Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival Has Started

It may still be snowing outside, but one sign of spring, the Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival, has begun.  The festival screens films in locations throughout the Valley through April 14. The festival organizers explain that they are “… proud to present 24 outstanding films from 14 countries, including the United States, Israel, France, Germany, United Kingdom, South Africa and […]

Join Beit Ahavah for High Holy Days

~ HIGH HOLYDAYS 5776 (2015) ~ Our doors are open for high holy days and we welcome everyone to join us at 130 Pine Street, Florence. SLICHOT SERVICE & Havdalah Saturday, September 5, 8:30-10:00 p.m. “Moving Torah” – A Joint Community Evening to prepare spiritually for the holidays led by the three Rabbis of Congregation B’nai, Beit Ahavah and the Jewish […]

Shehechiyanu Moment! Rabbi’s Message: SCOTUS Decision Day-Shabbat of Hope & Solidarity

Dear Beit Ahavah Community, The historic decision was announced by the Supreme Court this morning ruling in favor of marriage equality. This Shabbat is also declared as a Shabbat of Solidarity for Charleston, as the funerals have begun this week, and we remember the nine souls who were killed in a rampage of hate.  We stand with Charleston and all […]

Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival is Here

We always look forward to spring AND the annual Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival.   The festival includes films shown around the valley from Sunday April 12 through Sunday April 26. Among other films, you can see Self Made at Umass Amherst on Wed. April 15.  According to the description:  “Idiosyncratic and dripping with black humor, Self Made tells the story of […]

Speak Out Against Hate and Bigotry and For Love and Peace

Beit Ahavah is co-sponsoring a community event this Saturday evening, February 28, to bring people together in the wake of recent events of anti-semitism and racism in Northampton.  The “Speak Out Against Hate and Bigotry and For Love and Peace Event” is hosted by the Beit Ahavah Reform Synagogue, Congregation B’nai Israel, the Pioneer Valley Progressive Muslims and other local organizations. […]