On Wednesday, March 20th we had a beautiful Purim service in the shul. Following Maariv and Megilah reading, we had a wonderful communal dinner in honor of the holiday. We would like to thank the following people whose generous sponsorship helped make the dinner possible: Susan Klein, Sid and Evie Wiesner, Matt and Dina Hausman and Congregation Ahavath Achim. We would also like to thank Stacy Mintz for making up Mishloach Manot baskets, and Sharon Risch for decorating the tables.
Sale of Chametz
Rabbi Robinson is available to facilitate the sale of your chametz. Please feel free to meet with Rabbi Robinson to sell your chametz either in the mornings immediately following Shacharit services, or in the early evenings at his home. The rabbi has the forms for selling the chametz and will fill them out with you when you meet with him. If the above times are not convenient for you, please feel free to contact the rabbi to schedule an alternative time to sell your chametz, at 203-583-9142. Click here to view Pesach Services Schedule for April 19-27 2019
Hope, Not Fear: Changing the Way We View Death" with Rabbi Benjamin Blech
Will take place Thursday evening, April 4, 2019 7:30pm-9:00pm at
Chabad Jewish Center 79 Newtown Turnpike Westport CT 06880. Rabbi Benjamin Blech is an internationally recognized educator, religious leader, lecturer, and author of 12 highly acclaimed and bestselling books. Tickets: $18/person
RSVP: www.chabadofwestport.com 203-226-8584
Magevet A Cappella Concert
Will take place, Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 4:00pm-6:00pm RSVP 203-374-5544
Congregation Beth El Fairfield, 1200 Fairfield Woods Road, Fairfield CT 06825
Magevet is a Jewish, Hebrew, and Israeli a cappella group from Yale University. All of its members are undergrads devoted to spreading beautiful music of the Jewish tradition to the far corners of the globe. Magevet was founded in the spring of 1993 (allegedly by a bunch of Orthodox men singing in a sauna) and has since then entertained audiences the world over with its delightful music and spunky schtick. The Magevet repertoire is extremely diverse.
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 is up.
- 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.