The Rabbis teach us that the concept of Pikuach Nefesh – saving a life – is so important that it supersedes all other mitzvot and religious obligations. As we deal with a new and unfortunate reality with Covid cases around the country spiking due to the delta variant, we recognize our obligation of Pikuach Nefesh in all public safety and public health decisions we undertake. Accordingly, after considerable discussion with our medical advisors and our Executive Committee, the Board of Trustees has voted to implement the following Covid policy for the upcoming High Holidays:
All people who enter the building for High Holiday services must be fully vaccinated, regardless of eligibility;
Individuals must attest to the fact that they are vaccinated;
All attendees at High Holiday services must wear a mask at all times while in the building;
Agudas Achim will not exceed 50% of its capacity for total seating (350 individuals); and
Social distancing measures will be implemented.
Livestream is available to join from home, please visit our livestream page.
The spring fundraising committee is putting together a coffee-table style commemorative book to celebrate our 14oth Anniversary! If you would like to be included in this book, please contact co-chairs: Bobbie Shkolnik firstname.lastname@example.org & Randy Sokol email@example.com for more information.
If you are ready to donate, you can do so by clicking the following link, entering your donation and typing “140th” in the comments section. All book entry information should be sent to Bobbie.
Agudas Achim aspires to be a traditional, egalitarian, friendly and participatory congregation.
Traditional – seeking meaning in Jewish tradition, and building on that tradition to create meaning for ourselves. Our members are inspired by traditions that connect us with our congregation’s history and with other Jews around the world.
Egalitarian – supporting and encouraging our members, in all their diversity, to participate fully in synagogue life.
Friendly – welcoming each person who appears before us, whether a traveler at morning minyan, a non-Jewish family member, a homeless person at kiddush, etc. We are a warm, close-knit, child-friendly community.
Participatory – engaging members so every member contributes, everyone is needed and everyone feels valued. We recognize our differences create opportunities for, rather than barriers to participation.