Berkshire Jewish Voice Highlights

Highlights from the Berkshire Jewish Voice

Observing From Home - Sheltering in Place, Finding Sacred Space

Jodie Friedman of Hevreh of Southern Berkshire shares the way her post-Zoom Seder letdown was transformed into a renewed appreciation of the power and beauty of Shabbat and other Jewish chagim. A Berkshire Jewish Voices essay.

Rabbi Reflection: Recognizing the High Stakes of Good Leadership

Rabbi David Weiner of Knesset Israel in Pittsfield reflects on the qualities defining good leadership, and the role good leaders play in helping us move forward.

Jewish Taste: Asparagus goes, it’s one of the most welcome sights of spring

The BJV's Traveling With Jewish Taste columnist Carol Goodman Kaufman shares some of the lore associated with asparagus, its short spring season the time when the prized green shoots are at their most delectable.

One Story: Merle Ferber on Volunteering for a Pat on the Back

One Story - Your Federation Dollars at Work: Activist, educator, and volunteer Merle Ferber on making a difference in the Jewish community and beyond

Deepening Berkshires Connections with the Afula-Gilboa Region of Israel

Josh Bloom, a vice president on Federation's Executive Board, on the deepening ties between the Berkshires and Israel's Afula-Gilboa region through JAFI's Partnership2Gether program