Berkshire Jewish Voice Highlights

Highlights from the Berkshire Jewish Voice

Super Tzedakah Week – Plant the Seeds that Make Our Community Bloom!

Super Tzedakah Week kicks off May 21 with Jewish Community Day 2023 at High Lawn Farm in Lee. Lara and Jonathan Denmark have stepped up as Super Tzedakah Week co-chairs - here the Berkshire natives share the ways our Federation supported their family's Jewish journey over the decades and…

"Lessons from Anatevka": Rabbi Reflection by Hevreh's Rabbi Jodie Gordon

In this Rabbi Reflection column, Rabbi Jodie Gordon of Hevreh shares some insights she gleaned while consulting on a high school production of "Fiddler on the Roof," which she characterizes as "a story of Jewish life that was already changing by 1905."

BJV Interview: Tamar Haspel: “In a perfect world, every day is Tu Bishvat”

On Wednesday, May 31 at 7 p.m., the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires presents “To Boldly Grow: Judaism, Food, and Sustainability,” an inspirational and timely discussion with journalist and author Tamar Haspel. Richard Slutzky is vice president of Jewish Federation of the Berkshires,…

Rabbi Liz P.G. Hirsch of TAA Appointed Head of Women of Reform Judaism

In March, Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) announced that Rabbi Liz P.G. Hirsch of Temple Anshe Amunim in Pittsfield was selected to be its next executive director. In this BJV Interview, Rabbi Hirsch talks about her goals for this high-profile role in the Reform Movement, and shares some…

Links to Berkshire Jewish Voices Stories from the Latest BJV

Follow the links for Berkshire Jewish Voices stories from the latest BJV: Albert Stern's "Don't Let the Perfect Become the Enemy of the Pot Roast" and Ruth Kaplan's "Accepting the Inevitable."