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Synagogue also spelled synagog, in Judaism means a community house of worship that serves as a place not only for liturgical services but also for assembly and study. Its traditional functions are reflected in three Hebrew synonyms for synagogue: bet ha-tefilla (“house of prayer”), bet ha-Kneset (“house of assembly”), and bet ha-midrash (“house of study”). The term synagogue is of Greek origin (synagein, “to bring together”) and means “a place of assembly.” The Yiddish word shul (from German Schule, “school”) is also used to refer to the synagogue, and in modern times the word temple is common among some Reform and Conservative congregations. (Britanica)

The above definition captures the essence of our shul. We are a welcoming, Conservative, egalitarian congregation that strives to befriend, support, and educate its members. This is even expressed by our name, Ahavat Olam, which translated in English means “Eternal Love.”
We use the Siddur Lev Shalem for Festivals and the Etz Hayim Humash for Shabbat, and our services are conducted in both Hebrew and English.
Please click on the subpage links to the right to learn more about our religious services and service times.