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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!

High Holidays 5778 – September 2017

Seating - This year, our High Holiday Services will be held at the American Legion building at Owen Fish park on Stratfield Road. We have rented the space from September 1-October 31, with option to continue through November and December. Due to the temporary nature of this year’s location, there will be NO CHARGE for High Holiday seating. Everyone is invited to join us for High Holiday Services but you must reserve in advance by calling or emailing the office. All seating must be reserved so we know how many to prepare for this year’s services. We welcome everyone but reservations are absolutely necessary.

Holiday Honors – Aliyot, Maftir, etc. – Holiday Honors will not be sold this year, also due to the temporary nature of our location. The Congregation wishes to honor the people who join with us in attending our Holiday services. Again, seat reservations are necessary so we will know whom will be in attendance and be able to share the Yom Tov with an Honor.

Yizkor Memorial Book – Will be published as in the past. Please contact Arnell as soon as possible to be sure your Memorial names are properly listed. As in previous years, the cost is $5 per name or $75 for unlimited number of names.

New Year Greetings Page - listing is $18 and is the perfect way to send your Holiday greetings to family and friends while eliminating the bother of shopping for cards, writing out addresses and postage costs.
Please print out the exact way you would like your family name to be listed (Sample: John & Mary Doe; Mr. & Mrs. John Doe; The Doe Family)
Please submit all your information and check to cover the Yiskor Memorial book and the New Year Greetings by calling Arnell at 203-372-6529 or by email to the office; office@ahavathachim.org

Thank You in advance.

  • 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.

We are located at:

1571 Stratfield Road
Fairfield, CT 06825

And can be reached by:

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

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