Welcome Rabbi Peretz Robinson.
We are glad to announce that Rabbi Peretz Robinson has accepted the position of part-time rabbi with Ahavath Achim, beginning immediately. Rabbi Robinson is getting settled with his family at 84 Senior Place and will be available to confer with anyone who wishes to speak with him very shortly. Read Rabbi Robinson's message here.
If you have any halachic questions or some other topic you would like to discuss, Rabbi Robinson can be reached by calling his cell phone, 203-583-9142. Please leave your name and phone number and he will return your call as soon as possible. You can also reach Rabbi Robinson by sending an email message to the shul office (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mazel Tov To . . .Lauren (Greenbaum) Weiner has sent us happy news that we are very glad to share with our Ahavath Achim members and friends. Mrs. Roberta Greenbaum, a longtime Ahavath Achim member, well known for her baking and cake decorating expertise, has celebrated the weddings of two granddaughters this past year. Harley’s daughter, Raquel, was married in August to Dohniel Sastow of Scarsdale and Shari’s daughter, Stephanie, was married to Dov Wasserman of Highland Park in October. Mazel Tov to the Greenbaum, Goldberg, Sastow and Wasserman families. Roberta and her son, Harley, welcomed (this past April) the newest addition to the Greenbaum family, great-grandson, Mitchell Mark, named for Roberta’s husband, Dr. Mitchell Greenbaum, a”h, a former president of Ahavath Achim during its growth years in Fairfield. Baby’s proud parents are Roberta’s grandson and Harley's son, Simon and his wife Jenny.
Mark your calendar - Save the Date - December 9th – 3:`15 pm
Ahavath Achim is very proud to present our Mitzvah Hero, Dr. David Jutkowitz, at this grand, community-wide event. We strongly encourage everyone… member, friend, family… to attend this centerpiece event of the year. We are honoring our Vice President and Gabbai, Dr. David Jutkowitz, as we proudly declare his dedicated efforts for our minyan, our shul and our community. We will look for you on December 9th.
Book Talks: Wednesday, December 19 at 10:00 am in the Adult Lounge at the Stamford JCC. Book Talks are free and open to the public.
Musically Speaking: A Life Through Song by Ruth Westheimer, about the role music has played in her life and the ineradicable traces it has left on her thoughts, emotions and her very being. Presenters: Dr. Judith Katz & Cantor Micah Morgovsky. Information at 203-321-1373 ext. 150 (leave a message) or email email@example.com.
Tell Your community story on the Common Threads blog. . .Won’t you share your unique family story of the immigrant families who founded a small shul in Bridgeport that grew to become the modern Orthodox shul of Ahavath Achim. Common Threads, the Federation’s yearlong exploration of our diverse Jewish ancestry and heritage has created a blog where these special stories are shared with the wider Fairfield Jewish community. Tell your family story and share the heritage of Ahavath Achim. To submit to the Common Threads blog, email your story and at least one photo to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eruv Update-The Eruv will be down until further notice. The UI has been working in areas of Stratfield Road and we do not know when the work will be concluded. When we have further information, we will advise you.
- 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 email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.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:email@example.com for exact service times.