Annual Community Campaign for Jewish Needs

It is the Annual Campaign that addresses the most pressing needs of the Jewish Community and issues at a moment's notice. It is the Annual Campaign that has been the glue that has held our Berkshire Jewish Community together for over 75 years, allowing us to help Jews in our community and in Jewish communities around the world. With your help, we can continue to do so for the next 75.


Because of generous community members' contributions to our annual campaign, shelter is given, meals are provided, medicine is delivered. Hardship is changed into hope. Our work together creates vibrant Jewish life, engages the next generation and reinvigorates Judaism right here in the Berkshires, in Israel and in Jewish communities around the world. 


There is no better time to get involved because, through the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires, you can make a world of difference and deliver the gift of hope to those in need. Together, we are here for each other and for the Jewish People.


The Annual Campaign is at the core of what we do. Watch to find out more.

Where Your Dollars Go


Every year the annual campaign helps those in need across the Berkshires and in Jewish communities in Israel and around the world. Here are some of the ways we support our fellow Jews.

Aging Seniors Across the Berkshires

We provide hot meals, social services, case management, holiday visits, programming, transportation and a warm, friendly smile when needed most.

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Jews Living in Poverty

Your gift provides food, clothing, medicine and healthcare to the most vulnerable children, seniors, and the disabled Jews living in poverty in the FSU and around the world.

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Jewish Children

Our Annual Campaign helps children, across the Berkshires , in Israel and around the world build strong Jewish identities through formal education and Jewish summer camp and Israel travel experiences.

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Ways to Get Involved


There are many ways you can contribute to the annual campaign

and make a difference in Jewish communities at home and across the globe.

  • Make a Donation

    For the cost of a movie or a dinner out you can help buy textbooks for children, a week of hot meals for a senior or homebound individual, medical treatment for a Ukrainian Jew and much, much more.

  • Give a Recurring Gift

    Help support the Federation on an ongoing basis and become a Sustainer by making a monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual gift. Contact Kathi Todd for more information.

  • Create a Tribute

    For weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, birthdays or other special occasions, tributes honor those close to you and help make a difference.

  • Establish a Legacy

    A legacy gift is a simple and meaningful way to ensure a strong Jewish future for our community. Discover the extraordinary impact of life income gifts, gift annuities and other planned giving. Contact Leslie Kozupsky for more information.

Contact Us

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Jewish Federation of the Berkshires
196 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

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