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Beth Ahabah Happenings

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Congregation Beth Ahabah has celebrated many milestones in May – including its 233rd year!

On May 13, the congregation held its first in-person Annual Meeting since 2019. Congregants gathered in the Goldburg Auditorium to review the past 12 months and elect and install new officers, board members, and trustees.

The Women of Beth Ahabah, along with other volunteers, planned and prepared a delicious dinner for all members to enjoy—followed by birthday cake for dessert. The evening’s Shabbat services featured the beautiful voices of the Beth Ahabah volunteer choir, as well as a student choir from Atlee High School. Under the direction of Music Director and Choir Director Natan Berenshteyn, the Shabbat service included many original compositions written by Natan himself.

Religious School

May 22 marked the final day of Religious School for the year. The Beth Ahabah Brotherhood treated students, parents, teachers, and staff to a delightful breakfast of pancakes, eggs, turkey sausage, and juice—as well as yummy pancake toppings! Classes ended with an ice cream party and wishes for a fun summer. Beth Ahabah’s Teens and Temple Youth (BATTY) groups celebrated summer with a roller skating outing for 2nd – 8th graders and a trip to Busch Gardens for 8th – 12th graders. Registration is now open for the 2022-2023 school year on bethahabah.org, and we are already excited to welcome students again in the fall.

After a Memorial Day weekend gathering at a Flying Squirrels game organized by the Beth Ahabah Brotherhood, we are looking forward to our last events before summer officially begins.

Shavuot

On Saturday, June 4, the congregation will celebrate Shavuot with a special festival service and congregational dinner. Featuring the Ten Commandments Torah reading, the service will be followed by a festival meal with a traditional dairy dessert! Games and other activities for children, as well as a brief study session for adults, will end the evening.

Our final Tot Shabbat of the spring will be held on Saturday, June 18. All kids ages five and under (and the grownups who love them) are welcome to join us at 9 a.m. in the Beth Ahabah lobby for songs, prayers, and our conga line-style Torah train!

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