Berkshire Jewish Voice Highlights

Highlights from the Berkshire Jewish Voice

The Jewish History of Barbados, Once a Haven for Jews Fleeing Persecution

A visit to the Nidhe Israel Synagogue and the oldest Jewish burial site in the Western Hemisphere

By Carol Goodman Kaufman

It was 10 degrees back home, so I was thrilled to be sailing in the sunny Caribbean, where temperatures hovered around 85 every day. Joel and I, along with our good fr…

Young Judaism: Back to Her Roots - With Help from Federation

Local Teen Maya Kaufman shares memories of her Federation-supported trip with Roots Israel Service Learning Adventure, a community service program of the Jewish National Fund and the Alexander Muss High School in Israel

Links to BJV Stories by Talia Caine, Albert Stern, & Rachel Barenblat

Links to two stories that appeared in the February 2020 BJV - "Fallen Angel: Hannah Senesh," fiction by Talia Caine, and Rabbi Reflection: "The Kaleidoscope of Cuba," by Rabbi Rachel Barenblat

Book Review: Beside Still Waters: A Journey of Comfort and Renewal

Rabbi Jack Reimer reviews Beside Still Waters: A Journey of Comfort and Renewal, reflections on mourning and mortality through a Jewish lens, edited by Rabbi Rachel Barenblat of Congregation Beth Israel in North Adams, MA.

Andy Sweet's Shtetl in the Sun: Photos at the Yiddish Book Center

Responding to A Shtetl in the Sun, an exhibition of Andy Sweet's photographs of Miami Beach in the late 1970s now at the Yiddish Book Center, BJV Editor Albert Stern remembers what it was like to grow up in that Technicolor Anatevka.