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. 02 Apr

    Adult Education on Zoom

    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  2. 14 Apr

    Shabbat Service

    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. 15 Apr

    Torah Study

    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  4. 30 Apr

    AJC Book Club

    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm



From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

Dayenu: The Power of Enough-ness

Dayenu: The Power of Enough-ness jemerman March 27, 2023

Last year was my first time celebrating Passover and one of the first times I sang with the congregational choir. One of the songs we performed for the seder was "Dayenu." The choir director explained during practice that in Hebrew, "dayenu" means "enough." I loved the melody of the song and found myself humming the tune as I prepared for Passover.

Building Deep Relationships with Israel: URJ Heller High and the People of Israel

Building Deep Relationships with Israel: URJ Heller High and the People of Israel jemerman March 16, 2023

Heller High aims to build deep, lasting relationships between North American Jewish teens and Israel, developing the next generation of Reform Jewish Zionists. The Heller High program gives students the opportunity to learn from and get to know different groups of Israelis.

Haikus on Leviticus

Haikus on Leviticus jemerman March 15, 2023

These Haikus focus on weekly Torah portions.

The Importance of Storytelling

The Importance of Storytelling jemerman March 14, 2023

The Jewish people love to share stories, as memory is a central Jewish value. We cannot forget what has happened to us because we must share it with future generations. The past is one of our best learning tools.