Welcome to the Ames Jewish Congregation
AJC is a community that honors our Jewish traditions, applies our Jewish faith to today’s life, and works toward continuation of the Jewish people.
So that all are comfortable attending our services, and out of concern for the health and safety of our community, the current Covid policy is that masks are optional, though encouraged. A section at the front of the sanctuary is reserved for only those who are masked. A Zoom option is available for all services. Please contact us at least 24 hours before the service at ajciowa@gmail.com if you need a Zoom link.
 

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From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

Nine Spring-Inspired Hebrew Names

Nine Spring-Inspired Hebrew Names jemerman

Whether you're planning to welcome a child into your family, are preparing to choose your own Hebrew name, or just enjoy learning about the meanings and stories that names hold, I hope you'll be inspired by one of these nine names inspired by Purim, Passover, and the renewal of spring.

The Bagel: A Popular, Polarizing, Perfect Snack

The Bagel: A Popular, Polarizing, Perfect Snack jemerman

Jewish food is as diverse as the Jewish community itself, reflecting cultural, historical, and geographical influences. In North America, though, no single Jewish food is as ubiquitous or well-known as the humble bagel.

Eight Unforgettable Jewish Oscar-Winning Movies

Eight Unforgettable Jewish Oscar-Winning Movies jemerman

With the nominees announced for the 96th Academy Awards, "Oppenheimer," "Zone of Interest," and "Maestro" bring Jewish figures and history into this year's celebration. To whet your appetite, try watching some (or all) of these eight Oscar winners from past years with strong Jewish roots.

Protecting, Expanding, and Strengthening our Democracy: Every Voice, Every Vote 2024

Protecting, Expanding, and Strengthening our Democracy: Every Voice, Every Vote 2024 jemerman

On March 20, we will prepare to engage voters from marginalized communities as we launch our 2024 Every Voice, Every Vote Campaign!