Berkshire Jewish Community Calendar

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Jul

1 2018

Film: “Song of the Lodz Ghetto”

2:00PM - 3:30PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

This documentary is a moving account of the history of Poland’s “first and last” Jewish ghetto, and tells the…

Jul

2 2018

An Evening with Alon Tal and Gil Troy

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Shakespeare and Company's Bernstein Theatre
70 Kemble Street
Lenox, MA 01240

Join us for a dynamic conversation with two remarkable thought leaders.  Alon Tal is a leading Israeli environmental…

Jul

3 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

Jul

5 2018

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

9 2018

#metoo: Changing Sexual Attitudes with Bonnie Saks, MD

9:30AM - 11:30AM  

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

Hevreh member and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of South Florida, Dr. Saks will explore current …

Jul

9 2018

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

4:00PM - 6:00PM  

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

The Oslo Diaries

A documentary about a group of Israelis and Palestinians who secretly come together in Oslo for uns…

Jul

9 2018

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

8:00PM - 10:00PM  

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

A Bag of Marbles

A story of the Nazi occupation through the eyes of two young Jewish boys struggling to survive on t…

Jul

10 2018

Chai Tea sponsored by Berkshire Hills Hadassah

12:00PM - 2:00PM  

Alice Schiller
28 Ice Glen Road
Stockbridge, MA

Chai Tea sponsored by Berkshire Hills Hadassah is open to Hadassah members and non-members. Everyone is invited to br…

Jul

12 2018

Soil and Shul - The Story of a Jewish Farm Colony in the Berkshires

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 "Soil and Shul - The Story of a Jewish Farm Colony in the…

Jul

12 2018

Becoming The Nazi Officer’s Wife

4:00PM - 5:30PM  

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

The central task of the collaborating biographer is to become as much as possible the person whose story is being tol…

Jul

13 2018

JTS in the Berkshires - Rabbi Daniel Nevins - Biotech and the Bible

11:00AM - 12:30PM  

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

Humans have been tinkering with lifeforms since the beginning of history, breeding plants and animals to suit their n…

Jul

14 2018

Tot Shabbat on the Town

9:30AM - 11:00AM  

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

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

Jul

15 2018

Major Donors Celebration

9:30AM - 11:30AM  

Country Club of Pittsfield
639 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires Major Donors Breakfast

Jul

16 2018

Jewish Germany - Its History and Legacy

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 "Jewish Germany - Its History and Legacy."

Jul

16 2018

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

4:00PM - 6:00PM  

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

Levinsky Park

A documentary about the tens of thousands of refugees from sub-Saharan Africa who are seeking relief a…

Jul

16 2018

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

8:00PM - 10:00PM  

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

Shelter

A drama about two women—a Mossad agent and a Lebanese informer—who find themselves trapped in a labyrint…

Jul

18 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 …

Jul

18 2018

A Mind-Expanding Tour of the Cosmos - 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…

Jul

19 2018

Vichy France and the Jews

4:00PM - 5:30PM  

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

The right-wing French regime based in Vichy governed much of France following that country’s defeat by Germany in 1…

Jul

19 2018

Judith Schumer presents her new book, In the Presence of My Enemies.

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

CONGREGATION AHAVATH SHOLOM
15 North st
Great Barrington, MA

In the Presence of My Enemies is the story of Holocaust survivor Adam Zurawin who was labeled as a Nazi collaborator.…

Jul

20 2018

The History and Future of Western Democracy in an Age of Populism

10:45AM - 1:00PM  

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

Knosh & Knowledge: The History and Future of Western Democracy in an Age of Populism

Jul

20 2018

Tanglewood Shabbat with Hevreh

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Tanglewood
West St.
Lenox, MA 01240

Celebrate Shabbat with Hevreh

Jul

23 2018

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

4:00PM - 6:00PM  

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

Sammy Davis, Jr: I’ve Gotta Be Me

The first major film documentary to examine Davis’ vast talent and his journey f…

Jul

23 2018

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

8:00PM - 10:00PM  

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

Foxtrot

Israel’s bold and highly controversial Academy Award submission for Best Foreign Language Film. This audacio…

Jul

24 2018

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

Jul

25 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 …

Jul

26 2018

Hevreh's 2nd Annual Jewish Festival of Books

 

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

Hevreh is pleased to present the second annual Jewish Festival of Books in the Berkshires.

Jul

27 2018

Hevreh's 2nd Annual Jewish Festival of Books

 

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

Hevreh is pleased to present the second annual Jewish Festival of Books in the Berkshires.

Jul

27 2018

JTS in the Berkshires - Rabbi Mychal Springer - Watering the Soul

11:00AM - 12:30PM  

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

As director of the Center for Pastoral Education at JTS, Rabbi Springer has built a program that enables students to …

Jul

27 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

Jul

28 2018

Hevreh's 2nd Annual Jewish Festival of Books

 

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

Hevreh is pleased to present the second annual Jewish Festival of Books in the Berkshires.

Jul

28 2018

Sparkle Havdalah: A Drag Queen Storyhour for Families

4:00PM - 6:00PM  

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

Families are invited to wear their sparkly best as we bid farwell to Shabbat with a very special storytime. This year…

Jul

28 2018

Tanglewood Havdalah with Anshe Amunim

7:00PM - 7:30PM  

Tanglewood
West St.
Lenox , MA 01240

Join Temple Anshe Amunim in their Annual Havdalah at Tanglewood. Look for the blue and white balloons in the middle…

Jul

29 2018

Hevreh's 2nd Annual Jewish Festival of Books

 

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

Hevreh is pleased to present the second annual Jewish Festival of Books in the Berkshires.

Jul

29 2018

Films: “Iom Romi” & “Cuba's Forgotten Jewels: A Haven in Havana”

2:00PM - 3:30PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

“Iom Romì” chronicles a day in the life of the contemporary Jewish community of Rome. In “Cuba’s Forgotten Jewels,”…

Jul

30 2018

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

4:00PM - 6:00PM  

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

Keep the Change

While protagonist David struggles to come to terms with his own high-functioning autism, he unexpected…

Jul

30 2018

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

8:00PM - 10:00PM  

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

Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds: The Conductor Zubin Mehta

A documentary that follows the dazzling international…