Congregation Ahavas Israel

A Shul is more than just a synagogue. A Shul which is Yiddish for a place of prayer and study, is a home for any Jew looking for a warm and spiritual place to grow. At Lubavitch Center, everybody is welcome. Come when you want. Leave when you want. Bring the whole gang. Treat your soul to something special. With a "come as you are" attitude, you'll feel right at home. No matter where in Howard County you live, work or study, if you are looking for a place to express your soul, this Shul's for you.

Walking into our Shul, the first thing you will notice is the people. There are Jews from all walks of life, from all backgrounds and affiliations. You will see smiles, hugs and warm handshakes as people greet each other in a uniquely intimate and relaxed setting. At every service you will find families, singles, seniors and children. People come to our Shul because of the sense of community and Jewish warmth they feel here.

A Jew is a Jew. Period. We are one people; we have one Torah, and we have one G-d. Chabad endeavors to bring unity to the Jewish Community through our common bond of Jewish faith and observance. At Lubavitch Center, we don't label ourselves, and we don't label others. We're just Jewish.

Lubavitch Center is dedicated to helping every Jew increase their level of Jewish knowledge, enthusiasm and commitment. We encourage you to participate regardless of your background, affiliation or level of observance. Chabad is not out to make you Orthodox. Only you can make personal decisions with regard to your lifestyle.

In no way is the commitment to a religious lifestyle a prerequisite to one's acceptance at Lubavitch Center. There are no judgements or expectations. You don't even have to read Hebrew. Our Hebrew/English prayer books are user friendly, and during services, page numbers are called regularly so even a novice attendee will feel at ease.

Schedule of Services - Minyan Times      

Weekday Evening Service - Maariv: Mon-Thurs 8:30 pm

    Friday Evening: @ Sundown  (see Shabbat candle lighting times)

    Shabbat Morning: 9:30 am

    Mincha: Following the Kiddush

    Saturday Evening Service - Maariv: 10 minutes after     Shabbat  (see     Shabbat candle lighting times)

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