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Happenings at Beth Ahabah



By Sarah Roper, Programs Manager

Young Adult Community Kibbitz

Beth Ahabah’s Young Adult Community Kibbitz (YACK) has been busy in 2024!

The group began the year with the showing of the Israeli movie “The Wedding Plan” in January.

A month later, they gathered for a cooking workshop, titled “Shakshuka at Six,” in Beth Ahabah’s kitchen. Participants learned how to make vegan shakshuka, pita, and hummus, then they stayed to enjoy the delicious meal they created!  (see photo above)

In March YACK sponsored a rock painting event at Art Works, an art gallery in Richmond’s Manchester neighborhood. (see photo below) Participants learned about the Kindness Rocks Project (an initiative to paint rocks and hide them for other people to find) and talked about the Jewish tradition of placing stones on the graves of loved ones.

YACK is open to all young adults (20s – 45-ish) in the Richmond Jewish community; please contact Sarah Roper at programs@bethahabah.org for more information or to receive emails regarding upcoming events.

Cub Scout Pack 437




Chartered by Congregation Beth Ahabah in 2022, Cub Scout Pack 437 has enjoyed camping, learning and reviewing new skills, and day trips within the Richmond area.

In February, the Scouts participated in a time-honored Cub Scout tradition—their first Pinewood Derby!

Scouts spent several meetings designing, building, and decorating their wooden cars. When they arrived at the event, the cars were weighed and tested, and then the races began! Scouts won prizes for the speed and style of their entries.




The pack is looking forward to its annual Blue and Gold award banquet in April, as well as a camping trip to Shenandoah National Park in May.

Pack 437 is open to girls and boys from kindergarten through fifth grade.

Please contact Sarah Roper at programs@bethahabah.org if you have questions or if you have a child who may be interested in joining the pack.