Holidays and Events
Congregation Ahavas Achim
Services and Events:
Congregation Ahavas Achim has continued to provide the meal on the first Thursday of every month at Our Community Table, 101 Meadow St., Westfield. We are always looking for volunteers to provide food and/or help serve the meal. Please be aware that it is not necessary to enter the building. For further information regarding the monthly soup kitchen, please contact Sandy at 413-262-4564 or firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer time and/or food.
In keeping with our longtime tradition, CAA will be serving Christmas dinner at Our Community Table Soup Kitchen in Westfield on Monday, December 25th. We are looking for volunteers to help cook the meal (in your own home is fine and then delivered), prepare, serve, and clean-up. The meal will be served at 5:00 pm and volunteers are asked to arrive at the soup kitchen (101 Meadow St. Westfield) at 4:00 pm on 12/25/23. Please contact Fran at email@example.com with what you can bring and/or
availability to volunteer. Please mail donation checks payable to Congregation Ahavas Achim to Fran Eisenberg, 110 Big Wood Dr., Westfield, MA 01085.Please see our most recent Newsletter (link above) for details about how you can help.
Hebrew School:Meets Mondays 5-7 pm at Second Congregational Church
Ahavas Achim holds a variety of holiday services including a community Passover Seder, a family-oriented Sukkot celebration, High Holy Days services, a Hanukkah party, and a Purim celebration.
Adult, Teen, and Family Education Programs
We also offer periodic education programs for both adults and the whole family, typically with a potluck meal and Havdalah services and a study session. Our family programs are designed for family members of all generations. They focus on a variety of themes and often incorporate storytelling and arts and crafts. We also have periodic programs and get-togethers for the congregation’s teens. Members of all ages get together once a month to cook and serve at the Westfield Soup Kitchen.
We also assist students and families who are preparing for Bar or Bat Mitzvah.To learn more, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at (413)642-1797.