April 27, 2018  –  12 Iyyar 5778  –  י״ב בְּאִיָּר תשע״ח

Adath Yeshurun Synagogue of Aiken, South Carolina 
Our Reform Jewish Synagogue is located at the corner of Greenville and Barnwell Avenues in Aiken, South Carolina.  Our Jewish community has had a presence in Aiken since the 19th century. In the beginning, services were conducted over a downtown store and later at the Masonic Hall.  Fundraising began in 1905 to construct our synagogue. The Sons of Israel Cemetery was established in 1913, and the synagogue was completed in 1921. The cornerstone was dedicated four years later.  Our three Torahs, all of which are about 100 years old, were donated by families with ties to our synagogue.

Why We Are Reform

Reform Judaism affirms the central tenets of Judaism - God, Torah, and Israel - even as it acknowledges the diversity of Reform Jewish beliefs and practices. We believe that all human beings are created in the image of God, and that we are God’s partners in improving the world. Tikkun olam — repairing the world — is a hallmark of Reform Judaism as we strive to bring peace, freedom, and justice to all people.

Reform Jews accept the Torah as the foundation of Jewish life containing God’s ongoing revelation to our people and the record of our people’s ongoing relationship with God. We see the Torah as God inspired, a living document that enables us to confront the timeless and timely challenges of our everyday lives.

In addition to our belief that Judaism must change and adapt to the needs of the day to survive and our firm commitment to Tikkun Olam, the following principles distinguish Reform Jews from other streams of Judaism in North America.

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12 Apr 2018
Yom HaShoah
15 Apr 2018
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar
16 Apr 2018
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar
18 Apr 2018
Yom HaZikaron
19 Apr 2018
Yom HaAtzma'ut
13 May 2018
Yom Yerushalayim
15 May 2018
Rosh Chodesh Sivan
19 May 2018
Erev Shavuos
20 May 2018
Shavuos I
21 May 2018
Shavuos II