The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires cares for those in need and nurtures and sustains the Jewish community locally, in Israel and around the world, today and for future generations. 

The Federation is where the values of compassion, charity, generosity and responsibility inspire us to improve the quality of life for people in our community. Read more

Contact us at:
196 South Street, Pittsfield, MA  01201
413-442-4360

Three in One

1:00 p.m. Monday, August 25, 2014
"Three in One."  Three one-act play readings in one hour with Nina Bleiweiss. Cost of $3.  Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield. More

The Indians of the Berkshires and the Hudson River Valley

1:00 p.m. Thursday, August 28, 2014
"The Indians of the Berkshires and the Hudson River Valley" with author David C. King. Cost of $3. Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield. More

The Process of Aging

1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 4, 2014
"The Process of Aging" with therapist, Maggie Bittman. Cost of $3.  Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield. More

The Season to Learn and Turn

1:00 p.m. Monday, September 8, 2014
"This is the Season: Learn, Turn, Turn" with Spiritual Leader Barbara Cohen of Congregation Ahavath Sholom. Cost of $3.  Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield. More

The Stories of Judith Lerner

1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 11, 2014
"The Stories of Judith Lerner" with the author reading from some of her own works. Cost of $3.  Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield. More

 Dr. Leon Botstein

10:45 a.m. Friday, September 12, 2014
Knosh and Knowledge - "Renowned international conductor, Dr. Leon Botstein, the president of Bard College."  Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Road, Gt Barrington.  More

A World Through a Biologists's Eyes

1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 18, 2014
"A World Through a Biologists's Eyes" with Dr. Seymour Gilbert, Professor of Food Services, Emeritus at Rutgers University.  Cost of $3.  Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield. More

Hunger and Food Insecurity in Berkshire County

1:00 p.m. Monday, September 22, 2014
"Hunger and Food Insecurity in Berkshire County" with Andrew Morehouse, Executive Director of The Food Bank of Western MA.  Cost of $3.  Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield. More

World Seen as a Documentary Film Editor

1:00 p.m. Monday, September 29 and Thursday, October 2, 2014
"World Seen as a Documentary Film Editor" with honored veteran editor, Larry Silk.  Film screening of "Woody Allen Wild Man Blues" on 9/29 and conversation with Larry Silk on 10/2.  Cost of $3.  Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield. More

Anna's Brooklyn Promise

1:00 p.m. Monday, October 13, 2014
"Anna's Brooklyn Promise" staged reading by D.K. Oklahoma under direction of Milton Lestz.  Cost of $3.  Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield. More

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by calling

413-442-4360 ext. 10

Federation Family Sukkot FUNday

Edible Sukkahs on the Farm!
Sunday, October 12
11am - 1pm
Whitney's Farm, Cheshire

 

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