Berkshire Jewish Voice Highlights

Highlights from the Berkshire Jewish Voice

In My View: In Coldest Winter, Warm Thoughts of a Summer Visit to Israel

Federation's Executive Director Dara Kaufman on her visit last summer to the Afula-Gilboa region of Israel, where she saw some of the good work accomplished there through the Partnership2Gether program

Tu BiShvat in the Berkshires - Looking Beyond the Snow

Rabbi Liz Hirsch of Temple Anshe Amunim reflects on the Tu BiShevat holiday, remembering her experiences in Israel and showing how the holiday might be made more meaningful through volunteering.

Traveling With Jewish Taste: A Massachusetts Jew in Connecticut

By Carol Goodman Kaufman / Special to the BJV

As much as I enjoy travel (we counted that in 2019, I slept in 18 different places), I also love to explore places nearby. And we do have a wealth of wonderful destinations within driving distance. Joel and I recently had the most delightful vis…

Williams College Jewish Association Brought Chanukah to Local 1st Graders

Williams College Jewish Association members shared the message and meaning of Chanukah with first graders in North Adams

The Power of Community in Fighting Anti-Semitism, Racism, and Hate

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires Executive Director Dara Kaufman shares the local community's response to a disturbing anti-Semitic incident at an area public school.