There are so many ways to get involved at Beit Ahavah! We strive to create avenues for everyone to express their Judaism, stay engaged, and find community fulfillment. From becoming a member to joining our mailing list, from attending a program to volunteering with a committee — there is something here for everyone.
Volunteering is the best (and most fun) way to get connected! Our “Holy Schleppers” are integral to Beit Ahavah’s community, events, and programming.
We are always looking for volunteers to assist with set-up and clean-up of events, sponsoring Onegs, greeting at services, and so much more. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the office at email@example.com.
Our membership is an expression of individual and family commitments and a way for each person to expand their Jewish horizons through learning and doing, spiritual growth for nurturing your self, building community, and healing the world.
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- Highlights: One newsletter-style email every two weeks on the 1st and 15th of the month with upcoming events, announcements and community news.
- Community: More details and updates on events, community news, invitations, messages from Rabbi Riqi Kosovske.
- Tot Shabbat: Monthly service invitations for families especially with children 0-6, and other events for this age group.
- School-age kids (4-13): RUACH Community School, B’nei Mitzvah Journey program, Hebrew Havurah and more.
- Teens: Events, trips and youth group for tweens and teenagers in grades 6-7-8 and 9-12, and their parents.
- Members: Information, community news, invitations, messages from the Board and updates for synagogue members.
Joining a committee is a great way to get involved, help the community, meet new people, and develop your interests. For more information about an individual committee or to contact the chairs, contact the Beit Ahavah office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-587-3770.
This committee works to determine content of our adult-oriented programs. Programs include informal gatherings, lecture and local author series, HaDrachim (Young Adult Havurah) a film series, Community Torah study, Jewish book group, classes, trips and other events.
The Chesed Committee responds to support community members who are going through a crisis or life change (birth or adoption of a child, illness, death in the family, etc). Members of the committee assist members in need by providing direct service to them and by helping other members of the Beit Ahavah community to do the same. Please let the rabbi or Chesed chair know if you are facing a health issue or life cycle event.
The Engagement Committee enthusiastically provides leadership to build community, to engage all of our members, and to support the growth of involvement at Beit Ahavah and in the larger Jewish community.
The Finance Committee is responsible for budget and operations of the congregation, as well as fundraising activities. The committee is part of the Board membership and meets regularly.
The Fundraising Committee is responsible for developing and organizing fundraising and development campaigns for the Beit Ahavah Community.
This group is very active April-October and focuses on gearing up for and planning beautiful High Holyday experiences for our community. The committee often studies themes of the season for a portion of each meeting.
Prayer & Practice
The Prayer & Practice Committee works with the rabbi and addresses and explores issues that pertain to religious practice, the structure and content of services, the selection of prayer books, Shabbat and holiday coordination and other issues related to our worship and services as a Reform and progressive congregation.
Tzedek Tzedek/Social Justice
The Tzedek Tzedek/Social Justice Committee takes the Jewish ethical values of our community and Reform Judaism and extends them into the greater community by identifying issues of concern, sponsoring social justice and social action programs, and linking with other like-minded groups with whom we can work to meet the needs of others and work for social change.
The YOFIE Committee (stands for “YOuth & Families Involved in Education”) is responsible for helping with special events, overseeing the development and operations of the RUACH Beit Ahavah Community School and youth and family programs. The committee and chair work with the rabbi who is director of the school.
Ad hoc & Seasonal Committees
Ad Hoc committees hone in on a specific need or time-sensitive project of the community or Board, such as the Board Nominating Committee, Sacred Space Committee, Special Event Planning (past events have included the 20th Beit Ahaversary celebration or Queen Esther’s Drag Ball committee). If you have an idea please let the Board president know!