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

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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

PURIMPALOOZA!

Ahavas Achim Youth invites children of all ages to PURIMPALOOZA, our exciting Purim Day experience in the shul parking lot, on Friday, February 25 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. At PURIMPALOOZA, you will be entertained by stilt-walkers, fire jugglers, unicyclists, animal balloonists, and more. At PURIMPALOOZA, you will get to try fantastic carnival games. At PURIMPALOOZA, you will enjoy our costume contest, limbo competition, cotton candy machine, hot cocoa station, and fire pit, and will be kept warm with heaters throughout the parking lot. Admission: FREE!

2021 MATCH CAMPAIGN GOES LIVE THIS WEEK!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of this year's Congregation Ahavas Achim Match Campaign and Learn-a-Thon this Wednesday, March 3 at 8:00 p.m. Join us as we kick off the Match Campaign on Wednesday with a shiur by Alex Ostrin and a musical presentation by Seth Maza, two "AA Alumni" currently studying in Israel.

To continue the festivities, we are thrilled to announce Naomi Nachman, renowned kosher chef and influencer will be joining us on Motzei Shabbat, March 6 at 8:00 p.m. for a Virtual Cooking Demo! Naomi will be showing us three different Pesach recipes to get us in the holiday spirit as we begin planning our Sedarim menus.

Cooking not your thing? Stick around after the demo for an incredible performance by Rob Taube of the Avi Maza Orchestra. Rob Taube has a distinguished musical career as a Jewish, country, and reggae singing artist and producer, including collaboration with such celebrity vocalists as James Taylor, Hank Williams Jr. and Leon Russell. To join us live and to make a contribution, visit: thechesedfund.com/ahavasachim.

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