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

Special Announcements

FRIDAY NIGHT LEARNING SERIES: All are invited to our AAU Friday Night Learning program this Friday, February 22 at 8:30 p.m. at the home of Andrew and Irene Cohen, 111 Montgomery Street, Highland Park. Join us for an Oneg Shabbat and a shiur from Rabbi Miodownik on the topic: "Moshe Rabbeinu, Rabbi Yehuda HaNassi, and the Ghosts of Yearbook Pages Past." Please save March 8 for the next Friday Night Learning event.

YOUNG ADULTS MINYAN AND LUNCH: Congregation Ahavas Achim invites all young singles, couples, and families in Highland Park and Edison to a Young Adults Minyan and Lunch this Shabbat, February 23. The minyan will take place in the Upstairs Social Hall at 9:15 a.m. and will be followed by lunch at around 12:00 p.m. (by prior reservation only).

AHAVAS ACHIM'S 130TH ANNIVERSARY JOURNAL DINNER: Mazel Tov to Miro and Merri Ukraincik who will be Guests of Honor at Ahavas Achim's 130th Anniversary Dinner. Mazel Tov also to Meir Flancbaum and Atara Hiller who will be honored with the Young Leadership Award. Please hold Sunday evening, March 31, 2019 open on your calendars so that we may celebrate with our wonderful honorees. As in previous years, you can receive complimentary tickets to the dinner by soliciting advertisers for our Dinner Journal. Journal ad blanks are available in the racks in the Shul lobby, and can be found on: Please submit all ads to the journal by Monday, March 11, 2019.

SHABBAT ECHAD פרשת ויקהל/מברכים/שקלים: Please join us for a special Shabbat of shul-wide unity on March 2 in which we gather together as a larger shul family in a spirit of Ahavas Achim—One Shul, One Family. (See bulletin for schedule.)

PESACH COMMUNAL SEDARIM: Ahavas Achim presents Pesach Communal Sedarim. You are invited to join us for a communal Seder experience! Please register for one or both nights. Seder I: Friday, April 19, 8:00 p.m. Seder II: Saturday, April 20, 8:45 p.m. Pricing per Seder: Before March 1: $80 adult/$60 child under 12 After March 1: $85 adult/$65 child under 12 No reservations accepted without payment. To register, please fill out the form located in the lobby, and return it with a check to Ahavas Achim or pay via PayPal at

MISHLOACH MANOT: Everyone is invited to participate in the annual Mishloach Manot fundraising drive. The cost for sending baskets to the entire Ahavas Achim membership in the Highland Park and South Edison areas is $100. Sponsorships are available for $150 and will include a special Purim gift. Postcards can be sent to friends and to members who are outside of the delivery area for $1.25 each. Postcards are also available for purchase. The proceeds from this project provide funds for our Youth activities. We appreciate your help! The deadline for participation is next Monday, March 4. It’s easy! Complete the form, located in the shul lobby, and attach payment (made out to Ahavas Achim Sisterhood); mail to: Leslie Ostrin, 221 Riverview Ave., Highland Park, NJ 08904. Or return to the shul office if it's easier. You can also pay via our website: Volunteers are needed to help pack and label baskets and pack boxes for delivery routes, to write Purim cards, and to deliver the baskets on Purim day, Thursday, March 21 (Pick up after Megillah reading on Wednesday night, March 20). If you have any questions or would like to help, please contact Rachael Levin at or Leslie Ostrin at

JUMPING JELLYBEANS: Children ages 0-5 with a parent are invited to join Jumping Jellybeans next Sunday, March 3 at 10:30 a.m. with Tova Halpern of Fresh Theatre Arts. Jumping Jellybeans is a program geared towards our youngest members. Using drama, movement and music, children explore their surroundings in a fun, energetic, and exciting environment. Cost of $5 per child includes a snack. Parents must attend with child. Please RSVP to Chani at

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