Berkshire Jewish Voice Highlights

Highlights from the Berkshire Jewish Voice

Young Judaism: Israel Exhausting and Physically Taxing, Yet Invigorating

Daniel Much shares stories about his Federation-sponsored Israel experience

Mid East Update Kenneth M. Pollack on the Region in the Era of Trump

LENOX – On Sunday, November 10 at 2 p.m., the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires’ Middle East Update 2019 will feature Kenneth M. Pollack, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) who works on political-military affairs, focusing in particular on Iran, Iraq, Saudi Ara…

What’s Coming Up for Our Jewish Community? A Peek Behind the Scenes

By Dara Kaufman / Executive Director, Jewish Federation of the Berkshires

As busy and crazy as life sometimes gets, I am extremely grateful that Judaism makes time for us to take a “break.” Whether it is the deep breath we take as we enter Shabbat or the deep dive of thoughtful reflecti…

Economist Ira Lieberman on Financial Crises - Knosh & Knowledge, 11/8

GREAT BARRINGTON - On Friday, November 8  at 10:45 a.m., Knosh & Knowledge welcomes former World Bank expert on debt crises, Ira Lieberman, who will talk about his book, In Good Times Prepare for Crisis, published by Brookings Institution Press.

This Jewish Federation of the Berkshires pro…

Rabbi Reflection: Going a Step Beyond Our Comfort Zone

By Rabbi Levi Volovik

Welcome to a new year. The past month of Tishri, with its High Holy Days, brought with it a wide range of emotions, carefully packaged in 30 glorious days. Like a ride on a roller coaster, we soared upward and around, reaching greater heights. We went from soul-searchi…