Berkshire Jewish Voice Highlights

Highlights from the Berkshire Jewish Voice

Welcome to the Jewish Berkshires - Rabbi Shira Stern

Rabbi Shira Stern, one of the first female rabbis ordained in the US, on her work as a chaplain and American Red Cross first-responder, America in a time of pandemic, and her hopes and goals for her new full-time life in the Berkshires.

A Time of Contraction and Expansion: New Watercolors by Nina Lipkowitz

“What I can do is enough, as long as it is done with intention…” - Great Barrington artist Nina Lipkowitz describes how her coronavirus-year anxieties gave birth to a series of abstract and mysterious watercolors

Rabbi Reflection: The Wisdom of the Trees

Rabbi Jodie Gordon of Hevreh of Southern Berkshire illuminates how wintertime and its holidays - Chanukah, Tu BiShevat, and Purim - can transform what may feel like a period of spiritual dormancy into a period of subtle growth.

Traveling With Jewish Taste - Indian Jews

Our Traveling With Jewish Taste columnist Carol Goodman Kaufman writes about the fascinating history of India's Jewish population, which has preserved Jewish traditions across generations. In the photo above, some of the 252 Jews from India’s Bnei Menashe community who arrived in Israel…

Oman, A Moon, and a Man Named Elvis - Stories in Our Jan. Print Edition

Links that will provide more information about three stories that appear in the January print edition of the Berkshire Jewish Voice.