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 View the combined 3 synagogue choir performance from the 50th Anniversary celebration

Founded in 1961, The Ames Jewish Congregation serves people who wish to identify with and participate in the practice of Judaism through religious observance, education, and community involvement. Although affiliated with the Reform movement, the congregation tries to meet the needs of both Reform and Conservative observance. The congregation is served by a part time ordained rabbi, or a rabbinical student from Hebrew Union College (URJ).

AJC commemorates all life cycle events, celebration of Shabbat and holidays as well as offering social functions to enhance holiday observance. Religious school is provided for pre-school through confirmation and adult education programs are sponsored.

AJC offers a well rounded program for its members and serves as a representative of Judaism in the Ames religious community. 

Current Events

Rosh Hashanah

Saturday, Sept. 20

8:00 p.m.
9:00 p.m.

Dessert
Selichot service

Wednesday, Sept. 24

8:00 p.m.

Erev Rosh Hashanah services followed by oneg

Thursday, Sept. 25

10:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m.
4:45 p.m.

First morning Rosh Hashanah services
Children’s service (geared for children thru 10 years old)
Tashlich (meet at AJC with bread crumbs)

Friday, Sept 26

10:00 a.m.

2nd morning Rosh Hashanah services
No Shabbat evening services

Yom Kippur

Friday, Oct. 3

8:00 p.m.

Kol Nidre led by Rabbi Wirtschafter

Saturday, Oct. 4

10:00 a.m.
3:30 p.m.
4:15 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
6:30 p.m.

Yom Kippur morning services
Children’s services geared for children thru 10 years old
Yom Kippur afternoon services
Yiskor
Neilah followed by community break the fast




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