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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.

Announcements June 2018

  • 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.

  • MAZEL TOV Warmest wishes to Evan Risch on receiving his B.A. degree at his recent graduation from Yale University and to Eric Risch on his coming June 11th graduation from SAR High School. We wish Mazel Tov to their parents Harvey & Sharon on their achievements.

  • 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.

  • Shabbat Mevorchim HaChodesh Tammuz – June 9th The minyan will begin to meet for “Benching Rosh Chodesh” services at 84 Senior Place instead of at the Risch Home on Sky Top Terrace on Friday night and Shabbat, June 8-9. This will be a regular custom going forward for each monthly Shabbat of Mevorchim HaChodesh. A notice will be in the newsletter with an e-mail reminder monthly.

  • Meat at Trader Joe's - It has come to my attention that Trader Joe's on Black Rock Turnpike is selling meat with the "triangle K" hechsher. This meat is not recommended by reliable Kashrus organizations. As far as I am aware this is only relevant to the meat in the store. The chicken is recommended if it has an OU symbol on the packaging.

  • 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

Thu Jun 21 @ 7:30PM -
AIPAC Sponsored FREE Event

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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