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.
 

Upcoming Events

  1. 21 Apr

    Adult education via Zoom

    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  2. 28 Apr

    AJC Book Club

    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  3. 28 Apr

    AJC Craft Group

    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

 

 

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

Harnessing the Power of our Mothers Around the Seder Table

Harnessing the Power of our Mothers Around the Seder Table jemerman

We have so much to learn from our mothers, past and present. Soon, we'll return to the story of Passover and to the narratives of three remarkable mothers whose determination, fearlessness, and love changed the course of biblical history.

Melding Tradition and Innovation: Our Interfaith Toddler Naming Ceremony

Melding Tradition and Innovation: Our Interfaith Toddler Naming Ceremony jemerman

When I found out I was pregnant, my mind was immediately filled with questions and plans. When my son Logan was born at 34 weeks, many of those plans quickly changed.

A Place at the Table: How an Accessible Haggadah Creates a Seder of Belonging

A Place at the Table: How an Accessible Haggadah Creates a Seder of Belonging jemerman

As someone who is completely blind, I have enjoyed many opportunities to fully participate in the Jewish community because of accessible materials.

Passover 2024: The Three Central Messages of Pesach

Passover 2024: The Three Central Messages of Pesach jemerman

The Exodus story is the master narrative of the Jewish people. As most of us know, it tells the story of the Hebrew slaves in Egypt and the rise of Moses as their liberator. It reminds us that in 2024, the universality of Passover's three-part message again reverberates through the generations: freedom, love, and justice.