Berkshire Jewish Community Calendar

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Jun

1 2018

Shabbat Across the Berkshires Celebrating Israel at 70!

6:15PM - 9:00PM  

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

Celebrating Israel @ 70

Jun

3 2018

PJ Library on the Town - Shavuot at the Farm

10:00AM - 12:00PM  

Cricket Creek Farm
1255 Oblong Road
Williamstown, MA 01267

Families are invited to visit with the farm animals, learn how cheese is made, and celebrate Shavuot with activities…

Jun

3 2018

Film: "Freedom Runners"

2:00PM - 4:00PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

A teacher in Tel Aviv establishes a running group for his students: African refugees whose families fled their…

Jun

3 2018

Bintel Brief, A Staged and Rehearsed Reading

7:00PM - 9:30PM  

Knesset Israel
16 Colt Rd.
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Yiddish-speaking immigrants in early 1900s ask the editor of the paper how to deal with their new world.  YOu will h…

Jun

3 2018

Japanese Relocation Camps: Yellow Bowl Project

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

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

At the beginning of World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an executive order giving the military power…

Jun

4 2018

The Life and Work of Janusz Korczak

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 "The Life and Work of Janusz Korczak."

Jun

5 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

Jun

6 2018

Speak Truth to Power!  A message from Amos to Modern American Jews

11:45AM - 1:00PM  

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

Taught by Rabbi Neal Borovitz, 
a member of Hevreh and The Berkshire Minyan
Rabbi Emeritus Temple Avodat Shalom Rive…

Jun

7 2018

Breaking the Silence in Gyumri, Armenia

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 "Breaking the Silence in Gyumri, Armenia" in recognition of…

Jun

7 2018

Matches Made in Heaven: Genealogy Research Uncovers Love Stories

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

CONGREGATION AHAVATH SHOLOM
15 NORTH ST
GREAT BARRINGTON, MA 01254

Matches Made in Heaven: Genealogy Research Uncovers Love Stories in a Family of Jewish Immigrants.
What do we know of…

Jun

8 2018

Jewish Women's Foundation Executive Board Meeting

9:30AM - 12:30PM  

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

Final review of governance guidelines

Jun

9 2018

Hevreh Gala

6:00PM - 10:00PM  

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

The Gala is being planned as a fundraising event but will also be an opportunity to honor members that have been…

Jun

11 2018

Listening to the Still Small Voice

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 "Listening to the Still Small Voice: an Illustrated Presenta…

Jun

13 2018

Speak Truth to Power!  A message from Amos to Modern American Jews

11:45AM - 1:00PM  

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

Taught by Rabbi Neal Borovitz, 
a member of Hevreh and The Berkshire Minyan
Rabbi Emeritus Temple Avodat Shalom Rive…

Jun

14 2018

Current Affairs: Topics in Contemporary American & 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…

Jun

14 2018

Israel Update

4:00PM - 5:30PM  

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

In a talk last year, Hevreh member Steve Schreier, a frequent and knowledgeable visitor to Israel, made several predi…

Jun

14 2018

Hadassah Book Club

7:30PM - 9:30PM  

various local homes to be announced

MA

Monthly book club meeting

Jun

15 2018

Famous Nathan: Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker

10:45AM - 1:00PM  

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

Knosh & Knowledge welcomes director, Lloyd Handwerker, grandson of the founder of the iconic Nathan's Famous of…

Jun

15 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

Jun

18 2018

Investment Approaches for Today’s Economy and Markets

9:30AM - 11:00AM  

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

Back for a fourth consecutive year, these discussions will focus on personal investment topics, including the outlook…

Jun

18 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

The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community program welcomes Maggie Bittman, therapist, as she leads and…

Jun

19 2018

78th Annual Meeting - Jewish Federation of the Berkshires

7:00PM - 9:30PM  

Seven HIlls Inn
40 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240

Celebrating Our Work Together - 78th Annual Meeting Desserts on the Patio - Board Election - Simkin Schiller…

Jun

20 2018

Speak Truth to Power!  A message from Amos to Modern American Jews

11:45AM - 1:00PM  

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

Taught by Rabbi Neal Borovitz, 
a member of Hevreh and The Berkshire Minyan
Rabbi Emeritus Temple Avodat Shalom Rive…

Jun

20 2018

Leadership in Times of Crisis - 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…

Jun

21 2018

Addressing 'The Fear of the Other' in the Berkshires

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 "Addressing 'The Fear of the Other' in the Berkshires."

Jun

24 2018

Hevreh Goes to the Movies: Wrestling Jerusalem

10:30AM - 1:30PM  

Triplex Cinema
70 Railroad St
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Description:Based on his critically acclaimed one-man stage show, writer-actor Aaron Davidman conjures a host of diff…

Jun

25 2018

The Unexpected Adventures of America's PJ Library® Book-Gifting Program

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 "The Unexpected Adventures of America's PJ Library®…

Jun

25 2018

Rockwell; Life on a Palette

5:30PM - 9:00PM  

Knesset Israel
16 Colt Rd.
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Annual KI Gala

Jun

27 2018

Speak Truth to Power!  A message from Amos to Modern American Jews

11:45AM - 1:00PM  

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

Taught by Rabbi Neal Borovitz, 
a member of Hevreh and The Berkshire Minyan
Rabbi Emeritus Temple Avodat Shalom Rive…

Jun

28 2018

Current Affairs: Topics in Contemporary American & 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…

Jun

28 2018

Discussion of ELI Talk led by Rabbi Neil Hirsch

4:00PM - 5:30PM  

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

In this Discussion Community, we’ll watch an Eli Talk from Dr. Alyssa Gray, professor of Jewish law at the Hebrew U…

Jun

29 2018

Jewish Women's Foundation Brunch and Annual Meeting

10:30AM - 12:30PM  

The Lenox Club
111 Yokun Avenue
Lenox, MA 01240

8th Brunch & Annual Meeting of the Jewish Women's Foundation of Berkshire County.

Special Guest: Linda Hirshman
Auth…

Jun

29 2018

Leonard Bernstein Uncovered: Behind the Scenes at Tanglewood

10:45AM - 12:30PM  

Tanglewood
297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240

The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires presents Knosh & Knowledge, Leonard Bernstein Uncovered: Behind the Scenes…