Adult Learning

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Adult Learning


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

December

Wednesday, Dec 19

Valley Jewish Senior Luncheon: "Civil Rights in 1966 and Now"

Talk

Pioneer Valley

Join us for Senior Luncheon! Topic: "Civil Rights in 1966 and Now: A Personal View"
Thursday, Dec 20

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community Chair Yoga

Community Program

Berkshires

Easy Yoga for Flexibility
Saturday, Dec 22

Shabbat Services & Yiddish Songs Concert/Discussion

Spiritual Practice

Pioneer Valley

Yosl Kurland leads services followed by potluck lunch and mini-concert/discussion of Yiddish songs.
Sunday, Dec 23

Film: “Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas”

Film Program

Pioneer Valley

This irreverent film introduces the Jewish songwriters who scored Christianity’s favorite holiday.
Sunday, Dec 23

Hazon Meditation Retreat

Retreat

Berkshires

Support body, mind, heart, and spirit to create conditions ripe for rest and discovery.
Tuesday, Dec 25

11 Points of Kindness Day

Community Program

Pioneer Valley

A day of Kindness in memory of the 11 victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA.

January

Thursday, Jan 03

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community Chair Yoga

Community Program

Berkshires

Chair Yoga
Sunday, Jan 06

CBI Adult Education presents: Wise Aging

Community Program

Pioneer Valley

Explore finding meaning in the aging process in a four-part community conversation.
Sunday, Jan 06

Short Films: “Mandala Beats” and “Joe’s Violin”

Film Program

Pioneer Valley

A double feature of "Joe's Violin" and "Mandala Beats," documentaries about Jewish music and life.
Sunday, Jan 06

Jewish Genealogy Resource Fair

Exhibit & Programs

Pioneer Valley

Learn from experts how to trace your family tree. Sponsor: Western Mass Jewish Genealogical Society.
Monday, Jan 07

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community "Healthy Living"

Community Program

Berkshires

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body
Tuesday, Jan 08

Israel & the ‘Other’: Exploring Biblical Views of Non-Israelites

Study Group

Pioneer Valley

Mini-course with Joel Kaminsky, Ph.D., Morningstar Family Professor of Jewish Studies, Smith College
Thursday, Jan 10

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community Scam and Fraud Awareness

Community Program

Berkshires

Scam and Fraud Awareness
Saturday, Jan 12

Movie Night at Beit Ahavah: In Search of Israeli Cuisine

Film Program

Pioneer Valley

Come snuggle up for a great movie at Beit Ahavah!
Monday, Jan 14

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community The Process of Aging

Community Program

Berkshires

"The Process of Aging."
Tuesday, Jan 15

Literatour: Kitty Zeldis Discusses "Not Our Kind"

Author Appearance

Pioneer Valley

Join Kitty Zeldis as she discusses her novel "Not Our Kind".
Tuesday, Jan 15

Israel & the ‘Other’: Exploring Biblical Views of Non-Israelites

Study Group

Pioneer Valley

Mini-course with Joel Kaminsky, Ph.D., Morningstar Family Professor of Jewish Studies, Smith College
Thursday, Jan 17

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community Social Welfare History

Community Program

Berkshires

Social Welfare History from Past to Present
Saturday, Jan 19

Melton Foundations of Jewish Family Living

Class

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley

A class for parents of school-age children.
Sunday, Jan 20

CBI Adult Education presents: Wise Aging

Community Program

Pioneer Valley

Explore finding meaning in the aging process in a four-part community conversation.
Sunday, Jan 20

Film: “Itzhak”

Film Program

Pioneer Valley

As charming as the man himself, "Itzhak" is a loving portrait of celebrated violinist Itzhak Perlman
Tuesday, Jan 22

Israel & the ‘Other’: Exploring Biblical Views of Non-Israelites

Study Group

Pioneer Valley

Mini-course with Joel Kaminsky, Ph.D., Morningstar Family Professor of Jewish Studies, Smith College
Monday, Jan 28

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community film

Film Program

Berkshires

film: King - Man of Peace in A Time of War
Tuesday, Jan 29

Israel & the ‘Other’: Exploring Biblical Views of Non-Israelites

Study Group

Pioneer Valley

Mini-course with Joel Kaminsky, Ph.D., Morningstar Family Professor of Jewish Studies, Smith College
Thursday, Jan 31

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community "Turkish Kurdistan"

Community Program

Berkshires

"Turkish Kurdistan" with Chris Andersen.

February

Sunday, Feb 03

Film: “Angel Wagenstein: Art is a Weapon”

Film Program

Pioneer Valley

At 94, Angel Wagenstein is a witness to history and an influential voice on Europe’s rocky future.
Monday, Feb 04

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community "Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia"

Community Program

Berkshires

"Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia"
Tuesday, Feb 05

Israel & the ‘Other’: Exploring Biblical Views of Non-Israelites

Study Group

Pioneer Valley

Mini-course with Joel Kaminsky, Ph.D., Morningstar Family Professor of Jewish Studies, Smith College
Thursday, Feb 07

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community Berkshire Hillsmen Chorus

Community Program

Berkshires

The Berkshire Hillsmen Chorus.
Thursday, Feb 07

Literatour: Author Jamie Bernstein discusses "Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing up Bernstein"

Author Appearance

Pioneer Valley

Join us as Jamie Bernstein discusses "Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing up Bernstein".
Saturday, Feb 09

Melton Foundations of Jewish Family Living

Class

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley

A class for parents of school-age children.
Monday, Feb 11

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community The Process of Aging

Community Program

Berkshires

"The Process of Aging."
Thursday, Feb 14

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community Working Cities Pittsfield

Community Program

Berkshires

Alisa Costa, Initiative Director for Working Cities Pittsfield
Thursday, Feb 14

Film: “Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe”

Film Program

Pioneer Valley

Jewish intellectual Stefan Zweig grapples with Nazi Germany while searching for a home outside it.

March

Sunday, Mar 03

Film: “GI Jews,” with director Q&A

Film Program

Pioneer Valley

This film tells the little-known story of Jews as active participants in the fight against Hitler.
Saturday, Mar 09

Melton Foundations of Jewish Family Living

Class

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley

A class for parents of school-age children.
Sunday, Mar 17

Film: “Bombshell”

Film Program

Pioneer Valley

The story of Hedy Lamarr, film starlet and scientist who enabled cell phone and bluetooth technology
Sunday, Mar 31

Hazon Rabbis’ Retreat

Retreat

Berkshires

Rabbis and spiritual leaders: Join us for an unforgettable experience with new and old friends!

April

Sunday, Mar 31

Hazon Rabbis’ Retreat

Retreat

Berkshires

Rabbis and spiritual leaders: Join us for an unforgettable experience with new and old friends!

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