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January 4, 2018 THE ERUV IS DOWN– DUE TO THE SNOW STORM WE HAVE EXPERIENCED TODAY THE ERUV IS DOWN AND CANNOT BE REPAIRED BEFORE SHABBAT. WE WILL ADVISE YOU WHEN THE ERUV IS FIXED AND WORKING AGAIN.

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 January 2018

  • January Shabbat Davening Location  Friday night and Shabbat services will take place, for the month of January, at the home of Harvey & Sharon Risch, 255 Sky Top Terrace. Fairfield. Not at the American Legion Hall

  • Pre-Mincha Shabbat Shiur Rabbi Moldovan will give the pre-Mincha shiur immediately following Kiddush and Mincha will follow the rabbi’s class.

  • Chanukah Melaveh Malka Thank You to: Andrew & Sara Klein for sponsoring the Melaveh Malka in memory of their mothers, Malvin Klein a’’h and Audrey Lowen Klein a’’h, whose yahrtzeits are on the 1st and 2nd days of Chanukah.And to volunteers, Goldie Librach, Terry Augenbraun and Jay Dimand, who helped the rabbi to set up for the Melaveh Malka.

  • Mitzvah Heroes Day – Sunday, January 28th at 5:00 pm  Ahavath Achim will be participating in the first ever Mitzvah Heroes Day, sponsored by the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy, where our own Jay Dimand will be honored as a Mitzvah Hero.  The event will be at the Weinberg Senior Services Campus at 4200 Park Ave., Bridgeport. Sign up to attend this new, signature event in the community. Don’t Delay – Register Today to support Jay and Ahavath Achim!  $18 per person- RSVP at shalomct.org/mitzvah.  Don’t Delay

  • Meet Geza Rohrig, the Son of Saul actor.  Child Holocaust Survivors of CT, the Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County & Temple Israel invite everyone to a free program on Sunday, January 14 at 1 PM at 14 Coleytown Rd., Westport.  Free but registration is required.  Call 203-323-1798 or email: amvertes@gmail.com

  • Lunch & Learn Series: Stories of Jewish Resistance. Fairfield University (exact location TBD. From the Maccabees and their fight against Hellenistic oppressors, to Crypto-Jews who secretly practiced Judaism in medieval Spain, to Jewish Partisan forces in Nazi Occupied Europe, to protests by Jewish Progressive Millennials today, the course will focus on religious, military, literary and political forms of Jewish resistance over the past 2,000 years.   Fridays, 8 sessions: Feb. 9-April 20, 2018. 12;30-1;45pm. Fee: $150 (includes sourcebook of class readings).  Co-sponsored by the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy and Fairfield University Bennet Center of Jewish Studies. Taught by Ellen M. Umansky, PhD.

  • Applications for Operation Fuel and heating assistance are available in Social Services at the Bigelow Center for Senior Activities, 100 Mona Terrace, Fairfield, CT  06824.

    Operation Fuel and the heating assistance programs help households pay for their winter heating bills and are based on income eligibility.  “Many Fairfield residents, seniors and families struggle with the high cost of heating their homes, especially in the winter season. The frigid temperatures in recent days make it critical that residents know to call Fairfield Social Services for help. Click here to read more.

  • 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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Upcoming Events

Sun Jan 28 @ 5:00PM -
Mitzvah Heroes Day
Fri Feb 09 @12:30PM - 01:45PM
Lunch & Learn Series: Stories of Jewish Resistance
Fri Feb 16 @12:30PM - 01:45PM
Lunch & Learn Series: Stories of Jewish Resistance
Fri Feb 23 @12:30PM - 01:45PM
Lunch & Learn Series: Stories of Jewish Resistance
Fri Mar 02 @12:30PM - 01:45PM
Lunch & Learn Series: Stories of Jewish Resistance
Fri Mar 09 @12:30PM - 01:45PM
Lunch & Learn Series: Stories of Jewish Resistance
Fri Mar 16 @12:30PM - 01:45PM
Lunch & Learn Series: Stories of Jewish Resistance

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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