Holidays and Events

Congregation Ahavas Achim

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Upcoming Events

Services and Events:​​​

  • Sunday, 9/24 @ 7:00 pm, Kol Nidre
  • Monday, 9/25 @ 10:00 am, Yom Kippur Morning; Yizkor (Memorial Service) @ 12:30 pm; Neilah/Closing Service @ 5:00 pm; Break-the-Fast Potluck – Social Hall of the Second Congregational Church @ 6 pm
    Click here to sign up to bring an item/dish for the "Break-the-Fast" potluck scheduled to follow the Neilah Yom Kippur service on Monday 9/25 at the Second Congregational Church at roughly 6:00 PM EST on Western Avenue in Westfield. 

  • Saturday 10/7 @ 10:00am –Shabbat Morning Service
  • Sunday, 10/15 Ride to Provide- Click here for more information and here for the Ride's website.
  • Friday 10/20 @ 7:00pm - Shabbat Evening Service
  • Saturday 11/4 @ 10:00am –Shabbat Morning Service
  • Friday 11/17 @ 7:00pm - Shabbat Evening Service
  • Friday 12/1 @ 7:00pm - Shabbat Evening Service
  • Sunday 12/10 – Menorah Lighting on the Green and Hanukah party (more details to follow) ​​


Soup Kitchen 

Congregation Ahavas Achim has continued to provide the meal on the first Thursday of every month at Our Community Table, 101 Meadow St., Westfield. Since the onset of Covid-19, we have been preparing brown bag "grab and go" meals, and are looking for volunteers to provide sandwiches, snacks, or beverages. Please be aware that it is not necessary to enter the building. For further information regarding the monthly soup kitchen, please contact Sandy at 413-262-4564 or to volunteer time and/or food.

Also, in keeping with our tradition, we will be providing a take-out version of our usual Christmas dinner, and are looking for volunteers to cook (in your own home is fine) and assemble take-out containers.  Monetary contributions are also gratefully accepted. The meal will be served at 4:30 pm on 12/25/2022.  Please see our most recent Newsletter (link above) for details about how you can help.

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.

We also assist students and families who are preparing for Bar or Bat Mitzvah.To learn more, please email us, or call us at (413)642-1797.