Congregation Ahavas Israel is holding a special two-fold celebration later this year to honor Rabbi David Krishef’s 25th anniversary as spiritual leader of Ahavas Israel and to also mark the125th anniversary of Ahavas Israel as a Kehillah Kedoshah (Holy Community) in Grand Rapids.
To commemorate these momentous events, we are organizing a community-wide 25/125 Celebration for May 31-June 2, 2019.
- Friday, May 31, 7:30pm Kabbalat Shabbat Services
- Shabbat morning, June 1, we will honor Rabbi Krishef with a gala luncheon following morning services. This will be open to the entire Grand Rapids Jewish community without charge. Shabbat activities will include a guest Rabbi and more.
- Sunday afternoon, June 2, a festive celebration will be held “under the big top” in our own backyard. We will present opening ceremonies, a kosher barbeque food truck and entertainments. Admission will include a meal, and entertainment for adults and children. More information and invitations about the events will be forthcoming.