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Kol Nidre Appeal 5779    Not too late, You can still donate!

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Please Support Rabbi and Shira Claman and all they are doing to enhance  Ahavas Sholom as a place for learning, davening, programs, and social and children's activities.

Click here to donate to the Kol Nidre Appeal

 Simchas Torah Celebration 2018

We are delighted to once again host Torah Tours students during the holiday of Simchas Torah. Young YU men and women will come to Ahavas Sholom to teach Torah classes, lead singing and dancing, meet with synagogue youth and create a fun and spirited yom tov experience.


Delicious meals are planned for Monday night October, including an early children's dinner, and Kiddush brunch Tuesday October 2.

Please Click here to sponsor and RSVP for the Simchas Torah meals 


Thanks to all who made the Congregation Ahavas Sholom's 105th Anniversary Gala    so successful this year.  


Ahavas Sholom honored Yosef and Emunah Murray, for all their work for the shul,   and honored Josh and Debbie Grashin with a young leadership award. 

Click here to see all the gala 2018 photos               



Thanks for all who enjoyed, prepared and sponsored the Shabbos Welcome back to school Kiddush lunch.  This was the largest attendance for a Shabbos luncheon the past 2 years!

Fun Cooking the luncheon! 

Noah Portman, Avi Hollander, Paul Zwelling, Lunch coordinator Josh Grashin, Ari Witkes, Binyamin Rabizadeh, Ron Reitman, Phil Weinerman and Andrew Adler. Not in photo, Avi Ben Moshe, Gabriella Witkes, Shoshana Ginsburg, Debbie and David Grashin, and Rabbi Claman.

Thank you to also to Karan Tanenbaum and all who prepared the extensive salad bar, and set up the food Shabbos morning, Dotan Hersage who helped shop, and Yosef Murray who set up the room so thoughtfully. 

Good time working together for the shul

Josh Grashin, Rabbi Claman and Paul Zwelling

Shoshana Ginsburg,  Debbie Grashin (Josh's Mom)

Shwarma chef Binyamen, OSU dental student

Thank you to lunch sponsors:


Randall Furman in honor of his sons Zachary & Daniel starting college

Patricia & Andrew Rosenstein in honor of the new school year for Samuel, Bradley and Sarah Miriam


Perry & Gloria Green and David and Debbie Grashin in honor of their visit with Josh & Debbie, and new  Chicago great grandson and grandson Ori Gefen Grashin

Julie & Phil Weinerman in honor of their grandchildren: Eliana entering 3rd grade and Ari & Jesse entering kindergarten at CTA; Nachum and Nathaniel Spinner entering 1st grade and preschool at Mizrachi. Wishing their other grandchildren in Sharon, Massachusetts and Cleveland a great school year as well


Shelly & Mousa Aframian in honor of CTA's new kindergarten teacher, Morah Paige.  May she and her students have a wonderful year

Natalie Berenstein with hakaras hatov to haKadosh Baruch Hu for granting her a  refua shleima from her recent illness

Ruth & Buddy Adler wishing Buddy a very happy birthday and welcoming

Debra and Jack Weitz to Columbus


Perle & Rabbi Avi Benmoshe in honor of their children David Eliya, Sara,

Tzvi and Ella and wishing them a great school year

Alex Bisman in honor of his mother's yahrzeit

Miriam & Jonathan Gisser

Nancy & Bruce Kay   in honor of the wonderful memories of beloved grandmothers Rochel bat Leopold, 29 Tammuz, and Shana bat Ravi Yitzchak, 5 Elul and dear father Dovid ben Yisrael Ze'ev, 10 Elul and his dear sister, Leah bat Yisrael Ze'ev, 5 Elul

Sandy Lefkowitz

Shelley & Jack Levey

Miriam & David Portman in honor of their anniversary

Cathy & David Schwartz in honor of Mike Berenstein and Kathy Pollack who make shalosh seudos every week


Eliza & Todd Delman in memory of Susan Bonowitz's father, Marvin Hersh Bonowitz z"l

Myra & Nat Goldman wishing mazal tov to Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon N.Goldman, of Brooklyn, N.Y., upon the birth of a great-grandson (Eitan Shimon ben Shmuel Hakohen), and to grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Alan D. Goldman and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Shmuel Goldman, of University Heights 

Chaya Aviva & Rabbi Zvi Katz in honor of their children going back to school

Lina & Aryeh Margolin

Laura & Ira Nutis in honor of the special birthday of Buddy Adler

Ellen & Sonny Romanoff in honor of their first great grandchild Ariel Yosef and his parents Yehuda and Esti Romanoff

Susan & Victor Schmelzer

Devorah & Rabbi Daniel Steinberg in honor of Eli Steinberg starting high school

Barbara & Marvin Vinar in honor of the return/start to school of their grandchildren and great grandchildren from east to west coast and points in between and in Israel, from preschool to college


Esther & David Bernzweig

Leslie & Dan Chase wishing Julie a great start at Stern College

Barbara Cooper in honor of her grandchildren beginning a new school year: Yitzi - 5th grade, Tuvy- 2nd grade and Kayla- kindergarten

Hope & Rabbi Avrohom Drandoff

Nechama & Rabbi Yehuda Fried

Agi & Jonathan Hartstein in honor of Aleeza's year of studies at Hebrew University, Ariella's year at OSU and Orli's senior year at CTA

Debbie & Barry Hellman in honor of Eva, Seth and Kayla starting a new year at CTA and in honor of Team Grashin for winning JCC AK Softball championship 2 years in a row

Avi Hollander

Barbara Meluch wishing Yehuda Leib, Sarah and Hillel Weinreich a good start to the new school year

Ariella & Aryeh Rosenbaum: Yoni - CTA 4th grade and Sam- JCC 4 year olds

Elaine & Harold Shindel in memory of Chaya Miril bas Avraham Tzvi z"l - Ellen Romanoff's grandmother and Rochel bas Chaim z"l - Ellen Romanoff's mother

Nnamdi Umeh

Karan & Peretz Tanenbaum commemorating the 8th yahrzeit of Karan's mother, Thea Press, Toiba bas Menachem Mendel

Yael & Perry Vernikoff




 Rabbi David and Shira Claman

Sat, September 22 2018 13 Tishrei 5779