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.
TAKING BLOOD TO CATCH A THIEF BY RABBI YITZI WEINER This week’s Parsha discusses the feud between Korach and Moshe. The Torah gives us a prohibition not to engage in a feud like Korach did. There is a similar prohibition not to cause physical pain to another person....read more
By Rabbi Yitzi Weiner This week’s Torah portion describes the tribe of Dan as “the Gatherer of all the Camps”. Our Sages teach us that Dan would travel behind the rest of the camp to return any objects that were lost by along the way. This is a reference to the mitzva...read more
A BLESSING ON A GUN By Rabbi Yitzi Weiner This week’s Torah portion discusses the mitzvah of the Sotah. Part of the procedure of the Sotah was to erase a scroll with the name of Hashem written on it. Our Sages teach that creating peace and reconciliation between a...read more
RAV DISKIND’S PARSHA INSPIRATION
This week's Parsha, Korach, introduces us to Moshe and Aharon's cousin, Korach. Korach was an enigma. From one side we know that Korach was a great person. He was both a Torah scholar and a man of much spiritual greatness. On the other side, however, we know him to...read more
In this week’s Parsha, B’haloscha, there are two verses that are cordoned off from the rest of the Parsha with a unique character resembling a parenthesis. The Talmud teaches us that these two verses form a book unto itself, thereby creating an additional two Books....read more
In this week’s Parsha, Naso, the Torah teaches the law known as “returning stolen property to the convert”. This law deals with a person who owes money to his friend and, in a court of law, denies owing this money. If, under oath the defendant denies the debt and then...read more
Reb Laizer Geltzhaler taught by example what it meant to be concerned for another talmid, another Yid. New blinds were installed in the Yeshivah’s dining room, and a mischievous young talmid climbed up on the windowsill to check them out. Reb Laizer, the Rosh...read more
One time Rav Yaakov Yisrael Kanievsky, known as the Steipler Gaon, asked a batim-macher (someone who makes tefillin) if he could come to his home and repair the stitching on his teﬁllin. The Steipler stood over the craftsman's shoulder and supervised every detail of...read more
It was not unusual for those waiting to speak to the Skverer Rebbe to be standing in line in his home at 2 a.m. People came to ask questions or receive advice about their children, businesses, and other matters. This particular time, the line included a young man...read more
WONDERS OF HASHEM’S DESIGN
Butterflies of the genus Heliconius only lay their eggs on the tropical vine, the Passiflora, which is the passion-flower plant. The vine has features which appear to mimic the distinctive bright yellow eggs of the butterfly. Each species of this butterfly lays its...read more
AMAZING SEEDS Plants pour out seeds. A single plant of red clover only a few inches tall turns out 500 copies of itself. The weedy crabgrass makes 90,000 seeds on each plant. Pigweed produces a million seeds per plant. One orchid was estimated to grow 3,770,000 seeds...read more
AMAZING PLANT FACTS The yellow evening primrose opens only at dusk, and so swiftly that it can be seen and heard. The buds sound like popping soap bubbles as they burst. Seeds of the African baobab tree sprout more easily if they are first eaten by a baboon and passed...read more