Berkshire Minyan

Web Site: http://​www.​berkshireminyan.​org/​

The Berkshire Minyan provides a traditional, egalitarian davening experience in Great Barrington.

Shabbat and Yom Tov services begin at 10:00 am and end at noon.

Our services are entirely member-run and participatory. Members volunteer to lead services, chant Torah and Haftarah, give divrei Torah, and handle administrative duties. Our structure provides that each service is unique, but all are inclusive, meaningful, spirited, and accessible to participants of all backgrounds. During Covid, attendance is limited to those who are fully vaccinated.

Morning services are held on Shabbat and the first days of chaggim throughout the year (Pesach, Shavuot, Sukkot, and Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah). During the summer, we occasionally conduct Kabbalat Shabbat services at members’ homes. During the month of Elul, we meet weekly for prayer and study sessions in preparation for the Yomim Noraim. We also hold High Holiday services and gather for other significant events during the year, including readings of Megillah on Purim and Eichah on Tisha B’Av.

Our services are conducted largely in Hebrew. We use Siddur Lev Shalem for Shabbat and festivals. Services include Psukei De-zimra, Shaharit, Torah reading (triennial), Haftarah, Musaf, and a d’var Torah (in English) followed by discussion.

Whether you're visiting the Berkshires for a weekend, live in the region year-round, or anything between, we invite you to join us.

For more information about our services, including their location, or to add your name and address to our e-mail list, contact The Berkshire Minyan at