Berkshire Jewish Community Calendar

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Jul

3 2024

Lunch and Learn at Temple Anshe Amunim

12:00PM - 1:00PM  

Temple Anshe Amunim
26 Broad Street, Pittsfield, MA
Pittsfield, MA 01201

 

Short Story Discussion with Rabbi Scott Saulson

Fly Already, Riverhead Books, 2019 by Etgar Keret, who is speaking o…

Jul

5 2024

PJ Library Splash Into Shabbat

5:00PM - 6:30PM  

Card Pond
Great Barrington Road
West Stockbridge, MA 01266

 

Families grab your bathing suits and join your PJ friends for a Shabbat celebration by the water at Card Pond. We wil…

Jul

8 2024

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

4:00PM - 6:00PM  

Lenox High School

 

The Berkshire Jewish Film Festival has two showings, one at 4PM and the other at 8PM. Visit https://berkshirejewishf…

Jul

10 2024

Ramblin' with the Rav - Warner Hill, Dalton

9:00AM - 12:00PM  

Knesset Israel
16 Colt Rd
Pittsfield, MA 01201

 

Moderate hike, 4 miles (one way), 500’, 2 hours OR 5.5 miles (one way), 625’, 2.5-3 hours The Appalachian Trail…

Jul

10 2024

Lunch and Learn at Temple Anshe Amunim

12:00PM - 1:00PM  

Temple Anshe Amunim
26 Broad Street, Pittsfield, MA
Pittsfield, MA 01201

 

Fly Already, Riverhead Books, 2019 by Etgar Keret, who is speaking on July 25th at Shakespeare & Co., in Lenox, is a …

Jul

10 2024

Cold Crematorium: The “Lost” Holocaust Masterpiece with Alex Bruner

3:30PM - 5:00PM  

Knesset Israel
16 Colt rd
Pittsfield, MA 01201

 

"When veteran journalist, poet, and novelist József Debreczeni arrived in Auschwitz, he was “lucky"" to be sent to…

Jul

11 2024

Current Events Seminar with Dr. Steve Rubin

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

This Federation event takes place at Knesset Israel
16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

 

The Current Events Seminar will focus on the latest world happenings. Participants will have an opportunity to examin…

Jul

11 2024

CONCERT | The Klezmatics

7:30PM - 9:30PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St
Amherst, MA 01002

 

Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music returns to the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA! Join us on Thursday,…

Jul

12 2024

 

SAVE THE DATE!

Jewish Women's Foundation Card Party

Check back soon for more details. 

Jul

12 2024

JTS in The Berkshires with Chancellor Shuly Rubin Schwartz

11:00AM - 12:30PM  

Shakespeare & Company, Elayne P. Bernstein Theater
70 Kemble Street
Lenox, MA

 

Join for the first session of JTS in the Berkshires for summer 2024 with the Chancellor of JTS.

NINE MONTHS LATER: N…

Jul

12 2024

CONCERT | Judy Bressler and Hankus Netsky

12:00PM - 1:00PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St
Amherst, MA 01002

 

Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music returns to the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA! Join us on Friday,…

Jul

12 2024

CONCERT | Levyosn

5:00PM - 6:00PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St
Amherst, MA 01002

 

Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music is returns to the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA! Join us on Friday,…

Jul

12 2024

Shirei Shabbat and Community Dinner

5:45PM - 7:45PM  

Knesset Israel
16 Colt Rd
Pittsfield, MA 01201

 

Musical, family-friendly 'Shirei Shabbat' service at 5:45 - followed by a kosher dinner at 6:45. Registration…

Jul

13 2024

Shabbat Hike with TAA

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

Temple Anshe Amunim
26 Broad Street, Pittsfield, MA
Pittsfield, MA 01201

 

Join Temple Anshe Amunim for a Shabbat Hike at Old Mill Trail, Hinsdale. We will meet at the Temple at 10:45 am. Open…

Jul

13 2024

Tanglewood Havdalah

7:00PM - 10:00PM  

Temple Anshe Amunim
26 Broad Street, Pittsfield, MA
Pittsfield, MA 01201

 

Pack your picnic gear, dinner and beverages and join us on the lawn at Tanglewood for a brief Havdalah Service follow…

Jul

13 2024

CONCERT | Socalled's Gephilte

8:00PM - 9:00PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St
Amherst, MA 01002

 

Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music returns to the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA! Join us on Saturday,…

Jul

14 2024

CONCERT | Daniel Kahn & Jake Shulman-Ment featuring Richie Barshay

12:00PM - 1:00PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St
Amherst, MA 01002

 

Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music returns to the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA! Join us on Sunday,…

Jul

14 2024

Basya Schechter and Avi Fox-Rosen [Present Itsik Manger’s Khumesh Lider]

3:00PM - 4:00PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St
Amherst, MA 01002

 

Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music returns to the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA! Join us on Sunday,…

Jul

14 2024

CONCERT | Eleanor Reissa and the Klezmer Brass Allstars

7:30PM - 8:30PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St
Amherst, MA 01002

 

Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music returns to the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA! Join us on Sunday,…

Jul

15 2024

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

4:00PM - 6:00PM  

Lenox High School

 

The Berkshire Jewish Film Festival has two showings, one at 4PM and the other at 8PM. Visit https://berkshirejewishf…

Jul

16 2024

Working Toward a Peaceful Future

1:00PM - 3:00PM  

Knesset Israel
16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

 

Four of Hadassah's national portfolio members will give us an update on what is happening at Hadassah' s hospitals,…

Jul

17 2024

Lunch and Learn at Temple Anshe Amunim

12:00PM - 1:00PM  

Temple Anshe Amunim
26 Broad Street, Pittsfield, MA
Pittsfield, MA 01201

 

Fly Already, Riverhead Books, 2019 by Etgar Keret, who is speaking on July 25th at Shakespeare & Co., in Lenox, is a …

Jul

18 2024

Lessons from the Olive Tree for Jewish Unity and the Social Security System

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

This Federation event takes place at Knesset Israel
16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

 

The menorah was not the original symbol of Chanukah. Why did it change? Why did the time of olive ripening become a d…

Jul

18 2024

Newish and Jewish--Great Barrington

5:00PM - 6:30PM  

Paula Bernay

Great Barrington, MA

 

New to the Berkshires? Welcome!   

 

Join us for a casual gathering to enjoy a glass of wine, meet others who a…

Jul

18 2024

Book Talk: The Art of Diplomacy with Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat

7:30PM - 8:45PM  

Knesset Israel
16 Colt Rd
Pittsfield, MA 01201

 

Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat will present on topics from his new book “The Art of Diplomacy: How American…

Jul

19 2024

Jews, Ivies, and Antisemitism: The American Dream on Trial

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

This Federation event will be held at Hevreh of Southern Berkshire
270 State Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230

 

Please Register HERE.

About 100 years ago, Columbia University pioneered anti-Jewish admissions measures, which quic…

Jul

21 2024

Major Donors Celebration 2024

9:30AM - 12:00PM  

Berkshire Hills Country Club
500 Benedict Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

 

Celebrating the leadership role major donors play in bringing comfort, care, and connection to our Jewish community a…

Jul

21 2024

PJ Library at Tanglewood: BSO Family Concert

10:00AM - 12:00PM  

Tanglewood
297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240

 

Find the PJ Library blanket on the lawn by 10:15 for a fun PJ meet and greet and quick craft, then head into the shed…

Jul

22 2024

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

4:00PM - 6:00PM  

Lenox High School

 

The Berkshire Jewish Film Festival has two showings, one at 4PM and the other at 8PM. Visit https://berkshirejewishf…

Jul

24 2024

Ramblin' with the Rav - Beartown State Forest

9:00AM - 11:00AM  

Knesset Israel
16 Colt Rd
Pittsfield, MA 01201

 

Benedict Pond & the Ledge, Beartown State Forest, Great Barrington Moderate, 3.1 miles, 374’, 1.5-2 hours Easy

Jul

24 2024

Lunch and Learn at Temple Anshe Amunim

12:00PM - 1:00PM  

Temple Anshe Amunim
26 Broad Street, Pittsfield, MA
Pittsfield, MA 01201

 

The Value of Jewish Film with Lisa Reznik

Films can be excellent vehicles to promote empathy, meaningful dialogue an…

Jul

25 2024

Fabulous Showbiz Divas: The Nice Jewish Girls

10:30AM - 12:00PM  

This Federation event takes place at Knesset Israel
16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

 

Join Laura Wetzler, singer, songwriter, guitarist, recording artist and lecturer in a multimedia presentation that ex…

Jul

25 2024

An Evening with Israeli Writer and Filmmaker Etgar Keret

7:30PM - 9:00PM  

Shakespeare & Company
70 Kemble Street
Lenox, MA 01240

 

Creativity in a Time of Crisis: An Evening with Israeli Writer and Filmmaker Etgar Keret

This session of part of "HU…

Jul

26 2024

Yiddish Futures: Translation in the New Yiddish Moment

10:45AM - 12:45PM  

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire
270 State Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230

 

Please register HERE.

In 2023, the New York Times boldly declared: “Yiddish Is Having a Moment.” On the eve of W…

Jul

26 2024

Musical Kabbalat Shabbat and Welcome Reception

5:00PM - 7:00PM  

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire
270 State Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230

 

This session of part of "HUC-JIR in the Berkshires" programming.

An uplifting and musical Friday night service with …

Jul

27 2024

Trails and Torah

9:30AM - 11:00AM  

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240

 

This session of part of "HUC-JIR in the Berkshires" programming.

Two options for a restorative and thought-provoking…

Jul

27 2024

Havdalah at Tanglewood

6:00PM - 7:00PM  

Tanglewood
297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240

 

This event is part of "HUC-JIR in the Berkshires" programming.

Bring your friends and family for an evening of conte…

Jul

28 2024

Reform-ing Israel: HUC-JIR and Progressive Judaism Today

12:30PM - 2:00PM  

Berkshire Botanical Garden
5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262

 

This event is part of "HUC-JIR in the Berkshires" programming.

Meet Nachman Shai, Ph.D., former Israeli Minister of …

Jul

28 2024

What, Me Jewish? MAD and Jewish Cultural Expression

2:30PM - 4:30PM  

Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Glendale Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262

 

This event is part of "HUC-JIR in the Berkshires" programming.

When it launched in 1952, MAD Magazine expressed a fr…

Jul

29 2024

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

4:00PM - 6:00PM  

Lenox High School

 

The Berkshire Jewish Film Festival has two showings, one at 4PM and the other at 8PM. Visit https://berkshirejewishf…

Jul

30 2024

 

This meeting will be IN PERSON. The location will be determined at a later date. Please check back. 

Jul

31 2024

Lunch and Learn at Temple Anshe Amunim

12:00PM - 1:00PM  

Temple Anshe Amunim
26 Broad Street, Pittsfield, MA
Pittsfield, MA 01201

 

Medical Aid in Dying with Dr. Larry Pellish

Medical Aid in Dying (MAID) is a process in which a physician provides d…