Join the community in this special program at the Pablo Creek Regional Library, 13295 Beach Boulevard, between Kernan Blvd. and Hodges Rd. This is Jewish American Heritage Month and Hazel Mack, Temple's archivist and historian, will be the presenter.
For more information, please look at the flyer or contact Branch Manger Jackie Spirits at 904-992-7101.
May 7 is First Friday with JAFTY.
May 13 is Sisterhood Shabbat and installation of its board.
We will honor Rabbi Joshua Lief on May 20. Temple's Friday Night Live Band and the Chorale will provide music during services.
On May 27 Temple will honor Veterans. All services begin at 7:00 pm and are followed by a festive Oneg.
Keep up with all the activities. Read Temple's newsletter, the Messenger. You can keep up with current information and events, read back issues with messages from our professional staff and learn about Temple's other publications, Temple Times and the Religious School newsletters.
Look for photos of Temple events in our web page Photo Galleries
Friday Night Live!
Enliven your Shabbat spirit with the music of our own Friday Night Live Band. Your hands will be clapping and your toes a-tapping. It will be a spiritually exciting Shabbat experience.
Watch video of the band from the Soul Food Shabbat service.
Temple 20's and 30's Group
View upcoming events on the Temple 20's and 30's Calendar. On May 6 there will be a Pre-Neg, followed by Services and Dinner. May 16 is Torah on Tap (Location: TBA).
Wednesdays, May 18 at 7:30 am Ethics of the Fathers: Pirkei Avot (Learn and then, work) Join Rabbi Cohen and your Temple friends to explore and discuss Jewish wisdom texts in ways that will help add meaning and fulfillment to the experiences of our lives in the past, present and future. Pirkei Avot will not meet in April.
Saturdays at 9:00 am Torah Study Come at 8:45 am and enjoy a bagel and coffee.
Mondays at 10:30 am Wisdom Years Join the conversation about issues viewed through a Jewish lens. All are welcome.
Wednesday, May 11 at 7:00 pm Rosh Chodesh Join us for song, prayer and inspirational readings as we welcome the month of Adar. This is open to all women Bat Mitzvah age and over. If you have a tambourine, bring it with you.
Monday, May 2 at 7:00 pm Israel: Then and Now As the modern State of Israel celebrates its 68th birthday, we’ll take a look at the progress it has made and the challenges it faces at it moves forward in history. We will examine the current political realities and discuss the relationship we might have with Israel as Diaspora Jews. We’ll also hear from Rabbi Cohen about his recent trip to Israel. Tasty Israeli treats will accompany our learning!
Wednesdays at 10:30 am Yoga Shalom meets Wednesdays at 10:30 am. The Temple and Jacksonville Hadassah host Yoga Shalom, a yoga/prayer service which unites body, mind and spirit. The program is free and open to anyone regardless of age, ability or previous yoga experience. Just bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing.
"Read Hebrew America", Part 2, meets on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am. If you know the Hebrew alphabet, you are welcome.
Adult Intermediate Hebrew meets Wednesdays at 7:00 pm. Laurie Simmons is the instructor .
View The Times-Union slide show and article about Temple and Jacksonville Jewish Center congregants preparing holiday meals for the Aging True Community Senior Services on Thursday, December 24. On December 25 volunteers, joined by members of The Sanctuary @ Mt. Calvary Church, delivered the meals to homebound seniors and disabled residents. Baked goods were delivered to area First Responders. Click on News4Jax and read about the Mitzvah project.
Boy Scout Troop 12 at Temple
Earlier this summer we were noticed that the Boy Scouts of America reversed its ban against gay Scout leaders. At its November Board meeting, the Temple's Board of Trustees voted to remove restrictions prohibiting Scout activity.
Jacksonville's Status in Florida Jewish History
How Jewish History Is Uncovered at the Temple
Read about our Archives and watch Hazel Mack in the YouTube Video.
'Six Words': A Documentary Film Spotlighting Jacksonville's Human Rights Ordinance Controversy
Jacksonville is the largest city in Florida and the second largest in the U.S. that has not passed job or housing protections for gay and lesbian citizens. Without the ‘six words’ sexual orientation, gender identity or expression in the Human Rights Ordinance (HRO,) Jacksonville is not an inclusive City and some believe Jacksonville could lose millions in new business. Rabbi Lief has been a leader in the fight to include the ‘six words.’ Portions of his interview are included in the documentary at this YouTube site.
Discover Israel April 10-18, 2016
BAKERS ALWAYS WELCOME Sisterhood caters all types of events on behalf of Temple throughout the year.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE as we continually update our Temple website!
05.06.2016 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple 20's and 30's Pre-Neg, Services and Dinner
05.06.2016 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat Worship
05.07.2016 9:00 am - 10:00 am
05.07.2016 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Shabbat Morning Worship
The Temple - Congregation Ahavath Chesed
8727 San Jose Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32217 P: (904)733-7078 F: (904)448-9285