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What’s Happening at Beth Ahabah

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High Holy Days

The Richmond humidity is finally starting to drop, a new school year is beginning, pumpkin spice is everywhere—and the High Holy Days are just around the corner!

We are excited to announce that all of Congregation Beth Ahabah’s services for 5783 will be held in person, and some of them will also be broadcast online as well. Guest passes are available for in-person and virtual events that require tickets or passwords. We invite new arrivals to the area, prospective members, and college students to contact Sarah Roper at programs@bethahabah.org for complimentary tickets.

Tickets are not required for the following services, and we welcome anyone who would like to attend.

Services and other programs will be held at Congregation Beth Ahabah unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, Sept. 17, 4 p.m.: S’lichot Nature Walk and Havdalah, Maymont Park

Monday, Sept. 26, 9 a.m.: Rosh Hashanah Young Family Service

Sunday, Oct. 2, 1 p.m.: Memorial Service at Hebrew Cemetery

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 9 a.m.: Yom Kippur Young Family Service

Sunday, Oct. 9, 6:15 p.m.: Erev Sukkot Service

Sunday, Oct. 16, 6:15 p.m.: Erev Simchat Torah Service featuring My Son the Doctor (klezmer/Roma band), sundae bar celebration to follow,

For all High Holiday details, visit https://www.bethahabah.org/hhd-2022

Young Adult Events

Beth Ahabah’s Young Adult Community Kibbitz (YACK) has had an active summer!

After spending a hot July evening cruising down the Kanawha Canal with a tour guide, participants enjoyed a delicious dinner– and air conditioning! – at Siné Irish Pub. See photos at www.reflectornews.org.

In August, the group spent an afternoon listening to live music, snacking, and sipping delicious local wine at Ashland’s James River Cellars Winery. A week later, YACK teamed up with the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond (JCFR) and Temple Beth-El’s The Bridge to offer an exciting whitewater rafting trip on the James River.

  • We invite young adults (20s-45-ish) in the Richmond Jewish community to meet us in September for our S’lichot Nature Walk at Maymont Park as well as other High Holy Day events (see above).

Contact Sarah Roper at programs@bethahabah.org to join the YACK email list and receive notifications about upcoming programs –including a river cleanup mitzvah project in October and a community-wide Chanukah party in December. Events are also posted on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/communitykibbitzrva. Join us to help build our community and to make new friends!

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