Berkshire Jewish Voice Highlights

Highlights from the Berkshire Jewish Voice

Kimama Half Moon to Offer a New Jewish Camping Option in the Berkshires

Camp Kimama, an international network of summer camps started in Israel, bought the venerable Camp Half Moon in Monterey in December 2021. This summer, Kimama Half Moon will welcome its first season of day and overnight campers.

Federation Announces Its 2022 Allocations

In January, the Allocations Committee of the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires announced its recommended allocations for 2022. In all, $357,861 will be distributed to worthy organizations operating within our community, nationally, and internationally.

“As Jews, we recognize that the wo…

Stories to Share: Links to Essays Reprinted in this BJV

Here are links to three excellent stories in the print edition of the BJV that you might want to share that originally appeared in other publications.

How Being A Jewish Mother Prepared Me to Become a Clinical Therapist/LICSW

Can the fabled nurturing skills of a traditional Jewish mother be translated into a positive psychotherapeutic program for folks outside one's "mishpocha"? Mara Goodman-Davies, LICSW, certainly thinks so, and in this Berkshire Jewish Voices essay, she shares how her own experiences inform…

Traveling With Jewish Taste: On Passover, Abandon Sheep?

As regards to serving lamb at the Seder, Sephardi (yes) and Ashkenazi (no) traditions diverge. Our Traveling With Jewish Taste columnist Carol Goodman Kaufman explains how this came about - and provides a recipe for mina, a Sephardi savory pie.