Berkshire Jewish Voice Highlights

Highlights from the Berkshire Jewish Voice

Meanwhile, Back on the Farm...

Elisa Spungen Bildner, co-author (with Robert Bildner) of The Berkshires Farm Table Cookbook, updates us on how the farm and food communities in the Berkshires have fared during the pandemic.

Thank You for Supporting Federation’s Work During a Time of Uncertainty

With gratitude, Amy Lindner-Lesser, president of the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires', shares how your donations to our Annual Campaign supported our community during a year of crisis

From Prophets to Process: Esther, Women’s Leadership, and Purim

Rabbi Daniel Lehmann reflects on the themes of the Purim holiday, and how Esther was "the catalyst for the unfolding of a new era in Jewish which the human intellect and human agency take center stage as prophetic revelation recedes"

An Evening of Inspiration and Light - with Neshama Carlebach, Feb. 13

Federation and its affiliates welcome Neshama Carlebach for a community-wide Havdalah online on Saturday, February 13 at 7:30 p.m. The BJV spoke with Neshama about how her life as a performer changed during this pandemic, and what we can look forward to on Saturday.

Traveling With Jewish Taste - Purim in Persia

In time for Purim, our Traveling With Jewish Taste columnist Carol Goodman Kaufman delves into the long history of Jews in Persia - and shares a recipe for Kufteh-ye Pesteh-o Anar (Pistachio and Pomegranate Meatballs)