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Beit Ahavah
The Reform Synagogue of Greater Northampton

Yom Shlishi, 28 Elul 5774
Monday, September 8

7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Presidents' Torah Study, led by Kenny Hahn
(Ki Tavo portionKi Tavo URJ commentaries)

Thursday, September 18
4:00 p.m. First Day of Hebrew Havurah-Hebrew School

(See below for High Holy Day events that begin on September 19)

Sunday, September 28
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. First day of Beit Ahavah Community School
4:00p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Adult Programming Presents: What Does it Mean to be an Inclusive Synagogue at Beit Ahavah?  


High Holy Days 5775 

Key dates below; see our High Holy Day page for a full schedule and details on how you can participate. Download the High Holy Day Schedule (pdf) and High Holy Day Family Services (pdf) to post and keep track of key dates.
 
Friday, September 19
5:30 p.m. Early Kabbalat Shabbat Service with dinner (pdf) ** Note special early time!
 
Saturday, September 20
8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Mikvah of Israel - Waters of Renewal:  Community Slichot Service program & Havdallah, A special joint service led by the rabbis of Beit Ahavah, Congregation B'nai Israel, Jewish Community of Amherst and Temple Israel of Greenfield.  An opportunity to share reflections, ask pardon, sing and open our hearts to the process of tshuvah, repair and rebirth of the High Holyday season.  Hosted this year at our home at Beit Ahavah, 130 Pine Street, Florence, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 413-587-3770.
 
Wednesday, September 24
7:00 p.m. Erev Rosh Hashanah Evening Service     
 
Thursday, September 25
9:15 a.m.Rosh Hashanah Family Children's Service by Anna Sobel
9:30 a.m. Rosh Hashanah Morning Service  
11:00 a.m.Teen Discussion 
Community New Year’s Lunch - Immediately follows service. All welcome!
3:00 p.m.Tashlich: at Mill River 
 
Sunday, September 28
12:00 p.m.
 Sukkah Building: Bling Blang Hammer with a Hammer...Zingo Zango Cutting with a saw, it's sukkah building time!
       
Friday, October 3
6:30 p.m. Kol Nidre Evening Service
 
 
Saturday, October 4
9:15 a.m. Yom Kippur Family Service led by Anna Sobel 
9:30 a.m. Yom Kippur Morning Service    
11:00 a.m. Teen Discussion 
3:00 p.m. Jewish Sacred Aging and the Art of Care-giving
3:45 p.m. Adult Storytelling  
4:30 p.m. Creative Afternoon Service: Personal Spiritual Journeys
5:30 p.m.Yizkor Memorial Service
6:00 p.m. Ne’ilah (The Gates are Closing) and Havdalah
7:00 Community Break-fast – All welcome for break-fast meal!     

October 9 – 16
Open Sukkah meals and events in home sukkahs 

Friday, October 17
6:30 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Service ~ Dancing with the Torahs! 

Tuesday, October 28
7:00 p.m. Adult Lecture and Discussion Series - Professor Ilan Stavans "Pope Francis and the Jews" (pdf)  
 
 

 

 

Services

First Friday of the Month
5:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Tot Shabbat *NEW TIME & FORMAT*.  We welcome everyone to bring a vegetarian potluck (no nuts please) dish and stay for dinner after the service. (click here to see our Tot Shabbat flier)
7:30 p.m.  to 8:45 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Service, led by Rabbi Riqi Kosovske

Third Friday of the Month
 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Early Kabbalat Shabbat Service, Led by Rabbi Riqi Kosovske

All services and events are held at the Florence Congregational Church 130 Pine St, unless otherwise specified. For weather-related cancellations or additional information, please call the Beit Ahavah office at 413.587.3770.

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