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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.

  • Rosh Chodesh Sivan Rosh Chodesh Sivan, will be on Friday, May 26, leaving us 4 short days until Shavuot, the celebration of the receiving of the Torah at Har Sinai. We should take this period of time to prepare for that momentous occasion. Being part of a Minyan is a great way to spiritually prepare. Join us for Minyan morning and/or night. So - Show up. Come early, come often, and Help Keep Our Minyan Strong!

  • Yom Yerushalayim On Wednesday, May 24, the 28th of Iyar, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Yerushalayim. On this date in 1967, during the 6 Day War, the Israeli Defense Forces recaptured the Old City of Jerusalem, occupied by the Kingdom of Jordan since the War of Independence in 1948. As a result of the reunification, the Western Wall and the Temple Mount, among many other historical and religious places, are once again under Jewish control.

  • Board Meeting There will be a regular board meeting on Thursday, May 25th, at 6:30 PM in the library.  In addition to the reports, the next slate of officers will be presented.  Please make every effort to attend and let me or the office know your plans.

  • Shavuot Dairy Seudah  Ahavath Achim will be hosting a sumptuous dairy Yom Tov dinner on the first night of Shavuot, Tuesday, May 30th. You are invited to join with us to begin celebrating the Yom Tov together. Learning will commence following the seudah. Please RSVP to Arnell(203-372-6529) as soon as possible, that you will be with us for the Seudah.   The cost will be $20 per person with a $40 family maximum.

  • Shavuot Night Learning with Hisoriri  Ahavath Achim is pleased to partner with Hisoriri, an organization that sends students from Yeshiva Universities to teach and spread Torah around America. There will be a series of engaging classes on the night of Shavuot presented by a range of speakers. More details will follow.

  • Norma & Milton Mann Lecture: “Nuremberg Lessons: What Happened Then and Why It Matters Now.” Sunday, June 11th at 11 am. Speaker: John Q. Barrett, Professor of Law at St. John’s University, NYC.  Free and Open to the Community.  Temple Beth El, 150 Roxbury Rd., Stamford

  • Southern CT Jewish Food Festival, Sunday, June 11, 11 am-4 pm Presented by the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy.  Food, Workshops, Cooking demonstrations, Children’s programs. Kosher and Vegan food available.  Registration necessary.   For event particulars see the poster in the shul front hall.  Location: Temple Israel of Westport, 14 Coleytown Rd., Westport.

  • Honorable Alumni Evening – May 22nd, 7:30 pm  Merkaz Community High School for Judaic Studies presents 1988 alumnus, Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO and National Director of the Anti-Defamation League. Topic: “Anti-Semitism in the Current Political Climate.” Location: The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Campus, 4200 Park Ave., Bridgeport. Contact margeryv@merkazct.org or call (203) 450-5303 with any questions,

  • 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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