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

shul

Reenas Beis Yaakov

1131 Raritan Ave.

732-985-5646 

Netivot - The Montessori Yeshiva
511 Ryders Lane
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
732-985-4626

Rabbi Jacob Joseph School (RJJ)
High School and Rabbinical College for young men
1 Plainfield Avenue
Edison, NJ 08817
(732) 985-6533
 
Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva (RPRY)
Grades Pre-Nursery to 8th
2 Harrison Street
Edison, NJ 08817
(732) 572-5052

Shalom Torah Academy
70 Amboy Road
Morganville, NJ 07751
Phone: 732.536.0911

Yeshiva Shaarei Tzion Pre-School
1131 Raritan Avenue
Highland Park, NJ 08904
(732) 819-7083

Yeshiva Shaarei Tzion -- Boys' Division
Grades 1st to 8th
120 A Ethel Road West
Piscataway, NJ 08854
(732) 777-0029

Yeshiva Shaarei Tzion -- Girls' Division
Grades Pre 1A to 8th
51 Park Avenue
Piscataway, NJ 08854
(732) 235-00422

Congregation Ahavas Achim aims to provide its congregants with a positive spiritual, social, and learning environment in a peaceful atmosphere that promotes religious life and growth. We are deeply committed to safeguarding the members of our synagogue community so they feel and are safe at all times. With that goal in mind, we have created a Sexual Abuse Prevention and Response Policy. This policy applies both to sexual misconduct directed against adults and to all forms of abuse against children and vulnerable adults, who are less able to protect themselves.    

Please click on the below links to see

1. A full copy of the policy

2. A summary of the policy, plus a page to sign acknowledgement (required for certain staff and volunteers)

3. The version of the policy written for our youth group leaders

4. A blank Incident Report form, which you may fill out if you have a violation of the policy you'd like to report. 

If you would like to contact the Congregant Safety Committee, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You may also speak directly to anyone on the committee:

Simi Lichtman, Chair

Atara Hiller

Elana Kurtz

AJ Berkovitz

Ahavas Achim COVID-19 Protocols

  1. If you have ANY COVID-19 symptoms, including fever, chills, cough or shortness of breath, you may not attend any of our Minyanim or events, indoors or outdoors, as long as the symptoms persist. When in doubt about symptoms, for the purpose of this policy assume that they are COVID-19. For a more complete list of COVID-19 symptoms, please refer to https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html.
  1. If you have contracted the virus, and you are not symptom free and 10 days past recovery, you may not attend any of our Minyanim or events, indoors or outdoors.
  1. If you have an immediate family member with ANY COVID-19 symptoms, you may not attend any of our Minyanim or events, indoors or outdoors, as long as the symptoms persist or until your family member consults with their doctor and receives guidance permitting your attendance.
  1. If you have been in close contact with anyone who has COVID-19, even if asymptomatic, you must consult with your doctor before attending any of our Minyanim or events, indoors or outdoors. Close contact is defined by these conditions: being within six feet of someone that tested positive for COVID-19; having that contact for more than 10 minutes; having that contact anytime starting two days before they first had symptoms.
  1. Individuals returning or visiting from outside the U.S. or any U.S. state or territory beyond the immediate region (New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Delaware) or who have traveled anywhere by commercial airline, should self-quarantine for 10 days and may not attend any of our Minyanim or events, indoors or outdoors, within 10 days of their return.
  1. Due to the significant spike in COVID-19 infection rates in certain communities in New York and New Jersey, anyone who has recently visited these hot spots, or, has hosted family or friends from there, may not attend any of our Minyanim or events, indoors or outdoors for 10 days. If you have spent significant time in an area that has seen a significant spike in COVID-19 infections, you may not attend our Minyanim or events, indoors or outdoors for 10 days.
  1. Masks that cover the mouth and nose must be worn at all times at Ahavas Achim Minyanim or events, including outdoors, with no exceptions, per CDC guidelines.
  1. Attendees are required to maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet between individuals of different households at all times at Ahavas Achim Minyanim or events, including outdoors, per CDC guidelines.
  1. Only children who are at their parent’s side at all times, and will properly wear a mask at all times may attend Ahavas Achim Minyanim or events.
  1. Anyone that attends Ahavas Achim Minyanim or events, indoors or outdoors, agrees to inform the Rabbi or President immediately if they test positive for COVID-19. Should this happen, in accordance with the State’s contact tracing guidelines, this information but not your identity will be shared with the other people who attended the same Minyan or event.
  1. By participating in Ahavas Achim Minyanim or events, you are attesting that you are in compliance with our COVID-19 policy. The Gabbaim and Shul Officers will be enforcing our policy. If anyone violates any of its provisions, they will be required to leave.

We reserve the right to update the Ahavas Achim COVID-19 policy as the pandemic changes. If you have any questions about this policy, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Ahavas Achim

Special Announcements

FUN AA TEAM TREASURE HUNT!

Join us to HAVE FUN and MEET PEOPLE on Motzei Shabbat, January 30 while we hunt for treasures in our homes via Zoom. The hunt kicks off at 8:00 p.m. Participants will be given a list of clues for items to be found. Participants will then be divided into teams of 3 or 4 participants and given time to come up with one item per team for each clue to present to everyone. A fee of $25 per participant is being charged to cover costs. Come and join the fun by registering by January 23 at https://forms.gle/ttgifFxd3ukwd3b16. Please note that treasure seeking participants can be an individual, a couple or family with internet access.

WINTER 2021 SHABBAT AFTERNOON LEARNING:

Please join us for Shabbat Afternoon Learning between Mincha and Maariv in one of the following locations:

Main Sanctuary: The Contemporary Design and Modern Impact of Keilim of the Mishkan with Betsalel Posy (This Week's Class: Mizabayach: Excavated)

Downstairs Social Hall (or outside if warm enough): Parsha Explorations with Rabbi Miodownik

The Beit Midrash is also available for private or chavruta learning!

KITCHEN INVASION!

https://us02web.Zoom.us/j/5757628337

Review the laws of heating and reheating food on Shabbat with Rabbi Miodownik as he visits a different local kitchen each week to demonstrate what to do and what not to do! Whose kitchens will be invaded? Tune in on Zoom each Monday at 8:30 p.m. to find out! This series is generously sponsored in memory of Joel Cohen z"l.

January 18: "Shabbos Mode," The Modern Oven, and You; (See newsletter for complete schedule.)

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