Berkshire Jewish Voice Highlights

Highlights from the Berkshire Jewish Voice

Thank You for Supporting Federation’s Work During a Time of Uncertainty

With gratitude, Amy Lindner-Lesser, president of the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires', shares how your donations to our Annual Campaign supported our community during a year of crisis

From Prophets to Process: Esther, Women’s Leadership, and Purim

Rabbi Daniel Lehmann reflects on the themes of the Purim holiday, and how Esther was "the catalyst for the unfolding of a new era in Jewish history...in which the human intellect and human agency take center stage as prophetic revelation recedes"

An Evening of Inspiration and Light - with Neshama Carlebach, Feb. 13

Federation and its affiliates welcome Neshama Carlebach for a community-wide Havdalah online on Saturday, February 13 at 7:30 p.m. The BJV spoke with Neshama about how her life as a performer changed during this pandemic, and what we can look forward to on Saturday.

Traveling With Jewish Taste - Purim in Persia

In time for Purim, our Traveling With Jewish Taste columnist Carol Goodman Kaufman delves into the long history of Jews in Persia - and shares a recipe for Kufteh-ye Pesteh-o Anar (Pistachio and Pomegranate Meatballs)

Berkshire Jewish Voices: All Who Wander Are Not Farblondjet

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it,” Yogi Berra famously remarked - but as our writer found out, that's not always so easy. A Berkshire Jewish Voices story about getting hopelessly lost (in Yiddish, 'farblondjet') in the Berkshire hills.