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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!


Your Parents' and Grandparents' Trees Need Your Help!


The greatest firefighter mobilization since the 2010 Carmel Forest disaster took place on Friday, when a large fire near Beit Shemesh destroyed more than 370 acres of natural forest -- trees your parents and grandparents planted -- and much of the local wildlife was trapped in the flames and perished.

The fire's damage to the woodland is so severe it will take nature 20 years to recover.20 years is NOT our way. We need your help to change the black to green once again.

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More than a dozen firefighting planes -- planes acquired after the Carmel fire -- and 70 fire crews took part in the effort, including firefighters and rangers from Jewish National Fund.

Look at what we accomplished in Carmel. They said it couldn’t be done but they did not know Jewish National Fund. Help us do it again. Restore the Beit Shemesh forest.

Jewish National Fund is raising emergency funds to:

  •     Repair the vast ecological damage caused by the fires
  •     Replace depleted firefighting supplies
  •     Provide firefighters with much-needed equipment to battle future fires

The restoration may take many years, but your donation will have an immediate and long-lasting effect on the region.

    “We faced a huge fire on a grand scale. This was the biggest fire since the Carmel fire, in terms of order of battle ground crews and fire fighters firefighting planes."
    - Chief Shmuel Friedman, Acting Head of Operations Fire and Rescue Service Israel


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Meet Rabbi Meth

Ephraim Meth is a student of Rabbi Michael Rosensweig and Rabbi Hershel Schachter. He received semikhah from Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS), where he currently teaches and studies, and his BA in psychology from Yeshiva College.

Rabbi Meth has taught Torah publicly for over a decade, in venues as diverse as Khal Nachlas Yitzchak of Queens, Bukharian World Jewish Headquarters, Cong. Bnai Yeshurun of Teaneck, Kollel Agra dePirka, and Yeshiva University’s High School for Boys. He has twice celebrated completing the Talmud Bavli. In addition, he authored the multi-volume Sha’ashuei Ephraim series, a commentary on the Talmud, and Of Mirrors and Apple Trees: The Lomdus of Peru uRevu.

Here is an list of some of the articles he has published in both English and Hebrew.
Hebrew Publications

  1. Kuntres Sha’ashuei Ephraim on Maseches Chullin (30 chapters), Machon Be’er haTorah, 2011
  2. Eigel sheHigi’a yom Shemini Shelo beYom Tov, Beis Yitzchak 43, pp. 355-359, SOY, 2011
  3. Tzeiruf Ochlim veKeilim, Beis Yitzchak 43, pp. 360-364, SOY, 2011
  4. Beli’os veTzeiruf, Beis Yitzchak 43, pp. 538-543, SOY, 2011
  5. Kuntres Sha’ashuei Ephraim on Maseches Sanhedrin (36 chapters), MS, 2009
  6. Chiddushei Aggados: Sugya deChurban Bais haMikdash, Beis Yitzchak 41, pp. 147-150, SOY, 2009
  7. Horim, Morim, veAnashim Mesuyamim: Beirur beHilchos Birchas haNissim, Beis Yitzchak 40, pp. 113-121, SOY, 2008
  8. Kuntres Sha’ashuei Ephraim on Kavod Rabo veTalmidei Chachamim (16 chapters), MS, 2007
  9. Peirush al Hakdamas haRamban leKuntres Dina deGarmi, Beis Yitzchak 39, pp. 842-845, SOY, 2007
  10. Chiddushei Aggados al Maseches Bava Kamma, Beis Yitzchak 39, pp. 846-859, SOY, 2007
  11. haIshah, haBa’al, veHa’klal: Kiddushin keReshus haYachid uReshus haRabbim, Beis Yitzchak 38, pp. 76-84, SOY, 2006
  12. Hischatnus Ketanim, Beis Yitzchak 38, pp. 123-134, SOY, 2006
  13. Hakdamah leInyanei Shegagos, Beis Yitzchak 37, pp. 168-175, SOY, 2005
  14. Ma’asim keMechalkim leChata’os, Beis Yitzchak 37, pp. 176-181, SOY, 2005
  15. Ha’alamos keMechalkim leChata’os, Beis Yitzchak 37, pp. 182-190, SOY, 2005

English Publications

  1. Analytic Novellae on Mitzvas Peru uRevu (10 chapters), MS, 2012
  2. May Physicians Strike? To be published in: Verapo Yerape Journal of Torah and Medicine, Yeshiva University Press, 2012
  3. Yibbum, Yerushah, and Yom haBikkurim, The Lamdan 1,3, SOY, 2012
  4. Is Time Always Money, The Lamdan 1,2, SOY, 2012
  5. Should Selfish Teachers Quit, The Lamdan 1,1, SOY 2012
  6. Dead-Man’s Gift: Metzaveh Machmas Misah, Verapo Yerape Journal of Torah and Medicine, pp. 187-200, Yeshiva University Press, 2010
  7. Torah Study on Tisha b’Av, Yeshiva University To-Go Series, 2010
  8. Freedom and Awe, Yeshiva University To-Go Series, 2009
  9. The Matzot of Sukkot, Yeshiva University To-Go Series, 2008
  10. Maximizing Talmud Torah, Kol haMevaser, 2008
  11. Proximity and Distance: An Halakhic and Experiential Analysis of Rebbe-Talmid Interactions, Kol haMevaser, 2007

Upcoming Events

Tue Oct 13 @ 8:00PM -
Thu Nov 12 @ 8:00PM -

We are located at:

1571 Stratfield Road
Fairfield, CT 06825

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Phone: 203-372-6529

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