Due to the surging numbers of Covid cases and the ongoing prevalence of the Omicron variant, the Board of Directors has voted to move all synagogue activities to a virtual format, with the exception of the religious school. These measures will remain in place through January 31, 2022 and will be reviewed at the next Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, February 1, 2022.
The health an safety of our community is paramount in the actions of our board and as much as we all want to worship together as a community in our beautiful sanctuary it is a time for caution. There will be additional information forthcoming in the coming weeks as the situation evolves.
Stay well, Congregation Agudath Achim Board of Directors
Today’s Sisterhood meeting scheduled for 10am has been cancelled. We will meet via Zoom on Sunday, February 6th at 10am to continue our review of the proposed bylaws for Sisterhood. Zoom link and more details will be sent via email.
SERVICES WILL START AT 9:45 AM THIS WEEK (12/18/2021) FOR US TO CELEBRATE CHICK HELFAND’S 100TH BIRTHDAY!
Then services go back to 9 AM for the following weeks.
Just to assure anyone who has questions, we are having live services this Shabbat and any subsequent Shabbats unless there is an announcement indicating otherwise. Looking forward to seeing you at synagogue on Saturday.
Masks are mandatory in the synagogue!
Please join us for in person services this Saturday morning at 9:45 AM or on Zoom if you are not comfortable attending in person (Zoom Link was emailed).
Please RSVP if you are attending to Mike Novick (mikenovick1 @ gmail.com) or Mija Almeida (mijaba65 @ gmail.com). There will be a sign in book when you arrive for services.
I would like ____________boxes x $10.00 per box = $ _________________
Also, you may drop off the form at the Jewish Community House (Lori’s office) or mail form with your check payable to Congregation Agudath Achim to: Congregation Agudath Achim P.O. Box 826 Taunton, MA 02780
Please join us for our first fully in-person Shabbat service (in 14 months!) this Saturday, July 24th, at 9 AM.
We are so excited to finally be able to open our doors to all of you. We look forward to seeing you in the synagogue.
We will continue to offer virtual services via Zoom (see email or our private Facebook page for links) as many Shabbat’s as we can, depending on our tech support availability.
If you have been vaccinated, you do not need to wear a face mask unless you prefer to do so. If you have not been vaccinated, please wear a mask. If you forget your mask, we will have some available. We will not be asking for verification of vaccination, but hope that you will protect those around you and wear a mask if not vaccinated.
Our spiritual leader, Colman Reaboi, will be leading our Shabbat morning services LIVE from the synagogue beginning at 9am on Saturday and broadcasting via Zoom. If you would like to connect with us via Zoom, please be in touch with us via our email – email@example.com – and we’ll help you get on board.
Our regular, weekly Shabbat morning services are at 9:00 AM and last for about one hour and 15 minutes.
See you soon as our in person services at the synagogue are scheduled to resume on July 24th!!!!
There’s still time to get reading before we gather for our monthly book discussion on Saturday evening, February 27th at 6:30 PM for Havdalah and a book discussion.
Here’s more about this very intriguing novel. See what you think. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom information.
THE HOTEL NEVERSINK BY ADAM O’FALLON PRICE “A gripping, atmospheric, heart-breaking, almost-ghost story. Not since Stephen King’s Overlook has a hotel hiding a secret been brought to such vivid life.” -Lydia Kiesling, author of The Golden State Thirty-one years after workers first broke ground, the magnificent Hotel Neversink in the Catskills finally opens to the public. Then a young boy disappears. This mysterious vanishing-and the ones that follow-will brand the lives of three generations. At the root of it all is Asher Sikorsky, the ambitious and ruthless patriarch whose purchase of the hotel in 1931 set a haunting legacy into motion. His daughter Jeanie sees the Hotel Neversink into its most lucrative era, but also its darkest. Decades later, Asher’s grandchildren grapple with the family’s heritage in their own ways: Len fights to keep the failing, dilapidated hotel alive, and Alice sets out to finally uncover the murderer’s identity. Told by an unforgettable chorus of Sikorsky family members-a matriarch, a hotel maid, a traveling comedian, the hotel detective, and many others, the book is the gripping portrait of a Jewish family in the Catskills over the course of a century. With an unerring eye and with prose both comic and tragic, Adam O’Fallon-Price details one man’s struggle for greatness, no matter the cost, and a long-held family secret that threatens to undo it all.