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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 June 23-30, 2017

  • Summer is Here – Are you Stepping Up? With the summer months come trips, vacations, travel, etc. That means that many minyan regulars will be out of town for some portion of the next couple of months. There is a place where you are wanted and needed – the Daily Minayn. Make the commitment to attend at least one Minyan a week. Please help out as often as you can to ensure a minyan – morning and night.  So - show up, come early, come often, and Help keep Our Minyan Strong!

  • Pre-Mincha Shabbat Shiur  Rabbi Moldovan will give the pre-Mincha Shabbat shiur at 7:15 pm. Please join in the discussion.  Mincha/Ma’ariv will follow at 8:00 pm

  • Annual Meeting  This is a reminder that the annual meeting is this Sunday, June 25th, at 9:30 A.M. In Zimmer Hall.  The meeting will begin on time to avoid any conflict with the unveiling for Mr. Joseph Macy, z”l. We will start the meeting with voting on the new slate of officers and the recommendation by the Executive Committee and Board to renew the Rabbi's contract for a 2-year, part-time position, followed by committee reports.
  • Unveiling for Joseph Macy, z” l  The unveiling for Mr. Macy will take place on Sunday, June 25th, at 11:15 am at the Ahavath Achim cemetery.  There will be no conflict with our annual meeting, which is scheduled to begin promptly at 9:30 A.M.

  • rabbisRCA Convention  Rabbi Moldovan attended the recent RCA Convention in Stamford on behalf of Ahavath Achim. Former Rabbis, Rabbi Shalom Baum and Rabbi Tzvi Engel were also in attendance. Rabbi Baum was honored upon completion of his 4-year term as President of the RCA.

  • Mazel Tov  We are very happy to extend warmest wishes to Seymour & Myrna Kosowsky on the recent marriage of their granddaughter Shoshana (daughter of Beth & Kenny Rozenberg) to Ari Auman.   Warmest wishes to the Kosowsky, Rozenberg and Auman families on this very happy occasion.

  • Mazel Tov  Warmest wishes also to Mitchell Lake and Leslie Mandelbaum on their recent marriage on June 11, and the Lake and Mandelbaum families.

  • 2017 Journal Event Is in The Planning Stage Your Journal Committee has the great pleasure to announce that this year’s Journal event is planned for Sunday, August 6th as a Brunch, to be held from 10 am to Noon in our Main Sanctuary and in Zimmer Hall.  We are honored and proud to announce that Barbara and Peter Tuckel have agreed to be our 2017 Honorees.  Barbara and Peter, as President and Gabbai respectively, have devoted untold hours volunteering their time and resources for Ahavath Achim.

    As President, Barbara has led our Congregation through the past five years of transition. Under her presidency, we have negotiated the sale of our property, completed the change and search for new rabbinic leadership, and worked closely with the Strategic Planning Committee to plan for a new Shul site.

    Peter has served as Gabbai for the past 10 years. On many Shabbatot he has handled the job single-handedly, with discretion and humility.  How fitting that we are now able to properly acknowledge and honor these two tireless volunteers for Ahavath Achim.

    The Journal Committee members currently are Terry Augenbraun, Sara Klein, Susan Klein, Joel Rothwax, Diana Rich Schwartz, Elaine Schiller and Marshall Simon. We welcome anyone who would like to serve with us in planning and making this the biggest and best Ad Journal and Event we ever had. Please call Elaine or the office to give us your name.

    This will be the last social get-together to be held in our building. We look to every single member to be a part of the journal and to attend this event honoring Barbara and Peter. Mark your calendar right now for Sunday morning, August 6th, Brunch from 10:00 am to noon. Ad materials and brunch reservation forms will be in the mail and on your e-mail very shortly. Please respond immediately so we can begin planning for the brunch and create the journal. We are looking forward to everyone with a love for Ahavath Achim to respond quickly.

  • 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

Sun Aug 06 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
2017 Journal Event

We are located at:

1571 Stratfield Road
Fairfield, CT 06825

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

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