Berkshire Jewish Voice Highlights

Highlights from the Berkshire Jewish Voice

Transcending a devastating disease through exploration and discovery

An excerpt from Helene Berger's memoir "Choosing Joy – Alzheimer’s: A Book of Hope," about transcending a devastating disease through exploration and discovery, peace and acceptance

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By Albert Stern / BJV Editor

When someone tells me how much they admire this Federation’s work, most of the time that person will add how surprised they are by how much we accomplish given our size. This is especially true if that person lives or has lived in a large Jewish community.


Despite Imperfections, Israel Needs Our Support

Aviva Skoblow, a rising senior at Pittsfield High School, reports on her recent semester in Israel, sponsored in part by the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires.

Ride for the Living celebrates a revival of Jewish life in Krakow

Ride of the Living, which raises money for the JCC in Krakow, Poland, takes riders from Auschwitz to Krakow, honoring the past while celebrating the revival of Jewish life in that country.

Spice Up Your Summer with “The Head of the Shop” – Ras el Hanout

An article (with recipes) about ras el hanout, one of the variety of spice blends brought to Israel by immigrants from around the world, in this case from North Africa. The name is Arabic for "head of the shop," and refers to the best spices available in the spice trader's store.