5 2022

Community Wide Havdalah

7:15PM - 8:15PM  

Knesset Israel 16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Contact Jewish Federation of the Berkshires
413-442-4360 x10

Join your Berkshire rabbis and storyteller Allison Lerman-Gluck for an inspirational evening featuring two original stories of finding light in the darkness.

This special evening will include two original interactive stories, commissioned specifically for the Berkshire Jewish Community which will be enjoyed by children and adults alike. 
In interactive storytelling, the audience will share ideas, which Allison will weave into the fabric of the story so that it is partially being created as it’s told. In keeping with the Havdalah theme, the focus of these original stories will be finding light in the darkness. 
In addition to verbal storytelling, the stories will contain moments of ritual, song, movement, and lots of laughter.
Allison Lerman-Gluck is a theatre and storytelling educator with over a decade of experience. She earned her BA in Theatre, Education, and Community Building from Hampshire College and her MA in Applied Theatre through the CUNY system. Allison uses personal storytelling as a means of building community through radical empathy and has devised over a dozen plays with groups across the Northeast. She has worked as a storytelling and theatre teaching artist for folks of all ages and abilities with CATA, Dorot, Barrington Stage Company, Narrative 4, and many other organizations. Allison also created an interactive storytelling series on YouTube. Her work was recently featured through the Kennedy Center's "Teaching Artists Present" program. You can find her work and contact at

This event is co-sponsored by The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires, Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, Knesset Israel, Congregation Ahavath Sholom, Congregation Beth Israel, Temple Anshe Amunim, the Berkshire Minyan, and Berkshire Hills Hadassah.  It is funded in part by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

All ages welcome.  Proof of vaccination required.  Masking and social distancing will be observed.  Free Havdalah candle and spice sets while supplies last.

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