Welcome to Agudath Achim

Agudath Achim is a warm, welcoming, inclusive Conservative congregation located close to the Midtown section of Little Rock, Arkansas. Individuals and families of all backgrounds and levels of observance are welcome. Our synagogue combines meaningful Shabbat services, traditional services on all Jewish holidays, education and fun social events to bring together a diverse group of members of all ages and backgrounds. Visit us. Call us. We are open and welcoming. See why Agudath Achim is more than a congregation. We’re a family.

Our services are now being held virtually. For our upcoming High Holiday services, there will be a hybrid mix with a small number of congregants inside and everyone else joining with live-streaming. Those inside will need to register with the Registration document on the Services page, with priority given to members. Sacred guests and others are more than welcome to join our live-streaming.

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Thank you to Rivka Ehrenberg for the Sisterhood Greetings Flip Book

Click the link below for New Year's Greetings & Memorial Flip Book.

https://online.flipbuilder.com/alit/hnbf/mobile/index.html

September 18th - 20th, 2020Erev Rosh Hashana & Rosh Hashana

Friday, Sept 18th
Erev Rosh Hashana – Service prior to sundown 5:45 PM
Shabbat Candle Lighting 6:52PM

Saturday, Sept 19th
Shabbat Rosh Hashanah I Services (w/via livestreaming) 10:00AM

Shabbat Ends 7:54PM

Sunday, Sept 20th
Rosh Hashanah II Services (w/via livestreaming) 10:00AM

Thank you to Mike and Arlene Margolis for donating livestreaming services for Erev Rosh Hashana.

Thank you to Rivka Ehrenberg for the Sisterhood Greetings Flip Book.

President’s Message

The High Holidays are here, and I want to wish everyone a sweet and healthy new year.  Obviously, this year is very different with Covid, but we still are beginning our new year and will be closest to G-d.
Many things will also be the same—we will have the usual special foods we eat each year, light candles, hear the shofar as well as have our religious services.
Please join us either in person or by live-streaming services.  It’s very easy—go to our website at https://lrsynagogue.org/, and simply click on the Stream Spot button.
There is also information under Services https://lrsynagogue.org/services/  on how to keep your computer ‘awake’ so you can set it prior to the service beginning and it will broadcast when someone is within the Shul so you don’t have to press any buttons or work the electronics on the actual holiday.
This is called ‘passive live streaming’ and is acceptable halachically.  Past services will be archived as well.

Reservations will be required for anyone attending services in person so we can ensure appropriate spacing and capacity.  In-person attendance will be limited to 20 congregants.
Preference will be given to our members, but sacred guests may register and if there is room, they’ll be welcomed.
Please go to our website at https://lrsynagogue.org/services/ and download, fill out the form and email it to us.  Or click HERE for the form.  If you’re unable to fill out the form, just call the office and let Laura know which services you’d like to attend in person.
Masks will be required the entire time inside the Synagogue.  Neck gaiters and/or valve masks are not acceptable.  There will be screening at the door and floor markings to follow.

Our student Rabbi Ben Freed and his fiancé, Ariane Barrie-Stern, are back in Little Rock for the High Holidays.  We are excited to have them back and to have Ben lead our services like last year.  While we cannot all get together in person, having them here after such a long break will be wonderful.

Thank you,
Sue

Happy Anniversary
Sept 19th – Noel & Lirit Franks

Happy Birthday
Sept 21st – Jan Alman & Leah Greenbaum-Atkins
Sept 23rd – Mark Griffin, Scott Schlesinger & Rose Schwartz
Sept 24th – Nathan Steinberg

Upcoming Yahrzeits
Tishri 1st – (Sept 19th) – Hanna Kluglose & Victor Schoenberger
Tishri 4th – (Sept 22nd) – Layke Love
Tishri 5th – (Sept 23rd) – Jake Sklar
Tishri 6th – (Sept 24th) – Helma Strauss Besser, Herb Frenkel & Louis Benjamin Goldberg
Tishri 7th – (Sept 25th) – Pauline Kuperman

Refuah Shleimah- wishing a speedy recovery to:
Irving Balto (Yizchok ben Chana),
Bruce Burpee (Ben Tov ben Sarah),
Marvin Itzkowitz
(Matis ben Reuven),
Alan Nussbaum (Josef ben Shana Bala),
Richard Steppach (Michal ben Chana),
Rabbi Kalman Winnick (Kalman Ibn ben Devora),
Brian Zubkoff (Dov Ber Mordechai ben Gittel),
Nechie Kilimnick (Chaya Nechca bat Riva Leah),
Arlene Margolis (Chana Esther bat Shaindel),
Judith Rosenblat (Yehudit bat Rut),