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 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.
Note Important July Dates & Locations
There are two minyanim; Bikur Cholim and Agudath Achim at Jewish Senior Services (Park Avenue). All services will be at both locations, except for Saturday night, July 21, Tisha B’Av, which will also be at the Risch home on Sky Top Drive. Note the time schedule below.
|Shivah Asar B’Tammuz (Sunday, July 1)||Tisha B’Av (Sat. night-Sunday, July 21-22)|
|Fast begins: 4:12 am||Fast begins: 8:14 pm Sat. night|
|Fast ends: 9:21 pm||Fast ends: 9:09 pm Sun. night|
|Shacharit: 8:00 am||Mincha/Ma’ariv/Eicha: 7:55/8:14 pm Saturday|
|Mincha/Ma’ariv 8:00 pm||Shacharit: 8:00 am Sunday|
|Mincha/Ma’ariv: 7:30/8:20 pm Sunday|
Are You on Time? Friday evening and Shabbat daytime davening times are set for the convenience of everyone in our community. Too often our services cannot begin on time because we lack a 10th man to complete our minyan. Your friends are in shul waiting to begin. Being on time Friday nights at 7 pm, Shabbat mornings at 9;15 am, and Shabbat afternoons shows you truly care. Your presence on time is valuable beyond measure. Please. . . commit yourself to keeping our Ahavath Achim minyan alive and well.
Notice of Board and Congregational Meetings
There will be a Board meeting on Tuesday evening, July 10th, at 6:30 pm at 84 Senior Place. We ask all Board members to make every effort to attend. Future congregational plans will be addressed including planning for the High Holidays. Please call or email the office ASAP to let us know if you will attend the meeting. There will also be a Congregational meeting to report on the past year’s activities and plans for the coming year.
Challenge Grant for Nadvirna Cemetery
Leslie Nolan of Southport is a Peace Corps volunteer in Nadvirna, Ukraine, whose Jewish population was all but decimated during World War II. Leslie, who is not Jewish, is racing the clock to raise funds to clean up and preserve the local Jewish cemetery, a one-acre property containing some 5,000 graves. Leslie has secured a €15,000 matching grant. She has already obtained €5,000 in donations. She must raise an additional €10,000 by August 1 in order to secure the ESJF matching grant and complete the project to restore and preserve the cemetery. The Federation for Jewish Philanthropy sent out the original information on this project, which you may have already read about in your email from them.
This is a meritorious project which deserves consideration by anyone interested in helping to preserve Europe’s decimated Jewish cemeteries. If you would like to contribute towards this project, please send your check to Congregation Ahavath Achim, 92 Montauk Street, Fairfield, CT 06825. Make your check payable to Congregation Ahavath Achim and be sure to note Nadvima Cemetery Project in the memo on your check. Congregation Ahavath Achim will match all donations up to a total of $1,500. All money will be held until they have reached their goal. Any checks not needed will be returned.
Please call Elaine Schiller if you have any questions *203-218-3121.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com
- 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:firstname.lastname@example.org for exact service times.