​​​Upcoming Events

​​Shabbat Services and Holiday Services:

Please join us for Shabbat Services at the Ferst Interfaith Chapel on the campus of Westfield State University. An Oneg follows each service.

  • Friday, Jan. 25- 7:15 pm
  • Friday, Feb. 8- 7:15 pm
  • Saturday, Mar. 2- 10:00 am
  • Wednesday, Mar. 20- 6:00 pm Purim Services/Celebration
  • Wednesday, Apr. 24- 6 pm Community Seder with Westfield State U- details to follow


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. 

As is our custom, we will again serve Christmas dinner at Our Community Table. We are looking for folks to help prepare and serve the meal, and to provide food and/or make a donation so that we can put on a truly special meal. We start preparing at 4:00 pm, serve at 5:00 pm, and are generally done by 6:00 pm. Please contact Fran, who will once again be coordinating the event. She 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. The Rabbi also assists students and families who are preparing for Bar or Bat Mitzvah.To learn more, please contact, (413) 642-1797 

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