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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 November 2017

NCSY Annual Gala Honors Joe and Julia Macy, z”l

Julia & Joe Macy

 

On Sunday, November 12th, NCSY will celebrate over 60 years of service to American Jewish youth at its first NCSY Annual Gala event.  Our own Joe and Julia Macy, z”l, will be remembered and honored among the leaders and sustainers of NCSY.  The NCSY tribute, taken from the Orthodox Union articles archive is presented here for your information and enjoyment.

  • 100th Anniversary of The Balfour Declaration  On November 2, 1917, there was one item that was not in the morning’s newspapers. It was the letter written by the British Foreign Secretary, Arthur James Balfour, to Lionel Walter Rothschild, a leader of the Jewish community. Learn more...
  • 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 Appreciation  Thank you to our wonderful friends and members whose efforts made this past Yom Tov so exciting with singing and dancing, wonderful divrei Torah, delicious refreshments, and a new Sukkah. Thank you to Rabbi Moldovan and to the young, enthusiastic men and women from Yeshiva University who shared their enthusiasm and verve with us. Thank you to Bernard Goldberg and his helpers for designing and building our new Sukkah where wonderful Kiddush was presented. Thank you to the Loesers, Kleins and Schillers for sponsoring Kiddush. Thank you to Shalom Mizrahi and Sam Shoshan for all their help in setting up and clearing the areas for davening and dancing. A wonderful Yom Tov was had by all.
  • Mazel Tov to Martin and Elaine Schiller who will be celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary this month at a family get-together in Palm Springs.
  • 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.
  • Maccabeats on Sunday, November 5:This Yeshiva University A Capella group will entertain at Congregation Beth El, 1200 Fairfield Woods Road. Doors open at 12 noon. Concert begins at 1:00 PM. Admission is $5 for kids (under 13) - $10 for adults, includes lunch buffet starting at 12 noon. Pay at the door.
  • Jewish Ledger Night at the Goodspeed featuring Rags An American Musical. Mention the Jewish Ledger when you call 860-873-8668 for tickets to benefit for a discount.
  • The Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County is co-sponsoring the following programs with community organizations. All programs are FREE and open to the community:
    • Thursday, November 2 at 7:30 pm. Honoring 100th Anniversary of the Balfour Declaration
      What the British Government’s support for a “national Home” for the Jewish people in Palestine meant in 1917 and what it means in 2017. Location: Temple Beth El, 301 Roxbury Rd., Stamford
    • Sunday, November 12 at 3:00 pm. French film
      Polish and Yiddish dialogue, with English subtitles. Location: The State Cinema in Stamford.
  • 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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