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Membership at Congregation Agudas Achim

We are a traditional, egalitarian, participatory, innovative, intimate, inclusive and celebratory synagogue.
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Happenings at Agudas Achim

Shabbat Times Columbus, Ohio, USA

  • Candle lighting: 
  • This week’s Torah portion is Parashat Noach
  • Havdalah (42 min): 
  • Yom HaAliyah occurs on 

Congregation Agudas Achim Welcomes Interim Rabbi, Abigail Treu

Rabbi Abigail Treu is a spiritual leader who has served in a variety of roles at legacy institutions of American Jewish life. Since ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2008, she has served at JTS as a Rabbinic Fellow; worked on the senior team of the National Ramah Commission as Director of Strategic Advancement and Reshet Ramah; and since 2016 as the rabbi and Director of the Center for Jewish Living and David H. Sonabend Center for Israel at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan. Rabbi Treu has served on the board of Big Tent Judaism, working to build Jewish communities welcoming to all kinds of Jewish families, as well as on the Women’s Committee of the Rabbinical Assembly, and is an alumna of the Clergy Training Program of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. In 2005 she co-authored, with Dov Peretz Elkins, The Bible’s Top 50 Ideas, and she has written a number of articles and op-eds. An avid knitter and yoga enthusiast, she lives in Manhattan with her husband and three children. Rabbi Treu comes to Congregation Agudas Achim excited to walk with individuals and families in their Jewish journeys, bringing her love of teaching, writing, and Torah to nurture the community during this time as Interim Rabbi.

Agudas Achim’s Core Values

Agudas Achim aspires to be a traditional, egalitarian, friendly and participatory congregation.

  • Traditional – seeking meaning in Jewish tradition, and building on that tradition to create meaning for ourselves. Our members are inspired by traditions that connect us with our congregation’s history and with other Jews around the world.

  • Egalitarian – supporting and encouraging our members, in all their diversity, to participate fully in synagogue life.

  • Friendly – welcoming each person who appears before us, whether a traveler at morning minyan, a non-Jewish family member, a homeless person at kiddush, etc. We are a warm, close-knit, child-friendly community.

  • Participatory – engaging members so every member contributes, everyone is needed and everyone feels valued. We recognize our differences create opportunities for, rather than barriers to participation.