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For more than 120 years, Congregation Agudas Achim has served the spiritual needs of Jewish life in Peoria and the surrounding area. With the only daily minyan and a kosher kitchen, Agudas Achim offers a unique blend of small town warmth and big city Jewish identity for its members and visitors.

This congregation is the largest traditional congregation in the state of Illinois outside of the Chicago area.There is a Talmudic study group every Sunday morning and easy access for those who wish to delve further into Torah.

Morning Services:
Sunday: 8 a.m.
Monday through Friday: 6:50 a.m.
Saturdays and most Yom Tovim: 9 a.m.

But Agudas Achim is far more than that just services. Each year, we combine with Anshei Emeth for a community-wide Purim party, and the congregation participants are heavily involved with the Jewish Federation of Peoria. We are active sponsors of the Peoria Hebrew Day School whose children come to our services several times a year to lead and to enjoy the Shabbos morning.

Kol Nidre Services will be held at the shul in our room at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

Yom Kippur services will start at 8:15 p.m. and go most of the day until an afternoon recess. There will be a Yizkor service not long after the Torah readings. Following Yizkor is Musaf. Minchah will begin at 4:45 p.m. with Neilah at 6:20 p.m. Ma’ariv conclude the day.

All are welcome to participate in a community-wide break-fast in the social hall following services. Both Agudas Achim and Anshei Emeth will participate.


  • Sunday, Sept. 23. Candle lighting at 6:36 p.m. with minchah and ma’ariv services to follow.
  • Monday, Sept. 24 and Tuesdasy, Sept. 25, services at 9 a.m. at the shul with minchah and ma’ariv services at about 6:30 p.m.

Shemini Atzeret is on Oct. 1 which is a Monday. Shacharit is at 9 a.m. with Yizkor at 10:30 a.m. Minchah, 5:20 p.m., Evening services and Hakafot at 6:20 p.m.

Simchat Torah is Tuesday, Oct. 2. 9 a.m. Sharcharit.

We are located at 5614 N. University St., Peoria, Ill. 61614. For more information, either call at 309-692-4848 or email at congaa@sbcglobal.net.

Past bulletins:

July and August 2018 monthly bulletin

April 2018 monthly bulletin

March 2018 monthly bulletin

February 2018 monthly bulletin

January 2018 monthly bulletin 

February 2017 monthly bulletin

August 2016 monthly bulletin

January 2016 monthly bulletin.

December 2015

November 2015

October 2015

September 2015

August 2015