Holidays and Events


​​​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.

  • Sat. May 11 @10 am - Shabbat Service
  • Fri. May 31 @ 7:15 pm – Erev Shabbat Service
  • Sat. June 7 @ 7:15 pm - Erev Shabbat Service
  • Sat. June 29 @ 10 am - Shabbat Service followed by pot luck 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 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