What is "Ahava"?

"Ahava" is the Hebrew word for love

At Ahava, we provide meaningful and musical High Holy Day services, personalized Jewish and interfaith life cycle ceremonies, Bar/Bat Mitzvah training, and services and celebrations for unaffiliated Jews and those who love them.

We believe the overarching purpose of Judaism, as with any religion, is to remind us to be good human beings. To treat others well. That being religious in the most important sense is to be kind and loving.

Ahava welcomes individuals of all Jewish and interfaith backgrounds. Here you will find spirituality expressed through traditional Jewish rituals and contemporary expressions of Jewish life and spirituality.

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Ahava is a 501c3 organization, and all donations are fully tax deductible. We thank you for your consideration and generosity!


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Dear Cantor Jacqui

Every now and again you meet someone who changes your life. While we are sure Natasha is too young to realize it - you have changed hers. A year ago we brought you a child full of potential but lacking the confidence to realize it. You have given her that and it is a gift that should last a lifetime. By extension you have also touched all of our lives. We are forever grateful.

Michele FS & Michael F

The service was so beautiful! Jacqui, your voice is amazing. We couldn't have asked for a more meaningful service. Many people came up to us and said it was the best Bat Mitzvah service they had ever been to. Many of these comments came from Conservative Jewish uncles to Protestant and Catholic friends. Everyone felt welcome and part of the service. Thank you so much for giving Maddy the knowledge and confidence to do such an amazing job.  We are so blessed and grateful. Thank you, thank you.

Margie G

I still think of you, your special patience, sensitivity, natural intuition, and genuine understanding of Eric which enabled you to work with him so successfully. You stuck with him and influenced him to turn things around from not really wanting to do it to ‘wowing’ his family and friends. So thank you - for all you do! 

Barbara W