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 17

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community "Billy Budd in the Breadbox"

Author Appearance

Berkshires

"Billy Budd in the Breadbox: The True Story of Herman Melville"
Wednesday, May 23

Colliding Dreams

Film Program

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley, Upper Pioneer Valley

Congregation B'nai Israel will be showing Orin Novitzky's documentary, Colliding Dreams.
Thursday, May 24

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community "Contemporary Fiction"

Author Appearance

Berkshires

Contemporary Fiction
Saturday, May 26

"Sharing of the Water" at Berkshire Pulse's Annual Performance Celebration

Performance

Berkshires

"Sharing of the Water", choreographed by Jewish/Yemenite/Israeli dancer and educator Ze'eva Cohen.
Thursday, May 31

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community "The Art and Science of Medical Music"

Community Program

Berkshires

The Art and Science of Medical Music

June

Saturday, Jun 02

Jewish Plant Magic

Workshop

Pioneer Valley, Upper Pioneer Valley

plant medicine from diverse Jewish traditions, from ancient times to more recent folk practices
Sunday, Jun 03

Film: “Freedom Runners”

Film Program

Pioneer Valley

A teacher establishes a running group for young African refugees who live in Israel w/o legal status
Sunday, Jun 03

Building Bridges Through Music: An Interfaith Concert

Concert

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley, Southern Vermont, Upper Pioneer Valley

Mak’hela: The Jewish Chorus of Western Massachusetts, will be performing an interfaith concert.
Sunday, Jun 03

The Bintel Brief, A Staged Reading

Performance

Berkshires

A staged reading of letters written by Jewish immigrants struggling with life in NYC in 1900's.
Monday, Jun 04

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community "The Life and Legacy of Dr. Janusz Korczak."

Community Program

Berkshires

Janusz Korczak
Thursday, Jun 07

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

Talk

Berkshires

What do we know of our ancestors’ deepest commitments beyond the names and the dates?
Saturday, Jun 09

Melton Foundations of Jewish Family Living

Class

Lower Pioneer Valley

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

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community "Listening to the Still Small Voice"

Community Program

Berkshires

Presentation of Shaker History
Friday, Jun 15

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires Famous Nathan

Film Program

Berkshires

Knosh & Knowledge
Sunday, Jun 17

Film: “Sammy David Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me”

Film Program

Pioneer Valley

Sammy Davis, Jr. film on his influence in American society from the Depression to the 1980s.
Monday, Jun 18

Frankel-Kinsler Golf Classic

Benefit

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley

Save the date for the 2018 Frankel-Kinsler Classic on Monday, June 18, 2018.
Thursday, Jun 21

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community "Addressing 'The Fear of the Other'

Community Program

Berkshires

'The Fear of the Other'
Monday, Jun 25

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community The Unexpected Adventures of America's PJ Library® Book-Gifting Program

Community Program

Berkshires

PJ Library® Book-Gifting Program
Friday, Jun 29

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires Knosh & Knowledge at Tanglewood

Community Program

Berkshires

Knosh & Knowledge

July

Sunday, Jul 01

Film: “Song of the Lodz Ghetto”

Film Program

Pioneer Valley

An account of Poland’s first Jewish ghetto, and the story of the street singer Yankele Herszkowicz.
Monday, Jul 02

Kallah Week & Shabbaton July 2-8 at UMASS Amherst

Community Program

Upper Pioneer Valley

The ALEPH Alliance for Jewish Renewal "Kallah" week and Shabbaton held at UMASS Amherst!
Monday, Jul 09

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

Film Program

Berkshires

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival - one of the longest-running such film events in the United States.
Thursday, Jul 12

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community "Soil and Shul"

Community Program

Berkshires

The Story of a Jewish Farm Colony in the Berkshires
Monday, Jul 16

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community "Jewish Germany"

Community Program

Berkshires

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community presents "Jewish Germany"
Monday, Jul 16

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

Film Program

Berkshires

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

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

Film Program

Berkshires

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

August

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

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

Film Program

Berkshires

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

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