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Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy's Summer Barbecue - a Sizzlin' Success!

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It was such a great night tonight. Over 200 people came and celebrated summer at LYA. The Bicycle Stunt Show was a hit with everyone. Special thanks go to our grill masters Ron Manchester & Patrick Sullivan for the delicious hot dogs and hamburgers. Great food, great crowd and of course great fun."


 

September

Thursday, Aug 02

Inspired by Tradition: Calligraphic Art by Peggy H. Davis

Exhibit

Pioneer Valley

Presenting Work at the JCA Hall Gallery by artist Peggy H Davis
Sunday, Sep 23

Sukkahfest

Retreat

Berkshires

Sukkahfest is Hazon's annual celebration of the harvest festival in a stunning outdoor setting.
Tuesday, Sep 25

Sephardic Civilization

Class

Pioneer Valley

A three-part class on the history of Sephardic Civilization taught by Professor Ilan Stavens.
Wednesday, Sep 26

CHAI Welcome Back Dinner

Family Program

Berkshires

CHAI Community Hebrew School Welcome Back Dinner!
Wednesday, Sep 26

Pizza in Our Hut

Holiday Celebration

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley, Upper Pioneer Valley

Celebrate Sukkot with Pizza and Sukkot Activities.
Thursday, Sep 27

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community Berkshire Habitat for Humanity

Community Program

Berkshires

Habitat for Humanity
Friday, Sep 28

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires Knosh & Knowledge

Community Program

Berkshires

Rosenberg Fund for Children
Friday, Sep 28

Jewish Community Family Apple Picking

Family Program

Pioneer Valley, Upper Pioneer Valley

Celebrate Sukkot and Shabbat with freshly picked apples!
Friday, Sep 28

Sukkah Soup & Sleepover

Family Program

Berkshires

Make soup in the Sukkah and enjoy the harvest season!
Saturday, Sep 29

A Path of Light

Music

Berkshires

South Berkshire Concerts presents The Hevreh Ensemble and photographer Loli Kantor
Sunday, Sep 30

Sukkot Harvest Festival

Holiday Celebration

Pioneer Valley

Join us at Abundance Farm for a variety of fun and family-friendly activities to celebrate Sukkot!
Sunday, Sep 30

Lesléa Newman reading from Lovely

Reading & Discussion

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley, Upper Pioneer Valley

Acclaimed Author Lesléa Newman reads from her new book of poetry Lovely.
Sunday, Sep 30

Page to Stage Sukkot Musical Puppet Show

Family Program

Upper Pioneer Valley

A FREE musical puppet show where books come to life!
Sunday, Sep 30

Life Under the Tsars

Lecture & Discussion

Pioneer Valley

Life Under the Tsars, sponsored by the Western Massachusetts Jewish Genealogical Society.

October

Thursday, Aug 02

Inspired by Tradition: Calligraphic Art by Peggy H. Davis

Exhibit

Pioneer Valley

Presenting Work at the JCA Hall Gallery by artist Peggy H Davis
Sunday, Sep 23

Sukkahfest

Retreat

Berkshires

Sukkahfest is Hazon's annual celebration of the harvest festival in a stunning outdoor setting.
Monday, Oct 01

Simchat Torah service and potluck at SOZ

Holiday Celebration

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley, Upper Pioneer Valley

Simchat Torah service and Dairy/Pareve potluck and ice cream at SOZ.
Tuesday, Oct 02

Lunch and Learn

Study Group

Pioneer Valley

Join Rabbi Ben Weiner in a thought-provoking weekly discussion group focused on Halakha.
Tuesday, Oct 02

Sephardic Civilization

Class

Pioneer Valley

A three-part class on the history of Sephardic Civilization taught by Professor Ilan Stavens.
Thursday, Oct 04

Invitation Showcase

Artist Talk

Pioneer Valley

Calligrapher Peggy Davis shows her birth announcements, wedding, bar/bat mitzvah invitation designs
Thursday, Oct 04

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community film Eleanor Roosevelt

Film Program

Berkshires

documentary Eleanor Roosevelt
Thursday, Oct 04

Exploring Palestinian and Hebrew Literature

Lecture & Discussion

Pioneer Valley

Exploring Palestinian and Hebrew Literature, seminar with Anton Shammas and Hannan Hever
Friday, Oct 05

1948: To De-Nakbafy Sanat al-Iḥtilāl, "The Year of Occupation”

Talk

Pioneer Valley

1948: To De-Nakbafy Sanat al-Iḥtilāl, "The Year of Occupation”, Keynote talk by Anton Shammas
Friday, Oct 05

Tot Shabbat & Tot Sha-Potluck!

Family Program

All regions

Tot Shabbat & Tot Sha-Potluck is the musical hour welcoming the Sabbath for children 0-6.
Friday, Oct 05

Simchat Torah Service and Dinner

Holiday Celebration

Berkshires

A child friendly service to rejoice with the Torah and meet our new members!
Sunday, Oct 07

Film: “In A Dark Wood”

Film Program

Pioneer Valley

The story of Rosenblum’s concerto 'Lament/Witches’ Sabbath,' written for musician David Krakauer.
Tuesday, Oct 09

Sephardic Civilization

Class

Pioneer Valley

A three-part class on the history of Sephardic Civilization taught by Professor Ilan Stavens.
Thursday, Oct 11

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community program "A Bintel Brief"

Community Program

Berkshires

"A Bintel Brief: A Staged Reading."
Saturday, Oct 13

Melton Foundations of Jewish Family Living

Class

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley

A class for parents of school-age children.
Saturday, Oct 13

Invisible to Visible: Refugee Awareness Movie Night & Discussion

Film Program

Pioneer Valley, Upper Pioneer Valley

Movie screening & discussion on refugee experiences; part of HIAS National Refugee Shabbat 2018.
Sunday, Oct 14

Meet Me at the Wall: The Girls and Women of the Bible

Author Appearance

Pioneer Valley

Jane Yolen and Barbara Diamond Goldin discuss their new book about the women of the Bible.
Monday, Oct 15

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community "Jewish Germany"

Community Program

Berkshires

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community presents "Jewish Germany"
Monday, Oct 15

Prayerbook Hebrew Literacy

Class

Pioneer Valley

An 8-session class for adults to become more comfortable participating in Hebrew during services.
Tuesday, Oct 16

Adult Education Kick-off with Abigail Porgrebin

Author Appearance

Lower Pioneer Valley

Join us for a kick-off to adult education and celebrate a new adult education collaborative!
Tuesday, Oct 16

Israeli Dancing

Class

Pioneer Valley

Come and learn the pleasures of Israeli folk dance.
Friday, Oct 19

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires Knosh & Knowledge

Community Program

Berkshires

Knosh & Knowledge Interreligious Illiteracy
Sunday, Oct 21

Yiddish Book Center Community Open House

Community Program

Pioneer Valley

A day of events for the whole family, hosted by the Yiddish Book Center.
Monday, Oct 22

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community Sunday Strummers Ukulele Ensemble

Community Program

Berkshires

Sunday Strummers Ukulele Ensemble
Monday, Oct 22

Prayerbook Hebrew Literacy

Class

Pioneer Valley

An 8-session class for adults to become more comfortable participating in Hebrew during services.
Tuesday, Oct 23

Adult Education Collaborative Classes

Study Group

Lower Pioneer Valley

Lower Valley Jewish Education Collaborative classes
Tuesday, Oct 23

Israeli Dancing

Class

Pioneer Valley

Come and learn the pleasures of Israeli folk dance.
Thursday, Oct 25

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community "Music as Midrash"

Community Program

Berkshires

"Music as Midrash"
Sunday, Oct 28

Author Talk | “Whitechapel Noise,” with Vivi Lachs

Author Appearance

Pioneer Valley

Author Vivi Lachs discusses “Whitechapel Noise," which tells the story of Yiddish culture in London
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.
Sunday, Oct 28

"After They Closed the Gates" Jewish Immigration Book Discussion with Author Libby Garland

Author Appearance

All regions

Lessons from history, Connections for today!
Monday, Oct 29

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community "Love Shouldn't Hurt"

Community Program

Berkshires

"Love Shouldn't Hurt"
Monday, Oct 29

Prayerbook Hebrew Literacy

Class

Pioneer Valley

An 8-session class for adults to become more comfortable participating in Hebrew during services.
Tuesday, Oct 30

Adult Education Collaborative Classes

Study Group

Lower Pioneer Valley

Lower Valley Jewish Education Collaborative classes
Tuesday, Oct 30

Israeli Dancing

Class

Pioneer Valley

Come and learn the pleasures of Israeli folk dance.
Wednesday, Oct 31

Greatest Hits of the Talmud

Class

Pioneer Valley

Wrestle with the meanings of some “gems” of the Talmud in this 6-part class.

November

Thursday, Nov 01

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community "A Mystic's Guide to Prayer"

Community Program

Berkshires

"A Mystic's Guide to Prayer" with Rabbi Seth Wax
Friday, Nov 02

Tot Shabbat & Tot Sha-Potluck!

Family Program

All regions

Tot Shabbat & Tot Sha-Potluck is the monthly musical hour welcoming the Sabbath for kids ages 0-6.
Monday, Nov 05

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community "Taking Action for Animals"

Community Program

Berkshires

"Taking Action for Animals"
Monday, Nov 05

Prayerbook Hebrew Literacy

Class

Pioneer Valley

An 8-session class for adults to become more comfortable participating in Hebrew during services.
Tuesday, Nov 06

Adult Education Collaborative Classes

Study Group

Lower Pioneer Valley

Lower Valley Jewish Education Collaborative classes
Wednesday, Nov 07

Greatest Hits of the Talmud

Class

Pioneer Valley

Wrestle with the meanings of some “gems” of the Talmud in this 6-part class.
Friday, Nov 09

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires Knosh & Knowledge

Community Program

Berkshires

Sanctuary to Synagogue
Saturday, Nov 10

Special Film Screening: “Who Will Write Our Story?” with director Q&A

Film Program

Pioneer Valley

In Nov. 1940, a secret group of journalists, scholars, and leaders resisted Nazis with writing.
Sunday, Nov 11

Dwelling in the Past

Talk

Berkshires

Lynn & Elizabeth Wood discuss their research of historical homes and present local findings.
Monday, Nov 12

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community "This is Life in Israel"

Community Program

Berkshires

This is Life in Israel: A Dialogue"
Monday, Nov 12

Prayerbook Hebrew Literacy

Class

Pioneer Valley

An 8-session class for adults to become more comfortable participating in Hebrew during services.
Tuesday, Nov 13

Adult Education Collaborative Classes

Study Group

Lower Pioneer Valley

Lower Valley Jewish Education Collaborative classes
Wednesday, Nov 14

Greatest Hits of the Talmud

Class

Pioneer Valley

Wrestle with the meanings of some “gems” of the Talmud in this 6-part class.
Saturday, Nov 17

Melton Foundations of Jewish Family Living

Class

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley

A class for parents of school-age children.
Sunday, Nov 18

Film: “My Mexican Shivah,” with Q&A with Ilan Stavans

Film Program

Pioneer Valley

This film is a gentle comedy about a man's death leading to the celebration of his life.
Monday, Nov 19

Prayerbook Hebrew Literacy

Class

Pioneer Valley

An 8-session class for adults to become more comfortable participating in Hebrew during services.
Wednesday, Nov 28

Greatest Hits of the Talmud

Class

Pioneer Valley

Wrestle with the meanings of some “gems” of the Talmud in this 6-part class.

December

Sunday, Dec 02

Film: “The Prince and the Dybbuk”

Film Program

Pioneer Valley

The story of Moshe Walks, hit filmmaker, and his obsessive passion project: "The Dybbuk."
Tuesday, Dec 04

Author Talk: “Saving Mona Lisa,” with Gerri Chanel

Author Appearance

Pioneer Valley

“Saving Mona Lisa” tells a true story of art, intrigue, and courage in the face of WWII oppression.
Wednesday, Dec 05

Greatest Hits of the Talmud

Class

Pioneer Valley

Wrestle with the meanings of some “gems” of the Talmud in this 6-part class.
Friday, Dec 07

Tot Shabbat & Tot Sha-Potluck!

Family Program

All regions

Tot Shabbat & Tot Sha-Potluck is the monthly musical hour welcoming the Sabbath for kids ages 0-6.
Saturday, Dec 08

Melton Foundations of Jewish Family Living

Class

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley

A class for parents of school-age children.
Sunday, Dec 09

Film: “The Dybbuk” (“Der Dibuk”) Newly Restored!

Film Program

Pioneer Valley

This 1937 classic brings together the best talents of Polish film to tell a definitive Jewish tale.
Wednesday, Dec 12

Orthodox Feminism

Lecture & Discussion

Pioneer Valley

Rabbi Lila Kagedan discusses her journey and challenges in becoming a female Orthodox rabbi.
Wednesday, Dec 12

Greatest Hits of the Talmud

Class

Pioneer Valley

Wrestle with the meanings of some “gems” of the Talmud in this 6-part class.
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.

January

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.
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

Film: “Itzhak”

Film Program

Pioneer Valley

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

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.
Saturday, Feb 09

Melton Foundations of Jewish Family Living

Class

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley

A class for parents of school-age children.
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

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