Holidays and Events


​​​Upcoming Events

​​Shabbat Services and Holiday Events:

Friday, 5/11- 7:15 pm, Erev Shabbat Service

Sunday, 5/20- 4 pm, Adult Education (See details below)

Friday, 5/25- 7:15 pm, Erev Shabbat Service

Friday, 6/8- 7:15 pm, Erev Shabbat Service

Saturday, 6/23- 10:00 am, Shabbat Morning Service followed by potluck dairy luncheon


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. 
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 Chanukkah party, and a Purim celebration.

Adult Education

Congregation Ahavas Achim will host an adult education discussion at AMC Noble View Outdoor Center, North Cottage, at 635 S. Quarter Road, Russell MA, on Sunday, May 20 at 4:00 pm. Rabbi Efraim will discuss, "What is our role and/or responsibility as Jews in today's America?" This event is free to attend. Members, friends, family, and non-members are welcome. 

Please bring a dish you would like to share for a dairy pot luck supper. If you have food restrictions, bring something you’d like to share with us. Please note that there is no water available in the cottage, although a bath house with kitchen facility is close by, so please be mindful that cleanup at home is easiest when choosing what you bring. We are hoping for a pleasant spring evening for outside or inside dining. Drinks, appetizers, salads, main dishes, desserts, paper goods and cups are needed. Call or email Fran with what you are bringing at 413-575-8465 or

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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, or our rabbi, Efraim Eisen at or (413) 687-3420.