Congregation Agudas Achim was founded in 1881 and is a pillar of the Columbus Jewish community. We are a traditional-egalitarian synagogue.

We are first and foremost, a community of families and individuals of all levels of Jewish knowledge and observance. In addition to our weekday, Shabbat and Yom Tov religious services, we provide opportunities for children, teens and adults to explore their Jewish heritage through programs of formal and informal education. As a community, we are there to celebrate one another’s joyous life-cycle events and support each other through the inevitable difficult times we all experience sooner or later.

Agudas Achim’s Core Values

  • 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.