- Make a Minyan – Do a Mitzvah This is a good time of the year to add a few extra mitzvahs to your collection for the year. Rosh Hashana is only a few short weeks away. So, add at least one mitzvah a week. Come early, come often, and Keep Our Minyan Strong!
- Pre Mincha Shiur -We invite you to join us for the Rabbi’s Shabbat shiur at 6:20 pm, followed by Mincha at approximately 7:05 pm. (see the sidebar for times). - Come early and join in the interesting discussion.
- Seudah Shelishit – This Shabbat seudah shelishit is being sponsored by Harvey and Sharon Risch in observance of the yahrtzeits of Sharon’s father, Rabbi Simon Konovitch, z”l and Harvey’s father, Dr. Frank Risch, z”l.
- Eruv Is Up - The Eruv has been repaired and is functional. Please be vigilant regarding the status of the Eruv and notify the Rabbi if you see any new construction activity, especially by the Sacred Heart campus on Park Avenue and the old Jewish Home on Jefferson Ave which is soon to be demolished. Thank you to the Rabbi for his hard work repairing the Eruv so quickly.
- Baruch Dayan Emet - We are sorry to inform you of the passing of Grace Saunders, widow of Harold Saunders, z”l. Graveside services were held at the Ahavath Achim cemetery on Tuesday, August 23rd. May the family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
- Countdown to Ad Journal Deadline-We have done fantastically well with our Journal donations this year. Our goal of $30,000 is within our reach! So many of you have contributed more than in the past, and this is a tribute to our honorees and it underscores our unity as a community. Please! Those of you who haven't contributed, don't leave yourselves out of this wonderful opportunity to give generously so that we can cover our operating expenses. Everyone should be a part of this effort.
The deadline date for ads for this year’s Journal has been extended to Thursday, Aug. 24. Please be sure your ad is in the office – by phone, email or postal mail – by that date. Any ads received later than Thursday will have to be included in an Addendum. With YOUR ad we can reach our $30,000 goal this year. Don’t be the one without an ad in this year’s Journal. Be the one to put us at our goal and help start the coming year at the top. With YOUR help Ahavath Achim is moving forward to a new and promising future in Fairfield. Send your ad – Do your part – Be part of the Ahavath Achim future.
- Countdown to Tag Sale on Sunday, September 4-Volunteers are needed to help us run a financially successful gigantic tag sale on Sunday, September 4 from 9d am to 2 pm. Please call the shul office and volunteer some time – 2-3 hour shifts will be a very big help. Just a few hours of your time on Sunday, Sept. 4, will go a very long way to help us clear out Berkowitz Hall. We will provide cold drinks for all our volunteers. Be a friend and help us make money for the shul and re-claim Berkowitz Hall.
- Sunday Morning Men's Breakfast ‘n Learn following 8:30 am Shacharis –Sunday morning, August 28th, we will conginue the Breakfast ‘n Learning Series. Discussion was well attended and enjoyed by all. Join us for interesting discussion and delicious Bagels & Lox breakfast.
- Sunday Morning Women's Rosh Chodesh Program – We look forward to our Women members and friends joining in the new Rosh Chodesh program beginning Sunday morning August 28th at 10:15 am. This inaugural event is being hosted by Sharon Risch, 255 Sky Top Drive, Fairfield, The Rabbi will lead a discussion on the Tefillot of Rosh Hashonah as we begin to prepare ourselves for a meaningful Tefillah experience during the High Holidays. Refreshments will be served.
- Eruv Training - Seeking volunteers to check the Eruv. Training in the Halachic and practical aspects of the Eruv will be provided. Please call Rabbi Moldovan on 203-906-6296 to express your interest.
- Weekday Mincha/Ma’ariv Note: The Kollel will be returning from their break on September 4th. Until then please note we are davening Mincha/Ma’ariv on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at Bikur Cholim.
- Craft Family Festival at Cong. Beth El Sunday, August 28, 11 am – 5 pm. Free admission with donation of 2 food items for Operation Hope, at Cong. Beth El on Fairfield Woods Rd. Crafting, live music, and kid’s activities. Please be aware that there is no external Rabbinic supervision on food at the event. It is under the auspices of the Beth El event committee.
- Shakespeare Festival Theater in Stratford - Jewish Family Service invites all seniors to join "Seniors Together” for a performance of Connecticut Free Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew" on Sunday 8/21 at 8 P.M, on the grounds of the American Shakespeare Festival Theater, 1850 Elm Street, Stratford. Bring your own picnic dinner and chairs. Dessert provided. RSVP to JFS at 203 366-5438 or email@example.com. Rides available upon request. Further information at www.jfsct.org.
- Mega Challah Bake – Thursday, September 22nd at 7:00 pm. Led by master baker Shaindy Jacobson at Beth Israel of Westport/Norwalk, 40 King Street, Norwalk. Cost: $18 / Students, Girls and Young Professionals $15/Sponsor $ 180. Register at: www.megachallahbake.net
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!