Congregation Ahavas Achim
216 South 1st Avenue 
Highland Park, N.J. 08904
(732) 247-0532
Ahavas Achim

Special Announcements

SHUL OFFICE CLOSED: Please note: the shul office will be closed from Monday, January 14 to Wednesday, January 23. It will reopen for regular business on Thursday, January 24. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS: We warmly welcome Howard and Sarah Levi who recently joined the shul as Full Members. We look forward to their active participation and a warm and mutually supportive relationship.

FRIDAY NIGHT LEARNING SERIES: All are invited to our AAU Friday Night Learning program, this Friday, January 11 at 8:00 p.m. at the home of Sara and Rob Haarburger, 284 Crowells Road, Apt. D. Join us for an Oneg Shabbat and a shiur from Rabbi Miodownik on the topic: "Lessons from the Government Shutdown: How to Argue Like a Jew."

DOES "ALEXA" HAVE TO KEEP SHABBAT? Technology and Shabbat Lecture Series: Security Cameras and Lighting Sensors on Shabbat: All are invited to join this in-depth study of the laws of Shabbat as they apply to modern technology with Ahavas Achim Rabbinic Intern Rabbi Shmuel Lesher. Schedule: Sunday, January 13 - 9:00 a.m. (Breakfast served!) Wednesday, January 16 - 8:30 p.m. Rabbi Lesher will focus on the principles of Shabbat that converge when: Walking past security cameras as they record your movement; Triggering electronic doors; Triggering motion-sensor lights.

NEW SECURITY MEASURE: COMBINATION LOCK ON THE BACK DOOR:As of this Tuesday January 15, starting with the earliest Shacharit Minyan, using the back door with this new combination lock will be the primary way that shul members can enter the building for davening during Sundays and weekdays. The doors will no longer be programmed to automatically open and close for Minyan in the morning and late afternoon. To enable shul members to use the combination lock, Fire Safety & Security Chair Harry Glazer will be available to share the combination and show how to operate the lock at the following dates & times: Friday, January 11, after the second Shacharit Minyan (approximately 8:20 a.m.) Sunday, January 13, after Mincha/Maariv (approximately 5:00 p.m.)

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