Congregation Ahavas Achim
a diverse, welcoming community

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


Check out the SPECIAL EVENTS PAGE for announcements of activities (or see the BULLETIN for details)


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.)

- Friday ........October 24 -- 7:00 PM - Annual Peterborough Service At the home of Allan Hollander

- Thursday ...October 30 -- Community Kitchen (contact Gary Shapiro for details - (603) 352-0440 or

- Friday.........October 31 -- Shabbat "Pulpit Swap" with services led buy Rabbi Jon Spira-Savett from Nashua

- Sunday ....November 2 --3:00 PM - 5:00 PM -Heart Beat CPR and AED Training (see Special Events page for details)

- Saturday ..November 8 --8:00 PM - BAJC presents Yofifah - Delving into the Mystery of Song -Kabbalistic Kirtan and Lyric introduction at 7:00 PM - VT Jazz Center in Brattleboro

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.