Welcome to Congregation Agudat Achim - Leominster, MA

Our bylaws, Board of Trustees and officers

From the President

Welcome to Congregation Agudat Achim. Although we are also called the “Leominster Synagogue” we pride ourselves on being the Jewish presence in North Central Massachusetts and South Central New Hampshire and have members from many towns and cities.

Our synagogue is a friendly place. We may be smaller than synagogues in larger cities but this enables us to be that much more welcoming to everybody in our community. Nobody is taken for granted and our support for others in times of both joy and sadness is untiring. Interfaith families are welcome.

Our yearly calendar is filled with special events; luncheons, men’s club meetings, sisterhood activities and many other social gatherings. We have adult education programs and mishnah classes as well as a tuition free Hebrew school. All of these serve to bring us together as a community; sooner or later you realize there is nobody you haven’t met.

Please call us up and let us know if you are interested in the Jewish experiences we have to offer. Our outreach committee will contact you so you can learn first hand how friendly and caring we are.

- David Fisher, President

Education

The Joseph C. Foster Religious School serves students from grades K-12. Instructors are dedicated to ensuring a knowledge of prayer, holidays, Hebrew, history, customs and life cycle, as well as proficiency in the Shabbat service. Through periodic preschool programs and Family Education events, we strive to enhance Jewish learning for the family as a whole, thus enriching Jewish life at home. The warm congenial environment, relaxed atmosphere, and extra-curricular activities make our Religious School a place where students can achieve a sense of Jewish identity and a balanced Jewish education.

- Debbie Fruchtman, Principal

Worship...

Rabba Kaya and the Worship Committee work to offer a variety of experiences and activities to meet the needs of our diverse community. Our Services are informal and participatory and families are always welcome. Young members particularly enjoy monthly Tot Shabbat and Friday Night Family services. Women are counted for minyan, called to the Torah, and lead services regularly. Throughout the year, special holiday programs and events are scheduled.

Adult Education

Continuing education is designed to meet the expressed needs of the community. Programs have included scholars-in-residence, small study groups, Hebrew classes, as well as individual tutoring. Preparation for adult Bnai Mitzvah and conversion are available upon request.

Membership

We welcome all applications for membership, regardless of financial status. There is no religious school tuition nor is there a charge for High Holiday seating for member families. Let us tell you about our synagogue!

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