Events & RSVP

Scroll down for upcoming events and registration links below. 
For the full Beit Ahavah calendar, click here.

Sunday, September 11, 10:30am – 12:00pm

Get ready for Rosh Hashanah with fall fun and apple picking!  10-11am. With Jewish craft stations. 

Held at: Park Hill Orchard 82 Park Hill Road Easthampton, Massachusetts, 01027

Join LGA, PJ Library, and other organizations for an outdoor Fall morning of activities. Learn to blow the shofar, hear a story, do a craft, and pick apples. Free event. Families who want to pick apples will need to purchase a bag.

All welcome!

For details about the event, contact Deborah via email: dseltzer@LanderGrinspoon.org or phone: (413) 584-6622

BA Queeries Monthly Zoom Meeting

Monday, September 12, 7:15-8:15 p.m.

The BA Queeries Havurah meets monthly @7:15pm and for other Shabbat and holiday gatherings. 

For more information or to be on the mailing list, contact by Maegan Bergeron-Clearwood, Havurah Connector at mclearwood2@gmail.com

Generous support by Harold Grinspoon Foundation Havurah Initiative. 

Standing Together Against Racism and Antisemitism: Conversation with Yavilah McCoy (Zoom)

Tuesday, September 13, 7:00-8:30 p.m., on Zoom

A third-generation Jewish African-American, Yavilah McCoy is nationally recognized as a speaker, educator and activist.  She will help us to explore the historical and current situation for Black and Jewish communities, to build relationships and to stand together against racism and antisemitism.

Presented by CBI Tikkun Olam Committee in partnership with JALSA (Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action) and Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership. Co-sponsored by Beit Ahavah.  


For more information, contact: standtog@gmail.com.

Yamma Ensemble—Concert: Jewish Music to Awaken Love From Across the Ages

Thursday, September 15, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Bombyx & Beit Ahavah joyfully present Sacred Sound: The Yamma Ensemble in a pre-Rosh Hashanah concert! 

𝗧𝗼 A𝘄𝗮𝗸𝗲𝗻 L𝗼𝘃𝗲 – Le’orer Ahavah – לְעוֹרֵר אַהֲבָה

Yamma Ensemble’s music travels through the length and breadth of Jewish history and its diasporas — the performers play on ancient instruments (duduk, ney, kopuz, oud, shofar) and weave together songs and melodies from Yemen, Babylonia, Istanbul, Thessaloniki, Bukhara, and the Hasidim. It travels between the Sephardic and Ashkenazi worlds, across thousands of years, and through Europe, the Balkans, Israel and the Middle East— the breath-taking journey sets a tone of spiritual heritage and tradition, the Jewish concept of resilience and survival, and feels both ancient and contemporary at once.

The ensemble centers their music on the beauty of the Hebrew language and demonstrates how music and prayer conserved it and allowed it to develop from the time of ancient Canaan into its present day in Israel. Some of the songs performed are psalms and prayers, casting the words in a new light that will uplift listeners who have heard the words and melodies in other contexts.

“To Awaken Love” is the Yamma Ensemble’s 4th album — perfect for this month celebrating the Jewish year’s close as we ready ourselves for the new cycle that begins on Rosh Hashanah.

Followed by a festive Oneg gathering!

Generous support making this concert possible by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation Community Grant. 

(Beit Ahavah members can use a discount code.)

Early Kabbalat Shabbat Service ~ Under the Pine

Friday, September 16, 6:00-7:00 p.m

Kabbalat Shabbat Service. 

Held outdoors in the beautiful backyard (if raining, the service will be indoors).

Please RSVP to beitahavah@gmail.com if you’d like to help with setting up or Oneg.

Shabbat Shalom!

Community Slichot Service & Havdalah at CBI

Saturday, September 17, 8:30 – 10:00pm

Musical Service of “Pardons” to prepare our souls and get us in the mood for the High Holydays.

Held in the outdoor prayer space of Congregation B’nai Israel, 253 Prospect St., Northampton (inside Sanctuary if raining), and also live-streamed. All are welcome. Masks are optional. Please stay home and rest if you are feeling sick.

Cosponsored and led by the rabbis of Beit Ahavah, Congregation B’nai Israel (CBI), Jewish Community of Amherst (JCA) and Temple Israel of Greenfield.