About Congregation Agudas Achim
Agudas Achim creates opportunities for you to build a meaningful Jewish life and to participate in a fun-loving, child-friendly, egalitarian and caring community. Shabbat is our “beating heart,” when you will experience us at our best.
We continually explore different ways our members can connect to Shabbat in order to make our community even more close-knit, authentic and inspiring. Agudas Achim’s Shabbat learning program sets the table for engagement with a plethora of opportunities spanning the generations and range of interests. The flavors of our home style Kiddush recipes not only satisfy the palate but imbue our weekly Shabbat Kiddush luncheons with the feel of a casual meal at home with dear friends.
Our core values are central to who we are and what we do. So much so, that they are emblazoned on the wall when you walk through our doors.
CORE VALUES OF CONGREGATION AGUDAS ACHIM
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.