The importance of community is clearly emphasized by the rabbinic dictum of "al tifrosh min hatzibbur" (do not separate yourself from the community). Even more direct are the words of the Rambam (Maimonides) who tells us that a "bad neighbor" is one who does not support the minyan of his community.
Adas Yeshurun Synagogue is very much a community, indeed, a family that is made strong by the sense of people being there for each other at times of both joy and sadness. We pray as a community, study as one and experience being Jewish with that sense of extended family.
Adas Yeshurun Synagogue is a "full service" congregation. Our programming covers all ages and stages of Jewish living and experiences. Together, our professional staff and lay leadership work to provide the most stimulating and beneficial (as well as fun) programs and activities. It is my hope that our synagogue will continue to improve and become even more special and meaningful in the lives of every member and the entire community.
For those of you who may be considering a visit or move to the Augusta area, we invite you to join with us as we walk together in search of meaning and spiritual fulfillment in our lives. Come and help us make the AYS family into a true "covenant community" - a place where individuals are valued and respected, where we share our joys and heartaches together freely, celebrate the milestones of our Jewish calendar and our lives together, teach our children and grandchildren (and ourselves!) of the beauty and value of Jewish traditions, and work together to make Jewish life, and life in the larger community more fulfilling for all.