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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 February 12 – 19, 2016

  • Start Your Day Right: How do you start your day? A cup of coffee? We have that. Current politics? We have that too. A chance to make a difference? We certainly have that. Make a difference, get your latest political updates with commentary, top it off with a cup of fresh brewed coffee. Come and Help Make Our Minyan Strong!

  • Early Shabbat Mincha: Immediately after Kiddush, we will have the Rabbi’s Class (11:50am), The topic is "The great egg controversy - Can a non-Jew cook your eggs” followed by Mincha (at 12:35pm). Please return after Shabbat ends (at 6:06pm) for Ma’ariv (at 6:25pm). Please remember to recite “Baruch hamavdil bein kodesh l’chol” in order to end Shabbat before driving or doing other work that is prohibited on Shabbat.

  • Relationships Series Continues Sunday, Feb. 14, 8 pm: Rabbi Moldovan began his new two-part series with a fascinating history of how pre-nuptial agreements have evolved to where they are today in Jewish marriages. The series continues on Sunday, February 14th, with a talk is entitled "Love or Lust--The Jewish Conception of Marriage." Everyone is invited to join us at 8 PM in the library for this intriguing topic.

  • Eruv News: Rabbi Moldovan has been working with Rabbis Elchonen and Pepper on checking the Eruv. He will soon assume full responsibility for this important task.

  • GOLDEN BOOK NOTICE While Sara and Andy are away on vacation, until February 19, please call Susan Klein at 203-301-0693 for all your golden book request.

  • NCSY EXTREME SHABBAT MAKEOVER is coming to Fairfield on Feb 19-20. Ten teens and 4 advisers will arrive from Boston and New York to run lively Shabbat services and meals for the community. On Friday night Feb 19, Ahavath Achim will be hosting an NCSY dinner for teenagers of the Fairfield community in Zimmer Hall followed by an Oneg Shabbat. It is free and open to all Fairfield teenagers. On Saturday Feb 20 we will hold a Shabbat seudah for congregants of Ahavath Achim following Shacharit. We are asking for a $10 donation per adult (children free),family maximum is $ 20. RSVP and payment with the office is required by Tuesday Feb 16.See the  flyer for full details.

  • Tehillim Meeting Date Change: Because of the weather report regarding upcoming snowstorms, Dr. Miriam Parker will be staying in Hartford until Thursday, February 11. Therefore, THE GINA GELB TEHILLIM GROUP will meet at her home, 134 Wynn Wood Dr., Fairfield, on Thursday, February 11at 8 P.M., instead of the previously scheduled Tuesday Feb. 9. All women are invited to participate. The Tehillim are said in both Hebrew and English. Please let Dr. Parker know if you will attend - the front door will be open.

  • Father & Son learning Continues at Cong Bikur Cholim Parshat Terumah, February 13, at 6:30pm

  • President's Weekend Conference: Feb. 12-14, at The Heritage Hotel in Southbury, CT, sponsored by the Association of Orthodox Jewish Scientists. For a list of presenters and complete information see the flyer in the front hall glass wall case; call 718-969-3669 or email cwajngurt@gmail.com

We are located at:

1571 Stratfield Road
Fairfield, CT 06825

And can be reached by:


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

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