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Family and Informal Programs

Beth Ahabah is continually developing fun ways for families to be together. We want the Temple to be a home for families to make friends with each other and strive to actively involve the entire family in deepening their Jewish experience. Some of our programs cater to adults, with the intention of building bonds among Beth Ahabah parents.

Gesher Program

Gesher is the Hebrew word for “bridge” or “connection.” Adults meet on assigned Sundays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Goldburg Auditorium, study first with Rabbi Beifield and then join their children for a meaningful family education experience. Classes are open to all adults.

The Family Connection Chavurah

Groups of families celebrate Shabbat in each other’s homes, ideally sharing a meal together. It is an informal and relaxing way to observe Shabbat and develop a connection to a small group of families. Most groups consist of four to six families, where each family hosts the group once during the year. Groups also may choose to get together for additional social events outside of the home. If you are interested in participating or forming a group, please contact Joel Silverman.

Parent Socials

Parents from each grade get together for brunch in the Joel House one Sunday during the academic year. It’s a time to socialize and connect with other parents from your child’s class. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share; we provide orange juice and coffee.  Check the calendar for the upcoming dates.

Tot Shabbat

A Saturday morning Shabbat celebration for young children and their families (newborn-young elementary students) is scheduled once a month during the academic year. The morning begins with a musical interactive service in the Gumenick Chapel, followed by a snack and activities in the Joel House.  Check the calendar for the upcoming dates.




First Sunday Picnic

Beth Ahabah celebrates the first day of religious school with a welcome back event for the entire family, offering time to reacquaint with old friends and make new.   Brotherhood provides refreshments, plus games and events organized into an exciting time for the kids.

Holiday Family Events

Throughout the year, Beth Ahabah hosts family celebrations for Sukkot, Chanukah, Tu B’shevat, Purim and Passover. Check the congregational calendar here for days and times of these events.

Mitzvah Day

This is an opportunity for the entire family to participate in good deeds that benefit many groups in our community, usually held the beginning of May.

Other Family Programs

Events throughout the year include Shabbat in the Park, Havdallah programs, interfaith programs and many more. Check the congregational calendar here for days and times of these events.

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