Upcoming Events

Fall Services and Events:

  • Sunday, 9/15, Welcome Reception for Cantor Colman Reaboi from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Please plan to bring a dessert to this potluck reception.Please RSVP to either (413) 642-1797 or ahavasachiminquiry@gmail.com
  • Tuesday, 10/15, Family Sukkot Celebration at 6:00 PM
  • Saturday, 11/9, Shabbat Morning Service at 10:00 AM
  • Friday, 11/22, Shabbat Evening Service at 7:15 PM
  • Saturday, 12/14, Shabbat Morning Service at 10:00 AM
  • Monday, 12/23, Annual Chanukah Candle Lighting and Party- details to follow


​​High Holiday Service Schedule:


Please join us for services at the Ferst Interfaith Chapel on the campus of Westfield State University.​ A Rabbinic student, Jessica Goldberg will be leading our High Holiday services this year as Cantor Reaboi  has a previous commitment.

  • Sunday 9/29, Erev Rosh Hashanah at 7:15 PM
  • Monday 9/30, Rosh Hashanah Morning Service at 10:00 AM
  • Tuesday 10/8, Kol Nidre at 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 10/9, Yom Kippur Morning Service at 10:00 AM followed by Yizkor service at approximately 12:30 PM
  • Wednesday, 10/9, Yom Kippur Minchah/Neilah/Closing Service at 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 10/9, Break-the-Fast Potluck at 6:00 PM (see Newsletter for details)

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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. 

                      
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 ahavasachiminquiry@gmail.com, or call us at (413)642-1797.

Holidays and Events

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