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

Film Screening on Life of Primo Levi

10:45AM - 1:30PM  

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

film screening on the life of Primo Levi.

Jul

2 2018

Sustainability of Israel's Environment and Zionist Ideas - A Dialogue

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

Primo Levi, author

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

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

The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community continues its series of author programs as Hugh Black speaks on the…

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

Music and Friendship

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 "Music and Friendship" with Linda Worster and David Grover.

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

11 2018

Israel @70 #1: Challenges for a Young State

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Knesset Israel
16 Colt Rd.
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Description:
On November 29th 1947, the UN divided Mandate Palestine into two states. In this class we focus on major…

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

Eleanor Roosevelt: Personal and Political Transformation

11:30AM - 1:00PM  

Temple Anshe Amunim
26 Broad St.
pittsfield, MA 01201

On July 12, 2018, Temple Anshe Amunim will host a dramatic presentation by Dr. Robyn Rosen. The groups we most…

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

12 2018

CONCERT | David Krakauer's Acoustic Klezmer Quartet

8:00PM - 9:30PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

Delight in a performance emphasizing the beauty of traditional klezmer dance tunes, ritual songs, and reflective melodies.

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

13 2018

CONCERT | Heather Klein & Joshua Horowitz

2:30PM - 3:45PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

Classically trained soprano Heather Klein presents lost works of the Yiddish Art Song repertoire with accompanist…

Jul

13 2018

CONCERT | Tsvey Brider, featuring Anthony Russell & Dmitri Gaskin

5:30PM - 6:45PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

Yiddish vocalist Anthony Russell and pianist/accordionist Dmitri Gaskin explore diverse idioms and styles to create…

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

14 2018

CONCERT | David Krakauer’s Klezmer Madness Reunion Concert with Socalled

8:00PM - 9:30PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

This reunion concert of Klezmer Madness features Krakauer’s groundbreaking fusion of early klezmer sounds, jazz…

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

15 2018

CONCERT | Beyond the Pale (with Surprise Guest)

12:00PM - 1:15PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

Celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year, Beyond the Pale brings a global, world-music approach to klezmer.

Jul

15 2018

CONCERT | Yiddish Meets Ladino, with Sarah Aroeste and Anthony Russell

3:00PM - 4:15PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

Ladino vocalist Sarah Aroeste and Yiddish vocalist Anthony Russell join forces to musically reconcile these…

Jul

15 2018

CONCERT | Socalled String Quartet

7:30PM - 9:00PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

This concert by the brand-new Socalled String Quartet features the mad wizard of Yiddish hip-hop on vocals…

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

Current Affairs: Topics in Contemporary American and International Politics

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 "Current Affairs: Topics in Contemporary American and…

Jul

19 2018

Matches Made in Heaven

11:30AM - 1:00PM  

temple anshe amunim
26 broad st
pittsfield, MA 01201

What do we know of our ancestors’ deepest commitments beyond the names and the dates? Follow one immigrant family…

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

Birthright Israel

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 "Birthright Israel: Questions and Answers about the Jewish…

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

Play Analysis Series with Dr. Barbara Waldinger

10:00AM - 11:30AM  

temple anshe amunim
26 broad st
pittsfield, MA 01201

Temple Anshe Amunim will host a four-part Play Analysis series taught by Dr. Barbara Waldinger, Theatre professor…

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

25 2018

Israel @70 #2: Vibrations of the Six-Day War

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Knesset Israel
16 Colt Rd.
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Reactions to the outcomes of the 1967 war still shape the contours of Israeli society and politics. A divide emerged …

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

join us for a reading of Leslea Newman’s Sparkle Boy

Jul

28 2018

Havdalah at Tanglewood

7:00PM - 7:45PM  

temple anshe amunim
26 broad st
pittsfield, MA 01201

Join Temple Anshe Amunim for a Havdalah service at Tanglewood on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. followed by…

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

Using Theatre to Extend Community and Deepen Empathy

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

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

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community presents "Using Theatre to Extend Community and Deepen Empathy" with…

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…