Adult Learning

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Adult Learning


LEFT: The Jewish Federation of Western MA celebrates 13 Extraordinary Women from throughout the Pioneer Valley.

May

Thursday, May 23

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community "The Trustees in the Berkshires"

Community Program

Berkshires

Trustees in the Berkshires
Thursday, May 23

Hebrew Grammar Is Your Friend!

Class

Pioneer Valley, Southern Vermont, Upper Pioneer Valley

If you have "some Hebrew" be brave and come learn some of the secrets of Hebrew verb forms.
Sunday, May 26

Film: “Call Her Applebroog”

Film Program

Pioneer Valley

Ida Applebroog revisits how she expressed herself through drawings, paintings, and private journals.
Thursday, May 30

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community "Turkish Kurdistan"

Community Program

Berkshires

"Turkish Kurdistan"
Thursday, May 30

The Rape of Europa: The Nazi Looting and Recovery of European Art Collections During WWII

Lecture & Discussion

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley

Stolen art of WWII
Thursday, May 30

Hebrew Grammar Is Your Friend!

Class

Pioneer Valley, Southern Vermont, Upper Pioneer Valley

If you have "some Hebrew" be brave and come learn some of the secrets of Hebrew verb forms.
Friday, May 31

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires Knosh & Knowledge

Community Program

Berkshires

Woody Guthrie's Yiddish Connection

June

Monday, Jun 03

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community "Familiar Songs and Their Unfamiliar Stories"

Community Program

Berkshires

Familiar Songs and Their Unfamiliar Stories
Monday, Jun 03

Community Torah Study at Beit Ahavah

Study Group

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley, Upper Pioneer Valley

Join members of the Beit Ahavah community for a lay-led discussion of that week’s Torah portion!
Thursday, Jun 06

Preparing for Revelation with Rabbi Shefa Gold

Spiritual Practice

Pioneer Valley, Southern Vermont, Upper Pioneer Valley

We will joyfully prepare for revelation with this evening of Hebrew Chant.
Thursday, Jun 13

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community "Divine Sparks and the Baal Shem Tov"

Community Program

Berkshires

Divine Sparks and Tales of the Baal Shem Tov
Sunday, Jun 16

Film: “Beating the Odds: The Al Rosen Story”

Film Program

Pioneer Valley

Al Rosen emerged as one of the most feared sluggers in baseball in the 1950s.
Monday, Jun 17

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community tour of Blue-Q

Community Program

Berkshires

on-site tour of Blue-Q
Friday, Jun 28

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires Knosh & Knowledge

Community Program

Berkshires

The Jews of Palestine in World War II
Sunday, Jun 30

Film: “Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds: The Conductor Zubin Mehta”

Film Program

Pioneer Valley

A documentary on conductor Zubin Mehta, who has become the face of Israel's cultural excellence.

July

Sunday, Jul 07

Author Talk: “On the Landing," with Ellen Cassedy

Lecture & Discussion

Pioneer Valley

A discussion with Ellen Cassedy, translator of Yenta Mash's "On the Landing"
Monday, Jul 08

Community Torah Study at Beit Ahavah

Study Group

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley, Upper Pioneer Valley

Join members of the Beit Ahavah community for a lay-led discussion of that week’s Torah portion!
Thursday, Jul 11

Concert: “Daniel Kahn & the Painted Bird”

Music

Pioneer Valley

Daniel Kahn & the Painted Bird perform a blend of original and traditional songs.
Friday, Jul 12

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires Knosh & Knowledge

Community Program

Berkshires

Supreme Court with Linda Greenhouse
Friday, Jul 12

Concert: “An Afternoon of Yiddish Song with Vira Lozinsky & Hankus Netsky”

Music

Pioneer Valley

Vira Lozinsky makes her Yidstock debut accompanied by Yiddish music revivalist Hankus Netsky.
Friday, Jul 12

Concert: “Nigunim Trio”

Concert

Pioneer Valley

Nigunim Trio performs spiritual Hasidic-Jewish chants.
Saturday, Jul 13

Concert: “Eleanor Reissa & Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars, with special guests”

Music

Pioneer Valley

Eleanor Reissa, Frank London, and the Klezmer Brass Allstars explore the world of Yiddish song.
Sunday, Jul 14

Concert: “Lid un balade: Daniel Kahn & Sarah Mina Gordon”

Music

Pioneer Valley

Daniel Kahn and Sarah Mina Gordon present an acoustic set of Yiddish songs and ballads.
Sunday, Jul 14

Concert: “Cantar i Zingen: Aviva Chernick Ensemble and Friends”

Concert

Pioneer Valley

Aviva Chernick makes her Yidstock debut with her band plus a little help from Yidstock all-stars.
Sunday, Jul 14

Concert: “The Klezmatics, with special guest Vira Lozinsky”

Music

Pioneer Valley

The Klezmatics blend virtuosity with theatricality rooted in klezmer and Yiddish tradition.
Thursday, Jul 18

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community author and professor Michael Hoberman

Author Appearance

Berkshires

Jewish American Literature
Sunday, Jul 21

Gallery Talk: “The Posthumous Landscape," with David Kaufman

Artist Talk

Pioneer Valley

David Kaufman has made nine trips to photograph the remnants of Jewish life that remain.
Sunday, Jul 28

Film: “Persona Non Grata”

Film Program

Pioneer Valley

At the beginning of WWII, Jewish refugees turn to a Japanese diplomat for help.

August

Monday, Aug 05

Community Torah Study at Beit Ahavah

Study Group

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley, Upper Pioneer Valley

Join members of the Beit Ahavah community for a lay-led discussion of that week’s Torah portion!
Sunday, Aug 11

Film: “Shalom Italia”

Film Program

Pioneer Valley

Three Italian Jewish brothers journey in search of a cave in which they hid to escape the Nazis.
Sunday, Aug 18

Maimonides Society of the Berkshires

Community Program

Berkshires

Opioid Addiction and Its Impact
Sunday, Aug 25

Film: “Birobidzhan”

Film Program

Pioneer Valley

A film about the Jewish Autonomous Oblast, an independent communist state for Jews.

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