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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.
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
The boys enjoying their Columbus Talmud Totah Shabbaton in Baltimore
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
Weekly Service Times
Weekday (12/1 - 12/7)
Sun 8:00am Mon, Thurs 6:30am Tues, Weds 6:30am Rosh Chodesh Teves Fri 6:45am
Sun, Mon, Weds: 8pm Tues, Thurs: 9pm
Friday, December 6:
Shacharis 6:45am Candle lighting 4:48pm Mincha 4:50pm followed by Kabbolas Shabbos and Ma'ariv
Shabbos, December 7: Parashas Va'yigash
Parasha class 8:30am Shacharis 9:00am Teen Minyan 9:15am Daf Yomi 3:35pm Beis Medrash 4:05pm Mincha 4:35pm Ma'ariv/Shabbos ends 5:51pm
Please find service times for upcoming weeks by clicking here: weeklytimes