Berkshire Jewish Community Calendar

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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…