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.
We warmly welcome anyone and everyone who would like to join us at one or more of our services.
Given the ongoing pandemic and out of an abundance of caution and concern for the health and safety of our community, we are cautiously moving forward with in-person events. Many will be offered both in-person and via Zoom. Please check back closer to an event for updates about in-person vs. Zoom events.  If you need a Zoom link to attend any of these services, please contact us at least 24 hours before the service at ajciowa@gmail.com.
 

Upcoming Events

  1. 10 Feb

    Shabbat service

    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. 12 Feb

    Adult Education (Zoom only)

    11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  3. 24 Mar

    Shabbat service

    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. 25 Mar

    Torah Study

    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  5. 14 Apr

    Shabbat Service

    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. 15 Apr

    Torah Study

    10:00 am - 11:00 am

 

 

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

Cinema Sabaya: Women Finding Themselves Behind the Camera

Cinema Sabaya: Women Finding Themselves Behind the Camera jemerman January 30, 2023

Both Arab and Jewish, young and old, the women of "Cinema Sabaya" learn about much more than filmmaking during the class; they discover that their differences are far outweighed by their bonds as women making their way in a patriarchal world.

Remembrance and Beyond: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Remembrance and Beyond: International Holocaust Remembrance Day rj-admin-new January 27, 2023

What does it mean to remember? It is to live in more than one world, to prevent the past from fading, and to call upon the future to illuminate it.

Thinking Outside the (Tzedek) Boxes

Thinking Outside the (Tzedek) Boxes jemerman January 26, 2023

A camel carrying a load. A golden pair of balanced scales. An open heart and an open mind. These are three of more than two dozen artists' visions of justice and righteousness featured in the invitational exhibition, "Tzedek Boxes: Justice Shall You Pursue."

Tu BiShvat - Nature’s Invitation to Grow

Tu BiShvat - Nature’s Invitation to Grow jemerman January 25, 2023

Tu BiShvat, the Jewish New Year of the Trees, is upon us. While it may not be the most celebrated new year in the Jewish tradition, there is a simple power to the holiday - the call for us to become attuned to nature and learn what it can teach us about personal growth.