Services are held every Shabbat and on all Festivals. Join us for a warm, participatory service that includes a great deal of singing.
We are beginning with a monthly Kabbalat Shabbat service on the first Shabbat of the month at 6:00 p.m., starting November 3. If you have abeen wishing for such a service, please come to support it. If you have never welcomed Shabbat with Kabbalat Shabbat, a service deeply rooted in the mystical tradition, please join us to learn about it. From November to September, the time will remain although the event or style of the program will change.
Celebrate a simha or honor a loved one by underwriting a standard Shabbat kiddush or Sanctuary Shabbat kiddush. Cost is $54 for a regular Shabbat Kiddush or $72 for a Sanctuary Shabbat Kiddush (first Shabbat of the month) paid to Congregation Ahavas Israel. Underwriting will be acknowledged in the weekly Shabbat announcements. Please remember that no special food requests are permitted. However, you may provide a certified kosher cake to mark the occasion. Reserve your date by calling the synagogue office. Additional questions should be directed to Karen Reifler, 975-9577.
As a service to our members, stop by Ahavas Israel for your Yahrtzeit, Havdalah, Shabbat, and Chanukkah candle needs.
Candles are located on the self-service cart next to the office. Help yourself to what you need, and leave a donation in the envelopes provided.
If you have any ideas or concerns for our congregational life, please feel free to share with any member of the Religious Life Committee: Rabbi David Krishef, Karen Reifler, Ed Miller, and Allyson Strauss.
Also, we are always looking to expand our pool of Haftarah readers, Ushers, and Gabba'im. If interested in knowing what this entails, please speak to Rabbi or Religious Life co-chairs, David Reifler and Elisabeth Rosewall.
The Wealthy Street bakery has opened a second location, known as the Hall Street Bakery. Both locations are now under supervision for a limited number of bread products.
Challah, Vegan Challah, French, Country White, Sourdough, Focaccia.
The bread slicer is used for dairy, parve, and non-kosher breads, and cannot be cleaned in between. Therefore, sliced bread is not under kosher supervision.