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

Special Announcements

TISHA B'AV ON SATURDAY NIGHT: This year, Tisha B'Av falls out on Shabbat and the fast is postponed to Saturday night-Sunday. Non-leather shoes should either be brought to shul on Friday afternoon, or on Saturday night after Shabbat is over. In our schedule, we have built in time between the end of Shabbat and Maariv for members to either drive or walk to shul. Please make sure to recite the brachaברוך המבדיל בין קודש לחול before doing any Melacha once Shabbat is over at 9:13 p.m. Havdalah is inserted into the silent Shmoneh Esrei of Maariv on Saturday night, but not recited publicly in shul until the conclusion of Maariv on Sunday night.

PIRKEI AVOT: This Shabbat afternoon, all are invited to join Avi Maza for Pirkei Avot learning, after Mincha in the Main Sanctuary. Please note there is only one mincha (at 5:00 p.m.) and no Seudah Shlishit in Shul this Shabbat.

TISHA B'AV SHIUR: All are invited to remain in the Main Sanctuary at the conclusion of Eichah this Motzei Shabbat, July 21, for a special shiur by the rabbi entitled "The Catastrophe of Yom Yerushalayim."

NAMES NOT NUMBERS: The entire community is invited for a special screening of Names Not Numbers in the Axelrad Social Hall at Ahavas Achim on the observance of Tisha B'Av, this Sunday, July 22, at 2:30 p.m. (Mincha will be at 2:00 p.m.).

TEEN TISHA B'AV NIGHT: All teens are invited to a special Teen Leil Tisha B'Av program in the Beit Midrash, this Motzei Shabbat, July 21 at 9:25 p.m. beginning with Maariv and continuing with Eichah and Kinot led by Kivi Neuman.

TISHA B'AV FOR KIDS: All children in Kindergarten-2nd Grade are invited to join Chani Neuman for special Tisha B'Av-themed art projects and stories at 2:30 p.m. this Sunday, July 22, in the Youth Wing. All children in Grades 3-6 are invited to a special program on the observance of Tisha B'Av at 2:30 p.m. this Sunday, July 22, in the Youth Wing, featuring age-appropriate lessons, stories and songs about this day of national mourning.

ROSH HASHANAH AND YOM KIPPUR SEATING 5779: Ahavas Achim's new online seat reservation system for the upcoming Yomim Noraim is now accepting reservations! Please look for the email from the shul containing all the details and a link to our online portal. Please note that the Early Bird Deadline with its discount of $25/seat expires next Tuesday, July 31. The final seat reservation deadline is Friday, August 24. We look forward to an uplifting month of Tishrei with the entire Ahavas Achim family.

AHAVAS ACHIM BASEBALL EVENT: Please join us next Sunday, July 29 for a Somerset Patriots baseball game. The day’s program includes the following: Rally Towels: First 1,500 fans; 3:00-5:00 p.m.: Car show in the parking lot; 4:00-4:25 p.m.: Player Autograph Session; 5:00 p.m.: Somerset Patriots vs. Road Warriors; Run bases on the field after the game, roughly 8:00 p.m. There will be kosher food for sale at the game from Bistro70 including: hot dogs, falafel, shawarma, schnitzel, knishes and fruit bowl. Tickets are $20 each for great field level seats behind home plate. Transportation is on your own. For questions and to participate, please contact Avi Grin at

AHAVAS ACHIM KOL HA’NEARIM TALLIT: BE A PART OF IT! For just $36 a name, you have the opportunity to include your child(ren) as a permanent part of the Ahavas Achim Kol Ha’Nearim tallit. Please fill out the form, which can be found in the lobby, and return with payment no later than this Wednesday, July 25, 2018. You can pay online via the shul website by selecting “other” and noting “Kol Ha’Nearim”. Alternatively, you can send a check to the office, made out to Ahavas Achim Sisterhood and noting “Kol Ha’Nearim” in the memo section.

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