Jewish Life

The mission of Congregation Ahavas Israel is to help each person find a spiritual path using traditional Jewish practices. As a welcoming and inclusive community, we want to meet you where you are and welcome you to an engaging, sacred, community.

Jewish Burial

Read Rabbi Krishef’s writings, entitled “Death and Mourning in the Jewish Tradition: A Guide for Mourners,” and learn more about our cemeteries, customs, and practices regarding Jewish burial.

Jewish Resources

Looking for more ways to get involved in the local, regional, or national Jewish community? Or are you looking for resources to explore Judaism?

Keeping Kosher

Here, you will find information on where to find kosher meat, challah, and other food, in Grand Rapids, metro-Detroit, and beyond.

Youth Programs

Vocabulary of Jewish Life

Confused by the language of Judaism? Look here for a list of essential Jewish words.

Conservative Judaism

Here, you will find a wealth of information and resources that delve into the beliefs, practices, and values of this dynamic and vibrant Jewish denomination. Conservative Judaism is a modern, traditional, and inclusive movement that seeks to balance a commitment to Jewish law and tradition with an openness to contemporary culture and ideas.

Whether you’re looking to learn more about Conservative Judaism as a prospective member, seeking to deepen your understanding of this movement, or simply looking for resources to help you live a more meaningful Jewish life, this page has something for you.