19 2023

Ruth Messinger Scholar In Residence Weekend Central County

9:30AM - 2:00PM  

Congregation Knesset Israel 16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

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

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County-Wide Community Scholar-in-Residence Weekend with Ruth Messinger

On Saturday, Aug, 19th, Ruth will offer a D'var Torah on Parashat Shoftim during Shabbat services and will teach on the topic of Immigrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers Then and Now after services and following lunch.  

Ruth W. Messinger, President of American Jewish World Service (AJWS) from 1998 to July of 2016, is currently the organization’s inaugural Global Ambassador.  She will address issues of justice, philosophies of tzedakah, human rights and responses to world crises through the lens of contemporary Judaism at three locations across the Berkshires.  The program on Aug.19th is co-sponsored by Congregation Knesset Israel and Temple Anshe Amunim.

The Scholar-in-Residence Weekend is co-sponsored and funded by:

Congregation Ahavath Sholom

Congregation Beth Israel

Congregation Knesset Israel

First Congregational Church of Williamstown

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires

Temple Anshe Amunim

The Berkshire Minyan