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 […]

Justice, Justice Shall you Pursue: How We Can Help in Haiti

We had a very special Shabbat service on January 30, sponsored by Beit Ahavah’s Tzedek Tzedek (social justice) committee.  Beit Ahavah’s long-time members Lucy Garbus and David Slack presented their passionate work through sharing and photographs, as part of Haiti Marycare, an organization that addresses health issues in Haiti, focusing on the town of Jacquesyl and its surroundings.    Rabbi Riqi also […]

Wrestling with Judaism—by Lena Sclove

Many of us question how to integrate ancient religious practices into our modern, pluralistic lives.  It can be both a struggle and an inspiring journey. Reform Judaism encourages us to take this journey and think about what it means to “introduce innovation” to Judaism while “preserving tradition.” There is much to discuss on this topic as Lena Sclove writes about […]