Holidays and Events


Upcoming Events

Services and Events:

Our Shabbat service on Saturday, March 28 at 10 am will be held online by way of a ZOOM meeting. Members of the Congregation should have received an email with instructions to enter the meeting room. If you would like to join us, please email us at

We hope to continue this with future services and events.

  • Fri. Apr 3, 7:15 pm - Erev Shabbat Service
  • Mon. Apr 13, 5:30 pm - Passover Community Seder
  • Fri. Apr 24, 7:15 pm - Erev Shabbat Service
  • Sun. Apr 26, 10 am - Adult Ed (See Newsletter for more details)

Passover Seder 
Congregation Ahavas Achim joins with Westfield State University’s Jewish Student Organization for a Community Passover Seder on Monday, April 13th at 5:30 PM in Scanlon Banquet Hall. The Seder is run by the JSO Westfield State students. The Seder includes a full buffet dinner, consisting of deviled eggs, matzo ball soup, salmon, Mediterranean chicken, with sides and desserts. Feel free to bring your own wine. RSVP for reservations by 4/3/2020 to Elli-Ann Oskar at The cost is $20 per person and checks should be made payable to WSU JSO. Bring a check the day of the Seder, or send it to Elli-Ann Oskar, 254 River Rd, Agawam, MA 01001. Parking details to come.

Adult Education

Please join us for an Adult Education pot luck breakfast on Sunday, April 26th at 10am. Cantor Reaboi will lead an informal discussion.

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 to volunteer time and/or food. 
  • Christmas Soup Kitchen- Food preparation begins at 4:00 PM; the meal is served at 5:00 PM. If you can help by providing food and/or donating money towards the purchase of food, please contact Fran, who will once again be coordinating this event.  We are also looking for people who can help with food preparation beginning at 4:00 PM and serving the meal at 5:00 PM. Fran can be reached at 575-8465 or at 

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 us, or call us at (413)642-1797.