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

Special Announcements

PARSHAT ZACHOR: This Shabbat, the Maftir will be the special reading of Parshat Zachor, fulfilling the annual biblical requirement to remember the attack of Amalek on the Jewish people, which we perform on the Shabbat before Purim. This obligation is incumbent upon all men and women. There will be an additional reading of Parshat Zachor at the conclusion of Mussaf on Shabbat morning.

QUEEN ESTHER: QUIET POWER: Come learn with Chaye Kohl at this year's first installment of Ahavas Achim's Women's Torah Institute this Shabbat, March 16 at 4:00 p.m. at the home of Fran and Jeff Ackerman, 408 Valentine Street. Spend a meaningful and enjoyable Shabbat afternoon with old friends and new.

TAANIT ESTHER: Taanit Esther is this Wednesday, March 20. The fast begins at 5:44 a.m. and ends at 7:51 p.m. Shacharit at 6:20 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. Mincha will be at 6:40 p.m. followed by Maariv at 7:50 p.m. and Megillah reading at 8:00 and 10:00 p.m.

PURIM EXTRAVAGANZA! Ahavas Achim invites you and your family to a Purim Extravaganza this Wednesday, March 20! 8:00 p.m.: Community Megillah Reading: (We are proud to present a kids' program in the downstairs Social Hall during this reading.) 8:45 p.m. Community-wide Purim Break Fast with food, music and dancing. 9:00 p.m.: Community-wide Purim Quiz Show.

MATANOT L'EVYONIM: Please remember the neediest among us while celebrating Purim! The rabbi is collecting for Matanot L'Evyonim through Purim night. These donations will help families in Highland Park/Edison as well as those in Israel (through Od Yosef Chai) enjoy a respectable Purim. Checks should be made to Ahavas Achim Rabbi's Charity Fund and earmarked Matanot L'Evyonim.

AHAVAS ACHIM'S 130TH ANNIVERSARY JOURNAL DINNER AD DEADLINE EXTENDED: Mazel Tov to Miro and Merri Ukraincik who will be Guests of Honor at Ahavas Achim's 130th Anniversary Dinner. Mazel Tov also to Meir Flancbaum and Atara Hiller who will be honored with the Young Leadership Award. Please join us on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. as we celebrate with our wonderful honorees. As in previous years, you can receive complimentary tickets to the dinner by soliciting advertisers for our Dinner Journal. Journal ad blanks are available in the racks in the Shul lobby, and can be found on: The deadline to submit ads has been extended to this Monday, March 18, 2019.

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