Berkshire Jewish Voice Highlights

Highlights from the Berkshire Jewish Voice

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…

Berkshire Jewish Voices From Israel: An Experience of Spiritual Whiplash

In this Berkshire Jewish Voices From Israel story, Rabbi David Weiner of Knesset Israel in Pittsfield shares his experiences on a three-day Rabbinical Assembly mission to Israel "to support Israeli Masorti (Conservative) rabbis and their communities by showing up from overseas, listening…

Berkshire Jewish Voices From Israel: A Seed Was Planted

In this Berkshire Jewish Voices From Israel story, Roy Kozupsky of Stockbridge shares his recent experiences supporting the IDF with the Sar-El program at an air force base in the Negev and at an army base.