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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 October 2017

  • Weekday Services at Bikur Cholim; 10/15-10/19 Mincha/ma’ariv 5:50 pm;  10/22-10/26 Mincha/ma’ariv 5:45 pm
  • November Shabbat Services
    Services will continue to be held at the American Legion building at Owen Fish park during November. Any changes in scheduling will be sent by email or, if necessary, by robo-call.
  • Yom Tov & Shabbat Kiddush Thank Yous
    Thank you to the Loeser Family, who have graciously sponsored our Yom Tov Kiddush again on the first day of Succot in memory of their parents, Albert & Barbara Seedman and George & Bella Loeser, and also in memory of Tammy’s brother, Bryan Seedman.
    Kiddush on Simchat Torah held at the American Legion building, sponsored by Martin & Elaine Schiller in memory of Elaine’s father, Harry Kahme and by Andrew & Sara Klein, in memory of Sara’s father, Samuel Klein.
  • Re-designed Room Arrangement for Yom Tov
    Deepest gratitude and thank you to Shalom Mizrahi, Sammy Shoshan and Rabbi Moldovan for the highly improved room setup for the High Holidays and Yom Tovim. It was with imagination and many hours devoted to re-designing the mechitzah and seating arrangement that the congregation women were able to fully participate in the services.
  • Seeking Help for Shabbat Kiddush
    Will you help with Shabbat Kiddush at the American Legion building during the winter season? Elaine is away in Florida until after Pesach and we need volunteers to share the responsibility to prepare Shabbat Kiddush. Shalom Mizrahi has been doing a fantastic job with the Rabbi but we really need others to step forward and help. Please call Elaine at 203-218-3121 or Rabbi Moldovan at 203-906-6296.
  • Telephone Service Update
    Jay Dimand is working with Optimum to update our telephone service. There will soon be a new system that provides all important shul information, including times and locations for services. Stay tuned, we are working to modernize our office.
  • Sad News Revisited
    Recently, we have been very sorry to announce the passing of three well remembered members of our Congregational Family; Zoltan Guttman, z”l, passed away September 8, Benjamin Kovensky, z”l, passed away October 4 and Shirley Zwecker, z”l, passed away October 8. The sad news was sent to the shul membership by email at the time of the funerals. Shiva was either shortened or postponed in deference to the Yom Tov.
    May the families be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Yerushalayim.
  • Jewish Arts & Film Festival: Tuesday, October 31, 7 PM showing “On The Map”
    On the Map tells the unlikely story of the underdog team that captured the heart of a nation amidst domestic turmoil and the global machinations of the Cold War. Against all odds, Maccabi Tel Aviv clinches the European Basketball Championship. In partnership with Merkaz Community High School for Judaic Studies. Free admission for teens.
  • Book Buddies Needed
    Read with Elementary School Students: The Blackham school in Bridgeport has only 12% of its students reading at grade level. For more information, please contact bookbuddies@jewishphilanthropyct.org or visit the website books2connect.org or phone: (203) 659-3602.
  • Have and Extra Coat in your Closet?
    Bring donations of new or gently used coats, hats, scarves, gloves, mittens for adults and children to Schoke JFS, 4200 Park Ave., Suite 300, Bridgeport, Monday-Friday, 9 AM-4 PM. For information contact Rebekah Kanefsky, 203-921-4161/rkanefsky@ctjfs.org
  • 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.

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We are located at:

92 Montauk St
Fairfield, CT 06825

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

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