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Welcome to Congregation Ahavath Achim

Congregation Ahavath Achim is a warm, suburban, Modern Orthodox synagogue, affiliated with the Orthodox Union. We are located in scenic Fairfield, Connecticut, just one hour from New York City, with easy access via either the Merritt Parkway or I-95, Amtrak or MetroNorth. A short drive will bring you to nearby beaches, marinas, parks, historical sites, nature centers and museums. We experience the changing seasons of a New England town but also enjoy all the conveniences of being within easy commuter distance of New York. Visitors to our community are always welcome!

Announcements March 24-31, 2017

  • Start the New Year Right: Rosh Chodesh Nisan takes place Monday Night/Tuesday this week. Nisan is the start of the new year (Rosh Hashana takes place at the beginning of the 7th month of the year!) Let’s start the new year off right, come to Minyan. Please make the effort to attend the Minyanim as often as you can. Show up. Sign up (there is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board). Come early, come often, and Help Keep Our Minyan Strong!

  • Pre-Mincha Shiur Rabbi Moldovan will have a short Class (at approximately 5:55pm), followed by Mincha (at 6:40 pm). The topic for pre-Mincha shiur is “The Great Controversy - Machine Matzos."

  • Sale of Chametz before Pesach – Rabbi Moldovan will be available for selling Chametz in the lead up to Peach. He will be available at the following times.
    Sunday, March 26th @ 9:15-9:45am / Sunday, April 2nd @ 9:15-10am
    Sunday, April 9th @ 9:15-10am / Thursday, April 6th @ 7:30-8:30pm

    The Rabbi is also available by appointment. You can reach Rabbi Moldovan at 203-906-6296. All members of the community are encouraged and recommended to sell their chametz. The authorization letter is being sent in a separate email to everyone and there are copies available in the shul office, on the table in the front hall, in the Beit Midresh and here available for download.

  • Community Mincha Service Resumes on Sunday, April 2 at Ahavath Achim. We also want to notify you that the Bridgeport Community Kollel will be on break during Nissan (from Tuesday, March 28 to Wednesday, April 26). During this time, services on Monday and Tuesday evenings will be at Bikur Cholim. Please note that on Thursday, Chol HaMoed Pesach (April 13) Mincha will also be at Bikur Cholim instead of at Ahavath Achim. Please see the April calendar for all the correct times as we resume the Community Mincha service.

  • Maos Chittin As everyone knows, Pesach needs can be financially draining. It is customary to donate money to help others in the community. This age-old custom is known as Maos Chittin - "money for wheat". The money is used for Pesach supplies. Rabbi Moldovan will be collecting money to distribute to families within the community for Pesach needs. Donations can be given directly to the Rabbi or to Arnell in the office
  • Memorial Evening in Israel - Sunday, March 26th – 18:40 In observance of the First Yahrtzeit of Rafi Randy Novick, z”l, at Beit Knesset Tifferet Avot, Dekel, Efrat

  • “Blue Like Me: The Art of Siona Benjamin:” Wednesday, March 22, 7:30 p.m., Fairfield University, Dolan School of Business Dining Room, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield. Benjamin will discuss her work at the Samuel and Bettie Roberts Lecture in Jewish Art presented by the university’s Judaic Studies Program and Bennett Center for Judaic Studies.

  • Book Discussion – Wednesday – March 22 – 10 am  Marjorie Morningstar will be presented by Dr. Judith Katz at the Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford. The novel by Herman Wouk takes you back to the 1950s.  Free.  Open to the public. Sponsored by the Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County.

  • Klezmer Concert - Saturday, March 25, 2017- 8:00 PM “Farewell to the Homeland: Poyln” Performed by Adrianne Greenbaum, renowned klezmer flutist and “FleytMuzik, leading musicians of traditional klezmer.  The program will begin with a short documentary shown by videographer, Ed Alpern. Location: Cong. Beth El, Fairfield Woods Rd.  For more information and to purchase tickets call Beth El office.  Flyer posted in shul front hall.

  • “Crosses the Line” - Documentary on Anti-Israel Activity Reveals the rise of anti-Israel activity and anti-Semitic rhetoric on campus, and demonstrates when reasonable criticism of Israel ‘Crosses the Line’ into anti-Semitism.  Screening and Talkback -  7:00 pm, Wed., March 29 at the Jewish Senior Services, 4200 Park Avenue.  Co-sponsored by Merkaz Community High School and FJP.  Talk Back Facilitated by Steve Ginsberg, Director, ADL Connecticut Regional Office. See the flyer posted in the shul front hall for additional information.

  • Literature of the Holocaust Discussion – Sunday, March 26 – 1:30 pm With Distinguished Educators Christine Bonarrigo and Emily Hernberg. Discover what Yehudah Amichai’s “A Pity, We Were Such a Good Invention” and Carl Sandberg’s “A Teamster’s Farewell” have in common. Location: Temple Sinai, 458 Lakeside Dr., Stamford.  Free and open to the public. Sponsored by JHSFC.

  • Tazhal Shalom – Monday, March 27 – 3:30 pm Meet young men and women of the IDF at the Stamford JCC Harry Bennett Library. Sponsored by the Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County. Kids are invited.  Lite Refreshments.

  • Tefillin and Mezuzos Rabbi Moldovan is a trained Sofer and is available to check Tefillin or Mezuzos if required. Please contact the Rabbi directly on 203 906-6296.

  • Important Shul Property Committee Update  Anyone wishing to have any shul item(s) that we will not be taking and using after we move to our new location must contact Sara Klein, Committee Chairperson or Barbara Tuckel, President to let them know what you are interested in having. Further, until our sale is absolutely finalized we are keeping all items together.  Thank you everyone for your   help and cooperation.

  • Jewish Senior Services needs Minyan Menschen: JSS is in great need of men to help make the daily Minyan to help Residents say Kaddish 365 days of the year. Our Minyan hours will not overlap with most synagogue’s Minyans. Feel free to contact Rabbi Stephen Shulman, Director, Pastoral Services at (203) 396-1001 or email:sshulman@jseniors.org for exact service times.

Upcoming Events

Wed Mar 29 @ 7:00PM -
“Crosses the Line”

We are located at:

1571 Stratfield Road
Fairfield, CT 06825

And can be reached by:

Phone: 203-372-6529
Email: info@ahavathachim.org

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