Berkshire Jewish Voice Highlights

Highlights from the Berkshire Jewish Voice

Torah in the Tarot: Hidden Secrets of the Crypto-Jews

On Friday, August 11 at 10:45 a.m., Knosh & Knowledge presents “Torah in the Tarot: Hidden Secrets of the Crypto-Jews,” a program in collaboration with the Boston-area Jewish Arts Collaborative (JArts) as part of Federation's Celebration of Sephardic Culture. Presenter Stav Appel spoke…

Coming in August: “Immersion: Defiant Music," with Mark Ludwig

In August, Terezín Music Foundation director Mark Ludwig will collaborate with the Tanglewood Learning Institute on a two-part series, “Immersion: Defiant Music,” which explores cultural creators persecuted by Nazis during World War II. In this BJV Interview, Ludwig shares an overview…

A Question of Relooking - Golda's Balcony Returns to Shakespeare & Company

In August, Shakespeare & Company revives "Golda's Balcony," a play that was first staged there more than 20 years ago. Annette Miller will reprise one of her signature roles as she again takes the stage as the Zionist icon. She spoke to the BJV about what has changed and what hasn't about…

Ken Y’hi Ratzon - Let It Be So

From Elisa Schindler Frankel's remarks as outgoing president of Jewish Federation of the Berkshires at our 83rd Annual Meeting on June 20. Thank you, Elisa, for all you do for this Jewish community!

Rabbi Reflection: Envisioning the Future after a Time of Devastation

"Shabbat Chazon," the Sabbath of vision, falls this year on July 22. In this Rabbi Reflection column, Rabbi Neal Borovitz looks to scripture and history to offer some thoughts on how to repair the divisions among today's Jews.