Berkshire Jewish Community Calendar

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Dec

1 2017

Illuminations of Genocide

10:45AM - 1:00PM  

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

The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires presents: Knosh & Knowledge. Illuminations of Genocide

Dec

3 2017

A Day of Holocaust Education and Remembrance for 7th and 8th graders

Dec

3 2017

Author Talk: Have I Got a Story for You with Ezra Glinter

2:00PM - 3:30PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

 

Editor Ezra Glinter combed through the Forward's archives to glean the best stories from the newspaper's 120-year…

Dec

4 2017

Screening of film "The Rape of Europa"

10:45AM - 1:45PM  

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

The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community will screen the film "The Rape of Europa." This film captures the…

Dec

7 2017

Screening of "Woman in Gold"

10:45AM - 1:45PM  

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

The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community will screen the film Woman in Gold.

Dec

9 2017

Abraham’s Daughters present : An Interfaith Conversation

10:00AM - 12:00PM  

CONGREGATION AHAVATH SHOLOM
15 NORTH ST
GREAT BARRINGTON, MA 01230

 

The four participants are: Vjosa Qerimi, an Albanian from Kosovo, has been in the US for four years. She is a…

Dec

10 2017

PJ Library & Hevreh Community Chanukah Warm Up Party with David Grover

3:00PM - 5:00PM  

Fuel
293 Main Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230

PJ Library and Hevreh Community Chanukah Warm Up Party with David Grover

Dec

11 2017

A Look at The Balfour Declaration

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 "A Look at The Balfour Declaration: 100 Years Ago November 2, 1917."

Dec

12 2017

Light Up the Berkshires: Kimball Farms

3:30PM - 5:30PM  

Kimball Farms Nuring Care Center
40 Sunset Avenue
Lenox, MA 01240

 

Light the Chanukiah and sing songs with Rabbi Hirsch and Rabbi Gordon! 3:30 PM Assisted Living Building 4:30 PM…

Dec

13 2017

Blood Drive

1:00PM - 6:00PM  

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

 

Come to Hevreh and perform a mitzvah during Chanukah by donating blood to The Red Cross.

Dec

13 2017

Light Up The Berkshires: Kindred Laurel Lake

6:45PM - 7:45PM  

Kindred Laurel Lake
620 Laurel Street
Lee, MA 01238

 

Light the Chanukiah and sing songs with Rabbi Hirsch and Rabbi Gordon at 6:45!

Dec

14 2017

Chanukah Fire Truck Parade
 

Pittsfield Fire Station to Stop and shop
1 Dan Fox Drive
pittsfield, MA 01201

 

For the first time ever in the Berkshires we will have a Chanukah fire truck parade in Pittsfield!

Dec

14 2017

Feng Shui for the New Year

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 "Feng Shui for the New Year."

Dec

14 2017

Light Up the Berkshires: Lenox Community Center

5:30PM - 6:30PM  

Lenox Community Center
65 Walker Street
Lenox, MA 01240

 

Light the Chanukiah at 5:30 and stay to sing Chanukah songs with Rabbi Hirsch and Rabbi Gordon.

Dec

15 2017

Chanukah Shabbat Service and Dinner

5:30PM - 8:30PM  

Temple Anshe Amunim
26 Broad Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

 

Temple Anshe Amunim will hold its annual Community Crib and Chanukah Shabbat Dinner on Friday, December 15 at 26…

Dec

15 2017

Knesset Israel Hannuka 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

Dec

16 2017

Hevreh Hipsters Presents Jews and Brews: Chanukah L'Chaim

8:00PM - 10:00PM  

The Well
312 Main Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230

 

Come to The Well to meet Hevreh Hipsters for our first ever 20s and 30s meetup, which is guaranteed to be (at least) …

Dec

16 2017

Public Menorah Lighting Downtown Lenox
 

Gateways Inn
51 Walker Street
Lenox, MA 01240

 

Live Music!
Hot Latkes!
Dreidels!
Sufganiot!
Chocolate Gelt!
All are Welcome! REGARDLESS OF BACKGROUND OR AFFILIATION!

Dec

16 2017

Tot Shabbat: Chanukah Edition

9:00AM - 10:00AM  

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

 

Join our rabbis, Cantor Cohen, Shluffy the Sloth and Barak-y Raccoon for a sweet Shabbat morning celebration featurin…

Dec

17 2017

Chabad Chanukah Family Festival

3:00PM - 6:00PM  

Premium Lee Outlets
17 Premium Outlet Boulevard
Lee, MA 01238

A family-friendly Chanukah celebration, highlighted by a public menorah kindling of the holiday’s 6th candle

Dec

17 2017

FILM | "Body and Soul: An American Bridge"

2:00PM - 3:30PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

 

The early performance history of the jazz standard “Body and Soul.” Composed by Johnny Green in 1929, the song wa…

Dec

18 2017

Reflections Of A Life

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 memoirist Jay Zeif as he shares his journey of writing…

Dec

21 2017

Hadassah Book Club

7:30PM - 9:30PM  

Various local home to be announced

MA

 

Monthly book club meeting

Dec

21 2017

Yiddish Poetry in Translation

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 "Yiddish Poetry in Translation" with Diana Bregman Feld.