Berkshire Jewish Community Calendar

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Jul

3 2017

Fruits, Flowers, Table Settings, and the Colors of Wine

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 presents Fruits, Flowers, Table Settings, and the Colors of Wine.

Jul

5 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?

Jul

5 2017

Gospel Truth: Rabbi Josh Breindel's Summer Lecture Series Part 2

12:00PM - 1:30PM  

Temple Anshe Amunim
26 Broad Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Join Rabbi Josh for the second of three conversations about the New Testament with Pastor John Nelson, Church on the…

Jul

5 2017

Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Josh

12:00PM - 1:30PM  

Temple Anshe Amunim
26 Broad Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Summer Lecture and Discussion with Rabbi Josh

Jul

5 2017

Torah and Tea

12:30PM - 1:30PM  

Chabad of the Berkshires
450 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

An intriguing and personal weekly Torah discussion of the practical and mystical with contemporary relevance. Hot…

Jul

5 2017

Torah and Tea

12:30PM - 1:30PM  

Chabad of the Berkshires
450 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

An intriguing and personal weekly Torah discussion of the practical and mystical with contemporary relevance. Hot…

Jul

5 2017

Midweek Mah Jongg

2:00PM - 4:00PM  

Chabad of the Berkshires

Pittsfield, MA 01201

Looking for an afternoon activity? Play mah jongg weekly at Chabad.

Jul

6 2017

Under Siege: The Addiction Epidemic

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 presents 'Under Siege: The Addiction Epidemic and What We…

Jul

6 2017

Rugelach and Babka Workshop

1:00PM - 2:30PM  

Chabad of the Berkshires
450 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Have you ever wondered how your grandmother made the most delicious rugelach and babka? Do you remember the…

Jul

6 2017

Rugelach and Babka Workshop

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

Chabad of the Berkshires
450 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Have you ever wondered how your grandmother made the most delicious rugelach and babka? Do you remember the…

Jul

7 2017

JTS in the Berkshires

11:00AM - 12:30PM  

Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre
70 Kemble St,
Lenox, MA 01240


Four professors from the Jewish Theological Seminary will each discuss an aspect of the 2017 theme: Times of Crisis:…

Jul

7 2017

Hevreh Presents Tanglewood Shabbat - Opening Night

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Tanglewood
297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240

Join us for a special gathering on the lawn at Tanglewood. Look for the blue and white balloons in the middle of…

Jul

10 2017

Hevreh Presents: Useful Ideas in Finance

9:30AM - 11:30AM  

Hevreh
270 State Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230

This discussion group will focus on personal financial issues including asset allocation, taxes, investments, and…

Jul

10 2017

"The Process of Aging" with Maggie Bittman

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

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

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

Jul

10 2017

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

4:00PM - 6:00PM  

Lenox Memorial Middle and High School
197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240

Freedom Runners

Joe's Violin

Two short films for the 4:00 showing

Jul

10 2017

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

8:00PM - 10:00PM  

Lenox Memorial Middle and High School
197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240

The 90 Minute War

Jul

11 2017

Play Analysis Class with Dr. Barbara Waldinger

10:00AM - 11:30AM  

Temple Anshe Amunim
26 Broad Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

A four-week course, led by Barbara Waldinger, Professor of Theater at Queens College in New York City and Artistic Di…

Jul

11 2017

Berkshire Hills Hadassah Chai Tea is a special event to support the work of Hadassah.

Details to follow.

Jul

12 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?

Jul

12 2017

Gospel Truth: Rabbi Josh Breindel's Summer Lecture Series Part 3

12:00PM - 1:30PM  

Temple Anshe Amunim
26 Broad Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Join Rabbi Josh for the third of three conversations about the New Testament with his Christian colleagues. This…

Jul

12 2017

Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Josh

12:00PM - 1:30PM  

Temple Anshe Amunim
26 Broad Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Summer Lecture and Discussion with Rabbi Josh

Jul

12 2017

Torah and Tea

12:30PM - 1:30PM  

Chabad of the Berkshires
450 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

An intriguing and personal weekly Torah discussion of the practical and mystical with contemporary relevance. Hot…

Jul

12 2017

Torah and Tea

12:30PM - 1:30PM  

Chabad of the Berkshires
450 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

An intriguing and personal weekly Torah discussion of the practical and mystical with contemporary relevance. Hot…

Jul

12 2017

Midweek Mah Jongg

2:00PM - 4:00PM  

Chabad of the Berkshires

Pittsfield, MA 01201

Looking for an afternoon activity? Play mah jongg weekly at Chabad.

Jul

13 2017

Let's Get Away From it All

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 "Let's Get Away From it All" through songs and…

Jul

13 2017

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Jul

16 2017

Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music

2:00PM - 9:00PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St
Amherst, MA 01035

Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music brings the best in klezmer and new Yiddish music to the stage at the Yidd…

Jul

13 2017

Hevreh Presents: Hannah Senesh - Another Look

3:30PM - 5:00PM  

Hevreh

Great Barrington, MA 01230

Hannah Senesh was arguably the most important hero to emerge from the Palestinian Jewish community during World War…

Jul

13 2017

YIDSTOCK CONCERT | Eleanor Reissa & Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars

8:00PM - 9:30PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St
Amherst, MA 01035

The Joan A. Backman Memorial Concert

Two of the leading lights of the Yiddish music renaissance join forces in this pr…

Jul

14 2017

Edith Wharton's Anti-Semitism: A Consideration

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

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

The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires presents: Knosh & Knowledge "Edith Wharton's Anti-Semitism: A Consideration"

Jul

14 2017

YIDSTOCK CONCERT | Hankus Netsky and Eden MacAdam-Somer Duo

2:30PM - 3:45PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St
Amherst, MA 01035

The Bernard and Reva Broder Memorial Concert

Hankus Netsky and Eden MacAdam-Somer, co-chairs of the New England Conser…

Jul

14 2017

YIDSTOCK CONCERT | Nigunim Trio

5:30PM - 6:45PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St
Amherst, MA 01035

Nigunim and zmiros are songs of devotion and praise, spiritual Hassidic-Jewish chants whose purpose is to induce a st…

Jul

14 2017

Shabbat at Tanglewood

6:30PM - 9:00PM  

Shabbat at Tanglewood with Rabbi Josh and Temple Anshe Amunim.

Jul

15 2017

Tot Shabbat on the Town with Hevreh

9:30AM - 11:00AM  

The Bandstand in Great Barrington, behind Town Hall

Great Barrington, MA 01230

Tot Shabbat is hitting the road! and setting up at Great Barrington’s beloved children’s summer event, David…

Jul

15 2017

YIDSTOCK FOLK ORATORIO | Frank London's "A Night in the Old Marketplace"

8:00PM - 9:30PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St
Amherst, MA 01035

This modern retelling of I.L. Peretz's 1907 play Bay nakht afn altn mark is a mad mash-up of psychedelic klezmer, Kur…

Jul

16 2017

Major Donors Breakfast

9:30AM - 11:30AM  

Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club
55 Lee Road
Lenox, MA 01240

Major Donors Breakfast

Sunday, July 16, 2017
9:30 a.m.

Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club
55 Lee Road, Lenox, M…

Jul

16 2017

YIDSTOCK CONCERT | Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band

12:00PM - 1:15PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St
Amherst, MA 01035

Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band brings passion, virtuosity, and contagious energy to every performance, with the intima…

Jul

16 2017

YIDSTOCK CONCERT | Alicia Svigals and Lauren Brody Duo

3:00PM - 4:15PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St
Amherst, MA 01035

The Helen & Irving Sunshine Memorial Concert

Alicia Svigals, the world's greatest klezmer violinist, and accordion wiz…

Jul

16 2017

YIDSTOCK CONCERT | Andy Statman Trio

7:30PM - 9:00PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St
Amherst, MA 01035

The history of the klezmer revival is in large part the story of Andy Statman, whose 1979 album Jewish Klezmer Music,…

Jul

17 2017

Hevreh Presents: Nuclear War & Deterrence

9:30AM - 11:00AM  

Hevreh
270 State Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Does history repeat itself? The Trump agenda and recent provocative actions by Russia, North Korea, and Iran are…

Jul

17 2017

Jewish Women's Foundation Executive Board Meeting

9:30AM - 11:30AM  

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

Jewish Women's Foundation Executive Board Meeting

Jul

17 2017

Approaching 100 Years of Chamber Music

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 presents "Approaching 100 Years of Chamber Music at South…

Jul

17 2017

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

4:00PM - 6:00PM  

Lenox Memorial Middle and High School
197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240

Across the Waters

Jul

17 2017

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

8:00PM - 10:00PM  

Lenox Memorial Middle and High School
197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240

My Hero Brother

Jul

18 2017

Play Analysis Class with Dr. Barbara Waldinger

10:00AM - 11:30AM  

Temple Anshe Amunim
26 Broad Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

A four-week course, led by Barbara Waldinger, Professor of Theater at Queens College in New York City and Artistic Di…

Jul

18 2017

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires' Board of Directors Meeting

5:30PM - 7:00PM  

Rookwood Inn
11 Old Stockbridge Road
Lenox, MA 01240

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires' Board of Directors Meeting

Jul

18 2017

iEngage 2.0 – The Tribes of Israel: A Shared Homeland for a Divided People

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Lenox Community Center
‎65 Walker Street
Lenox, MA 01240

This six-session class confronts the challenges of creating a Jewish and democratic public space in the modern State…

Jul

19 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?

Jul

19 2017

Torah and Tea

12:30PM - 1:30PM  

Chabad of the Berkshires
450 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

An intriguing and personal weekly Torah discussion of the practical and mystical with contemporary relevance. Hot…

Jul

19 2017

Torah and Tea

12:30PM - 1:30PM  

Chabad of the Berkshires
450 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

An intriguing and personal weekly Torah discussion of the practical and mystical with contemporary relevance. Hot…

Jul

19 2017

Midweek Mah Jongg

2:00PM - 4:00PM  

Chabad of the Berkshires

Pittsfield, MA 01201

Looking for an afternoon activity? Play mah jongg weekly at Chabad.

Jul

20 2017

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Jul

23 2017

Hevreh Hosts Festival of Jewish Books and Authors

10:10AM - 5:00PM  

Hevreh
270 State Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Please put this important weekend in your calendar!
There will be guest speakers, discussions, and different genres …

Jul

20 2017

A Healthy Living Panel of Experts

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

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

The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires' Connecting with Community presents A Healthy Living Panel of Experts:…

Jul

20 2017

Challah- Loaves of Love

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Chabad of the Berkshires
450 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Learn how to make delicious challah for Shabbat!

Jul

20 2017

Hevreh’s Jewish Festival of Books: “Seinfeldia" with Jennifer Armstrong

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Hevreh
270 State Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Meet the author of “Seinfeldia How a Show About Nothing Changed Everything” Jennifer Armstrong, a pop culture…

Jul

21 2017

Hevreh’s Jewish Festival of Books: A Talk and Nosh with Joan Nathan

11:00AM - 1:00PM  

Hevreh
270 State Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230

No matter where she takes you, you’ll find fascinating historical details and mouth-watering recipes. Join us for…

Jul

21 2017

JTS in the Berkshires

11:00AM - 12:30PM  

Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre
70 Kemble St,
Lenox, MA 01240

Four professors from the Jewish Theological Seminary will each discuss an aspect of the 2017 theme: Times of Crisis: …

Jul

21 2017

Hevreh’s Jewish Festival of Books: Shabbat with Author Lloyd Handwerker

7:30PM - 9:00PM  

Hevreh
270 State Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230

“Give ‘em and let ‘em eat”. This was the lesson that author Lloyd Handwerker learned from his grandfather,…

Jul

22 2017

Hevreh’s Jewish Festival of Books: Getting to the Heart of Loneliness

10:00AM - 1:00PM  

Hevreh
270 State Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Author and Rabbi Katz Joins Hevreh for Morning Shabbat and Kiddish. 10 am: Shabbat Service, 12 pm: Kiddish and…

Jul

22 2017

Shabbat Family Storytime at Hevreh's Jewish Festival of Books

4:00PM - 5:00PM  

Hevreh
270 State Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Our storytime will feature local children's author, Roni Schotter, who will be reading "Little Green Truck" and "All…

Jul

23 2017

Hevreh’s Jewish Festival of Books: Brunch with Novelist Elizabeth Poliner

10:00AM - 12:00PM  

Hevreh
270 State Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230

In her debut novel As Close To Us as Breathing, Elizabeth Poliner moves back and forth in time to produce a…

Jul

23 2017

Hadassah Meet-Up at Tanglewood

12:00PM - 5:00PM  

Hadassah Meet-Up at Tanglewood

Jul

23 2017

TALK | "Rabbi Akiva: Sage of the Talmud," with Barry Holtz

2:00PM - 3:30PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St
Amherst, MA 01035

Professor Barry Holtz of the Jewish Theological Seminary talks about his new biography of the brilliant and fascinati…

Jul

24 2017

Hevreh Presents: Useful Ideas in Finance

9:30AM - 11:30AM  

Hevreh
270 State Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230

This discussion group will focus on personal financial issues including asset allocation, taxes, investments, and…

Jul

24 2017

Only Yesterday...1941-1958

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

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

The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires' Connecting with Community presents "Only Yesterday...1941-1958," A Memoir…

Jul

24 2017

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

4:00PM - 6:00PM  

Lenox Memorial Middle and High School
197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240

Big Sonia

Jul

24 2017

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

8:00PM - 10:00PM  

Lenox Memorial Middle and High School
197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240

Bang! The Bert Berns Story

Jul

25 2017

Play Analysis Class with Dr. Barbara Waldinger

10:00AM - 11:30AM  

Temple Anshe Amunim
26 Broad Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

A four-week course, led by Barbara Waldinger, Professor of Theater at Queens College in New York City and Artistic Di…

Jul

25 2017

iEngage - The Tribes of Israel: A Shared Homeland for a Divided People

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Lenox Community Center
65 Walker Street
Lenox, MA 01240

Join Rabbi Neil Hirsch of Hevreh of Southern Berkshire and Rabbi David Weiner of Knesset Israel for a series of…

Jul

26 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?

Jul

26 2017

Torah and Tea

12:30PM - 1:30PM  

Chabad of the Berkshires
450 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

An intriguing and personal weekly Torah discussion of the practical and mystical with contemporary relevance. Hot…

Jul

26 2017

Torah and Tea

12:30PM - 1:30PM  

Chabad of the Berkshires
450 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

An intriguing and personal weekly Torah discussion of the practical and mystical with contemporary relevance. Hot…

Jul

26 2017

Midweek Mah Jongg

2:00PM - 4:00PM  

Chabad of the Berkshires

Pittsfield, MA 01201

Looking for an afternoon activity? Play mah jongg weekly at Chabad.

Jul

27 2017

December 7, 1941 and a First Person Account

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 historian, David Rutstein, who will discuss the background…

Jul

27 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

Jul

27 2017

Hevreh Presents: Hannah Senesh - Another Look

3:30PM - 5:00PM  

Hevreh

Great Barrington, MA 01230

Hannah Senesh was arguably the most important hero to emerge from the Palestinian Jewish community during World War…

Jul

29 2017

“Moving Through the Morning Service” with Sue Gurland

9:30AM - 10:30AM  

Knesset Israel
16 Colt Rd.
Lenox, MA 01201

On Shabbat morning in the downstairs Chapel from 9:30-10:30. She is a teacher who integrates authentic Jewish practic…

Jul

30 2017

FILM | "Portrait of Wally"

2:00PM - 3:30PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St
Amherst, MA 01035

Portrait of Wally, Egon Schiele’s tender picture of his mistress, Walburga (“Wally”) Neuzil, is the pride of th…

Jul

31 2017

"The Extra" by Israeli novelist A.B. Yehoshua

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 Dr. Avraham Horowitz who will discuss "The Extra" by…

Jul

31 2017

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

4:00PM - 6:00PM  

Lenox Memorial Middle and High School
197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240

Keep Quiet

Jul

31 2017

A Family’s Journey to Freedom: Escaping the Holocaust through the Far East

7:30PM - 9:00PM  

CONGREGATION AHAVATH SHOLOM
15 NORTH ST
GREAT BARRINGTON,

Judith Schumer, who was born in Shanghai, China, in October, 1945 will tell the story of her parents’ odyssey to th…