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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 July 21-28, 2017

  • “Nine Days”  With the observance of Rosh Chodesh Av on Monday, we begin the 9-day period leading up to Tish’a B’Av. This period includes mourning observances as we remember the destruction of the Temples in Jerusalem. Help make your observance more meaningful by attending our Minyan morning and evening. Make the commitment to attend at least one Minyan a week. Please attend as often as you can to ensure a morning and evening Minyan. Show up! Come early! Come often! Keep Our Minyan Strong!

  • Shabbat Pre- Mincha Shiur  Rabbi Moldovan is away this weekend so there will not be a pre Mincha Shiur this Shabbat, to be resumed next week (Parsha Devarim).
    Rabbi Moldovan to Study in Israel

  • Rabbi Moldovan will be away in Israel for education purposes from July 21-27. All necessary arrangements have been made for coverage during the rabbi’s absence. We wish him a safe and successful study trip.

  • Reminder to Congregation Members  As we continue preparing the building for the forthcoming sale at the end of August, please feel free to check the books in the shul library. Any books that will not be moving with the Congregation are available for you to take home. The books we are keeping are indicated by small yellow stickers on the shelves or on the sefer. Should there be a question, please speak directly with Rabbi Moldovan.

  • Journal Brunch on August 6th Celebrates Dr. Barbara & Dr. Peter Tuckel with the Bezalel Builders Award
    Our Journal Brunch will be our final social event in this building which holds so many wonderful memories for our Ahavath Achim family. If you haven’t made your reservation yet, don’t delay. We will be giving our numbers to the caterer next week. Call Arnell today and be sure your ad is also counted in showing your pride and support for our synagogue.
    Thank you to the following families who have sent in their journal ads this week; David Basch, Julia Fischer, Andrew & Sara Klein, Susan Klein, Rabbi & Mrs. Jacob Mendelson, Abraham & Stacey Mintz, Harvey and Sharon Risch, Joel and Ellen Rothwax, Stuart and Molly Serkin, Peter and Barbara Tuckel, Peter Thau. There is only one more week to get in your ad. Please don’t delay.

  • Yahrtzeit Plaque Pick-up To the people who requested their family plaques, they are available for pickup. Please call Elaine Schiller at 203-218-3121 to make an appointment for any day this week to come and get your plaque(s). We would appreciate your immediate attention.

  • Last week’s newsletter had a large article on a survey prepared for the Orthodox/Observant community. The Orthodox Union has urged everyone’s participation. The survey is totally anonymous and is a great opportunity to learn what issues are on people’s minds in the broad Orthodox/Observant community. Anyone age 18+ who attends an Orthodox synagogue may respond. The survey was designed by Orthodox researchers, working with rabbis, educators and communal leaders. The survey is online and can be accessed at http://bit.ly/Orthodox-Survey. It covers a wide range of issues, such as shul and davening, Jewish education and learning, raising a family, Israel, issues of concern to women, success and challenges of living in today’s society, etc. There will be ten $100 gift cards given out to randomly selected respondents. The survey will be available online through August 31.

  • Joseph & Julia Macy Memorial Lecture  Rabbi Saul J. Berman, a leading Orthodox teacher and thinker will be the featured speaker at a pre-Rosh Hashana lecture at Congregation Agudath Sholom in Stamford on September 12th at 7:30 PM. His topic, “Forgiveness for Failing Friendships,” will focus on the obligation of forgiving individuals before the High Holidays. This lecture is dedicated to the memory of their parents, Joseph & Julia Macy, z”l, by their family, Toby Schaffer and Barbara Friedman. The lecture is free and open to the entire community. Refreshments will be served after the lecture.

  • 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 Aug 06 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
2017 Journal Event
Tue Sep 12 @ 7:30PM -
Joseph & Julia Macy Memorial Lecture

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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