Welcome to Achim
The Jewish people need connection; both a connection to Hashem as well as to each other, now more than ever.
Achim is building a community-wide learning network for all members of our Jewish community in order to deepen their relationship with Hashem and deepen their relationship with each other.
Achim hopes to redefine what a class is. We believe that a class is not merely a place to learn, it is a place to connect with a small chevra, a small community of people who care about each other.
At Achim, we passionately believe that building strong and enduring relationships is the way to build a healthy supportive community. Through innovative and exciting classes, individualized study sessions, community-wide learning projects, Shabbat hospitality, and popular community dinners, we will build an environment where the members feel they belong to the community and the community belongs to them.
Whatever age or background, all Jews can find a welcome home at Achim, where the beauty, sophistication and relevance of Torah tradition is introduced with eloquence, humor and passion in a way that brings Jews of all walks of life together to form true friendships.
Please consider joining one of our programs. We are confident that you will find it a meaningful experience.
MORAL DILEMMA FOR THE SHABBOS TABLE
The Pork Restaurant Security Guard By Rabbi Yitzi Weiner This week’s parsha discusses the mitzva not to eat non-kosher food, such as pig. This bring us to the following true dilemma. (Names were changed) Tomer was a religious Jew living in Israel. He held a job as...read more
THE WHISKEY COLLECTION A Moral Dilemma for the Shabbos Table By Rabbi Yitzi Weiner We know that there is a mitzva to get rid of all of one’s chametz on Pesach. One way that we get rid of our chametz is by selling it to a non Jew. This brings us to the following true...read more
Accidentally Listening To A Painful Conversation A Moral Dilemma for the Shabbos Table By Rabbi Yitzi Weiner This week’s Torah portion talks about the bells that were on the hem of the Kohen Gadol, the high priest. The Gemara in Pesachim (112a) says that these bells...read more
RAV DISKIND’S PARSHA INSPIRATION
The Psalmist writes in Psalm 81in the name of HaKadosh baruch Hu “I am HaShem that lifted you up from the land of Egypt widen your mouth and I will fill it.” The Talmud explains that this verse refers to our spiritual requests. Behold! HaKadosh baruch Hu is offering...read more
In this week's Parsha, B’shalach, the Jewish people find themselves on the beach of the Red Sea with the entire Egyptian army behind them ready to destroy them. They turn to HaShem in prayer along with Moshe, their leader. HaShem tells Moshe that they prayed enough...read more
In this week's Parsha, Yisro, we arrive at Mount Sinai. The Torah points out that our arrival at Mount Sinai was distinctly different than all our other encampments. At every other encampment throughout our 40 year journey in the desert there was some degree of...read more
In advance of Pesach each year, Rav Avraham Pam joined a distinguished group of Torah Vodaath alumni in overseeing the baking of the matzos which they would use for the Seder. One year, a new bakery opened which employed a number of hiddurim (halachic stringencies) in...read more
Reb Moshe's sensitivity when offering advice took on many forms. Once, a young man wrote a note to Reb Moshe, seeking his advice in a very delicate, personal problem. Upon receiving the note, Reb Moshe immediately took another piece of paper and wrote a response. The...read more
A poor woman arrived at the door of a kollel family in Eretz Yisrael and asked for a piece of chicken. At first the father of the family resisted because he himself was not doing well financially and every piece of chicken prepared for Shabbos was carefully counted...read more
WONDERS OF HASHEM’S DESIGN
The South American false-eyed frog is an interesting creature. Generally about 3 inches long, it is brown, black, blue, gray, and white! Drops of each color are on its skin, and it can suddenly change from one of these colors to the others, simply by masking out...read more
The many modern fruits of bionics includes flight (Allen 2010; Piotrowski 1987). This science is not new: As far back as Noach people built water dams after watching beavers. German scientists modeled their first jet plane after the shark’s efficient body design...read more
Your kidneys are the primary filtration and removal plant in your body. They are your blood cleaning organs. Most of your kidneys consist of nephrons. Each one is a capillary cluster with a coiled tube attached to it. There are over a million of them in your kidneys!...read more
There were some Jews in Satmar, Romania who were lenient about eating dairy made by gentiles. But the Satmar Rebbe cleverly and sweetly put an end to this. One day he announced, “I'm sure everyone here keeps the time honored Jewish custom to eat milchigs on Shavuos....read more
Achim introduces its newest staff member, Professor Avram Finestein Prof Finestein teaches us some new stuff about Adar!read more
Rabbi Diskind shares the a beautiful idea about the importance of pleasure in Judaismread more