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

July

Thursday, Jul 19

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community "Current Affairs"

Community Program

Berkshires

Current Affairs
Thursday, Jul 19

Matches Made in Heaven: Genealogy Research Uncovers Love Stories in a Family of Jewish Immigrants

Lecture Series

Berkshires

Follow one immigrant family from New Orleans through Research methods to reveal how they survived.
Thursday, Jul 19

Judith Schumer presents her new book, In the Presence of My Enemies.

Author Appearance

Berkshires

This book is the story of Holocaust survivor Adam Zurawin who was labeled as a Nazi collaborator.
Friday, Jul 20

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires Knosh & Knowledge

Community Program

Berkshires

History and Future of Western Democracy
Saturday, Jul 21

Moving through the Morning Service

Spiritual Practice

Berkshires

Sue will lead the Shacharit service using gentle t'ai chi and yoga postures.
Monday, Jul 23

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

Film Program

Berkshires

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival - one of the longest-running such film events in the United States.
Monday, Jul 23

Jewish Book Group

Book Group

Pioneer Valley

Join us as we read "The Girl who Smiled Beads" by Wamariya Clementine and Elizabeth Weil.
Tuesday, Jul 24

Play Analysis Series with Dr. Barbara Waldinger

Lecture & Discussion

Berkshires

A discussion of two plays. Mark Harelik's "The Immigrant" and "A Shayna Maidel" by Barbara Lebow
Friday, Jul 27

The Healthy Jewish Kitchen

Author Appearance

Berkshires

Paula Shoyer shares stories & recipes, updating Jewish classics healthily, followed by light lunch.
Friday, Jul 27

JTS in the Berkshires - Back to Nature

Lecture Series

Berkshires

Back to Nature: Jewish Encounters with the Natural World $25/session; $85/series
Friday, Jul 27

Moving from Hillel to Heschel: The V’ahavta and the Challenge of Loving our Neighbor

Author Appearance

Berkshires

Loving one’s neighbor is hard. Rabbi Schindler shares how & more from her book, Recharging Judaism.
Friday, Jul 27

Modern Music of Prayer

Artist Talk

Berkshires

Lisa Lipkin will lead us on a musical tour of new (and newish) Jewish songs to sing.
Saturday, Jul 28

Shabbat Nachamu: Finding Comfort by Creating Change

Author Appearance

Berkshires

Explore the Prophets' role in bringing comfort in times of despair & change in times of injustice.
Sunday, Jul 29

The Weight Of Ink

Author Appearance

Berkshires

Rachel Kadish discusses her latest novel, the National Jewish Book Award Winning The Weight of Ink.
Sunday, Jul 29

Films: “Iom Romi” (“A Day in Rome”) & “Cuba's Forgotten Jewels: A Haven in Havana”

Film Program

Pioneer Valley

“Iom Romì” chronicles Jewish life in Rome. In “Cuba’s Forgotten Jewels,” refugees recall wartime.
Monday, Jul 30

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community "Using Theatre to Extend Community & Deepen Empathy"

Community Program

Berkshires

Theatre to Extend Community
Monday, Jul 30

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

Film Program

Berkshires

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival - one of the longest-running such film events in the United States.
Tuesday, Jul 31

Play Analysis Series with Dr. Barbara Waldinger

Lecture & Discussion

Berkshires

A discussion of two plays. Mark Harelik's "The Immigrant" and "A Shayna Maidel" by Barbara Lebow

August

Thursday, Aug 02

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community Current Affairs

Community Program

Berkshires

Current Affairs
Friday, Aug 03

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires Knosh & Knowledge

Community Program

Berkshires

Knosh & Knowledge
Sunday, Aug 05

Film: “Restoring Tomorrow”

Film Program

Pioneer Valley

This film tells a story of a local temple near demise that is saved by a community’s determination.
Monday, Aug 06

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community with Diane Steinbrink

Community Program

Berkshires

lecturer, Diane Steinbrink
Monday, Aug 06

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

Film Program

Berkshires

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival - one of the longest-running such film events in the United States.
Tuesday, Aug 07

Play Analysis Series with Dr. Barbara Waldinger

Lecture & Discussion

Berkshires

A discussion of two plays. Mark Harelik's "The Immigrant" and "A Shayna Maidel" by Barbara Lebow
Thursday, Aug 09

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community "North Korea: The Road to Infamy."

Community Program

Berkshires

North Korea: The Road to Infamy
Friday, Aug 10

JTS in the Berkshires - Back to Nature

Lecture Series

Berkshires

Back to Nature: Jewish Encounters with the Natural World $25/session; $85/series
Monday, Aug 13

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community "The Process of Aging"

Community Program

Berkshires

The Process of Aging
Monday, Aug 13

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

Film Program

Berkshires

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival - one of the longest-running such film events in the United States.
Thursday, Aug 16

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community Beyond the Hora

Community Program

Berkshires

How Israeli Contemporary Dance Became World Famous
Sunday, Aug 19

Film: “L’Antiquaire” (“The Art Dealer”)

Film Program

Pioneer Valley

This drama follows a Jewish woman who embarks on a journey to recover paintings stolen by Nazis.
Monday, Aug 20

Play Analysis Series with Dr. Barbara Waldinger

Lecture & Discussion

Berkshires

A discussion of two plays. Mark Harelik's "The Immigrant" and "A Shayna Maidel" by Barbara Lebow
Monday, Aug 20

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community Decoding the Bible for Modern Readers

Community Program

Berkshires

Decoding the Bible for Modern Readers: The Mystery of the Arar
Thursday, Aug 23

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community Current Affairs

Community Program

Berkshires

Current Affairs
Friday, Aug 24

JTS in the Berkshires - Back to Nature

Lecture Series

Berkshires

Back to Nature: Jewish Encounters with the Natural World $25/session; $85/series

September

Friday, Sep 28

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires Knosh & Knowledge

Community Program

Berkshires

Rosenberg Fund for Children

October

Monday, Oct 15

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community "Jewish Germany"

Community Program

Berkshires

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community presents "Jewish Germany"
Sunday, Oct 28

Reading of a new one act play, "The Concert," written by Linda Josephs

Performance

Berkshires

The featured actors are Deann Halper and Gail Ryan.

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