Berkshire Jewish Voice Highlights

Highlights from the Berkshire Jewish Voice

Rabbi Reflection: Ands or Buts…Thoughts for 5783

In this New Year-themed Rabbi Reflection column, Rabbi Barbara Cohen of Congregation Ahavath Sholom in Great Barrington considers how a simple linguistic shift - learning to substitute the word "and" for the word "but" - might transform one's view of oneself and of the world

Dancing With the Ancestors - The Art of Carolyn Newberger

Last March, artist Carolyn Newberger of Lenox explored her family’s roots in Ukraine through her dismay over the country’s invasion by Russia. She created “Dancing With the Ancestors, Ukraine,” a mixed media collage and painting, as a way of both acknowledging the historical…

Rebecca Soffer on The Modern Loss Handbook at Knosh & Knowledge, Sept. 16

In our BJV Interview, Rebecca Soffer, the co-founder of Modern Loss, talks with Rabbi Seth Wax of Williams College about her work, loss, and what we might learn from being more real about our experiences of grief. She will appear at Federation's Knosh & Knowledge at Hevreh in Great…

Young Judaism - From Stealing Kisses to Building Community

Noah Hochfelder, who grew up in Pittsfield and is now at Middlebury College, tells his Berkshire Jewish story – and how this Federation made him a creative leader prepared to build community as a young adult

Traveling With Jewish Taste: Making a Big Tzimmes

Is a Rosh Hashanah 'tzimmes' worth the 'patchke'? Of course it is - and our Traveling With Jewish Taste correspondent Carol Goodman Kaufman tells us about the history of this classic Ashkenazi holiday dish, plus a recipe.