“kol Israel arevim ze baze". All of Israel is responsible for one another.

Welcome to Congregation Ahavat Olam

Congregation Ahavat Olam, a new non-affiliated Jewish house of worship opens to the Merrimack Valley and surrounding community.

The members of Congregation Ahavat Olam “Share one Judaism, one God, one Torah, and one Family.”

Congregation Ahavat Olam is led by Rabbi Idan Irelander, a beloved spiritual leader, and multi-talented musician. “Congregation Ahavat Olam is a place where individuals and families will find a home filled with the spirit of “Eternal Love” (in Hebrew “Ahavat Olam),” says Rabbi Idan.

The very definition of Ahavat Olam is Everlasting Love, but also a prayer that acknowledges God’s timeless love toward Israel and all people. Ahavat Olam is a phrase that calls us to action, to love all humankind, and this fully captures the vision, practice, and essence of Congregation Ahavat Olam. Our name, Congregation Ahavat Olam, is not just a name, it is our philosophy for being ‘Everlasting Love’ is an integral part of who we are as a community and our responsibility to that end. 

A Message from Rabbi Idan

You Are Most Welcome Here

Congregation Ahavat Olam...

...is a welcoming and inclusive synagogue, proudly rooted in Jewish history and identity, open to different backgrounds and every point of view. We come together to learn, celebrate and worship, honoring and accepting each other. Our spiritual, cultural, and intellectual journeys lead us to Ahavat Olam. Our community extends well beyond our walls. Our values of justice, acceptance, education, and inspiration are tools that guide us through the neighborhoods where we live and beyond.

Our Mission

We believe in community, spirituality, inclusivity, and growth. Our members display their spirituality in various ways, but our commitment to each other, Judaism, and God shows us that we all belong. We are an environment that nurtures a family community that is free of judgment and bias and welcoming to all members.

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