Beit Ahavah 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 are arriving in Brownsville, Texas on Saturday, Feb. 8 to provide assistance and comfort to children and families being forced to live in what may be both dangerous and squalid conditions.
  • Mass Live, 10/30/18: “Hundreds in Northampton remember victims of Pittsburgh synagogue shootings” – Over 600 from the Jewish community, their friends and supporters of different faiths gathered in an emotional vigil two days after a gunman killed 11 people worshiping at the Tree of Life synagogue to grieve, pray and gather together led by Rabbi Riqi Kosovske, Rabbi Justin David and Rabbi Andrew Hahn.
  • 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 hundreds 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” – Welcoming ambiance is a vital aspect of the synagogue’s mission. “We encourage anyone who’s curious… and would like to come along,” Lauri Meade said.
  • Valley Advocate, 2/09/18: “Western Mass Dreamers & Jewish Community Rally” – Rabbi Riqi Kosovske of Beit Ahavah Reform Synagogue of Greater Northampton spoke to a crowd of more than 200 people during a frigid Feb 8 rally on the front steps on Northampton City Hall that the Jewish community in the Pioneer Valley stands with undocumented immigrants and dreamers.
  • WHMP, 2/16/17: The Bill Newman Show, “Rebel Rabbis”Listen to the podcast of a very moving edition of “The Reverend and the Rabbi” featuring Rabbi Riqi Kosovske, Rabbi Justin David and Rev. Peter Ives.
  • The Massachusetts Jewish Ledger, 12/14/12: “Beit Ahavah to unveil Solar Ner Tamid” – Read the story of Beit Ahavah’s innovative and world’s only Battery-Operated Solar Ner Tamid (Eternal Light) on our portable Ark, the incredible 1st Light dedication ceremony on Chanukah, and the URJ Incubator Grant.
  • University of Chicago Law School, 3/1/10: “Transgender and Intersex in Jewish Law” – Hear the University of Chicago conference panel discussion that highlights the presentation by Rabbi Riqi Kosovske and member Jennifer Levi, titled “A Category unto its Own: Ancient Rabbinic Taxonomy of Six Gender Identities and Challenges to Binary Gender Rules.”