High Holy Days Invitation

Be part of the Beit Ahavah community during the holiest season of the Jewish year

May our renewal be our bridge.
May we join in harmony together.
– Rabbi Karyn Kedar

Dear Beit Ahavah community and friends,

Beit Ahavah ~ The Reform Synagogue of Greater Northampton invites you to celebrate with us for the upcoming Jewish New Year for Rosh Hashanah (September 20-21), Yom Kippur (September 29-30) and the fall holidays.  Our doors are wide open, welcoming everyone this High Holyday season and throughout the year.  

Beit Ahavah is thrilled to celebrate our 20th anniversary year!  Join us and be part of our warm, radically inclusive and joyous community led by Rabbi Riqi Kosovske.  

As always, we do not have set fees for High Holyday services, but generous contributions for the High Holydays enable us to continue to nourish and serve our congregation and the wider community.  A suggested contribution is $180-$360.  We deeply appreciate contributions of any amount.  To make a gift, please visit our support page, or send a check to Beit Ahavah, 130 Pine Street, Florence, MA 01062.  You are also welcome to talk to us about membership in the synagogue with our new open-dues policy.

Our Reform synagogue is rooted in the prophetic Judaism of social justice, welcoming all ages, interfaith families, LGBTQ and all people at this season of renewal.  Beit Ahavah holiday services are participatory, uplifting and musical, with inclusive, creative liturgy and egalitarian G-d language.  We offer Family Services, engaging discussions and programs throughout the holidays.  

In addition to worshipping with us, please be part of our community – join us for our Oneg dinner on Rosh Hashanah evening, Kiddush lunch on Rosh Hashanah day, Tashlich ritual at the Mill River, and a community break-fast on Yom Kippur.  Details and the schedule of service, events and sign-up options to bring food, help and/or volunteer can be found on the High Holy Days page of our website.

Please let us know by phone 413-587-3770 or email info@beitahavah.org if you or your out-of-town guests plan to attend, so we can send you a personal welcome, invitation and greetings from the Rabbi.    

L’shanah tovah – a happy new year ahead of peace,

Stephanie Pick and Robert Harris, co-presidents
Lauri Meade, chair of our High Holydays Committee