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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 November 20-27, 2015

Weekly Announcements

  • Morning Minyan: We have been challenged to put together a minyan in the morning on a regular basis. The Minyan is the heart of the shul. Make a commitment to attend. One morning or more will make a difference. Help Make Our Minyan Strong!
  • Early Shabbat Mincha: Rabbi Meth’s pre mincha shiur will not be held this Shabbat. Early Mincha (12:10pm) will follow Kiddush. Please return about 20 minutes after Shabbat ends (at 5:12pm) for Ma’ariv (at 5:35pm). Please remember to recite “Baruch hamavdil bein kodesh l’chol” in order to end Shabbat before driving or doing other work that is prohibited on Shabbat.
  • Shabbat Kiddush is being sponsored this week by Mark and Roz Fishman in celebration of their new grandson, Gedalia Elisha ben Micha-el Eliahu, born to Michael and Sheryl Fishman.  Mazel Tov to all the family.
  • Thanksgiving Schedule:
    • Shacharis will be held at 8:30am at Ahavath Achim.
    • Mincha will be held at 2:40pm at the Kollel, 85 Arlington St, Bpt.
    • Ma’ariv will be held at 7:40pm at Ahavath Achim.

    Please attend as many minyanim as you can.

  • Winter is Coming: It's hard to believe that snow will soon be here, as we've had such a beautiful and extended Indian Summer.  But the ice and cold weather will soon arrive and Elain will be leaving for Florida for the winter season.  We need 3-4 volunteers (men are invited) who will commit to preparing Shabbat Kiddush beginning December 20.  It's a very simple preparation and will give you a very good feeling to know you ensured that there is a Kiddush in our shul every Shabbat. Call Elaine today (203-372-2237) and leave your name and number.  She will get back to you quickly.
  • Book Talk, Wednesday, November 18, 10 am: Kandinsky - A New World of Art - presenter: Elissa Kaplan. A visual presentation of the work of Wassily Kandinsky. Sponsored by the Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County at the Stamford Jewish Community Center Harry Rosenbaum JHS Judaica Library, 1035 Newfield Ave., Stamford. Book Talks are underwritten by Marcie Schoenfeld in memory of her beloved parents Abraham and Rose Schoenfeld.
  • Book Presentation Monday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 pm: Killing a King: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel. Award-winning journalist Dan Ephron, former Jerusalem bureau chief for Newsweek/The Daily Beast, will provide an inside look at how the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin by Jewish extremist Yigal Amir changed the course of Israel and, consequently, the state of world politics. Register: Community partners: Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County & The Westport Library - Open to the public, free of charge at Temple Israel, 14 Coleytown Road, Westport.  For more information contact Stacy Kamisar, 203- 226 - 8197 or
  • Good Luck and Mazel Tov to Rabbi Shlame and Miriam Landa as Chabad moves to their new building on Samp Mortar Drive this month
  • Tag Sale Is Coming: Now that Renee is back from Israel she is working hard preparing Berkowitz Hall for a gigantic tag sale.  Please call Renee and offer to help her accomplish this great fund-raising task. If we want to sell, everything needs to be clean, well-displayed and priced.  Renee cannot do it all alone.  Call her and offer some time to help. There is a task for everyone.  The more help the sooner we can clear Berkowitz Hall. PLEASE DO NOT BRING ANY NEW MERCHANDISE. WE CAN ONLY ACCEPT JEWELRY.
  • Community Event in NYC:  Ambassador Dennis Ross To Speak on U.S.-Israel Relations on Tuesday, Dec.15, 7:00 p.m.  Join Senior Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch and the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue Israel Committee for an evening with Ambassador Dennis Ross, who will discuss his latest book, Doomed to Succeed: The U.S.-Israel Relationship from Truman to Obama. The talk will feature a Q&A and book signing. Registration is required. To RSVP and ticket information:
    or, or call (212) 877-4050 x 280.
  • Father & Son Learning Program continues at Congregation Bikur Cholim on Motzai Shabbat, November 21 at 6:30pm

We are located at:

1571 Stratfield Road
Fairfield, CT 06825

And can be reached by:

Phone: 203-372-6529

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