celebration

Our Purim celebration begins Saturday night, March 23 with a Megillah reading beginning at 9:00 p.m


Saturday, March 9 following services.
Congregation Ahavas Israel

Enjoy a light Shabbat lunch. Contact Rabbi Krishef if you are able to help him prepare the lunch.

Wrestling with Questions

Sunday, July 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Jim and Sheryl Siegel, 2107 Robinson Road SE

If you are a regular attendee at a Shabbat service, what compels you to do so? Is it a sense of responsibility to God, attachment to a tradition, or search for a community?