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Happy Shavuot! Beit Ahavah Adult Programming & Rabbi Riqi invite you to join us! Register for the schedule and all the links to dozens of classes, meditation, singing and more led by rabbis and small congregations across the country: SinaiReno.org/Shavuot.


Updates on our Jewish communal life during COVID-19:

All Beit Ahavah events including services, meetings, learning and gatherings will be held virtually and will observe social distancing until further notice. We are guided by Jewish precepts including: “To save a life is to save the world.” Read a message from our Rabbi about the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) and ways to connect HERE:

“Our creative, innate Jewish ability and the history of Reform, Progressive Judaism is to survive, adapt and thrive in the changing and urgent needs of our time, and we believe our community is needed now more than ever.” – Rabbi Riqi Kosovske

While our building remains closed, our Rabbi, staff and Board are leading and working from their homes. The update on May 19, 2020 is here. You can reach Rabbi Riqi Kosovske by phone 413-587-3770 x2 for confidential voice mail, or cell 413-320-3929, or beitahavah@gmail.com. The Office Manager Alec Reitz works remotely Monday-Thursday, 9:30-2:30 p.m. and is reachable at beitahavah@gmail.com. We are here for you.

Events:
Please continue to check our online calendar for updates, online events, services, meetings and RUACH community school. These are accessible “virtually” until further notice, through Zoom, Google Meet, FB Live, etc. Our Facebook page includes current news, links, events, support, humor and suggestions to stay connected vibrantly through Judaism during this time.


We created Kesher Minyans, with Ahavah Connectors, to reach out to small groups of community members for calls, connection or check-ins during throughout this time, and to ask others for help such as deliveries. If you are not already on our Membership List or would like to serve as an Ahavah Connector, join Beit Ahavah or be in a Kesher Minyan to receive calls or offer support, please fill out the Google sign-up form here.


 

GIFT YOURSELF BY JOINING BEIT AHAVAH!

Nourish the spirit, empower the soul, heal the world, build community at a time when we all need it more than ever before.

NEW ~ Join or renew membership online!

Click here for the MEMBERSHIP PACKET for 2020 ~ 5780

You can also fast-track join Beit Ahavah by sending a brief email to Alec at beitahavah@gmail.com. 
Four years ago we instituted a flexible dues structure to ensure that that everyone can be part of this community.  While everyone is very welcome to all events, we are seeking members to be part of the Whole, to sustain and support, bring energy and ideas, shape the future and get to know our Rabbi and community members in a deeper way.    
Please contact Rabbi Riqi or a Board member for more info about Beit Ahavah or to reach out personally. Welcome!

In The News

    • The Daily Hampshire Gazette, 2/05/20, “The witnesses: Jewish activist group heads to U.S.-Mexico border” – Ten members of the Jewish Activists for Immigration Justice of Western Massachusetts travel in Brownsville, Texas/Matamoras, Mexico to witness, protest and provide assistance and comfort to children and families being forced to wait for months in dangerous and squalid conditions. 
    • The Daily Hampshire Gazette, 10/29/18, “Crowds Join Vigil in Northampton in honor of 11 slain at Pittsburgh Synagogue”  – On Monday evening, well over a hundred people including the mayor walked a mile with candles in hand from the Unitarian Society downtown to join over 600 at Congregation B’nai Israel in a community vigil gathering of standing room only led by Rabbi Riqi Kosovske and Rabbi Justin David in response to the anti-Semitic killing of 11 people at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. 
    • The Daily Hampshire Gazette, 9/10/18, “Reform synagogue welcomes all-comers for New Year” – Open doors are a vital aspect of the synagogue’s mission. “We encourage anyone who’s curious… and would like to come along,” Lauri Meade said. 
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