Berkshire Jewish Community Calendar

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Aug

1 2019

Robert Frost: New Light on Old Poems

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

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

Robert Frost: New Light on Old Poems presented by Phil Holland, Ph. D..

Aug

1 2019

Perspectives on US Jewry and the Holocaust

4:00PM - 6:00PM  

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

American Jews and the past leadership of the U.S. Jewish community have come under fire in recent decades for failing…

Aug

1 2019

Perspectives on the Holocaust: US Jewry and the Holocaust

4:00PM - 6:00PM  

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

American Jews and the past leadership of the U.S. Jewish community have come under fire in recent decades for…

Aug

2 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 …

Aug

3 2019

TAA Tanglewood Havdalah

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Tanglewood
297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240

Join Temple Anshe Amunim for a Havdalah on the lawn at Tanglewood.

Aug

4 2019

Federation Annual Summer Concert with Nefesh Mountain

7:30PM - 9:30PM  

Lenox Memorial Middle and High School
197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240

The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires' Annual Concert featuring Nefesh Mountain

Aug

5 2019

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

4:00PM - 6:00PM  

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

Shoelaces
This tender family dramedy portrays the knotty relationship between an aging, irascible mechanic and the ex…

Aug

5 2019

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

8:00PM - 10:00PM  

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

The Unorthodox
A disenfranchised Sephardic father launches the ultra-Orthodox Shas Party, a nascent challenge to the …

Aug

6 2019

The Game of Life—and Death

9:30AM - 11:30AM  

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

“Hello” is a conversation game about living and dying and what matters most. Hevreh is sponsoring two opportuniti…

Aug

6 2019

The Rosenberg Case: An Illustrated Lecture

11:30AM - 1:00PM  

Temple Anshe Amunim
26 Broad Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Join us as Jessie Waldinger explores the Rosenberg Case in an illustrated lecture.

Aug

7 2019

The Old is New And the New is Holy: Preparing for the High Holy Days

11:30AM - 1:00PM  

Temple Anshe Amunim
26 Broad Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

On Wednesdays, August 7th, 14th, and 21st at 11:30 a.m., join us at Temple Anshe Amunim for a lunch and learn series…

Aug

8 2019

A Jewish Mystic's Approach to Loving God

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

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

Descriptions of the mystic's journey often discuss how one becomes absorbed within the divine. But how do we train…

Aug

8 2019

An Early Look at the 2020 Race for President

4:00PM - 6:00PM  

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

Richard Kirsch will help us understand the key dynamics that may play out in the primary race for President in 2020.…

Aug

9 2019

The Race to Save Sephardi Jewish Heritage

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

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

The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires presents:
Knosh & Knowledge
The Race to Save Sephardi Jewish Heritage in the …

Aug

9 2019

JTS in the Berkshires: MATCHMAKING AND MIDRASH: A HEBREW COMEDY

11:00AM - 12:30PM  

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

MATCHMAKING AND MIDRASH: A HEBREW COMEDY FROM THE TIME OF SHAKESPEARE.

Dr. Stephanie Siegmund, Women’s League Chair…

Aug

10 2019

Hevreh Hits the Farmer’s Market

8:00AM - 10:00AM  

Great Barrington Farmers Market
Church Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Come for the veggies, stay for Shabbat. Stop by the Hevreh booth at the Great Barrington Farmer's Market to partake i…

Aug

10 2019

Tot Shabbat on the Town

9:30AM - 11:30AM  

Great Barrington Bandstand behind Town Hall
334 Main St
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Hevreh’s Tot Shabbat is hitting the road and setting up tables at Great Barrington’s beloved children’s summer …

Aug

11 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…

Aug

11 2019

Film: “Shalom Italia”

2:00PM - 3:30PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

Three Italian Jewish brothers set off on a journey through Tuscany in search of a cave in which they hid as children…

Aug

12 2019

H.G. Adler: A Life in Many Worlds

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

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

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community program welcomes presenter Peter Filkins, an award winning poet and…

Aug

12 2019

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

4:00PM - 6:00PM  

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

93Queen
Rachel “Ruchie” Freier is a no-nonsense Hasidic lawyer and mother of six who is determined to shake up th…

Aug

12 2019

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

8:00PM - 10:00PM  

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

The Other Story
Two rebellious young women, one fleeing the chaos of secular hedonism for the comforts of faith, the …

Aug

14 2019

The Old is New And the New is Holy: Preparing for the High Holy Days

11:30AM - 1:00PM  

Temple Anshe Amunim
26 Broad Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

On Wednesdays, August 7th, 14th, and 21st at 11:30 a.m., join us at Temple Anshe Amunim for a lunch and learn series…

Aug

15 2019

Spiritual Guidance from the Plant Kingdom

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

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

Plant metaphors in Biblical stories can help to chart a way through our taking stock of our successes and failures…

Aug

18 2019

Maimonides Society of the Berkshires

9:30AM - 12:00PM  

Lenox Town Hall
6 Walker Street
Lenox, MA 01240

Maimonides Society of the Berkshires, 6th Annual Meeting

Aug

19 2019

Jewish Women's Foundation Grant Committee Meeting

9:30AM - 11:30AM  

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

Jewish Women's Foundation Grant Committee Meeting

Review proposals and create grant recommendations for funding

 

 

Aug

19 2019

US Presidents and Sports

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

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

"Presidents and Their Impact in all Areas of Life Including Sports" with journalist, radio and tv personality and…

Aug

21 2019

The Old is New And the New is Holy: Preparing for the High Holy Days

11:30AM - 1:00PM  

Temple Anshe Amunim
26 Broad Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

On Wednesdays, August 7th, 14th, and 21st at 11:30 a.m., join us at Temple Anshe Amunim for a lunch and learn series…

Aug

22 2019

Current Affairs: Contemporary American and 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…

Aug

22 2019

Strategic Planning Town Hall Event

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

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

The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires wants to hear your perspective about important issues in the Jewish Community.

Aug

25 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…

Aug

25 2019

Film: “Birobidzhan”

2:00PM - 3:30PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

In 1934, the Soviet Union founded the Jewish Autonomous Oblast, an independent communist state for Jews in a remote…

Aug

25 2019

52nd Annual Hilda Vallin Feigenbaum Memorial Lecture

7:30PM - 9:00PM  

Temple Anshe Amunim
26 Broad Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Dr. Deborah Lipstadt joins us for the 52nd Annual Hilda Vallin Feigenbaum Memorial Foundation Lecture this month and…

Aug

26 2019

Screening of Schindler's List

10:45AM - 1:00PM  

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

Schindler's List, the 1993 American epic historical period drama directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg and…

Aug

26 2019

Strategic Planning Town Hall Event

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Knesset Israel
16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

As we plan for the future, the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires wants to hear your perspective about important iss…

Aug

27 2019

Berkshire Hills Hadassah Donor Dinner

6:00PM - 9:00PM  

Country Club of Pittsfield
639 South St
Pittsfield, MA 01201

May You Live to Be 120~ Berkshire Hills Hadassah celebrates 3 of our members for serving Hadassah for 120 years
(40 y…

Aug

29 2019

Annual Play Readings

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 "Annual Play Readings" directed by Milton Lestz