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, services and celebrations in your home, Bar/Bat Mitzvah training, and a free online community in the Greater Boston area 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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All donations to Ahava are fully tax deductible, including the cost of High Holy Day tickets. We thank you for your consideration and generosity.

Dear Cantor Jacqui

You have become a very important person to me. At first, I was nervous about singing in front of you, but you made me feel confident and more sure of myself. The ceremony was absolutely beautiful! Thank you for inspiring me and for being such a wonderful teacher.

-Fondly, Alex G

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

I am so lucky to have had you as my tutor. We laughed a lot, and your calm way of doing everything made me feel so comfortable and at ease about everything. I will miss coming to see you every week.

-Love, Sarah B