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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!

Yale’s Slifka Center Hosts Holocaust Survivor Betty Deutsch


Yale University’s Slifka Center hosted Holocaust survivor Betty Deutsch  at an intimate gathering in honor of Yom HaShoah called Zikaron BaSalon - Memory in the Living Room.  Betty, a devoted Ahavath Achim member, shared her journey from a small farm town in Hungary to Auschwitz and beyond. Betty has shared her war time experiences with students at many schools to help ensure the memory of the Holocaust never fades from history.  Sharon Risch took this picture of Betty surrounded by the Yale students who attended the event.  Next to Betty is Erica Cohen, another shul member, who attended the event. Behind the gal in the white blouse is Sharon’s son, Evan, a Yale student and Slifka Center member.

  • It Seems Winter Doesn’t Want to Leave! The snow and cold have returned for a little while, making it extra hard to get a minyan together. Please make the effort to attend as often as you can. Show up. Sign up (there is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board). Come early, come often, and Help Keep Our Minyan Strong!

  • Shabbat Mincha:With the start of Daylight Savings time, we return to our regular Shabbat Schedule.

  • Thank You STACEY MINTZ for donating the Purim bags. STEVE & DEBBIE LOZANOV and ELIANA MIZRAHI for their amazing help in preparing the Purim Mishloach Manot baskets.  JAY DIMAND for his help in delivering baskets. Jay has taken on this job year after year and we are very grateful for his devotion to this task.

  • Maos Chittin As everyone knows, Pesach needs can be financially draining. It is customary to donate money to help others in the community. This age-old custom is known as Maos Chittin - "money for wheat". The money is used for Pesach supplies. Rabbi Moldovan will be collecting money to distribute to families within the community for Pesach needs. Donations can be given directly to the Rabbi or to Arnell in the office.

  • Book Discussion – Wednesday – March 22 – 10 am  Marjorie Morningstar will be presented by Dr. Judith Katz at the Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford. The novel by Herman Wouk takes you back to the 1950s.  Free.  Open to the public. Sponsored by the Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County.

  • Klezmer Concert - Saturday, March 25, 2017- 8:00 PM “Farewell to the Homeland: Poyln” Performed by Adrianne Greenbaum, renowned klezmer flutist and “FleytMuzik, leading musicians of traditional klezmer.  The program will begin with a short documentary shown by videographer, Ed Alpern. Location: Cong. Beth El, Fairfield Woods Rd.  For more information and to purchase tickets call Beth El office.  Flyer posted in shul front hall.

  • “Crosses the Line” - Documentary on Anti-Israel Activity Reveals the rise of anti-Israel activity and anti-Semitic rhetoric on campus, and demonstrates when reasonable criticism of Israel ‘Crosses the Line’ into anti-Semitism.  Screening and Talkback -  7:00 pm, Wed., March 29 at the Jewish Senior Services, 4200 Park Avenue.  Co-sponsored by Merkaz Community High School and FJP.  Talk Back Facilitated by Steve Ginsberg, Director, ADL Connecticut Regional Office. See the flyer posted in the shul front hall for additional information.

  • Literature of the Holocaust Discussion – Sunday, March 26 – 1:30 pm With Distinguished Educators Christine Bonarrigo and Emily Hernberg. Discover what Yehudah Amichai’s “A Pity, We Were Such a Good Invention” and Carl Sandberg’s “A Teamster’s Farewell” have in common. Location: Temple Sinai, 458 Lakeside Dr., Stamford.  Free and open to the public. Sponsored by JHSFC.

  • Tazhal Shalom – Monday, March 27 – 3:30 pm Meet young men and women of the IDF at the Stamford JCC Harry Bennett Library. Sponsored by the Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County. Kids are invited.  Lite Refreshments.

  • 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.

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We are located at:

92 Montauk St
Fairfield, CT 06825

And can be reached by:

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

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