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Congregation Ahavas Sholom is an Orthodox shul, situated in the City of Bexley, a
comfortable suburb of Columbus. We have a membership of approximately 100 families.
On a typical Shabbos, the shul attracts approximately 150 congregants. In addition,
we have a teen minyan with around 30 youths, supervised by our youth director. Our
membership spans all age groups and includes a sizeable number of children.
Our shul offers daily minyanim, extensive educational programs (including Daf Yomi, Gemara and Tanach classes), as well as numerous social and chesed programs. We are a warm, welcoming Orthodox shul and use the ArtScroll Siddur and Chumash. We have an innovative mechitza consisting of a series of one-way mirrors that allow women a full view of the shul, while fulfilling halachic requirements of preventing the men from viewing the women's section. We have a diverse membership: some with yeshiva backgrounds, some modern orthodox, some with Chassidic leanings, and others newly observant or just interested in a traditional service. We are a congregation committed to Torah learning, Tefillah, Ahavas Yisrael and the State of Israel.
Columbus is a cosmopolitan Midwest community of approximately 1.7 million and a Jewish population of 24,000. Cost of living is quite affordable. We are home to 3 Orthodox synagogues, a Modern Orthodox K-12 Day School and an 8 member kollel.
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The shul runs the Columbus Talmud Torah, a community initiative dedicated (as its mission statement declares) "to augment the Torah learning of our children by providing an organized after-school program with enthusiasm and a love for Torah." The Columbus Talmud Torah features two classes, which meet Monday to Thursday, with an optional Sunday morning learning session. Enrollment in the Columbus Talmud Torah remains open; the program is delighted to have students from all kinds of backgrounds. If interested in learning more about the program, please contact the shul ofice at 252-4815. A video describing the Talmud Torah is at Columbus Talmud Torah
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The Sisterhood's cookbook is for sale once again. Click here for more info.
The shul also hosts the Gan Ephraim preschool. Details are at ganephraim.org