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Bring on the Bonfire! Lag Ba'omer is almost here!

05/13/2022 01:17:51 PM


Rishe Groner

Many of us have been avidly following the ritual Counting of the Omer, which takes place every evening for 49 days, between Passover that just passed, and Shavuot which is to come. Spanning the time period it took the ancient Israelites to get from Egypt to Mount Sinai, where they received...Read more...

Masa Springs into the next trimester

03/30/2022 12:24:45 PM


Rishe Groner

It’s hard to believe that less than six months ago we danced against a backdrop of golden leaves at the University Settlement camp, celebrating Shabbat at the first ever Masa Kehillah of the year 5782.

We’ve had two trimesters of learning, growing, connecting with our community, and learning a lot of new and fabulous things, from Hebrew letters to Jewish holidays...Read more...

The BHA Pre Mitzvah Class

03/08/2022 05:13:10 PM


Cantor Ellen Gersh

Every Sunday 4 wonderful students come to study Torah, Pirkei Avot (ethical teachings), Hebrew reading and liturgy. We have amazing discussions about how these ethical teachings guide us in the way we live our lives. We discuss what our...Read more...

Why celebrate trees when it's so cold outside?Tu Bishvat is coming!

01/12/2022 03:43:00 PM


Rishe Groner

It’s below freezing outside, most of the trees have lost their leaves, and it’s hard to imagine the blossoming flowers of spring when there’s such a chill in the air.

But in the Hebrew calendar, we are coming up to the 15th day...Read more...

First Week of Masa

10/13/2021 12:44:23 PM


Rishe Groner


Shavua Tov!

Our first full week of Masa is complete, and with it, our first ever Havayah experience; a bunch of awesome Ma’agalim learning circles; and several of our Kehillah community gatherings. What magic!


Masa: Tishrei Holiday Events

08/27/2021 12:16:14 PM


Rishe Groner

We're getting ready to start the first step of our Masa journey this year, and feeling pretty excited for the new Jewish Year to begin on Rosh Hashanah! It's a time where we celebrate newness, the change in the seasons and the ability to start fresh with a sweet, amazing year.

That being said, the month of Tishrei is jam-packed with Jewish holidays, lots of ways to reflect, celebrate and gather together in community. So we're starting...Read more...

BHA Blood Drive and Masa Picnic!

05/19/2021 02:05:44 PM


Julia Gross Alexander

It’s almost June, and that means it’s time for the BHA blood drive! It also means that it’s time for the Masa end-of-year picnic.

On June 6th, BHA will host a blood drive at the Beacon Fire Department from 11-5pm. Please check our calendar to sign up for a time to donate. Walk-ins are welcome, or you can sign up in advance. Check out this page for more information. Please reach out to others and encourage them to...Read more...


04/14/2021 03:07:39 PM


Julia Gross Alexander

From our Education Director, Julia Gross Alexander:

Dear BHA Community,

Not quite three years ago, I was honored to be entrusted as the Education Director  at BHA. I was excited to build on the foundation Ashley Baker...Read more...

Hebrew Learning for Adults

02/02/2021 02:42:39 PM


Julia Gross Alexander

Have you felt intimidated by the idea of reading in Hebrew? Education Director Julia and Cantor Ellen are offering individual coaching sessions for adult members of BHA! We will meet one-on-one, and guide you through the aleph-bet, give you some practice...Read more...

Study your aleph-bet, because then you'll be able to do anything!

01/27/2021 11:39:36 AM


Ellen Gersh and Julia Gross Alexander

Hebrew is the ancient language of the Jewish people, but by the time of the Talmud, it was no longer the common language of the people. When the Torah was written down, and when the prayer service was shaped, most people spoke Aramaic. Perhaps you, like our...Read more...

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