Berkshire Jewish Community Calendar

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Jul

1 2019

Useful Ideas in Finance

9:30AM - 11:30AM  

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

Following on the heels of this well-attended series in previous years, this discussion group will again focus on pers…

Jul

1 2019

Exploring Jewish Humor: Isaac Bashevis Singer

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

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

"Exploring Jewish Humor" with Yiddish scholar, Dick Macht, PhD.

Jul

1 2019

KI 125th Anniversary Gala

5:30PM - 8:30PM  

Knesset Israel
16 Colt Rd.
Pittsfield, MA 01201

KI 125th Anniversary Gala

Jul

2 2019

Why the Vote Mattered & Why It Didn't

11:30AM - 1:00PM  

Temple Anshe Amunim
26 Broad Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Join Dr. Robyn Rosen for a presentation where she will examine the suffrage victory in the broader context of…

Jul

7 2019

Author Talk: “On the Landing," with Ellen Cassedy

2:00PM - 3:30PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

“On the Landing” opens by inviting us to join a woman making her way through her ruined hometown in southeastern…

Jul

8 2019

Exploring Jewish Humor: Sholom Aleichem

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

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

"Exploring Jewish Humor" with Yiddish scholar, Dick Macht, PhD.

Jul

8 2019

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

4:00PM - 6:00PM  

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

Beneath the Ink
Inspired by current events, an Appalachia tattoo artist donates his services to erase symbols of hate…

Jul

8 2019

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

8:00PM - 10:00PM  

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

I Heart NY
Graphic designer Milton Glaser shares the inspiration behind the creation of his iconic I ♥ NY logo.
AND…

Jul

9 2019

Play Analysis: In Fascism's Grip

10:00AM - 11:30AM  

Temple Anshe Amunim
26 Broad Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Dr. Barbara Waldinger, Theatre professor and director, will discuss two plays: July 9 and 16: Bertolt Brecht's…

Jul

9 2019

Berkshire Hills Hadassah Chai tea

12:00PM - 2:00PM  

Save the Date for Chai Tea.

Jul

9 2019

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

10 2019

The God you Don't Believe in Doesn't Exist

11:30AM - 1:00PM  

Temple Anshe Amunim
26 Broad Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Join Rabbi Liz on Wednesdays, July 10, 17, and 24 at 11:30am to talk God. We'll examine Jewish perspectives on God…

Jul

11 2019

Modern History of Congressional Investigations

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 "Modern History of Congressional Investigations."

Jul

11 2019

Perspectives on the Holocaust: FDR and the Holocaust

4:00PM - 6:00PM  

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

History has not been kind to FDR where the persecution and slaughter of Europe's Jews is concerned. While he earns…

Jul

11 2019

Concert: “Daniel Kahn & the Painted Bird”

8:00PM - 9:30PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

Daniel Kahn & the Painted Bird perform a blend of original and traditional songs, including songs of resistance…

Jul

12 2019

Today's Supreme Court with Linda Greenhouse

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

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

Knosh & Knowledge Today's Supreme Court with Linda Greenhouse

Jul

12 2019

JTS in the Berkshires: "VERDI IN TEREZIN: A COMPOSER’S INSPIRATION."

11:00AM - 12:30PM  

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

Dr. Gerald Cohen, Assistant Professor, H.L. Miller Cantorial School
Composer Gerald Cohen will tell the story of a de…

Jul

12 2019

Concert: “An Afternoon of Yiddish Song with Vira Lozinsky & Hankus Netsky”

2:30PM - 4:00PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

The Helen and Irving Sunshine Memorial Concert | Vira Lozinsky makes her Yidstock debut accompanied by pioneering…

Jul

12 2019

Concert: “Nigunim Trio”

5:30PM - 7:00PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

Nigunim Trio performs spiritual Hasidic-Jewish chants whose purpose is to induce a state of piety and ecstasy in…

Jul

12 2019

Tanglewood Shabbat

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 the …

Jul

13 2019

Eleanor Reissa & Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars, with special guests

8:00PM - 9:30PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

The Joan A. Backman Memorial Concert | Eleanor Reissa, Frank London, and the Klezmer Brass Allstars explore the…

Jul

14 2019

Concert: “Lid un balade: Daniel Kahn & Sarah Mina Gordon”

12:00PM - 1:30PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

Daniel Kahn and Sarah Mina Gordon present an acoustic set of original and traditional Yiddish songs and ballads.

Jul

14 2019

Tanglewood Summer Sundays Young Families

12:00PM - 2:30PM  

Tanglewood
297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240

Bring a picnic, enjoy the activities, and stay for the concert.

Jul

14 2019

Concert: “Cantar i Zingen: Aviva Chernick Ensemble and Friends”

3:00PM - 4:30PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

Best known as a Ladino singer, Aviva Chernick makes her Yidstock debut with her Toronto-based band plus a little…

Jul

14 2019

Jewish Radial Feminism: An evening with Dr. Joyce Antler

5:00PM - 6:30PM  

Temple Anshe Amunim
26 Broad Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Join us at Temple Anshe Amunim for an evening with Dr. Joyce Antler, Samuel J. Lane Professor Emerita of American…

Jul

14 2019

Concert: “The Klezmatics, with special guest Vira Lozinsky”

7:30PM - 9:00PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

The Bernard and Reva Broder Memorial Concert | The Klezmatics blend instrumental and vocal virtuosity and…

Jul

15 2019

Useful Ideas in Finance

9:30AM - 11:30AM  

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

Following on the heels of this well-attended series in previous years, this discussion group will again focus on pers…

Jul

15 2019

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

4:00PM - 6:00PM  

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

Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People
An inspiring American story recounting the life and times of modern journalism 

Jul

15 2019

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

8:00PM - 10:00PM  

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

Rescue Bus 300
A powerful and tense docudrama about the 1984 hijacking and rescue of Bus 300 in Israel.

 

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Jul

16 2019

Play Analysis: In Fascism's Grip

10:00AM - 11:30AM  

Temple Anshe Amunim
26 Broad Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Dr. Barbara Waldinger, Theatre professor and director, will discuss two plays: July 9 and 16: Bertolt Brecht's…

Jul

17 2019

The God you Don't Believe in Doesn't Exist

11:30AM - 1:00PM  

Temple Anshe Amunim
26 Broad Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Join Rabbi Liz on Wednesdays, July 10, 17, and 24 at 11:30am to talk God. We'll examine Jewish perspectives on God…

Jul

18 2019

A Hundred Acres of America: Jewish American Literature

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

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

Join author and professor Michael Hoberman as he discusses his recently published book, A Hundred Acres of America.

Jul

18 2019

Seltzertopia: The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary Drink

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

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

This book is the definitive biography of seltzer, and there is nothing two cents plain about the story, which is freq…

Jul

19 2019

A River Could Be A Tree by Angela Himsel

5:45PM - 8:00PM  

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

This lyrical memoir traces the author’s journey from one of eleven children, growing up in rural Indiana as part of…

Jul

20 2019

Tova Mirvis & Angela Himsel in Conversation with Judith Rosenbaum

10:00AM - 12:00PM  

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

During Shabbat morning services, Tova Mirvis and Angela Himsel will be in conversation with each other, moderated by …

Jul

20 2019

The Book of Separation by Tova Mirvis

12:00PM - 2:00PM  

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

The best-selling novelist discusses her memoir, The Book of Separation, tracing her journey away from her Modern Orth…

Jul

20 2019

The World Needs Beautiful Things - Havdalah and Family Program

4:00PM - 5:30PM  

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

Family program to include a nature walk in Hevreh's backyard with Rabbi Leah Rachel Berkowitz, later reading her PJ…

Jul

21 2019

The Raging Skillet by Chef Rossi

10:00AM - 12:00PM  

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

The Raging Skillet is a raucous memoir recounting Chef Rossi’s personal revolution against Orthodoxy and the microw…

Jul

22 2019

A Horse Walks into a Bar

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

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

Dr. Avraham Horowitz discusses the novel A Horse Walks into a Bar by David Grossman

Jul

22 2019

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

4:00PM - 6:00PM  

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

The Accountant at Auschwitz
More than 40 years after serving as an SS officer at Auschwitz, Oskar Gröning told the …

Jul

22 2019

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

8:00PM - 10:00PM  

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

Holy Lands
James Caan and Rosanna Arquette star in this comedic family drama about a retired American doctor who beco…

Jul

23 2019

Play Analysis: In Fascism's Grip

10:00AM - 11:30AM  

Temple Anshe Amunim
26 Broad Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Dr. Barbara Waldinger, Theatre professor and director, will discuss two plays: July 9 and 16: Bertolt Brecht's…

Jul

24 2019

The God you Don't Believe in Doesn't Exist

11:30AM - 1:00PM  

Temple Anshe Amunim
26 Broad Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Join Rabbi Liz on Wednesdays, July 10, 17, and 24 at 11:30am to talk God. We'll examine Jewish perspectives on God…

Jul

25 2019

A New Look at Military Vignettes and Their Implications on the Middle East

4:00PM - 6:00PM  

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

For each of the past few years, Hevreh member Steve Schreier, a frequent and knowledgeable visitor to Israel, has…

Jul

26 2019

JTS in the Berkshires: WHAT CAN THE BIBLE TEACH US ABOUT WAGNER?

11:00AM - 12:30PM  

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

WHAT CAN THE BIBLE TEACH US ABOUT WAGNER? JEWISH VIEWS ON THE IMPERFECT MESSENGER

Dr. David Kraemer, Joseph J. and Dor…

Jul

28 2019

A Life of Meaning: Exploring the Sacred Path of Reform Judaism

9:00AM - 11:00AM  

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

In 2019, American Jews will mark the 200th birthday of Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise, the founder of the American Reform Mov…

Jul

28 2019

Film: “Persona Non Grata”

1:30PM - 3:00PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

As WWII begins, hordes of Jewish refugees flee to Lithuania. In search of transit visas, they turn to a Japanese…

Jul

28 2019

“Hadassah - To Life (Chai = 18)” - Scotch Tasting of 18 year Single Malts

5:00PM - 7:00PM  

Hilton Garden Inn
1032 South St.
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Join with us in sampling several 18 year old, single malt scotches, presented and discussed, along with humorous anec…

Jul

29 2019

All The Rivers

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

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

All The Rivers by Dorit Rabinyan

Jul

29 2019

Book Discussion: Antisemitism Here and Now

12:30PM - 2:00PM  

Temple Anshe Amunim
26 Broad Street
pittsfield, MA 01201

On Monday, July 29th at 12:30 p.m. Temple Anshe Amunim will host a discussion of Antisemitism Here and Now, by…

Jul

29 2019

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

4:00PM - 6:00PM  

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

Ask Dr. Ruth
Documentary about the life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Holocaust survivor and America's most famous sex ther…

Jul

29 2019

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

8:00PM - 10:00PM  

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

Leona
A young Jewish woman from Mexico City finds herself torn between her family and her forbidden love. Mature Cont…

Jul

30 2019

Play Analysis: In Fascism's Grip

10:00AM - 11:30AM  

Temple Anshe Amunim
26 Broad Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Dr. Barbara Waldinger, Theatre professor and director, will discuss two plays: July 9 and 16: Bertolt Brecht's…

Jul

30 2019

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