13 2019

The Maggid: Divine Sparks and Tales of the Baal Shem Tov

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

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

Contact Nancy Maurice Rogers
413-442-4360 x 15

The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community presents "The Maggid: Divine Sparks and Tales of the Baal Shem Tov." 

Performing artist Richard Stone will share tales of the Jewish mystic, the Baal Shem Tov, a disciple who became a Maggid, "Besht" preacher and storyteller in the 1700s.  It is believed that the Besht's soul "ascended" to heaven to intervene between humans and G-d.  Richard will explore how these stories illuminate what is most authentic and spark a deepening connection with the mysterious.

This free program is part of the Federation’s Connecting With Community Series and will be followed by a kosher hot lunch. Lunch is a $2 suggested donation for adults over 60 years of age or $7 for all others. Advance reservations are required for lunch and can be made by calling (413) 442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program.