Holidays and Events

CONGREGATION AHAVAS ACHIM - P.O. BOX 334, WESTFIELD, MA 01085 - (413)642-1797  - AHAVASACHIMINQUIRY@GMAIL.COM

Congregation Ahavas Achim

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Upcoming Events


Services and Events:Please join us via Zoom until further notice. Cantor Reaboi sends out Zoom invitations prior to each service or event. 

  • ​​Friday, October 23, 7 pm- Candles, Kiddush and Cocktails!

We will begin the service by lighting Shabbat candles- together!  Show off your Shabbat candle lighting skills as we welcome the Sabbath with light.  We will end the service with a Kiddush. Next, we'll have a L'chayim with an adult libation of your choice for a schmooze session, following the service!

  • Sat. 11/7, 10:00 am – Adult Study
  • Fri. 11/20, 7:15 pm - Shabbat Evening Service
  • Sat. 12/5, 10:00 am - Shabbat Morning Service
  • Fri. 12/11, 6:30 pm – Community Chanukah Menorah Lighting (Details below)
  • Fri. 12/18, 7:15 pm - Shabbat Evening Service and Eighth night of Chanukah


Community Chanukah Candle Lighting 

Our community Chanukah candle lighting will be held at 6:30 pm on December 11, the second night. This event takes place in Westfield in Park Square, and all are welcome to attend.


Soup Kitchen 

  • (First Thursday of the month) at Our Community Table, 101 Meadow St., Westfield, 4:00 – 5:45 PM.  Contact Sandy 413-562-2942 or Fran 413-575-8465 or volleyfran@comcast.net to volunteer time and/or food. 
  • Christmas Soup Kitchen- Food preparation begins at 4:00 PM; the meal is served at 5:00 PM.


Hebrew School: Meets Mondays 5-7 pm at Second Congregational Church


Holiday Services 

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. Our Cantor also assists students and families who are preparing for Bar or Bat Mitzvah.To learn more, please email usahavasachiminquiry@gmail.com, or call us at (413)642-1797.