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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.

  • Pre-Mincha Shabbat Shiur  The pre-Mincha shiur for this Shabbat will be at 6:50 pm. Times for the following weeks can be found in the August calendar and on the web site. Everyone is invited to join the exciting discussion.  Mincha/Ma’ariv will follow at 7:35 pm this Shabbat.

  • Mazel Tov
    Mazel Tov to Dr. Joel and Debra Allen on the birth of a baby boy to Dvasha and Nachum Stollman, just before Shabbat.  The Bris will take place on Friday morning, August 4th at The Lower Merion Synagogue in Bala Cynwood, PA.  Mazel Tov to all the extended family.
    Mazel Tov to Seymour & Myrna Kosowsky on the birth of their first great grandchild, a daughter born to grandson Eli & Blima Rozenberg.  Eli is the son of Beth & Kenny Rozenberg.
    Dvasha Allen Stollman and Beth Kosowsky Rozenberg grew up here at Ahavath Achim and we send our warmest wishes to their families on these wonderful events.

  • Journal Brunch this Sunday, August 6th
    Warmest thanks to everyone who has participated in this year’s ad Journal honoring Barbara and Peter Tuckel with the 2017 Bezalel Builders Award.  This past week, we are pleased to have added Alan Gorenstein, Shai Harmelech and Toby Shaffer to our wonderful group of supporters. This year’s Journal ad book has gone to the printer for publication We thank Susan Klein for her wonderful preparation and editing to make this one of our nicest Journals.  Now we excitedly look forward to the delicious catered brunch planned for Sunday morning. Our guest speaker will be Rebbetzyn Debra Kapnick, of Passaic, NJ, a former Ahavath Achim member and a dear friend of the Tuckels. We are glad to announce we are fully subscribed.  No walk-ins please! 

  • Pick up Your Requested Yahrtzeit Plaque(s)
    To the people who requested their family plaque(s), they have been available for pickup for a few weeks. 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.  Any plaques not picked up this week will be considered abandoned.  We cannot just hold on to them as the building is being cleared of all possessions prior to the final closing.  Thank You.    

  • Building Cleanup & Disposal Campaign
    Once again, a reminder that all your personal items need to be removed from the coat room or anywhere else in the building no later than August 15.  We now have a professional cleanup crew working daily to haul away all the property no longer usable or needed.  It’s very costly and if you can help by taking boxes of books to the Pequot Library that would save the books and also save us money.  There are approximately 10 boxes with books in good condition packed and waiting for transport to the library.
    IMPORTANT:  Please do not remove any items from anywhere in the synagogue without checking with Sara Klein or Elaine Schiller first. We are selling whatever items we do not need that are in good condition.  The long white tables are available for $10.  The stackable and folding chairs are available free for a donation to the Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund.   The pictures gracing the synagogue walls are available for purchase $100 each.   If there is anything else you may be interested in, please contact Sara Klein or the shul office.  Everything is available for a donation to the Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund.

  • An Afternoon with Israeli Music Legend David Broza Sunday, October 1, at 4 pm, at the Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University.  Sponsored by the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County and The Carl and Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies, in cooperation with the Jewish Arts & Film Festival of Fairfield County and featuring a screening of David's riveting documentary East Jerusalem West Jerusalem followed by a talk-back and performance. ​General admission tickets are $10. Tickets to go on sale in mid-August.  For further details call the Quick Center box office at (203) 254-4010

  • 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.


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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