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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.

  • Rabbi Moldovan’s Shabbat Shiur follows Mincha
    Every Shabbat this month Rabbi Moldovan will give the Shabbat Shiur following Mincha. Please return for Mincha on time (6:40 PM) so that there is a minyan for Mincha and davening can proceed in a timely manner. Please remember to have Seudah Shelishit at home before returning for Mincha.

  • Mazal Tov Wishes

    • We are so happy to share the joyous news that Rabbi Ephraim and Tzivia Meth announce the birth of their new baby boy this past Monday. Congratulations to the happy grandparents, Dr. Barbara K. Tuckel, our immediate past President and Peter Tuckel, esteemed Gabbai.

    • We also happily announce the birth of their first child, a baby boy, to Shoshana and Avi Areman. Myrna and Seymour Kosowsky welcome their first great-grandson. Shoshana is their granddaughter and daughter of Beth (Kosowsky) and Kenny Rozenberg, the happy grandparents.

    • More happy news from Joe and Diana (Rich) Schwartz on the birth of a new grandson, Rani Schwartz Judd to Joe’s daughter Stephanie Schwartz and David Judd. Joe and Diana recently returned from Oakland, California where the family celebrated their new grandson together.

    • Mazel tov to Terry and Hedy Augenbraun on the recent Bar Mitzvah in Israel of their grandson, Levi Yitzchak Blacher, son of Ariel Augenbraun Blacher and Joshua Blacher AND on the marriage in Israel this past week of their granddaughter Carmi Blacher.

  • The Maccabeats Return on Sunday, April 8th at the United Jewish Center in Danbury at 3pm, celebrating the 70th Birthday of the State of Israel. The Maccabeats are an “a capella” group from Yeshiva University singing Hebrew, Yiddish, and International music. For more information you can contact Barry Abrams at the Center: (mobile/text) 203-722-1745/email at abramsb@hotmail.com or www:brownpapertickets.com/event/3330624.

  • Happy 70th Birthday to Israel – April 18th at 7:00 pm Let’s celebrate together at the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Auditorium at Jewish Senior Services Campus, 4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport.

  • Super Super-Sunday – April 22 – Save the Date Be a Super Volunteer. Call the Federation office to volunteer as a representative of Congregation Ahavath Achim for this all important once-a year fund-raising Super Sunday.

  • State of Connecticut Holocaust Commemoration Ceremony - Friday, April 20th at 11:30 am in the Senate Chambers, State Capitol, 210 Capitol Avenue, Hartford. Lunch at 12:30 pm in North Lobby. RSVP required to aweber@jfact.org or 800-727-5771. Buses are available for Holocaust Survivors.

  • Lunch & Learn Series: Stories of Jewish Resistance. Fairfield University (exact location TBD. From the Maccabees and their fight against Hellenistic oppressors, to Crypto-Jews who secretly practiced Judaism in medieval Spain, to Jewish Partisan forces in Nazi Occupied Europe, to protests by Jewish Progressive Millennials today, the course will focus on religious, military, literary and political forms of Jewish resistance over the past 2,000 years.   Fridays, 8 sessions: Feb. 9-April 20, 2018. 12;30-1;45pm. Fee: $150 (includes sourcebook of class readings).  Co-sponsored by the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy and Fairfield University Bennet Center of Jewish Studies. Taught by Ellen M. Umansky, PhD.

  • Applications for Operation Fuel and heating assistance are available in Social Services at the Bigelow Center for Senior Activities, 100 Mona Terrace, Fairfield, CT  06824. Operation Fuel and the heating assistance programs help households pay for their winter heating bills and are based on income eligibility.  “Many Fairfield residents, seniors and families struggle with the high cost of heating their homes, especially in the winter season. The frigid temperatures in recent days make it critical that residents know to call Fairfield Social Services for help. Click here to read more.

  • Book Buddies Needed
    Read with Elementary School Students: The Blackham school in Bridgeport has only 12% of its students reading at grade level. For more information, please contact bookbuddies@jewishphilanthropyct.org or visit the website books2connect.org or phone: (203) 659-3602.
  • Have and Extra Coat in your Closet?  Bring donations of new or gently used coats, hats, scarves, gloves, mittens for adults and children to Schoke JFS, 4200 Park Ave., Suite 300, Bridgeport, Monday-Friday, 9 AM-4 PM. For information contact Rebekah Kanefsky, 203-921-4161/rkanefsky@ctjfs.org

  • 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.












Upcoming Events

Mon Jul 23 @ 6:30PM - 06:00PM
Notice of Board and Congregational Meetings
Tue Jul 24 @ 6:30PM - 06:00PM
Notice of Board and Congregational Meetings
Wed Jul 25 @ 6:30PM - 06:00PM
Notice of Board and Congregational Meetings
Thu Jul 26 @ 6:30PM - 06:00PM
Notice of Board and Congregational Meetings
Fri Jul 27 @ 6:30PM - 06:00PM
Notice of Board and Congregational Meetings
Sat Jul 28 @ 6:30PM - 06:00PM
Notice of Board and Congregational Meetings
Sun Jul 29 @ 6:30PM - 06:00PM
Notice of Board and Congregational Meetings

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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