Berkshire Jewish Community Calendar

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Aug

1 2018

The Jewish Road to Character: A Taste of Mussar

11:45AM - 1:00PM  

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire
270 State Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230

In his 2015 book, The Road to Character, NY Times writer David Brooks posits that we live our lives by two different …

Aug

1 2018

Israel @70 - The Yom Kippur War and its Legacies

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Knesset Israel
16 Colt Rd.
Pittsfield, MA 01201


For many Israelis, time froze in October, 1973.Popular songs from before, during and after the war speak to the hope…

Aug

2 2018

Current Affairs: Contemporary American and International Politics

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

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

The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community presents "Current Affairs: Topics in Contemporary American and…

Aug

2 2018

Jewish Resistance in the Holocaust

4:00PM - 5:30PM  

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire
270 State Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230

One oft-heard, false assertion is that the Jews went passively, “like lambs to slaughter” during the Holocaust. W…

Aug

3 2018

The Jews of Turkey: Yesterday, Today and Maybe Tomorrow

10:45AM - 1:00PM  

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

Knosh & Knowledge The Jews of Turkey: Yesterday, Today and Maybe Tomorrow

Aug

5 2018

Film: “Restoring Tomorrow”

2:00PM - 3:30PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

This documentary tells a universal story of hope as a treasured local temple near demise is lifted up by a…

Aug

5 2018

Sam Glaser and Band in Concert: Power of the Soul Tour

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Duffin Theater, Lenox Memorial High School
197 East Street
Lenox, MA

Join us for our Summer Concert with Sam Glaser

Aug

6 2018

What’s So Funny? Jewish Humor from Genesis to Seinfeld and Soloway

9:30AM - 11:00AM  

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire
270 State Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230

What are the sources of Jewish laughter? How and why is it funny? How has Jewish comedy responded to the circumstance…

Aug

6 2018

A New Talent of American Theatre

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

This Federation event takes place at Knesset Israel
16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community presents "Amy Herzog - A New Talent of American Theatre" with…

Aug

6 2018

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

4:00PM - 6:00PM  

Lenox Memorial High School
197 East St.
Lenox, MA 01240

A Classy Broad

A film portrayal of the life and career of trailblazing Hollywood executive Marcia Nasatir who broke …

Aug

6 2018

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

8:00PM - 10:00PM  

Lenox Memorial High School
197 East St.
Lenox, MA 01240

The Cakemaker

Unwittingly united in grief by a closet affair, a gay German baker and his deceased lover’s weary Isra…

Aug

7 2018

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

Aug

8 2018

The Jewish Road to Character: A Taste of Mussar

11:45AM - 1:00PM  

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire
270 State Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230

In his 2015 book, The Road to Character, NY Times writer David Brooks posits that we live our lives by two different …

Aug

8 2018

Israel @70 - #4 - Equal and More Equal

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Knesset Israel
16 Colt Rd.
Pittsfield, MA 01201

From the first years of the State, the experience of Mizrahi (‘eastern’) Jews in Israel differed markedly from th…

Aug

9 2018

North Korea: The Road to Infamy

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

This Federation event takes place at Knesset Israel
16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community presents "North Korea: The Road to Infamy."

Aug

9 2018

Playgrounds and Playpens: Model for Creative Leadership

4:00PM - 6:00PM  

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire
270 State Road
Great Barrington, MA

Would you rather play on a playground or in a playpen?
This question, and how you answer it, may have more to do with…

Aug

10 2018

JTS in the Berkshires - Rabbi Eliezer Diamond and Rabbi Juday Nadich

11:00AM - 12:30PM  

Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre at Shakespeare & Co.
70 Kemble Street
Lenox, MA 01240

Rabbi Eliezer Diamond and Rabbi Juday Nadich, Associate Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics

THINKING WITH TREES:WHAT O…

Aug

10 2018

Family Shabbat at the Lake

5:30PM - 7:30PM  

Lake Mansfield
P.O. Box 987
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Join us for a special PJ Library Shabbat at Lake Mansfield in Great Barrington

Aug

12 2018

Maimonides Society of the Berkshires

9:30AM - 11:30AM  

Marriott Courtyard
70 Pittsfield Rd.
Lenox, MA 01240

Maimonides Society of the Berkshires, organized under the auspices of the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires, will…

Aug

12 2018

Fertile, a Play Produced by the Israeli Stage

5:30PM - 7:00PM  

Shakespeare & Company, Artists' Studio in the Bernstein Theater Building
70 Kimble Street
Lenox, MA 01240

Fertile was born with a gift-she was born without a uterus. An inherited genetic abnormality makes her barren at birt…

Aug

13 2018

"The Process of Aging" with Maggie Bittman

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

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

Connecting with Community program welcomes Maggie Bittman, therapist, as she leads and facilitates a group…

Aug

13 2018

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

4:00PM - 6:00PM  

Lenox Memorial High School
197 East St.
Lenox, MA 01240

TWO FILMS:

Hannah Cohen's Holy Communion (short film)

Hannah, a spirited seven-year-old girl from Dublin, can't wait to…

Aug

13 2018

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

8:00PM - 10:00PM  

Lenox Memorial High School
197 East St.
Lenox, MA 01240

The Last Suit

In a bittersweet and wistful road movie, eighty-eight-year-old Abraham Bursztein feels he is about to be…

Aug

15 2018

The Jewish Road to Character: A Taste of Mussar

11:45AM - 1:00PM  

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire
270 State Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230

In his 2015 book, The Road to Character, NY Times writer David Brooks posits that we live our lives by two different …

Aug

15 2018

Sex and Love Around the World - 92nd Street Y Lecture Series

2:00PM - 4:00PM  

Kimball Farms
235 Walker Street
Lenox, MA 01240

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires, in collaboration with Kimball Farms, will screen thought provoking pre-recorded…

Aug

16 2018

Beyond the Hora

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

This Federation event takes place at Knesset Israel
16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community presents "Beyond the Hora: How Israeli Contemporary Dance Became…

Aug

16 2018

Steve Katz in Concert

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire
270 State Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Steve Katz is back at Hevreh for an encore performance. Join us for a night of 60’s folk songs and stories of the G…

Aug

19 2018

Film: “L’Antiquaire” (“The Art Dealer”)

2:00PM - 3:30PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

This drama follows a Jewish woman who embarks on a journey to recover family paintings stolen by the Nazis. During…

Aug

20 2018

Decoding the Bible for Modern Readers: The Mystery of the Arar

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

This Federation event takes place at Knesset Israel
16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community presents "Decoding the Bible for Modern Readers: The Mystery of the…

Aug

20 2018

Come to swim, socialize and relax with other Hadassah folks at the home of Judy Nishman in Lanesborough.
For more det…

Aug

22 2018

The Jewish Road to Character: A Taste of Mussar

11:45AM - 1:00PM  

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire
270 State Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230

In his 2015 book, The Road to Character, NY Times writer David Brooks posits that we live our lives by two different …

Aug

22 2018

Jewish Women's Foundation Card Party

1:00PM - 4:00PM  

Country Club of Pittsfield
639 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Jewish Women's Foundation Card Party

Aug

23 2018

Schmatta: Rags to Riches to Rags

10:45AM - 1:00PM  

This Federation event takes place at Knesset Israel
16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Schmatta: Rags to Riches to Rags, the 2009 documentary directed by Mark Levin.

Aug

24 2018

JTS in the Berkshires - Dr. Raymond Scheindlin - Gardens of the Golden Age

11:00AM - 12:30PM  

Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre at Shakespeare & Co.
70 Kemble Street
Lenox, MA 01240

For medieval Spanish Jewry, the garden was a place of tranquility, where members of elite society could enjoy each ot…

Aug

24 2018

Knesset Israel Shirei Shabbat

5:30PM - 8:30PM  

Knesset Israel
16 Colt Rd.
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Musical Kabbalat Shabbat Service: 5:30pm
Dinner: 6:30 pm, $20 per adult

Aug

24 2018

Hot Shabbat

6:15PM - 8:15PM  

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire
270 State Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230

The summertime is always great in the Berkshires, and we like to celebrate. Join together for a fun, family-friendly …

Aug

26 2018

Knesset Israel Sunday Brunch honoring Len Schiller

10:00AM - 12:00PM  

Knesset Israel
16 Colt Rd.
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Enjoy a Sunday Brunch to honor Len Schiller as an immediate past president.

Aug

26 2018

51st Annual Hilda Vallin Feigenbaum Memorial Lecture

7:30PM - 8:30PM  

Temple Anshe Amunim
26 Broad Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Sponsored by the Hilda Vallin Feigenbaum Lecture Endowment

Aug

27 2018

Jewish Women's Foundation General Membership Meeting

9:30AM - 12:30PM  

Berkshire South Community Center
15 Crissy Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230

General Membership Meeting

Aug

27 2018

Survival, Hope and a Lifetime of Service

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

This Federation event takes place at Knesset Israel
16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

film "Etched in Glass: The Legacy of Steve Ross"

Aug

28 2018

Berkshire Hills Hadassah Donor Dinner

6:30PM - 8:30PM  

Country Club of Pittsfield
639 South St
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Annual Donor Event raising funds for Hadassah Medical Organization and celebrating nurses.

Aug

30 2018

Annual Play Readings

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

This Federation event takes place at Knesset Israel
16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community presents "Annual Play Readings" directed by Milton Lestz

Aug

30 2018

Wave or Washout? What can we expect in the mid-term elections?

4:00PM - 5:30PM  

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire
270 State Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Around the country, Democrats have been winning in districts long-held by Republicans. What is behind this wave? What…