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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.

  • Tuesday, July 11th, Begins the Three Weeks Leading to Tish’a B’Av  Starting with the Fast of Tammuz on Tuesday, July 11th, we begin “The Three Weeks” leading up to Tish’a B’Av, commemorating the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem, as well as many tragedies throughout our history. Let’s help turn Tish’a B’Av from a day of mourning to a day of celebration. Make the commitment to attend at least one Minyan a week. Let the Gabbaim know they can count on you for the Minyan.
    Show up! Come early! Come often! Keep Our Minyan Strong!
    Fast of Tammuz Schedule:

    • Fast Begins: 4:18 am

    • Shacharis: 6:30 am

    • Mincha: 7:55 am

    • Ma’ariv: 8:35 am

    • Fast Ends: 9:08 am (42 min after sunset)

  • Journal Update Have you brought in your ads for our Journal? If not, hurry up and send or bring it into the office. Days fly by and before you know it, July 21st the last day for ads and Brunch reservations will be upon you. Don’t wait. Sit down now and write your ad. Then go out and solicit as many as you can from others. Remember, it is for Ahavath Achim and to keep us healthy.

  • Kudos to our Sunday Clean-up Volunteers Warmest thanks to Jay Dimand, Goldie Librach, Stacey Mintz, Sharon Risch and her son, Evan, who answered our call for clean-up help on last Sunday morning. Packing and moving boxes of books, leftover tag sale items and debris from the Hillel Annex area and Berkowitz Hall took up our Sunday morning and we are very, very grateful for their dedication to a difficult and dirty job. Books are being taken to Pequot Library, goods are being donated to Big Brothers/Big Sisters and debris has been discarded in the shul’s trash bin. Thank you to these wonderful volunteers.

  • Second Sunday Clean-up Campaign on July 9 Won’t you come next Sunday morning and help us to finish the job of clearing Berkowitz Hall. A couple of hours on Sunday morning and we can have the place broom clean. Call Sara Klein (203-374-9365) or Elaine Schiller (203-218-3121) and let us know you are coming to help – 10 AM to Noon - coffee, cold drinks, cookies provided.

  • 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

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

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