A Personal Invitation

Welcome to the Agudas Achim Congregation Website!

Agudas Achim is the nexus of the local Jewish community, providing a well-rounded education for youth as well as a fulfilling experience for the entire family. We proudly welcome all families of all religious and social backgrounds. Agudas Achim is affiliated with both the Union for Reform Judaism and the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. Shabbat evening services are from Mishkan Tefillah (Reform) and Shabbat morning services are from Mishkan Teffilah on the first Shabbat of the month and from Siddur Sim Shalom (Conservative) on the other Shabbatot. We are in a former Gold’s Gym which has recently been completely remodeled to become our synagogue. Visit us!

Feel free to call (319-337-3813) or to send an email rabbi@agudasachimic.org. We are happy to answer questions about life cycle events or other questions you may have.

The synagogue offers a full range of religious and social activiites for adults, young adults, and children.

 Rabbi Esther Hugenholtz is origially from the Netherlands, and also has lived in Spain, the United States and Israel. She trained for the rabbinate at the Ziegler School of Rabbinics in Los Angeles, affiliated with the Conservative movement, as well as the Leo Baeck College in London, affiliated with the Reform movement. Her rabbinic ordination came from the Reform movement.