• 9 - Purim Day Festival Kids Big
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  • Purim Day Festival Parents
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  • 7 - Goldie Retirement Celebration Big
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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 07

    Zoom – Erev Shabbat Service

    Please phone (904) 733-7078 or see
    May 07 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  2. Sat 08

    Zoom- Torah Study

    May 08 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  3. Sat 08

    Zoom -Shabbat Morning Worship

    May 08 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  4. Tue 11

    Wisdom

    May 11 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  5. Tue 11

    Wisdom via Zoom

    May 11 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  6. Fri 14

    Zoom – Erev Shabbat Service

    Please phone (904) 733-7078 or see
    May 14 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

How to Observe Shavuot from Home This Year

How to Observe Shavuot from Home This Year kbkaput May 5, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted so much of how we engage Jewishly, but Shavuot is a fantastic holiday for families to celebrate from the safety of their homes. Here are a few ways you and your family can observe this rich, festive Jewish holiday this year.

My Black Son is a Baby, But He Won’t Always Be

My Black Son is a Baby, But He Won’t Always Be urjadmin May 3, 2021

Being Black in America is its own journey within the journey of just being human, and living, and discovering who you really are on a soul level. Then there’s being Black and Jewish. And then there’s being Black, Jewish, married to a white Jew, and having bi-ethnic Jewish kids. It’s another journey, not an easy one at times, and instead of getting easier as I get older, we seem to be facing more challenges.

Being a Mom in an All-Woman Family

Being a Mom in an All-Woman Family jstern May 3, 2021

June and her partner, Betsy, adopted two girls from Guatemala and raised them together until Betsy died of cancer 4 years ago. June talked with me about the great joy she felt in fulfilling her dream of becoming a mom and the challenge she and her teenage daughters faced after suffering such a tremendous loss.

A Jewish Ecovillage Founder on Celebrating Earth Day in Ghana

A Jewish Ecovillage Founder on Celebrating Earth Day in Ghana kbkaput April 19, 2021

Isaac Hirt-Manheimer is the founder of Unity Ecovillage in Ghana, constructed according to eco-friendly principles that he learned while attending the Green Apprenticeship training program at Kibbutz Lotan in Israel.