Berkshire Jewish Voice Highlights

Highlights from the Berkshire Jewish Voice

"The First Murder," She Wrote - Carol Goodman Kaufman’s New Mystery Novel

The BJV's own Carol Goodman Kaufman's debut mystery novel, "The First Murder," is now on the shelves! Set in the Berkshires, it's a twisty whodunit that will leave you guessing until the end. “An engrossing, thorny whodunit,” according to Kirkus Reviews, “set in a small town with big…

Blue Like Me: Growing Up Jewish in India, with artist Siona Benjamin

Meet Siona Benjamin, a painter originally from Mumbai now living in the US who will present a program for Federation on Thursday, March 14 at 7 p.m. She combines the imagery of her past with the role she plays in multicultural America today, making a mosaic inspired by both Indian miniature…

Kosher Lunch Program Menu - Through April 11

From the BJV: Kosher Lunch Program menu through April 11

Shabbat: Still Keeping Us Connected, Grounded, and Whole

In this Rabbi Reflection column, Rabbi Jodie Gordon of Hevreh of Southern Berkshire examines the meaning of Shabbat in the post-Oct. 7 climate, finding how the words of Ahad Ha'am resonate more than ever: “More than the Jewish people have kept Shabbat, Shabbat has kept the Jewish people.”

Portugal – Hidden Treasures in a Country with a Rich Jewish History

"Although there's little physical evidence today of Jewish presence in Portugal," writes our Traveling With Jewish Taste columnist Carol Goodman Kaufman, "it turns out that it was a very rich one." Carol shares some highlights from her recent trip to the Iberian peninsula, plus a recipe for…