Congregation Ahavath Chesed – The Temple is the center of Reform Judaism here in Northeast Florida. Chartered in 1882, our congregation is firmly rooted in tradition yet focuses clearly on the present and future of Judaism. We value active participation in Jewish life. True to our name, we are “lovers of mercy” (Ahavath Chesed) and work collectively to help make the world a better place through acts of compassion and loving kindness – starting right here in the Jacksonville community.  

As Reform Jews, we are committed to the principle of inclusion. Everyone is welcome to participate regardless of age, ethnicity, marital status, sexual orientation or financial means. We extend a special invitation to interfaith families who seek to share in the values and practice of Judaism.

Learn more about our specific programs and events by attending a service, participating in a program, or reading more here on our website. We want you to feel welcome in the midst of our diverse religious, educational and social activities.

We invite you to become a part of our Temple family.  Shalom!