Ruach! Community School

The Beit Ahavah Community School aims to instill a love of Judaism in our students and families. By taking a creative and innovative approach to Jewish learning, we work together to build a community that honors the diversity among us, offers accessible entryways into Jewish life, and deepens our commitment to tikkun olam (repairing the world).

The Jewish sages teach us that “the world stands on three things: Torah, Avodah, and G’milut Chasadim.” These three pursuits provide a framework within which we as Jews can build our relationship to one another, to the world around us, and to the mysterious source of life that surrounds us.

Torah / Study – training our minds to choose actions that make the world a better place.

Avodah / Spiritual Pursuit – training our hearts to deeply connect to the oneness of all creation.

Gemilut Chasadim / Acts of Loving Kindness – using our bodies, hands and hearts to take actions that make the world a better place.

RUACH Beit Ahavah Community School 2016-17 (5777)

Please contact Rabbi Riqi with questions or to make sure we have your contact information –, 413-587-3770.

“Torah Improv” led by Heidi Haas

A monthly creative, theatrical experience to learn Jewish stories from the Torah, Holidays and Midrash using improvisational games, fun and the imagination.  For RUACH students and drop-ins in Grades K-7.  See calendar for schedule.

Preschool & Tot Family Programs

Tot Shabbat at Beit Ahavah

First Friday of the month 5:15 – 5:45 p.m. at 130 Pine Street, Florence. We welcome everyone to bring a vegetarian potluck (no nuts please) dish and stay for dinner after the service. See the Tot Shabbat Flyer (pdf) for more information.

Shevet – Beit Ahavah Teens

More information about teen program coming soon.

If you have questions, need more information, or want to be a parent volunteer, contact the Beit Ahavah office: 413-587-3770 or