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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 14 -21 2016

For the Schedule of Services- See High Holiday Schedule

  • Pre Mincha Shiur -Please join us at 5:00 pm for Rabbi Moldovan’s Shabbat shiur, followed by Mincha at approximately 5:45 pm. Come early and join in the interesting discussion
  • Kiddush 1st day of Sukkot The first day of Sukkot, Kiddush is sponsored by Doron and Tammy Loeser in memory of Doron’s parents, George and Bella Loeser, z’’l, and Tammy’s parents, Albert and Barbara Seedman, z”l and Tammy’s brother, Bryan Seedman, z”l.

  • Lulav & Etrog Pick Up  The Lulavim & Etrogim will be available for pickup on Friday morning (October 14) between 8:30 AM and Noon, and on Sunday morning (October 16) between 9:00 AM and Noon. Please be sure to sign the sheet to show you have taken your Lulav & Etrog.
  • Lulav and Etrog Orders- Please call the office and put in your order ASAP so that we can reserve our stock.
  • Rosh Chodesh Women’s Learning Program Date Change  The ladies class for this week has been postponed until after the Chagim. It will not take place this Sunday October 9th. A new date and location will be posted soon.
  • Yahrtzeit Plaques Update As the sale of our property is moving along, we wish to update you on the plans for the disposition of the individual yahrtzeit plaques. This method has been presented to the Board at its last meeting and was approved as the most expeditious, sensitive and dignified manner in which to respond to people’s requests for reclaiming a yahrtzeit plaque. The following information will be placed in the shul weekly newsletter, beginning forthwith, for many weekly editions. It will also be posted on the Beit Medrash bulletin board and in the glass case in the front hall. Individual letters will also be sent to those families that have made yahrtzeit contributions this past year.1. Anyone who wishes to claim a yahrtzeit plaque(s), please call or email the office to advise us of your intent.
    2. Once we know how many people wish to remove their plague(s) we will know if all the Memorial Tablets need to be taken down from the shul walls. It will be a difficult and costly job by a qualified contractor and we do not wish to take them all down if it isn’t necessary.
    3. If you come in to pick up the plaque yourself there will only be a minimum charge of $5.00 towards covering the expenses involved in removing the Tablets from the walls. If the Tablet is not taken down, there is no charge.
    4. If you wish us to mail the plaque to you, there will be a charge of $18 per plaque. This is to cover the costs of shipping and handling (the plaque is quite heavy and requires special packing).
    We will be taking pictures of the Memorial Tablets and Memorial Windows, to be retained as permanent records. We are planning to install a modern, digital history that will be on display in the new shul, showing all the memorial plaques and memorial windows, with the possibility of future additions.
    It would be very helpful to know if you are interested in getting your plaque(s) returned. Please call or email the office if you will want to do this. Please keep in mind that we will not begin this initiative until after we receive Town approval for the new occupancy for our property and final approval of the sale of our property.
    On behalf of the Board of Directors, I look forward to the opportunity to making the plaques available to those who want to claim them.
  • Have Your Volunteered for Eruv Training? To learn the Halachic and practical aspects of Eruv checking, please register with Rabbi Moldovan as soon as possible. Training will begin shortly as we need to complete this before the winter weather sets in.  You can reach Rabbi Moldovan by calling his cell phone (203-906-6296).
  • Introducing Alef-Tav Hebrew for Children, a new program from Israelis-in-CT in collaboration with The Israel House.  This is a language program for children who understand or speak Hebrew.  Classes will be taught by certified Israeli teachers and will meet weekly on Wednesday afternoons, starting November 2. For details and registration, contact Lilach or Hillit at israelisinct@hotmail.com.
  • Maccabeats Community Concert, Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 3:00 pm, at the United Jewish Center, 141 Deer Hill Avenue. Danbury, sponsored by the UJC Robert S. Young Fund for Jewish Culture.  The Maccabeats is an all-male singing group originating at Yeshivah University. For additional information, see the Facebook link (https://www.facebook.com/UJCMaccabeatsConcert/).

Upcoming Events

Wed Nov 02 @12:00AM
Introducing Alef-Tav
Sun Nov 06 @ 3:00PM - 05:00PM
Maccabeats Community Concert

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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