Berkshire Jewish Community Calendar

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May

1 2017

Film screening

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

This Federation event will be held at Congregation Knesset Israel
16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community series will screen a film - title TBA.

May

1 2017

PROGRAM CANCELED - Israel: A Birding Superpower

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

This Federation event will be held at Congregation Knesset Israel
16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

PROGRAM CANCELED Israel: A Birding Superpower will be led by Hedy Ben Eliyahu, Israel Nature & Parks Authority…

May

2 2017

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires' Executive Committee Meeting

12:00PM - 2:00PM  

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires
196 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires' Executive Committee Meeting

May

2 2017

TALK | "Anti-Semitism and the Left," with Ilan Stavans

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St
Amherst, MA 01035

The second in Stavans’s three-lecture series on anti-Semitism.

Anti-Semitism remains an inextricable part of contemp…

May

3 2017

Yoga Class - Come Relax at Hevreh

10:30AM - 11:30AM  

Hevreh
270 State Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Do you want to stretch your body and your spirit?

May

4 2017

The Animal and Divine Souls in Jewish Thought

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

This Federation event will be held at Congregation Knesset Israel
16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community program hosts writer, artist, scholar of Hasidic thought, and…

May

4 2017

Conversational Hebrew Classes at Temple Anshe Amunim

6:15PM - 7:15PM  

Temple Anshe Amunim
26 Broad Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Please register by contacting Esther Benari-Altmann (TAA's Education Director) at 413-442-5910 x. 12 or…

May

5 2017

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May

7 2017

Yom Haatzmaut Shabbat and Multi-Generational Seder and Dinner.

5:30PM - 7:30PM  

Temple Anshe Amunim
26 Broad Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Temple Anshe Amunim invites the community to join in a weekend of celebration for Israel’s 69th birthday.

On Friday,…

May

6 2017

L'Chaim Israel!!

6:00PM - 9:00PM  

Temple Anshe Amunim
26 Broad Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Israeli wine and food tasting in celebration of Israel's Independence.

May

7 2017

"Books, Babies and Bagels"

10:30AM - 1:00PM  

Berkshire Hills Hadassah will host a "Books, Babies and Bagels" program with a speaker.

Details to follow.

May

7 2017

FILM | "Rosenwald," with director Aviva Kempner

2:00PM - 3:30PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St
Amherst, MA 01035

The incredible story of Julius Rosenwald, who never finished high school but rose to become the president of Sears. I…

May

7 2017

2017 AIPAC New England Leadership Dinner

5:30PM - 9:00PM  

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
415 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210

Please join community leaders, members of Congress, state officials, and students for AIPAC’S largest gathering of …

May

8 2017

Senator Adam Hinds and his first 5 months

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

This Federation event will be held at Congregation Knesset Israel
16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community series welcomes Massachusetts state senator Adam G.…

May

8 2017

Dialogue through the Lens

5:30PM - 7:30PM  

Charles Flint, Fine Art & Antiques Gallery
52 Housatonic Street
Lenox, MA 01240

Dialogue through the Lens featuring the works of 30 Israeli Arab and Jewish photographers, depicting life and…

May

9 2017

TALK | "The Future of Hate," with Ilan Stavans

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St
Amherst, MA 01035

The third in Stavans’s three-lecture series on anti-Semitism.

Anti-Semitism remains an inextricable part of contempo…

May

10 2017

Yoga Class - Come Relax at Hevreh

10:30AM - 11:30AM  

Hevreh
270 State Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Do you want to stretch your body and your spirit?

May

11 2017

“The Family Gene: The Story of a Pittsfield Family’s Rare Disease"

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

This Federation event will be held at Congregation Knesset Israel
16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community presents author Joselin Linder, who will discuss her new book in a…

May

11 2017

Conversational Hebrew Classes at Temple Anshe Amunim

6:15PM - 7:15PM  

Temple Anshe Amunim
26 Broad Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Please register by contacting Esther Benari-Altmann (TAA's Education Director) at 413-442-5910 x. 12 or…

May

12 2017

Museums that Matter and How They Grow

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

This Federation program will be held at Hevreh of Southern Berkshire
270 State Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230

he Jewish Federation of the Berkshires presents: Knosh & Knowledge "Museums that Matter and How They Grow" with…

May

14 2017

Mother's Day Brunch with Joselin Linder, author of The Family Gene

10:00AM - 11:30AM  

Temple Anshe Amunim
26 Broad Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Join us for this free event and a Mother's Day Brunch with Joselin Linder, author of The Family Gene. Joselin…

May

14 2017

TALK | "Chicken Soup in Chelm": Stories for Mom, with Mark Binder

2:00PM - 3:30PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St
Amherst, MA 01035

A special Mother’s Day event: author and storyteller Mark Binder shares favorite funny stories of Chelm, famous in …

May

15 2017

NAACP is not an ANACHRONISM

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

This Federation event will be held at Congregation Knesset Israel
16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community series welcomes Dennis Powell, president of the Berkshire County…

May

16 2017

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires' Board of Directors Meeting

7:30PM - 9:30PM  

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires
196 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires' Board of Directors Meeting

May

17 2017

Yoga Class - Come Relax at Hevreh

10:30AM - 11:30AM  

Hevreh
270 State Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Do you want to stretch your body and your spirit?

May

18 2017

“Writing Historical Fiction"

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

This Federation event will be held at Congregation Knesset Israel
16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community welcomes David C. King and Sharon Flitterman-King, who will talk…

May

18 2017

Conversational Hebrew Classes at Temple Anshe Amunim

6:15PM - 7:15PM  

Temple Anshe Amunim
26 Broad Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Please register by contacting Esther Benari-Altmann (TAA's Education Director) at 413-442-5910 x. 12 or…

May

21 2017

Super Sunday- Make the Call or Answer the Call!

9:00AM - 12:30PM  


196 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Join volunteers from across the Berkshires in reaching out to donors in our Jewish community to help raise much…

May

21 2017

Joanie Leeds: Free Family Concert Celebrating Super Sunday!

10:00AM - 11:30AM  

This Federation/PJ Library event will be held at Hevreh
270 State Road
Great Barrington, MA

May

21 2017

TALK | "Lucky Broken Girl," with Ruth Behar

2:00PM - 3:30PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St
Amherst, MA 01035

Author Ruth Behar talks about her first novel for young readers. Based on Behar’s own childhood, Lucky Broken Girl …

May

22 2017

Hospice You Can Trust, Care You Deserve

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

This Federation event will be held at Congregation Knesset Israel
16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community series presents "Hospice You Can Trust, Care You Deserve." What…

May

22 2017

The Kabbalah of Bob Dylan

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Knesset Israel
16 Colt Rd.
Pittsfield, MA 01201

The Nobel nominee, Dylan, will be discussed by Seth Rogovoy with slides,audio clips and video.

May

24 2017

Yoga Class - Come Relax at Hevreh

10:30AM - 11:30AM  

Hevreh
270 State Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Do you want to stretch your body and your spirit?

May

25 2017

Gathering Our Hearts at Standing Rock

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

This Federation event will be held at Congregation Knesset Israel
16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community series presents "Gathering Our Hearts at Standing Rock," a…

May

25 2017

Project Dignity

1:00PM - 3:00PM  

Sara Volovik
450 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Project Dignity
"People helping People" will be the last Thursday of the month from April through September

May

25 2017

Conversational Hebrew Classes at Temple Anshe Amunim

6:15PM - 7:15PM  

Temple Anshe Amunim
26 Broad Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Please register by contacting Esther Benari-Altmann (TAA's Education Director) at 413-442-5910 x. 12 or…

May

25 2017

Jewish Federation follow-up phone-a-thon for Annual Campaign

6:30PM - 8:00PM  

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires
196 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Follow-up phone-a-thon

May

25 2017

Hadassah Book Club

7:30PM - 9:30PM  



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Meeting of Hadassah Book Club

May

30 2017

Beyond Adam and Eve – Judaism and Gender

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Knesset Israel
16 Colt Rd.
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Over the last several years, and with relevant cases making their way through the courts, conversation about gender i…

May

30 2017

Shavuot & Confirmation Celebration at Hevreh

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Hevreh
270 State Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Join us for Shavuot, which celebrates the revelation of Torah at Sinai.

May

31 2017

Celebrate Shavuot with Temple Anshe Amunim

9:30AM - 12:00PM  

Temple Anshe Amunim
26 Broad Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Rabbi Josh will lead a guided reading in English of the story of Ruth at 9:30 a.m. and discuss its relevance in the…

May

31 2017

Yoga Class - Come Relax at Hevreh

10:30AM - 11:30AM  

Hevreh
270 State Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Do you want to stretch your body and your spirit?