Holidays and Events

Congregation Ahavas Achim

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Upcoming Events

Services and Events:​​​

  • Sunday 12/10 – Menorah Lighting on the Green and Hanukah party. Mayor Mike McCabe, Congregation Ahavas Achim, and Westfield on Weekends, invite community members of all faiths and traditions to an evening of “Latkes and Lights.” The festivities will begin at Park Square on Sunday, December 10th at 6:30 PM. After the ceremony, attendees are welcome to share in a feast of latkes at First United Methodist Church, 16 Court Street. Any residents who wish to
    volunteer to light the evening’s candle on the community menorah on any other day of the holiday
    may call the mayor’s office at 413-572-6201 for a schedule. Click here for more information.

  • ​Sun. 12/17 @ 10:30 am – Adult Ed - reading rabbinic stories for building hope. Program will be led by Rabbi Colt on Google Meet.
  • Fri. 1/19 @ 7:00 pm – Shabbat Evening Service via Google Meet
  • Sat. 2/10 @ 10 am –Shabbat Morning Service via Google Meet
  • Sat. 3/9 @ 10 am –Shabbat Morning Service via Google Meet​​


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. We are always looking for volunteers to provide food and/or help serve the meal. 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.

In keeping with our longtime tradition, CAA will be serving Christmas dinner at Our Community Table Soup Kitchen in Westfield on Monday, December 25th. We are looking for volunteers to help cook the meal (in your own home is fine and then delivered), prepare, serve, and clean-up. The meal will be served at 5:00 pm and volunteers are asked to arrive at the soup kitchen (101 Meadow St. Westfield) at 4:00 pm on 12/25/23.  Please contact Fran at with what you can bring and/or
availability to volunteer. Please mail donation checks payable to Congregation Ahavas Achim to Fran Eisenberg, 110 Big Wood Dr., Westfield, MA 01085.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.