Temple Ahavat Shalom is an inclusive Reform Jewish Community filled with warmth, joy and purpose. Our Temple is a second home for our members, a place where people of all ages can relate comfortably with one another in an atmosphere of sensitivity and caring.
At Temple Ahavat Shalom we are dedicated to ensuring the continuity of Judaism as a force for good in the world and to enhancing our spiritual lives through religious services, cultural celebrations, and social activities. We educate our children and adults both in the classroom and through activities in the greater Jewish and general communities.
Temple Ahavat Shalom serves the Jewish communities in Dunedin, Clearwater, Palm Harbor, Belleair, Tarpon Springs, Holiday, New Port Richey, Port Richey, Hudson, West Tampa, Lutz, and Odessa.
We warmly welcome all who wish to participate in Jewish worship, study, and fellowship.
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For the past 18 months, the URJ supported three “Communities of Practice,” cohorts of congregations that came together to learn, discuss, and experiment in a specific field. Members from participating congregations have been asked to reflect about their process. by Dr. Paula Sayag As an early childhood consultant with Washington, D.C.’s central Jewish education agency, […]
by Jack Wertheimer With the new school year nearly upon us, Jewish educational leaders are scrambling to prepare their teachers to discuss this summer’s Gaza War. The most pressing challenge is to design age-appropriate conversations: At which grade level might classroom discussions include potentially frightening topics, such as the wounding of non-combatants, kidnapping of young […]
With the High Holidays approaching, congregations are considering new ways to effectively connect to more youth at this vital time in the Jewish calendar. If your synagogue is among those looking at new approaches this year, consider the following variables: Make sure the program content is varied. Teens need spirituality, but are also drawn to […]
by Julie Marsh Many people wonder about the “magic” of NFTY, the power to bring teenagers together, create a holy community, and create lasting relationships. As a regional advisor, I am often asked how, when, and who creates that NFTY “magic.” To many, these questions are complicated, and to be honest, when it comes to […]
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