Berkshire Jewish Voice Highlights

Highlights from the Berkshire Jewish Voice

A New Sense of Purpose

Jordana Kozupsky Bel, a nurse practitioner with ties to the Berkshires, shares her experiences (and anxieties) about working in a busy New York hospital during a time of crisis. A Berkshire Jewish Voices essay.

The Beauty of Breaking - A Student on the Transition at Williams College

Williams College senior Gaia Steinfeld DeNisi on the shock and dismay of having her last year as an undergraduate abruptly ended due to the coronavirus, and finding a way to be grateful for all that happened before. A Berkshire Jewish Voices essay.

Observing From Home - Sheltering in Place, Finding Sacred Space

Jodie Friedman of Hevreh of Southern Berkshire shares the way her post-Zoom Seder letdown was transformed into a renewed appreciation of the power and beauty of Shabbat and other Jewish chagim. A Berkshire Jewish Voices essay.

Rabbi Reflection: Recognizing the High Stakes of Good Leadership

Rabbi David Weiner of Knesset Israel in Pittsfield reflects on the qualities defining good leadership, and the role good leaders play in helping us move forward.

Jewish Taste: Asparagus goes, it’s one of the most welcome sights of spring

The BJV's Traveling With Jewish Taste columnist Carol Goodman Kaufman shares some of the lore associated with asparagus, its short spring season the time when the prized green shoots are at their most delectable.