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Discover the Joy of Judaism!

We invite you to join our historic congregation. Make memories with us. Whether you are hearing the sacred readings and ancient melodies for the first time, or you know it all by heart, you are welcome. Find personal solace as we recite Kaddish as a community. Celebrate with newlyweds as they break a glass under the chuppah. Lend helping hands to neighbors in need. Smile as you hear the sweet voices of our youngest congregants during Consecration. Share the sense of accomplishment as young teens become B’nai Mitzvah.

Everyone is welcome in our Temple family, the young and the young-at-heart; the single and the partnered; the Jew by birth and the Jew-by-choice; the able-bodied and the challenged. No matter where you have been or where you are going, rediscover the joy that is Judaism here at Congregation Ahavath Chesed!

Upcoming Events

  1. Fri 18

    Zoom – Erev Shabbat Service

    Please phone (904) 733-7078 or see
    Jun 18 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  2. Sat 19

    Zoom- Torah Study

    Jun 19 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  3. Sat 19

    Zoom -Shabbat Morning Worship

    Jun 19 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  4. Tue 22

    Wisdom

    Jun 22 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  5. Tue 22

    Wisdom via Zoom

    Jun 22 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  6. Sat 26

    Zoom- Torah Study

    Jun 26 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Please… Think of Temple

We celebrate and remember, the simchas (joys) and sad times of our lives and those of our relatives, friends and neighbors.  Our tradition reminds us to say a prayer and make a contribution honoring these occasions.  Please remember Temple at such times.  You’ll honor the moment/family member/event through the mitzvah of tzedakah and help support the mission of Congregation Ahavath Chesed. 

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

Vaccination: A Jewish Obligation

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Why Israel’s Next Government Gives Me Hope

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What is Juneteenth to a Black Jew?

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While Juneteenth marks an incredibly important step in Black American rights, it was just that – one step. Juneteenth celebrated slavery becoming illegal, but it did not do away with racism; not even close. And yet, the history and spirit of Juneteenth make me hopeful.

The Ethical Conundrum of a Jewish and Democratic State

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