Center Profile

Congregation Ahavath Chesed (2004)

Jewish-Orthodox (Judaism)



The Orthodox Jewish community in New London originated in the early part of the twentieth century. They first worshiped in a building on Federal Street, but eventually found that space inappropriate for their worship needs. The congregation built and moved to the present temple on Montauk Avenue in 1968. This temple is used solely for the purpose of worship and prayer services. The temple is divided into two floors so as to segregate the congregation by gender: the men worship downstairs while the women worship on the second floor. Considerably more men of all age groups attend worship services. They are conducted in Hebrew, although English and Yiddish can also be heard. Recently, a school was opened in the basement.

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