Congregational Life

When do I light Shabbat candles, what’s happening this Shabbat, how can I get involved, what holidays are coming up? On this page, you will find information, announcements, and other important updates relevant to our congregation.

Shabbat and Holidays



Community Projects

Weekly eVoice

Congregational News

New Siddurim

The Sim Shalom siddurim that we have been using in the Sanctuary have served us well for about 40 years. About 12 years ago, we transitioned in the chapel to newer and lighter editions of Sim Shalom for Shabbat and Festivals and Sim Shalom for Weekdays. We’ve been able to acquire 150 additional used copies … Read more

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.

Shiva Asar B’Tammuz

The Fast of the 17th of Tammuz
Tuesday, July 23 from sunrise to sundown

The Fast of the 17th of Tammuz, a minor sunrise to sundown fast commemorating the breaching of the city walls of Jerusalem, takes place on Tuesday, July 23.

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.

Reflections on the Psalms

With gratitude to the Holy One of Blessing, I am excited to announcing the publication of Reflections on the Psalms, for sale on Amazon.

Spiritual Checkup

Make sure your spiritual life is in good health. Call or email Rabbi Krishef to schedule yours.

William Davidson Jewish College Loan program

Interest-Free college loans