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B'nei Mitzvah Journey Class
Thursdays, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. -- Check calendar for exact dates when we are meeting. We are taking new students.
This exciting robust group of 6th-8th graders meets and studies with Rabbi Riqi to create a cohesive, supportive cohort exploring what does it mean to become B’nei Mitzvah and empowered to be responsible as a Jewish young person, doing Tikkun Olam (repair of the world), and what are Jewish ways we can celebrate emerging from childhood and crossing over into Teenage-hood. Everyone is encouraged to be involved in other areas of Jewish communal life, and no two celebrations will be alike. Our focus is not on the “what” but on the “why and what is on the inside.” Whether a DIY backyard service, or musical celebration in our state of the art historic sanctuary, we focus on being a blessing with the tools to thrive personally, apply our passions, and heal the world. Prior Hebrew or Jewish knowledge is not a pre-requisite. Class includes veggie pizza dinner. Read more about BnM at Beit Ahavah at beitahavah.org/teens-tweens, and please speak with Rabbi Riqi to join or help out with this group.
July 5 - July 31, 2023
Deadline July 31, includes shipping anywhere in US! There’s only a few weeks left to order honey from our Honey from the Heart fundraiser! What better way to wish family, friends, neighbors, college students, grandparents and loved ones a “Sweet and Healthy New Year” than sending jars of honey gorgeously packaged for Rosh Hashanah?
Purchased as a gift, they include a personalized card reading “Shanah Tovah—Wishing you a Healthy and Happy New Year.” Purchase jars for yourself and your loved ones!
**Jars are $16, which includes the cost of shipping anywhere in the US.** The deadline to order is Monday, July 31st.
Order jars here: orthoney.com/BAM
Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Karen Adelman, Honey from the Heart Coordinator
Claire Trivax, Temple Administrator / Membership Engagement Coordinator
Passover Fair Trade Chocolate Fundraiser!
Flash Sale — March 1 - 17, 2023. Unfortunately cannot accept late orders.
Flash Sale!! Beit Ahavah is now taking community orders for Fair Trade Passover Chocolate bars 🍫 — orders due by Friday, March 17! We deliver or you can pick up in Florence before Passover.
Click here to order.
This is wonderful dark chocolate made by Equal Exchange that is the ONLY Kosher for Passover, organic, slave-labor free, sustainably made, gluten-free and vegan chocolate — in delicious flavors. Great for Seder gifts, afikomen, baking, chocolate matzah, eating on Passover or all year round! 🍫
Pre-Passover Klezmer Benefit Concert: Daniel Kahn & Jake Schulman-Ment! (+ Pre-Show Doughnuts & Pizza Palooza reception)
Thursday, March 30, 7:00 p.m. Concert! (Reception starts at 5:45 p.m.)
Our Beit Ahavah Reform Synagogue of Greater Northampton announces our first big fundraising concert of the year: Pre-Passover Klezmer Benefit Concert and Palooza — featuring the phenomenal musicians Daniel Kahn & Jake Shulman-Ment in the Sanctuary! Thursday, March 30, 7:00 p.m. (Pre-Show Palooza and nosh starting at 5:45 p.m.)
Daniel Kahn & Jake Shulman-Ment focus on intimate music, performed in Yiddish, German (with supertitles) and English and a radical approach to traditional Jewish song and dance music. Hearing Daniel Kahn’s Yiddish translation of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah made us jump (and cry) for the chance to host him with Bombyx. And the marvelous violinist Jake Schulman-Ment returns again to our bima (stage) in this magnificent partnership. We anticipate a fantastic event!!
The Klezmer Concert is preceded by a “Doughnuts & Dancing” reception party in the spectacular Peacock Room with the Humans of Israel photography installation. Doughnuts, pizza and other forbidden for Passover foods will be served at 5:45 p.m. Benefit Concert Tickets range from $25-$75. Under 18 are free. All ticket sales directly support Beit Ahavah!
Co-sponsored by Beit Ahavah and Bombyx Center for Arts & Equity. Major support by Harold Grinspoon Foundation Community Grant. Generous support from Jewish Endowment Foundation of Jewish Federation Western MA. Additional Sponsors forthcoming and will be listed in the program. For more information, or to volunteer, please contact our president Andy Morris-Friedman, email@example.com.
We can’t wait to celebrate Beit Ahavah together with all of you and to enjoy this very special evening! Thank you in advance for buying tickets, saving the date, and planing to join us — all welcome!
Tot Shabbat Passover + Matzah Pizza Dinner
Friday, April 7, 5:15 p.m. in the Social Hall
Celebrate Shabbat and Passover! Tot Shabbat is the magical musical hour welcoming the Sabbath and holidays especially for families with young kids 0-7, led by Marlene Rachelle and Rabbi Riqi.
Followed by a home-made matzah-pizza and Passover vegetarian Tot Sha-potluck. Thank you to our president Andy Morris-Friedman for making us lots o’ matzah pizzas! Tonight is not a Seder but fun Seder songs and an Afikomen hunt are in store.
Welcome newcomers, grandparents, older siblings, extended families, dragons, dragon-rabbis, bunnies, friends and intergenerational community members!
Generous support by Harold Grinspoon Foundation and co-sponsored by PJ Library of Western MA. Shabbat shalom!