The Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center is committed to being a spiritual home for our members and the Jewish community as a house of worship, assembly, service and learning. We are committed to providing programs of excellence and to serve as a source of Jewish inspiration for greater personal Jewish identity, advocacy for Israel and support for Jews around the world; as well as the betterment of our entire community, nation and world.
Rabbi Berkun with the students of Tauber Academy during Purim
Friday Night Live Services
Bar Mitzvah service with Cantor David Muchnick
Members of our Daily Minyan Services
Our Womans Group at a painting class.
Friday Night Live
This weekly spirited and musical Kabbalat Shabbat/Ma'ariv Service is held at 6:00 PM. Led by Rabbi Jonathan Berkun on guitar, Cantor David Muchnick on keyboard, and Cantor Marcos Askenazi on drums, this lively, one-hour Sabbath eve experience is the perfect way to begin Shabbat each week and is usually followed by a Family-Style Shabbat Dinner, including special child-friendly food and activities.
Shabbat Morning & Afternoon Services
Traditional Shabbat Morning Services are held Saturday mornings from 8:30 AM - Noon in the Soffer Sanctuary. Led by Rabbi Jonathan Berkun, Cantor David Muchnick and Cantor Marcos Askenazi, these services are accompanied from Rosh Hashanah through Passover by the ATJC Professional Choir. BABYSITTING is available every Shabbat 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM in Tauber Academy Room 108. Shabbat Mincha/Ma'ariv is led by Cantor Marcos Askenazi at 5:30 PM year round in the Lebowitz Chapel.
Preschool children ages 3 months to Kindergarten. Our mission is to provide academic excellence through an advanced approach that addresses the whole student. Our program includes the finest developmental and academic curriculum, appropriate for the age of the child, as defined by the Core Knowledge Curriculum.
The ATJC Religious School is for children in grades Kindergarten through 7th grade. Our team of dedicated and nurturing teachers are committed to engaging and providing students an enriching opportunity for Jewish learning and religious exploration. Classes meet on Sunday mornings from 9:00 AM to Noon in a warm and caring environment. Each classroom is located in our secure, state of the art facility and are age appropriate, designed for comfort and learning, equipped with the latest in technology.
Each year the ATJC welcomes hundreds of worshippers who bring in the new year, with the ‘tikiyah’ of the shofar; toss their sins away at Tashlikh services; enjoy preparing for Sukkot at the annual Extreme Sukkot Make-Over; dance with the Torahs during the Annual Simchat Torah Dance Party; celebrate the Festival of Lights during the annual Hanukkah Happening; don costumes while ‘booing Haman’ during the annual Purim Shpiel Musical and Celebration; families of all ages enjoy a Musical Participatory Family Seder; and finally near the end of the season the community gathers in remembrance of the Holocaust during Yom Hashoah; and to end the season on Shavuot the community gathers for a Tikun Leyl Shavuot, An Evening of Study.