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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 June 24-July 1, 2016

  • It’s Summer! We have entered Summer, frequently known as the Summer Doldrums. Let’s not let the doldrums slow down Minyan attendance. We need everyone now, more than ever. Come early, come often, and Help Make Our Minyan Strong!

  • KIDDUSH SPONSORS Sammy Shoshan and Barbara Tuckel are jointly sponsoring this week's Kiddush.  Sammy is sponsoring in memory of his father, Rabbi Moshe Shoshan ZT'L, son of Rabbi Abraham and Rebecca Shoshan.  Peter is observing the Yahrtzeit of his father, Max Tuckel ZT'L.
    Barbara and Peter are celebrating their 40th anniversary and Peter has a birthday coming on July 4th.

  • SUNDAY BREAKFAST ‘n LEARN PROGRAM Last Sunday's inaugural breakfast n learn program was a resounding success. Everyone enjoyed the fresh bagels and lox and contributed to a lively discussion. The next one will be upon Rabbi Moldovan's return from Israel. Stay tuned for a date in the newsletter.

  • 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.

  • MESSAGE FROM RABBI MOLDOVAN I will be participating in Evan Goldberg's wedding and visiting Israel from Monday June 27th until Monday July 11th. I have invited Rabbi Ephraim Meth and Rabbi Yonasan Gorin to lead services on Shabbos (July 2 and July 9) in my absence and they have graciously accepted. It would also be greatly appreciated if those who have the ability to attend Shacharit please try their hardest to attend in order to cover for me.

  • NOTICE OF CONGREGATION ANNUAL MEETING  The annual Congregation Annual Meeting will take place on Sunday morning, June 26, 9:30 AM in Zimmer Hall.  Please remember that all Congregation members are urged to attend and participate in the shul's annual meeting and members in good standing are entitled to vote on proposals before the membership.  The agenda includes the annual financial report, update on the property sale, and various committee reports.

  • ANNUAL JOURNAL EVENT SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 11, 2016 The Journal Committee is happy to announce the date of September 11 for the Annual Journal and Luncheon Event, honoring Andrew and Sara Klein.  The committee has also announced that the luncheon will be fully catered with a varied pareve and dairy buffet.  Arnell, our office manager, is preparing ad packets and luncheon reservation material.  This will be sent to you shortly via email or regular USPS mail.  As a great start, we have already received our first ad honoring Andrew and Sara Klein.  We ask you to follow this wonderful example by responding quickly and generously so that this event can be both beautiful and successful.

  • 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

Sun Jun 26 @ 9:30AM -
Congregation Annual Meeting
Wed Jul 06 @ 8:00PM -
THE GINA GELB TEHILLIM GROUP
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

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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