Intro to Judaism begins August 6 at 7:00 pm and concludes on December 10. Register here.
Read more about these classes and the Hebrew program for adults in "Around the Temple" on this web page.
Click on Monthly Monday for information on the program occurring August 31 at 7:00 pm.
Registration for Temple's Religious School is now open.
The following are available: Welcome and instructions, Religious School Information and Calendar on the Religious School web page as well as these forms: Registration, Vatikim Application and Scholarship Assistance.
September 20th is the opening day of Religious School and begins at 9:30 am with Tefilah in the Sanctuary.
The High Holidays Schedule is available here.
On Saturday, September 5 at 8:30 pm members of Congregation Ahavath Chesed and the Jacksonville Jewish Center for join in our 6th annual Selihot program together. Read more about the full program which includes a dessert reception, discussion and the Selihot service.
JAFTY Honey Sale from now until September 6
Sweeten your New Year with honey and pomegranate trees available from JAFTY. Temple's High School Youth Group.
Check the flyer and order form for more information.
Lifelong Learning on August 31, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Topic: High Holy Day Preparations
The Hebrew month of Elul, which precedes Tishrei, the month when we celebrate the High Holy Days, is set aside for us to take stock of our lives and determine what behavior changes we choose to make in the year ahead. This evening of learning, led by Rabbi Lief, Rabbi Cohen and Goldie Lansky will introduce us to some of the (in)sights, sounds and tastes of the High Holy Day season.
Read more about the Monday Lifelong Learning programs.
Adult Intermediate Hebrew Class Wednesdays at 7 pm beginning in October, Laurie Simmons, Instructor
Do you want to become more fluent reading prayers? Would you like to have a better understanding of the prayers? The goal of this class is to provide an opportunity for Hebrew reading practice at an intermediate level starting with a review using Aleph Isn't Tough which focuses on prayers. When the class is ready, we will move to the next text in that series Aleph Isn’t Enough. This will consist of the introduction of additional Hebrew roots, the introduction of new vocabulary to further develop comprehension skills, beginning translation skills using sacred text, and it also has the ability to add an introduction of the practice of Torah study.
First Responder Kabbalat Shabbat September 11 7:00 pm
September 11, 2001 is a date we will never forget – the tragedy, the heroism, the pain, the sorrow, the community spirit. Temple will honor Jacksonville’s First Responders during Kabbalat Shabbat worship on Friday, September 11, 2015 beginning at 7 p.m. Sherriff Mike Williams and former Sherriff John Rutherford will participate, along with other JSO and JFRD personnel.
Rabbi Lief, Senior Rabbi at Congregation Ahavath Chesed (The Temple) explains, “As members of a minority religious community here in Jacksonville, we are profoundly grateful to live, work and pray in freedom, safety and security thanks to the diligence of our first responders. On this anniversary of the tragic terrorist attacks on our nation, we want to give thanks and offer our blessings to these brave men and women. May they continue to watch over us and be safe in the performance of their duties.”
Social Action Saturday, October 24 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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.
Read more about the event and fill out the registration form here.
How Jewish History Is Uncovered at the Temple
Read about our Archives and watch Hazel Mack in the
Year in Review
"Spend a few moments flipping through the scrapbook of memories we created together this year. We learned together and prayed together. We worked to make the world a better place and together we created our Temple community." Read about our Temple through the words of our Executive Director, Goldie Lansky.
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