Berkshire Jewish Voice Highlights

Highlights from the Berkshire Jewish Voice

Kosher Lunch Program Menu - November 20, 2023 to January 11, 2024

Kosher Lunch Program Menu - November 20, 2023 to January 11, 2024

“Know Before Whom You Stand” - Saving a Lost Synagogue Mural in North Adams

Tucked away in the attic of what is now a modest apartment building in North Adams is a jewel of the Jewish Berkshires, a mural painted circa 1898 for the original incarnation of Congregation Beth Israel. Largely unseen by anyone for the better part of a century, the mural is intended for…

"Yiddish: A Global Culture" - Telling the Story of a Jewish Counterculture

"Yiddish: A Global Culture" is the just-opening core exhibit at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst. Through books, images, and artifacts, it tells a fuller story of the Yiddish language and its cultural (and countercultural) expressions in the modern era.

"The Sassoons: The Great Global Merchants and the Making of an Empire"

On Thursday, September 28 at 6:45 p.m., join Dr. Joseph Sassoon, professor of History and Politics at Georgetown University, for a program about his book, "The Sassoons: The Great Global Merchants and the Making of an Empire." He spoke to the BJV about the family and his work last August.

The Feeling of "Yichus": Berkshire Native Laurie Sukel Joins Legacy Circle

Pittsfield native Laurie Sukel shares her reasons for joining Federation's Legacy Circle: “I think that the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires is intrinsic to the survival of Judaism and Jews in that part of Massachusetts and the surrounding area.”