Sustaining Jewish Community

As the hub of the community, the Federation is uniquely positioned to connect Jews to one another. We work in collaboration with our affiliate partners to create opportunities for people of all ages to celebrate Jewish life and build supportive relationships with each other and Israel. The Jewish Federation nurtures and sustains our Jewish community through activities and programs including:
 
  • Annual Middle East Update
  • Berkshire Jewish Summer Guide
  • Berkshire Jewish Voice
  • Community Holiday Celebrations
  • Community Passover Seder
  • Community Relations & Advocacy
  • Co-sponsored events with Affiliate Partners
  • Israel Education
  • Jewish Cultural & Educational Programming
  • Jewishberkshires.org and E-communications
  • Knosh & Knowledge Program
  • Shabbat Across the Berkshires

 

Israel and Overseas Partners
Strengthening Jewish communities in Israel and around the world has always been a priority for the Berkshire Jewish Community. Through our Israel and Overseas allocations, your contribution to the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires also sustains Jewish life and supports lifesaving humanitarian work through these global partners:
  • THE AMERICAN JEWISH JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE (JDC)

    works in more than 70 countries and in Israel to alleviate hunger and hardship, rescue Jews in danger, create lasting connections to Jewish life, and provide immediate relief and long-term development support for victims of natural and man-made disasters.

    works in more than 70 countries and in Israel to alleviate hunger and hardship, rescue Jews in danger, create lasting connections to Jewish life, and provide immediate relief and long-term development support for victims of natural and man-made disasters.

    works in more than 70 countries and in Israel to alleviate hunger and hardship, rescue Jews in danger, create lasting connections to Jewish life, and provide immediate relief and long-term developm...

    works in more than 70 countries and in Israel to alleviate hunger and hardship, rescue Jews in danger, create lasting connectio...

    works in more than 70 countries and in Israel to alleviate hunger and hardship, rescue ...

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  • THE JEWISH AGENCY FOR ISRAEL

    addresses the most pressing issues in Jewish life by working to inspire Jews throughout the world to connect with their people, heritage and land, and empowers them to build a thriving Jewish future and strong Israel. And the Jewish Agency facilitates aliyah for those who choose to make Israel their home.

    addresses the most pressing issues in Jewish life by working to inspire Jews throughout the world to connect with their people, heritage and land, and empowers them to build a thriving Jewish future and strong Israel. And the Jewish Agency facilitates aliyah for those who choose to make Israel th...

    addresses the most pressing issues in Jewish life by working to inspire Jews throughout the world to connect with their people, heritage and land, and empowers them to build a thriving Jewish futur...

    addresses the most pressing issues in Jewish life by working to inspire Jews throughout the world to connect with their people,...

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  • WORLD ORT

    works for the advancement of the Jewish People through education and training for employment; to provide individuals worldwide with the skills and knowledge necessary to cope with the challenges of their environment, and to foster economic self-sufficiency, mobility and a sense of identity through the use of state-of-the-art technology.

    works for the advancement of the Jewish People through education and training for employment; to provide individuals worldwide with the skills and knowledge necessary to cope with the challenges of their environment, and to foster economic self-sufficiency, mobility and a sense of identity throug...

    works for the advancement of the Jewish People through education and training for employment; to provide individuals worldwide with the skills and knowledge necessary to cope with the challenges of...

    works for the advancement of the Jewish People through education and training for employment; to provide individuals worldwide ...

    works for the advancement of the Jewish People through education and training for emplo...

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