Congregation Ahavath Chesed
Congregation Ahavath Chesed is Florida's second oldest Jewish congregation. A Reform synagogue, it was founded in 1867 though not officially chartered until 1882. It has a community of 700 members who are active in the community. The congregation offers adult classes in Hebrew and religious subjects as well as programs for children. It also operates a religious school and an archives, which houses records of the congregation and of local Jewish history. These items include books, manuscripts, photographs, and audio and video tapes. The congregation has held annual Thanksgiving interfaith services since 1917.
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