High Holydays 5783 ~ 2022

Welcome to the High Holydays with Beit Ahavah ~ Hakhel means Gather Together, as a community – Coming Home to Love!

We are excitedly getting closer to High Holydays 2022 ~ 5783!  Services are planned to be outdoors for the second year in a row in our beautiful Beit Ahavah back yard, with in-person seating under a large canopy tent (or in Sanctuary for inclement weather) and on Zoom livestream (“Zanctuary”), and other events throughout the Days of Awe.  Family Services will be held in the front yard (or Social Hall if raining).

Registration is required and deeply appreciated (for both/either in-person or virtual).  Virtual links are emailed upon registration.

COVID Safety: Masks are optional outdoors, and required for indoor services.  Vaccines are required for ages 2+ unless you have a medical reason.  The rabbi and leaders will not wear a mask while leading.  If you are feeling sick please stay home and join us on Zoom. Thank you for your support in keeping everyone safe.  Let’s Gather Together –  Hakhel – Coming Home to Love at at our holiest time of year!

Please click to REGISTER for Beit Ahavah High Holydays Services

Resources, Yizkor Names, Holy Shlepping, Connection & More

High Holyday Giving

An orchard relies on all things gathering together — apple, apple-tree, bushel, honey made by the bees, pomegranate, fig tree, grove, a Torah, the Book of Life…  Just as we need all of YOU and your gifts to help us exist this year.  Beit Ahavah’s meaningful gatherings and events are free, but we can offer this because of every gift is a heart-investment from each community member, guest or friend that makes it possible.  Thank you for your generous investment.

 

Kids Stuff: 

Jewish Holidays for kids are like a true “festival” where youth and families can be part of everything, plus things especially geared to them.

Families, kids, babies and all are WELCOME in Beit Ahavah’s main High Holydays Services  (evening and morning), led by Rabbi Riqi Kosovske and Singers, in the fully-fenced backyard, also live-streamed to Zoom.  

The Apples & Honey Kids Tent (crafts, games, childcare) is near the playground, run by staff and teens.  

RH & YK Family Services 10:15-11:00 a.m. are led by renowned Jewish educator-puppeteer Anna Sobel with puppets, songs, drumming, movement, and prayers.  Start time overlaps with the big-tent morning services so families are welcome to come in and out and enjoy both experiences (Rabbi Riqi remembers this fondly as a child and she encourages it!).

 


As the Shmita biblical-sabbatical release year comes to a close and 5783 begins, we embrace the commandment to “Hakhel” — “Gather Together!”  Just as the Monarch Butterfly – the Parpar HaMalkah – emerges from its chrysalis transformed, so too we emerge in an entirely new stage of life.  We have crafted our services this year in an effort to gather together and to reflect, honor, and embrace and create ceremony and Presence for these changes — with intention to heal the world!

We are so excited to have you join us as we welcome in 5783!  Unless otherwise notified, all services are scheduled to be held both in-person outdoors in the beautiful backyard of Beit Ahavah (130 Pine St, Florence, MA 01062) and livestreamed to Zoom.  We will stay current on COVID safety and regulations if anything needs to change.

As always, there is no required contribution to participated our High Holyday services – we believe spiritual experiences should be accessible for all.  However, for those who are able to give to help support the costs of creating nourishing High Holyday experiences, we suggest a donation of $180-$360 or any level you are able for this High Holydays season especially to support Beit Ahavah developing and growing into the future and to help offset the higher costs of outdoors services.  Thank you!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updates

  • Registration REQUIRED and deeply appreciated to attend any High Holydays services/events (whether in-person or virtual): please register HERE. 

In-Person Information & Protocols (updated 9/23/2022):

  • WEATHER:  Dress WARM and in layers for this fall New England weather!  Get out the ol’ fleece and fuzzy pink slipper socks (rabbinic tradition).  If it thunderstorms or is too cold/wet outside, Services will be moved to the beautiful Sanctuary (fans and some windows open for air flow).  Bombyx has held many successful concerts in the renovated Sanctuary throughout the year, and the HHD Singers report from their rehearsals in the Sanctuary that the acoustics are beautiful.  We will continue to monitor weather, and will livestream from either location.  Family Service will be in the Social Hall if it is raining.
  • VACCINATION: All in-person attendees ages 5+ must be fully vaccinated or have a medical note (you can note this when you register). If you are choosing not to be vaccinated we ask that you choose virtual services.
  • KIDS: Children always welcome to attend with their parent or guardian to sit with their family and enjoy the music and experience, play/read quietly, or to hang out at the Apples & Honey Kids Craft/Childcare Tent.
  • MASKS: Masks are optional outdoors; we ask to mask indoors so we can keep everyone safer.  Service leaders and singers will not be wearing masks when actively leading.
  • While seated: Please adjust chairs as needed to fit your group or for your comfort level of space.  You can also bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets. 
  • New bike rack is on the right side of the building and Car-parking is in parking lot or in front of 130 Pine Street, along Pine Street, or the parking lot behind the adjacent Florence Community Center. Please do not block neighbors’ driveways.  Please be extra cautious watching for small and large pedestrians (and bears! There really was a bear crossing the street looking for honey one year.).
  • High Holyday Goodie Bags are a joyous gift from Beit Ahavah to YOU! (Our new tradition!) Please get yours at the Welcome table.
  • Shanah tovah u’mitukah! A sweet and healthy happy new year to you — Ask one of our Members about joining the temple if you have not already done so, and be a partner in building Beit Ahavah!

Welcome to the High Holydays with Beit Ahavah ~ Hakhel means Gather Together, as a community – Coming Home to Love!

We are excitedly getting closer to High Holydays 2022 ~ 5783!  Services are planned to be outdoors for the second year in a row in our beautiful Beit Ahavah back yard, with in-person seating under a large canopy tent (or in Sanctuary for inclement weather) and on Zoom livestream (“Zanctuary”), and other events throughout the Days of Awe.  Family Services will be held in the front yard (or Social Hall if raining).

Registration is required and deeply appreciated (for both/either in-person or virtual).  Virtual links are emailed upon registration.

COVID Safety: Masks are optional outdoors, and required for indoor services.  Vaccines are required for ages 2+ unless you have a medical reason.  The rabbi and leaders will not wear a mask while leading.  If you are feeling sick please stay home and join us on Zoom. Thank you for your support in keeping everyone safe.  Let’s Gather Together –  Hakhel – Coming Home to Love at at our holiest time of year!

Please click to REGISTER for Beit Ahavah High Holydays Services

Resources, Yizkor Names, Holy Shlepping, Connection & More

High Holyday Giving

An orchard relies on all things gathering together — apple, apple-tree, bushel, honey made by the bees, pomegranate, fig tree, grove, a Torah, the Book of Life…  Just as we need all of YOU and your gifts to help us exist this year.  Beit Ahavah’s meaningful gatherings and events are free, but we can offer this because of every gift is a heart-investment from each community member, guest or friend that makes it possible.  Thank you for your generous investment.

 

Kids Stuff: 

Jewish Holidays for kids are like a true “festival” where youth and families can be part of everything, plus things especially geared to them.

Families, kids, babies and all are WELCOME in Beit Ahavah’s main High Holydays Services  (evening and morning), led by Rabbi Riqi Kosovske and Singers, in the fully-fenced backyard, also live-streamed to Zoom.  

The Apples & Honey Kids Tent (crafts, games, childcare) is near the playground, run by staff and teens.  

RH & YK Family Services 10:15-11:00 a.m. are led by renowned Jewish educator-puppeteer Anna Sobel with puppets, songs, drumming, movement, and prayers.  Start time overlaps with the big-tent morning services so families are welcome to come in and out and enjoy both experiences (Rabbi Riqi remembers this fondly as a child and she encourages it!).

 


As the Shmita biblical-sabbatical release year comes to a close and 5783 begins, we embrace the commandment to “Hakhel” — “Gather Together!”  Just as the Monarch Butterfly – the Parpar HaMalkah – emerges from its chrysalis transformed, so too we emerge in an entirely new stage of life.  We have crafted our services this year in an effort to gather together and to reflect, honor, and embrace and create ceremony and Presence for these changes — with intention to heal the world!

We are so excited to have you join us as we welcome in 5783!  Unless otherwise notified, all services are scheduled to be held both in-person outdoors in the beautiful backyard of Beit Ahavah (130 Pine St, Florence, MA 01062) and livestreamed to Zoom.  We will stay current on COVID safety and regulations if anything needs to change.

As always, there is no required contribution to participated our High Holyday services – we believe spiritual experiences should be accessible for all.  However, for those who are able to give to help support the costs of creating nourishing High Holyday experiences, we suggest a donation of $180-$360 or any level you are able for this High Holydays season especially to support Beit Ahavah developing and growing into the future and to help offset the higher costs of outdoors services.  Thank you!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updates

  • Registration REQUIRED and deeply appreciated to attend any High Holydays services/events (whether in-person or virtual): please register HERE. 

In-Person Information & Protocols (updated 9/23/2022):

  • WEATHER:  Dress WARM and in layers for this fall New England weather!  Get out the ol’ fleece and fuzzy pink slipper socks (rabbinic tradition).  If it thunderstorms or is too cold/wet outside, Services will be moved to the beautiful Sanctuary (fans and some windows open for air flow).  Bombyx has held many successful concerts in the renovated Sanctuary throughout the year, and the HHD Singers report from their rehearsals in the Sanctuary that the acoustics are beautiful.  We will continue to monitor weather, and will livestream from either location.  Family Service will be in the Social Hall if it is raining.
  • VACCINATION: All in-person attendees ages 5+ must be fully vaccinated or have a medical note (you can note this when you register). If you are choosing not to be vaccinated we ask that you choose virtual services.
  • KIDS: Children always welcome to attend with their parent or guardian to sit with their family and enjoy the music and experience, play/read quietly, or to hang out at the Apples & Honey Kids Craft/Childcare Tent.
  • MASKS: Masks are optional outdoors; we ask to mask indoors so we can keep everyone safer.  Service leaders and singers will not be wearing masks when actively leading.
  • While seated: Please adjust chairs as needed to fit your group or for your comfort level of space.  You can also bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets. 
  • New bike rack is on the right side of the building and Car-parking is in parking lot or in front of 130 Pine Street, along Pine Street, or the parking lot behind the adjacent Florence Community Center. Please do not block neighbors’ driveways.  Please be extra cautious watching for small and large pedestrians (and bears! There really was a bear crossing the street looking for honey one year.).
  • High Holyday Goodie Bags are a joyous gift from Beit Ahavah to YOU! (Our new tradition!) Please get yours at the Welcome table.
  • Shanah tovah u’mitukah! A sweet and healthy happy new year to you — Ask one of our Members about joining the temple if you have not already done so, and be a partner in building Beit Ahavah!