Congregation Ahavas Achim


  • Overview of Organization and Services:
    Ahavas Achim is an egalitarian nondenominational congregation in Newburyport, Massachusetts, with a warm and inviting atmosphere. We are a dynamic and diverse community that embraces people of all ages, backgrounds, and lifestyles. With the guidance of Alex Matthews we encourage our members to enrich their Jewish lives, to enhance their Jewish identities, and to engage in lifelong learning.

    Congregation Ahavas Achim has been part of Newburyport since March 9, 1896. We are a welcoming Jewish Community which strives to educate and inspire individuals and families to participate actively in prayer, Torah study, Jewish Life experience, and the performance of Mitzvot. We are an extremely diverse community and as such we welcome interfaith families and individuals from all backgrounds. We seek to enrich the lives of our community members, contribute to the continued vitality of the Jewish People, and we commit ourselves to Tikkun Olam ―making this world a better place.
  • Additional Info:
    Congregation Ahavas Achim is an inclusive non-denominational synagogue serving Newburyport along with surrounding communities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. We host weekly services on Shabbat mornings, monthly Friday night services, with a vibrant Hebrew School. Our community celebrates all Jewish Holidays and offers a wide variety of activities for adults, teens, and children. We welcome the participation of interfaith couples/families, people of all abilities, and sexual orientations.


  • Demographics Served:
    Adults: 19+, Children: 12 and under, Families, Seniors: 60+, Youth: 13-18
  • City/Towns Served:
    Amesbury, Newbury (incl. Byfield), Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury, West Newbury