Congregation Ahavas Achim
a diverse, welcoming community

84 Hastings Ave.
Keene, NH 03431
(603) 352-6747

Rabbi Amy Loewenthal - rabbi.ahavas.achim@gmail.com

Synagogue Secretary - Daniella Yitzchak - secretary.ahavas.achim@gmail.com
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We are a diverse,
welcoming Jewish community
affiliated with the
Reconstructionist Movement.


Welcome
to
Congregation Ahavas Achim

Congregation Ahavas Achim serves the Jewish community of the greater Keene area as a Jewish center. We believe in Judaism lived in balance with the world around us and strive to be a welcoming place for Jewish people in Southwestern New Hampshire. While most of the members are from the Keene area, others travel from towns like Peterborough, Antrim, and Walpole.

Jewish tradition teaches us to appreciate the variety of ways to live a Jewish life. Our community holds education for people throughout their lives as one of our ideals. A variety of education programs are available for youth and adults. We express our beliefs and our traditions through weekly communal worship, incorporating prayer, song and meditation.

We welcome all Jews, their families, and interested people to join our community in celebrating and learning Jewish tradition. Our membership reflects the diversity of the beautiful Monadnock region of New Hampshire.

Special Request - Do you have exterior photographs of our building? If you do, we'd like to post them on our home page slide show. Please eMail CAA Web Manager with details.



SPECIAL NOTICE

CAA will be volunteering at the Community Kitchen on Thursday, December 22nd, to bake and serve lasagnas for the pre-Christmas meal. Bakers, Servers, Cleaner-uppers needed! The bakers amongst our congregants will bring their off-site baked lasagnas (?lasagnae for those of us who studied Latin) to The Kitchen ahead of time, and hopefully no later than 4:45, so the Kitchen staff can prepare the servings. SERVERS: Please arrive by 4:50 to wash hands, don apron, hat, gloves and assume positions in the serving line or in the kitchen, and let the meal begin!As usual, we will serve, and then assist in the clean-up. We are usually out the door no later than 7 pm. . All congregants are invited to come and help out for all or even just part of the evening. It is helpful to drop me a note or a call to let me know if you're coming (and how many). More details to come.


On Thursday, December 29th, we invite you to join us for our usual serving and cleaning up. If you plan on joining us, please arrive a few minutes early at 4:45 PM. All are encouraged to come out for a couple of hours to help serve and then clean up after the evening meal. Even if you can only come for part of the evening, we welcome you to join us. If possible, volunteers should let me know ahead of time for planning purposes, if they plan to come or have questions.
Thanks, Gary Shapiro, 352-0440 or email: gm_ shapiro@yahoo.com

Check out the SPECIAL EVENTS PAGE for details of activities including:

- Weekly Davening and adult study
Dec 25 - Jew Huddle
Dec 30 - Latke Blowout
(or see the BULLETIN for details)




IT'S HAPPENING AT CAA

A Detailed description of the types of services can be found on the CALENDAR page of this web site. Please check this month's BULLETIN for more information on events. You can find weekly parsha commentary on our web site? Check out the TIMELY TORAH TIDBITS on the Bulletin & Torah Tidbits page.

(Note: This listing of events is posted to provide a quick view of upcoming activities. Please reference the BULLETIN for details.)


Wednesday .........December 7..................... 10:00 AM Weekday Davening followed by Adult Study
Friday.................. December 9...................... 7:00 PM Erev Shabbat Short Service
Saturday .............December 10 ...................10:00 AM Torah Service (No Meditation)
Sunday................ December 11......................9:30 AM Religious School
Tuesday ..............December 13 .................... 7:00 PM New Horizons Band Concert
Wednesday .........December 14 ...................10:00 AM Weekday Davening followed by Adult Study
...................................................................... 7:00 PM Board of Directors Meeting
Friday.................. December 16 .....................7:00 PM Erev Shabbat Kavanah Service
Sunday................ December 18 .....................9:30 AM Religious School
Tuesday............... December 20......................7:00 PM CAA Book Club/"Gentlemen of the Road"
Wednesday .........December 21 ....................10:00 AM Weekday Davening followed by Adult Study
Friday.................. December 16 ..................... 7:00 PM Erev Shabbat SHIR SHABBAT Service
Thursday ............ December 22 ......................5:000 Community Kitchen (see announcement above)
Sunday ................December 25 ...................NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
..........................................................................5:00 PM JEW HUDDLE WITH TRADITIONAL FOODS AND A MOVIE (SEE EVENTS PAGE)
Wednesday .........December 28 .................... 10:00 AM Weekday Davening followed by Adult Study
Thursday ............ December 29 ......................4:45 PM Community Kitchen (see announcement above)
Friday ................. December 30 ....................6:00 PM - LATKE BLOWOUT!!! 6:00 PM Singing - 7:00 PM EATING
Sunday ............... January 1 ..........................NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

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