8 2015

JFB Program "Memories of Jewish Springfield"

1:00PM - 2:30PM  

This Federation event will be held at Congregation Knesset Israel 16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Contact Nancy Maurice Rogers
413-442-4360 x 15

The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires will present a 45 minute film titled "Memories of Jewish Springfield."  Developed through the Jewish Historical Society of Western MA, the organization has been gradually collecting photos, documents, fliers and other bits of Jewish memorabilia from around the four western counties.  Ken Schoen and artist Jane Trigere describe their efforts to document and preserve the community life of western MA Jews.  Schoen said "It's also to appreciate our culture, to inspire people and say, 'Look what's happening.  The Valley is thriving in Jewish culture now.'" Cost $3.