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Join Dr. Robert Cargill, Asst. Professor of Classics and Religious Studies at the University of Iowa, as he offers a six-lecture series beginning September 30 titled “The New Testament for Jews,” and introduces the Christian scriptures in their Jewish context for a Jewish audience.
As we enter Agudas Achim’s second century, we want to do everything possible to ensure the long-term stability and vitality of an organized Jewish Community in the greater Iowa City area. To do so, we need to develop something that this congregation has never had before: a financial safety net in the form of a substantial endowment: the Second Century Fund.
By Rabbi Esther Hugenholtz The hubbub of High Holidays preparations is in full swing – from polishing silver to formatting the schedule, practicing liturgy, checking the sound system to sermon writing. All my rabbinic friends and colleagues are bunkering down during this feverish month of Elul to create the most meaningful, beautiful and spiritual experience […]
For Kathy Jacobs, the decision to join Agudas Achim Congregation wasn’t really much of a decision. The Coralville, Iowa synagogue was the only one within miles of Iowa City when Jacobs and her late husband moved to the area in 1998. This also meant that it wasn’t necessarily her decision to join a synagogue that offers dual denominations.