Commmunity Blog

The Joys of a Small Congregation:

We Have a Sense of Family We Have a Sense of Tenacity We Have a Sense of Involvement We Have a Sense of Personal Responsibility to the Congregation We Have a Sense of Tolerance We Have a Sense of Humor We Have a Sense of Intimacy with our Rabbi We Have a Sense of Continuity We Have a Sense of […]

Klara Grape Memorial Music Fund Kabbalat Shabbat with special guests Mak’hela

Friday, March 17, 2017, 6:00 – 7:30 pm Mak’hela, whose name means “chorus” in Hebrew, seeks to build bridges through the universal language of music. The 30-voice chorus draws its repertoire from all facets of the Jewish world, including songs in Hebrew, English, Yiddish and Ladino. Led by Music Director Dr. Elaine Broad Ginsberg and accompanied by Jamie Goodnow, the […]

Parent Workshop: Post-Election Worries, Anti-Semitism, and Hate Speech

With Dr. Margaret Miller, Wednesday, January 11, 7:00 p.m. at Lander-Grinspoon Academy in Northampton A Parent Workshop with Dr. Margaret Miller, an experienced child psychologist, to address your growing concerns on how to talk with children about post-election worries, anti-Semitism and other hate speech. She is also a founding Beit Ahavah member and head of our Tzedek Tzedek Social Justice […]

Community Chanukah Celebrations

BEIT AHAVAH wishes you a joyous Festival of Lights A freiliche Happy Chanukah SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, 5:45 – 7:30 p.m. Spread the Light: Community Chanukah event with Chinese food & movies! Co-sponsored by CBI, Beit Ahavah, Lander-Grinspoon Academy and PJ Library! Chanukah is a time to experience light in the darkness — let’s come together as a whole Jewish community Upper […]

Open Sukkahs & Celebrations! October 16 – 25

Continue your celebration of the High Holydays with us in the Sukkah at Beit Ahavah:  Sunday, October 16, 1st Night Sukkot Dinner in the Beit Ahavah Sukkah, 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 21, “Refuge & Refugee” Sukkot Shabbat Early Evening Service at 6:00–7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 22, Shabbat Morning Jewish Renewal Service in the Sukkah led by Rabbi Riqi and Randy Furash Stewart, 10:00 a.m.–Noon […]

Highlights – September 2016

 Upcoming Events at Beit Ahavah and Around the Valley Services and events are held at 130 Pine Street, Florence, unless otherwise noted. High Holydays 5777 are around the corner! Click for More Info Sunday, September 18, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.  Apple-picking for Families with young children (ages 0-6), at Art in the Orchard, 82 Park Hill Rd, Easthampton.  Help spread […]

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 […]