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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …