Holidays and Events

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Congregation Ahavas Achim

Upcoming Events

Services and Events:

High Holiday Services will be conducted via ZOOM this year, and will be streamed live on our Facebook page. Watch your email for invitations and links.

  • Friday, September 18- 6:30 pm Erev Rosh Hashana
  • Saturday, September 19- 10 am Rosh Hashana morning service
  • Sunday, September 20- 4 pm Tashlich gathering (casting away of sins) at the Duck Pond at Stanley Park
  • Sunday, September 27- 6:30 pm Kol Nidre
  • Monday, September 28- 10 am Yom Kippur morning service followed by Yizkor at 12:30 pm

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.

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.