Berkshire Jewish Voice Highlights

Highlights from the Berkshire Jewish Voice

When Our Traditional Ideas of Giving and Receiving Get Turned Upside Down

Federation's executive director shares her family's COVID-19 experience and reflects on how disorienting it felt for her to be on the receiving end of care, even during a time of true need

In the Land of Israel : Amos Oz's Work Interpreted by TAMIR, April 25

In performance on April 25: Actress/playwright TAMIR will present "In the Land of Israel," her adaptation of Amos Oz's landmark portrait of Israel in the 1980s. Here she shares what it was like to know Oz, and how their professional relationship developed.

Seeking Peace Through the Trauma of Shared Loss

Sydney Pope and Gaby Ivanova of Students for Israeli Palestinian Dialogue group at Williams College share the experience of talking with two young members of The Parents Circle - Family Forum, a joint Israeli-Palestinian peacebuilding network of over 600 bereaved families and individuals…

Helping Each Other, Cultivating Hope for the Better Days that are Coming

Rabbi Rachel Barenblat of Congregation Beth Israel in North Adams shares the teaching of the rabbi of the Warsaw Ghetto, R. Kalman Kalonymus Shapira, to encourage us all to cultivate trust that better days are ahead

"Discovering a Shared Love of Caramel and Social Justice" via Caring Pals

Regina Fink, a junior at Williams College, shares how she enlisted the help of Federation to create Caring Pals, which matches students with isolated seniors in our community to form relationships and connections.