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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 May 27- June 3, 2016

  • We are looking for a few new men: We are always in need of a few extra men to join our Minyan. With summer fast approaching, many of the regulars will be taking vacations. Please help insure we have a Minyan every day. 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 in the late afternoon, followed by Mincha services at approximately 7:00 pm. (see the sidebar for times). The topic will be "What's the problem with buying Dorot brand carrots from Price-Rite??" Come early and join in the interesting discussion.

  • Shacharit on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31 Please note that on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, Shacharit davening will be at 8:30 am instead of the usual time.

  • Shavuot Night Learning Program Shavuot begins on Motzei Shabbat of Saturday the 11th of June. The Rabbi would like to organize a learning program for the night of Shavuot but is aware that the current Shavuot begins significantly later than most years. Please let the Rabbi know if you are interested in such a program, it will only go ahead if there are 10 interested people who are committed to coming. The proposed program will take place from 11:30pm to 12:45am.

  • MAZEL TOV to the Lerner family on the recent graduation of Benjamin Lerner, youngest son of Judy and Seth Lerner, from Yale University Medical School. We wish Benny much good luck in his future Medical career.

  • Board Meeting There will be a regular board meeting on Thursday evening, June 2 in the library at 6:50 PM.  Board members should please make every effort to attend.  You may email the office or Barbara to let us know your plans.  Thank you very much.    Barbara Tuckel

  • Notice of Congregational Annual Meeting This notice is to announce that the annual Congregation Ahavath Achim meeting is scheduled to take place on Sunday morning, June 26 at 9:30 a.m in Zimmer Hall.  The agenda will include the annual financial report, an update on the projected building sale and various committee reports. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting. Members in good standing are entitled to vote on proposals before the meeting.

  • ANNUAL JOURNAL LUNCHEON EVENT We are delighted to announce that this year’s Journal honoree will be Andrew and Sara Klein. We cannot think of a more deserving couple to honor. Just several weeks ago we congratulated them on celebrating their 66th wedding anniversary, and during these years they have devoted themselves tirelessly to working for the well-being of Congregation Ahavath Achim. We congratulate them on accepting an honor that is just a small way of thanking them, and recognizing the countless responsibilities they have accepted to keep our synagogue growing and functioning. A meeting for the Journal Committee will be scheduled shortly.

  • A Note from Rena Gelb on Mishnayos Learning
    Dear family and friends - This is a friendly reminder to please complete any unfinished mishnayos learning in memory of Frimit Malka Tova Gittel bas Yitzchak Tzvi, Gina Gelb, a"h before the first yartzeit on July 29th. The sign up spreadsheet.

    Thank you again,

    Rena Gelb

  • JCC Maccabi Games & Artfest - August 7-12: Host families and volunteers are needed for this event. 1500 Jewish teens will be welcomed to lower Fairfield County from all over the US, Israel, Great Britain, Poland and South America. You can become a host family or a volunteer and experience a most amazing community event. For complete details or to register contact www.jccmaccabistamford.org or the JCC Maccabi office at 203-487-0949 or email  maccabi@stamfordjcc.org

  • COMMUNITY DAVENING: The Kollel is back in session and the community mincha/ma'ariv davening has returned to 85 Arlington Street, Bridgeport on Monday and Tuesday evenings.

  • Israel Independence Day Parade- Sunday, June 5 You are invited to march with the Orthodox Union in the annual Celebrate Israel Parade up New York's Fifth Avenue. Every marcher receives a free t-shirt! More information about times and locations will be available as the day draws near. Register at www.ou.org/parade

  • Please Contact the Office If You Would Like to Pick Up the Leaf, Plaque, Rock You Donated to Hillel: If you or your family has a leaf on the Tree of Life, a plaque, or a rock in the former Hillel Wing that you would like to keep, please contact the shul office (203-372-6529) to make arrangements to pick it up. Thank you, Sara Klein

Upcoming Events

Sun Jun 05 @12:00AM
Israel Independence Day Parade
Tue Jun 07 @ 8:00PM -
THE GINA GELB TEHILLIM GROUP
Wed Jul 06 @ 8:00PM -
THE GINA GELB TEHILLIM GROUP

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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