AJC is a community that honors our Jewish traditions, applies our Jewish faith to today’s life, and works towards the continuation of the Jewish people.
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.
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 all Jews in the Ames area. The congregation is served by a part time ordained rabbi, a cantorial soloist, and many volunteers.