Events & RSVP

Shine the light, shine the peace, and shine the love!

Scroll below for upcoming highlights of selected events, registration and RSVP links. Events might not be listed chronologically.

Please also check the Beit Ahavah calendar for a complete listing for upcoming services and events, click here.  Additionally, follow us on our co here. For more info or to join the mailing list, please contact us at  Welcome!


B'nei Mitzvah Journey Class

Thursdays during the school year, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. -- Check calendar for dates. 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 (Bar/Bat/Bet 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 musical celebration in our state of the art historic sanctuary, or a DIY backyard service, we focus on being a blessing with the tools of our tradition 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, and please speak with Rabbi Riqi to join or help with this amazing group of young people.

Magevet Shabbat Shirah! ✨🎶

Friday, Feb 2, 2024, 6:30 p.m.

Beit Ahavah invites you to a very special Musical Kabbalat Shabbat Shirah-inspired Service with Dessert Oneg & Mini-Concert…
🎶 with musical guests MAGEVET — Yale’s Jewish, Hebrew, and Israeli A Cappella group!
Refuat HaNefesh – Healing of the Soul
Friday, February 2, 2024, 23 Shvat 5784, Parshat Yitro.

Featuring songs from their new album Refuah HaNefesh, found here.

To volunteer to help out to RSVP, please email us at

* host 1-3 Yale university student singers at your home for Shabbat (we need spaces for up to 15 singers!)
* cook or bring something yummy for the Shabbat Dinner & Dessert Oneg after services
* help with clean up after dinner
* usher or greet at services
* contribute to the Klara Grape Memorial Fund to help us fund this wonderful event!

Hear Magevet songs here

Generous funding by Harold Grinspoon Foundation Community Grant!

Please RSVP to & Shabbat Shalom! 🎶

Volunteer & Board Appreciation Shabbat Service & Rekindle Shabbat Dinner

Friday, May 31, 2024, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Volunteer Appreciation Shabbat!
Join us for a special Kabbalat Shabbat evening on Friday May 31 to honor our dedicated Board, volunteers, and committee members who work tirelessly to help keep Beit Ahavah going and to make our community shine!
• 5:45pm “Pre-neg” Shmooze – Doors open.
• 6:00pm Rekindle Shabbat Catered Dinner + Potluck Desserts. You can bring your own Shabbat candlesticks or use ours. B’nei Mitzvah Families have their own Shabbat table at the dinner.
• 7:00pm Musical Kabbalat Shabbat Service led by Rabbah Riqi — Honors for Board, volunteers, and committee members. D’var Torah reflections by outgoing Treasurer Morris Lainer. Blessing of the Seniors & Graduates. An exciting evening!
Register at — asap so we can confirm numbers with our caterer.

Please include the number of people in your party, and if you have any food needs or allergies. Let us know if you’d like to help with bringing a dessert item.
A $5-18 suggested donation is appreciated at
All welcome!
Rekindle Shabbat dinner is generously supported by a grant from Harold Grinspoon Foundation.
Shabbat Shalom & Thank you Volunteers!

"Standing at Sinai!" Shavuot Tikkun Evening of Expressive Learning, Celebration & Cheesecake

Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Concert!

“Standing at Sinai!” ~ Shavuot Leil Tikkun – A night of learning deep and engaging Torah, wrapping ourselves in the Art Torah, hearing the 10 Commandments chanted, learning workshop with Rabbah Riqi and teachers, and a Cheesecake celebration.  Teens and B’nei Mitzvah youth invited to participate and will also have a teen-hangout room upstairs.  

Generous support from Harold Grinspoon Foundation.  Flowing with milk and honey….. Please bring a savory Oneg item or Cheesecake (homemade or store bought) or other Shavuot dessert.  Chag sameach!

RSVP please here:


Tot Shabbat + Tot Sha-potluck Pizza Dinner

Friday, June 7, 2024, 5:15 p.m. (Peacock Room or backyard depending on weather)

Celebrate Shabbat and Summer!  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 vegetarian Tot Sha-potluck. 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!

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