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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!

Announcements July 22-29, 2016

  • People Come and People go – But The Minyan Continues: Every week one or more of the Minyan regulars leaves on vacation. We need YOU to step up to ensure WE have a daily Minyan. You make the difference. Come early, come often, and Help Keep Our Minyan Strong!
  • Shabbat Shiur & Mincha  We invite you to join us for the Rabbi’s Shabbat shiur at 7:05 pm, The topic will be "Hebrew Pronunciation - Why don't we all pronounce beautiful Hebrew like Shalom Mizrahi?" followed by Mincha services at approximately 7:50 pm. - Come early and join in the interesting discussion.
  • Sunday July 24-Tzom Tammuz – Fast of Tammuz – Schedule:
    • Fast Begins (Alos HaShachar) – 4:00 AM
    • Shacharit – 8:30 AM
    • Midday (Chatzos) – 12:59 PM
    • Mincha/Ma’ariv – 7:45 PM
    • Fast Ends – (42 Minutes after Sunset) – 8:59 PM
  • "The Three Weeks"
    Beginning with the 17th of Tammuz this Sunday until the 9th of Av (Sunday August 14th) we engage in a period of communal mourning known as "The Three Weeks" during which we mourn over the destruction of the Beis Hamikdash, may it be rebuilt speedily in our day. Haircuts and shaving are not permitted during this period. Please remember to go to the barber before Shabbos. Listening to music is limited during this period. Please contact Rabbi Moldovan (203-906-6296) with any questions you may have on this subject.
  • ANNUAL AD JOURNAL CAMPAIGN The Journal Committee has done its job and now we need every member and friend of Congregation Ahavath Achim to do your job. Have you sent in your ad for this year's Journal campaign? To our wonderful members and friends who have already sent in their ads and lunch reservations, Kol Ha-Kavod. To everyone else- Today is the day to get it done! This year's Journal will be very special Virtual Journal. As you know, we are honoring a very special couple, Andrew and Sara Klein, who have been dedicated, lifelong members and volunteers for Ahavath Achim. Your participation in this year's Journal will not only show your respect for Andy and Sara's work on behalf of our shul, but will demonstrate your support and commitment to Ahavath Achim's future growth and continued presence as a Modern Orthodox synagogue in Fairfield. You can call the office (203-372-6529) Tuesday-Friday mornings between 10 am and Noon, and Arnell will be glad to help you to prepare your ad and make your lunch reservation.
  • MEZUZAH CHECKING  Mezuzot need to be checked every few years due to damage from water, heat, and ink fading or cracking over time. Rabbi Moldovan is a trained Sofer and will be available to check Mezuzot on Sunday June 26. Mezuzot can be dropped off to be checked at the Annual Meeting and can be picked up later in the day. This is a great opportunity to ensure that your Mezuzot are kosher. Price is $10/Mezuzah.
  • PROGRESS WITH BUILDING CONTENTS  This committee needs more help from our shul members to clear away articles left in the Hillel Annex that need to be disposed of without it costing a lot of money.  Please call the chairperson, Sara Klein, to offer your help in this important effort to clear our building of unusable stuff.  A few hours of your time will go a long way to helping conserve our money and our building. Sara can be reached either by calling her directly (203-374-9365) or the shul office (203-372-6529).  Please volunteer your help now, while you are reading this request.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.!

Upcoming Events

Thu Aug 04 @ 8:00PM -
THE GINA GELB TEHILLIM GROUP
Sun Aug 07 @12:00AM
JCC Maccabi Games & Artfest
Mon Aug 08 @12:00AM
JCC Maccabi Games & Artfest
Tue Aug 09 @12:00AM
JCC Maccabi Games & Artfest
Wed Aug 10 @12:00AM
JCC Maccabi Games & Artfest
Thu Aug 11 @12:00AM
JCC Maccabi Games & Artfest
Fri Aug 12 @12:00AM
JCC Maccabi Games & Artfest
Mon Sep 05 @ 8:00PM -
THE GINA GELB TEHILLIM GROUP
Sun Sep 11 @12:00AM
Annual Journal and Luncheon Event

We are located at:

1571 Stratfield Road
Fairfield, CT 06825

And can be reached by:


Phone: 203-372-6529
Email: office@ahavathachim.org

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