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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 April 28 – May 5, 2017

  • 17 Days and Counting: We’re 2 ½ weeks into the 7-week counting of the Omer, followed by Shavuot. Get in the Count. Join us for Minyan morning and/or night.
    So - Show up!. Sign up (there is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board)! Come early, come often.  Help Keep Our Minyan Strong!

  • Pre-Mincha Shabbat Shiur Rabbi Moldovan will give the pre-Mincha Shabbat shiur at 6:30 pm.  This Shabbat the class topic will be "Hallel on Yom HaAtzmaut - Is this the correct way to thank Hashem for Israel?’’ Everyone is invited to join in the discussion.  Mincha/Ma’ariv will follow at 7:15 pm

  • To All Board Members: There will be a regular board meeting on Thursday, May 4th, in the library at 6:30 pm.  Please contact the office or Barbara to let us know if you plan to attend.

  • Mazel Tov Warmest best wishes to Rebecca and Amiel Goldberg on the birth of their son, Yitzhak Lev Goldberg last week.  Friends and family celebrated the Bris with Rebecca and Ami at Cong. Bikur Cholim last Shabbat.

  • Shavuos Meal Ahavath Achim will be hosting a dairy Yom Tov meal on the first night of Shavuos, Tuesday May 30th. Please RSVP to Arnell in the office. $20/person and $40/family. A Shavuos learning program will follow the seudah. Details will be posted in the upcoming weeks.

  • Sponsored by Israel Bonds, Wednesday, May 3rd, 7:30 PM.  “The Secrets Behind Israel’s Mysterious Startup Success!” will be presented by special guest speaker, Ari Zoldan, CEO of Quntum Networks, a New York City based e-commerce company.  Mr. Zoldan has been a regular guest on CNN, NBC and Fox News where he provides expert commentary on technology, mobile, cyber-security, entrepreneurship, social media and emerging business trends. Open to the community and Free of charge.  Location: Cong. Beth El, Fairfield Woods Rd.  Please see poster posted in the front hall.

  • Israel Independence Day - Yom Ha-Atzmaout begins on Monday night, May 1st (5 Iyar) and continues Tuesday, May 2nd. Here’s a little description of some activities in Israel. In Israel an official ceremony is held every year on Mount Herzl, Jerusalem on the evening of Independence Day: The ceremony includes a speech by the speaker of the Knesset, artistic performances, and the ceremonial lighting of twelve torches, one for each of the twelve tribes.  Every year a dozen Israeli citizens who made a significant social contribution in a selected area are invited to light the torches.  Many cities hold outdoor performances featuring leading Israeli singers and fireworks displays.  Streets are closed to cars allowing people to sing and dance in the streets. 

  • Tefillin and Mezuzos Rabbi Moldovan is a trained Sofer and is available to check Tefillin or Mezuzos if required. Please contact the Rabbi directly on 203 906-6296.

  • Important Shul Property Committee Update  Anyone wishing to have any shul item(s) that we will not be taking and using after we move to our new location must contact Sara Klein, Committee Chairperson or Barbara Tuckel, President to let them know what you are interested in having. Further, until our sale is absolutely finalized we are keeping all items together.  Thank you everyone for your   help and cooperation.

  • 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

Wed May 03 @ 7:30PM -
The Secrets Behind Israel’s Mysterious Startup Success!
Thu May 04 @ 6:30PM -
Board Meeting

We are located at:

1571 Stratfield Road
Fairfield, CT 06825

And can be reached by:


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

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