Agudath Achim Synagogue

Weekly Announcements

Sunday, May 24th - Saturday, May 30th
The Week of Shavuot

Friday night services, all classes, and all meetings on Virtual Agudath Achim can be accessed on Zoom by clicking here. You can also visit and join with meeting ID 642-827-616, password kosher613.
While quality is better when joining online, you may join by phone at (312)-626-6799, meeting ID 642-827-616, password 256510.
The recordings of our most recent Zoom classes and services can be found by clicking here. For our community's privacy, all videos are unlisted, meaning that only people with the link can access them
New! After a successful first Shabbat, we are now holding services every Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m., at when we decide reopen our building, whenever that will be, these services will be available online each week for anyone to view.

On Shavuot, we embrace the joy of Torah study and of learning as a whole. In the moments before this Shavuot, on Zoom, on Thursday, May 28, from 5-8 p.m., we'll celebrate by studying each other's Torah, each other's expertise. With presentations from our own community members, we'll learn about cooking, Midrash, medicine, physics, psychology, and more. Feel free to log in and out, to eat dinner and snacks, and to bring lots of laughter throughout! 


Thank you to Dr. Richard Zweig, Bob Lachman, Deena Lachman, Dr. Thomas Strain, Sandra Ginsburg, Dr. David Gross, Rabbi Feivel Rubinstein, and Rebecca Austin for teaching us this coming Thursday.


Save the date for Shavuot and Shabbat services, this Friday, May 29, at 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., as well as Saturday, May 30, at 10:00 a.m.! These will be live streamed on our website, at
More at Agudath Achim
Exploring Judaism will continue on Zoom on Wednesday, May 27 at 7:00 p.m., with a conversation about Jewish views and customs surrounding death, dying, and mourning.
All Agudath Achim members are invited to our annual meeting on Zoom, on Sunday, May 31, at 3:00 p.m.
Rabbi Sydni's divrei Torah are now available on our website, at
In honor of Memorial Day, all flags for veterans will be replaced at our cemetery this week. 
Jewish Learning and Living

Join Together Louisiana on Tuesday, May 26th, 5:30pm for Reimagine Louisiana, a statewide assembly of congregations and citizen organizations. At this meeting, delegations from hundreds of congregations and citizens organizations across Louisiana will come together for what just might be the largest Zoom call in state history. The theme of the assembly: We must do better than "go back to how things were." We must REIMAGINE LOUISIANA as the kind of community our faith and democratic traditions call us to create. Register at

After our virtual Shavuot learning, take up the tradition of all night Torah learning, and join the USCJ for Torah from Coast to Coast from Thursday, May 28, at 8 p.m. CST through Friday, May 29, at 8 a.m. CST. Click here to register and view the exciting schedule.
The Great Big Jewish Food Fest is already underway and is continuing through Thursday, May 28! Between classes, demonstrations, and conversations, you can connect with Jews from across the country and find common ground over a love of food. Click here to see the schedule and register.

Happy Birthday!