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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."


 

February

Wednesday, Jan 10

Jewish Family Jam

Music

Upper Pioneer Valley

Jewish music class for children 0-3 and their caregivers!
Monday, Feb 12

"Us and Them: Discrimination during the Holocaust and Today" school outreach program

Class

Berkshires, Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley, Upper Pioneer Valley

This program is free through the generous support of community donors!
Wednesday, Feb 21

Valley Jewish Seniors Luncheon

Community Program

Pioneer Valley

Valley Jewish Seniors hosts a luncheon with special guest & tango instructor Daniel Trenner.
Wednesday, Feb 21

JLI Course - Art of Communication

Lecture Series

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley

Reclaim the Lost Art of Human Connection with JLI during its winter series.
Thursday, Feb 22

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community Chair Yoga

Community Program

Berkshires

Chair Yoga
Friday, Feb 23

Community Shabbat Dinner at Congregation B'nai Torah

Holiday Celebration

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley, Upper Pioneer Valley

Community Shabbat dinner at Congregation B'nai Torah
Friday, Feb 23

Prayground Shabbat

Spiritual Practice

Pioneer Valley, Upper Pioneer Valley

Dance with the holy Sabbath bride! Chasidic egalitarian davening to welcome Shabbat.
Saturday, Feb 24

Borscht Belt Comedy Night

Community Program

Upper Pioneer Valley

The 7th almost annual Borscht Belt Comedy Night is back.
Sunday, Feb 25

PURIM-SHPIEL: THE WHOLE MEGILLAH!

Family Program

Pioneer Valley

Purim Celebration Proudly Presented by The JCA &The Grumbling Gryphons Traveling Children's Theater
Sunday, Feb 25

PURIM: The Musical!

Performance

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley, Upper Pioneer Valley

An All-Original Play featuring All-Original Parodies of Favorite Broadway Hits! Fun for Everyone!
Sunday, Feb 25

JCC Maccabi Games Info Session

Community Program

All regions

Come join us to learn how your teen can participate in the experience of a life time!
Monday, Feb 26

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community Flexibility Training

Community Program

Berkshires

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community presents Flexibility Training
Monday, Feb 26

Important Financial Lessons for Young Families

Class

Lower Pioneer Valley

Valuable talk about money management
Tuesday, Feb 27

Literatour Presents "After Anatevka"

Author Appearance

Pioneer Valley

Author Alexandra Silber will speak about her novel
Tuesday, Feb 27

JLI Course - Art of Communication

Lecture Series

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley

Reclaim the Lost Art of Human Connection with JLI during its winter series.
Wednesday, Feb 28

Purim Dinner Theatre & Costume Parade

Holiday Celebration

Pioneer Valley

Congregation B'nai Israel presents Purim-themed dinner theatre, followed by a costume parade!
Wednesday, Feb 28

PURIM! The Final Frontier

Holiday Celebration

Lower Pioneer Valley

A Purim Spiel that will Boldly Go Where No Spiel Has Gone Before!
Wednesday, Feb 28

Megillah Madness

Holiday Celebration

Pioneer Valley

Megillah reading and clown. No charge
Wednesday, Feb 28

Community Purim Celebration

Holiday Celebration

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley

Join us at a Community Purim Celebration for all ages!

March

Wednesday, Jan 10

Jewish Family Jam

Music

Upper Pioneer Valley

Jewish music class for children 0-3 and their caregivers!
Monday, Feb 12

"Us and Them: Discrimination during the Holocaust and Today" school outreach program

Class

Berkshires, Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley, Upper Pioneer Valley

This program is free through the generous support of community donors!
Thursday, Mar 01

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community The Spirituality of Aging: 6 Sessions

Community Program

Berkshires

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community The Spirituality of Aging
Thursday, Mar 01

PURIM PALOOZA 2018 IRON HORSE MUSIC HALL

Holiday Celebration

Pioneer Valley, Upper Pioneer Valley

PURIM PALOOZA 2018 IRON HORSE MUSIC HALL
Thursday, Mar 01

Purim Seudah at B'nai Torah

Holiday Celebration

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley, Upper Pioneer Valley

Purim Seudah 5778 at Congregation B'nai Torah
Thursday, Mar 01

Purim in a Stadium

Holiday Celebration

Pioneer Valley

Hit a grand slam at LYA's Purim in a Stadium.
Friday, Mar 02

Purim Tot Shabbat & Tot Sha-Potluck!

Family Program

Pioneer Valley

Tot Shabbat is the monthly musical hour welcoming the Sabbath for families with kids ages 0-6.
Friday, Mar 02

Purim Shabbat Service and Dinner

Holiday Celebration

Berkshires

All are invited to an energetic Kabbalat Shabbat service at Temple followed by a festive dinner.
Saturday, Mar 03

Tot Shabbat

Holiday Celebration

Lower Pioneer Valley

Tot Shabbat at Temple Beth El
Saturday, Mar 03

Shabbat Family Jam at Congregation Bnai Israel in Northampton

Family Program

Pioneer Valley

Musical shabbat service with Felicia Sloin - ages 5 and up
Saturday, Mar 03

PURIM PALOOZA PARTY

Music

All regions

PURIM PARTY/VARIETY SHOW/COSTUME PARTY/CONTEST. FOOD/PASTRIES. HAMANTASCHEN. BEER/WINE.
Sunday, Mar 04

Purim Carnival - Cirque du J!

Holiday Celebration

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley

Cirque Du J Purim Carnival
Monday, Mar 05

Community Torah Study

Study Group

Pioneer Valley

Join members of the Beit Ahavah community for an informal discussion of that week’s Torah portion.
Monday, Mar 05

Jewish Mindfulness Meditation: Awareness plus Gratitude

Spiritual Practice

Pioneer Valley

Jewish Mindfulness & Meditation
Tuesday, Mar 06

Passover Wine Tasting & Sale

Holiday Celebration

Lower Pioneer Valley

Don’t Just Think Passover…Consider All Your Kosher Wine Needs
Thursday, Mar 08

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community International Women's Day

Community Program

Berkshires

Breaking the Silence in Gyumri, Armenia
Friday, Mar 09

Shabbat Zimrah

Spiritual Practice

Lower Pioneer Valley

Join Cantor Barber and guest musicians for a lively, 1-hour service.
Saturday, Mar 10

Shabbat B'Yachad "Sabbath Together" at Beit Ahavah

Community Program

Berkshires, Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley

Saturday morning all-ages community celebration with learning, playing, praying & eating together!
Saturday, Mar 10

Shabbat Shabloom at Congregation Bnai Israel in Northampton

Family Program

Pioneer Valley

Joyful music and movement to celebrate the end of the week
Saturday, Mar 10

Melton Foundations of Jewish Family Living

Class

Lower Pioneer Valley

A class for parents of school-age children.
Saturday, Mar 10

SNL for Tweens

Community Program

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley

SNL for Grades 5 -8
Saturday, Mar 10

"Dancing In Jaffa" Movie Night at Beit Ahavah

Film Program

Pioneer Valley

Family-Friendly Movie Night at Beit Ahavah on March 10! All are welcome.
Sunday, Mar 11

From Music to Meals

Concert

Upper Pioneer Valley

Benefit Concert Featuring Mak’hela The Jewish Chorus of Western Mass. and the JCA Klezmer Ensemble
Monday, Mar 12

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community Current Affairs

Community Program

Berkshires

Current Affairs
Monday, Mar 12

Jewish Mindfulness Meditation: Awareness plus Gratitude

Spiritual Practice

Pioneer Valley

Jewish Mindfulness & Meditation
Tuesday, Mar 13

PROTECT YOURSELF FROM ONLINE FRAUD, IDENTITY THEFT AND SKIMMING DEVICES

Lecture & Discussion

Lower Pioneer Valley

Join us as we discuss how to best protect yourself and your loved ones online!
Tuesday, Mar 13

Israeli Dancing

Workshop

Pioneer Valley

A 1-3 session workshop to learn Israeli Folk Dancing
Thursday, Mar 15

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community The Spirituality of Aging: 6 Sessions

Community Program

Berkshires

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community The Spirituality of Aging
Friday, Mar 16

Scholar-in-Residence Weekend with Tina Wasserman

Author Appearance

Lower Pioneer Valley

A weekend of events with kosher cookbook author Tina Wasserman
Friday, Mar 16

Shabbat @ the J

Family Program

Lower Pioneer Valley

Shabbat program designed for Pre K-3rd Graders. Crafts, challah baking and singing
Friday, Mar 16

PFTY Shabbat Dinner

Family Program

Berkshires

Shabbat service and lasagna dinner open to the community presented by the Temple's youth group.
Monday, Mar 19

Jewish Mindfulness Meditation: Awareness plus Gratitude

Spiritual Practice

Pioneer Valley

Jewish Mindfulness & Meditation
Tuesday, Mar 20

Israeli Dancing

Workshop

Pioneer Valley

A 1-3 session workshop to learn Israeli Folk Dancing
Thursday, Mar 22

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community "Getting Our Hands Dirty"

Community Program

Berkshires

Getting Our Hands Dirty
Thursday, Mar 22

Sinai Temple Art Show

Exhibit

Pioneer Valley

Sinai Temple Israeli Art Show and Sale By Safrai Gallery of Jerusalem March 22 - March 25, 2018
Friday, Mar 23

Sinai Temple Art Show

Exhibit

Pioneer Valley

Sinai Temple Israeli Art Show and Sale By Safrai Gallery of Jerusalem March 22 - March 25, 2018
Friday, Mar 23

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires Rachel Kadish on The Weight of Ink

Author Appearance

Berkshires

Knosh & Knowledge, with Rachel Kadish
Saturday, Mar 24

Temple Anshe Amunim Hosts a Chocolate Seder for All Ages

Holiday Celebration

Berkshires

A family-friendly event that uses chocolate in place of the traditional Passover foods.
Saturday, Mar 24

SNL for Tweens

Community Program

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley

SNL for Grades 5 -8
Saturday, Mar 24

Sinai Temple Art Show

Exhibit

Pioneer Valley

Sinai Temple Israeli Art Show and Sale By Safrai Gallery of Jerusalem March 22 - March 25, 2018
Sunday, Mar 25

Sinai Temple Art Show

Exhibit

Pioneer Valley

Sinai Temple Israeli Art Show and Sale By Safrai Gallery of Jerusalem March 22 - March 25, 2018
Tuesday, Mar 27

Israeli Dancing

Workshop

Pioneer Valley

A 1-3 session workshop to learn Israeli Folk Dancing
Thursday, Mar 29

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community The Spirituality of Aging: 6 Sessions

Community Program

Berkshires

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community The Spirituality of Aging
Thursday, Mar 29

The Merchant of Venice:The Tragedy of a Comedy

Lecture & Discussion

Pioneer Valley

The Merchant of Venice as a tragedy in a comic form.
Friday, Mar 30

Pesach at Isabella Freedman

Retreat

Berkshires

Celebrate Pesach surrounded by the beautiful foothills of the Berkshire Mountains.

April

Wednesday, Jan 10

Jewish Family Jam

Music

Upper Pioneer Valley

Jewish music class for children 0-3 and their caregivers!
Monday, Feb 12

"Us and Them: Discrimination during the Holocaust and Today" school outreach program

Class

Berkshires, Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley, Upper Pioneer Valley

This program is free through the generous support of community donors!
Friday, Mar 30

Pesach at Isabella Freedman

Retreat

Berkshires

Celebrate Pesach surrounded by the beautiful foothills of the Berkshire Mountains.
Tuesday, Apr 03

JGS Lifecare Winner's Circle Passover Dinner

Holiday Celebration

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley

Annual Winner’s Circle Passover Dinner
Tuesday, Apr 03

Islam for Jews and Other Interested Learners

Class

Pioneer Valley

Introduction to Islam for Jews and Other Interested Learners
Thursday, Apr 05

The Merchant of Venice:The Tragedy of a Comedy

Lecture & Discussion

Pioneer Valley

The Merchant of Venice as a tragedy in a comic form.
Friday, Apr 06

Tot Shabbat & Tot Sha-potluck in Passover

Family Program

Pioneer Valley

Tot Shabbat is the monthly musical hour welcoming the Sabbath for families with kids ages 0-6.
Saturday, Apr 07

Tot Shabbat

Holiday Celebration

Lower Pioneer Valley

Tot Shabbat at Temple Beth El
Monday, Apr 09

Community Torah Study

Study Group

Pioneer Valley

Join members of the Beit Ahavah community for an informal discussion of that week’s Torah portion.
Tuesday, Apr 10

Islam for Jews and Other Interested Learners

Class

Pioneer Valley

Introduction to Islam for Jews and Other Interested Learners
Thursday, Apr 12

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community The Spirituality of Aging: 6 Sessions

Community Program

Berkshires

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community The Spirituality of Aging
Thursday, Apr 12

The Merchant of Venice:The Tragedy of a Comedy

Lecture & Discussion

Pioneer Valley

The Merchant of Venice as a tragedy in a comic form.
Saturday, Apr 14

Melton Foundations of Jewish Family Living

Class

Lower Pioneer Valley

A class for parents of school-age children.
Tuesday, Apr 17

Islam for Jews and Other Interested Learners

Class

Pioneer Valley

Introduction to Islam for Jews and Other Interested Learners
Thursday, Apr 19

The Merchant of Venice:The Tragedy of a Comedy

Lecture & Discussion

Pioneer Valley

The Merchant of Venice as a tragedy in a comic form.
Friday, Apr 20

Shabbat @ the J

Family Program

Lower Pioneer Valley

Shabbat program designed for Pre K-3rd Graders. Crafts, challah baking and singing
Saturday, Apr 21

An Evening with Combatants for Peace

Lecture & Discussion

Pioneer Valley, Southern Vermont, Upper Pioneer Valley

Extraordinary Nobel Peace Prize nominated group will share their work
Friday, Apr 27

Jewish Composers from Around the World: Featuring Guitarist Kevin Sherwin

Community Program

Lower Pioneer Valley

Lecture and performance by guitarist Kevin Sherwin. Lunch included!
Sunday, Apr 29

Cultivating Spiritual Maturity with Rabbi Shefa Gold

Workshop

Pioneer Valley, Southern Vermont, Upper Pioneer Valley

Temple Israel looks forward to a return visit by this innovative and remarkable teacher.
Sunday, Apr 29

The Bill & Lynn Foggle Great Issues Lecture Series Presents Jeffrey Goldberg

Author Appearance

Lower Pioneer Valley

An afternoon with Jeffrey Goldberg, editor-in-chief of The Atlantic.

May

Wednesday, Jan 10

Jewish Family Jam

Music

Upper Pioneer Valley

Jewish music class for children 0-3 and their caregivers!
Monday, Feb 12

"Us and Them: Discrimination during the Holocaust and Today" school outreach program

Class

Berkshires, Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley, Upper Pioneer Valley

This program is free through the generous support of community donors!
Tuesday, May 01

Islam for Jews and Other Interested Learners

Class

Pioneer Valley

Introduction to Islam for Jews and Other Interested Learners
Friday, May 04

Tot Shabbat & Tot Sha-Potluck!

Family Program

Pioneer Valley

Tot Shabbat is the monthly musical hour welcoming the Sabbath for families with kids ages 0-6.
Tuesday, May 08

Islam for Jews and Other Interested Learners

Class

Pioneer Valley

Introduction to Islam for Jews and Other Interested Learners
Friday, May 11

Shabbat Zimrah

Spiritual Practice

Lower Pioneer Valley

Join Cantor Barber and guest musicians for a lively, 1-hour service.
Saturday, May 12

Shabbat B'Yachad "Sabbath Together" at Beit Ahavah

Community Program

Berkshires, Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley

Saturday morning all-ages community celebration with learning, playing, praying & eating together!
Saturday, May 12

Beit Ahaversary ~ Celebrating 20 Years!

Community Program

Upper Pioneer Valley

BEIT AHAVERSARY ~ Celebrating 20 Years ~ Community-wide celebration of Beit Ahavah and love
Tuesday, May 15

Islam for Jews and Other Interested Learners

Class

Pioneer Valley

Introduction to Islam for Jews and Other Interested Learners
Friday, May 18

Shavuot Retreat

Retreat

Berkshires

Join us for an inclusive Shavuot celebration of revelation.
Friday, May 18

Shabbat @ the J

Family Program

Lower Pioneer Valley

Shabbat program designed for Pre K-3rd Graders. Crafts, challah baking and singing
Sunday, May 20

Melton Foundations of Jewish Family Living

Class

Lower Pioneer Valley

A class for parents of school-age children.

June

Wednesday, Jan 10

Jewish Family Jam

Music

Upper Pioneer Valley

Jewish music class for children 0-3 and their caregivers!
Monday, Feb 12

"Us and Them: Discrimination during the Holocaust and Today" school outreach program

Class

Berkshires, Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley, Upper Pioneer Valley

This program is free through the generous support of community donors!
Friday, Jun 01

Tot Shabbat & Tot Sha-Summer Potluck

Family Program

Pioneer Valley

Tot Shabbat is the monthly musical hour welcoming the Sabbath for families with kids ages 0-6.
Saturday, Jun 09

Melton Foundations of Jewish Family Living

Class

Lower Pioneer Valley

A class for parents of school-age children.
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.

July

Monday, Jul 09

Camp Isabella Freedman

Camp

Berkshires

All-inclusive vacation offers good ol’ fashioned summer camp fun with amenities adults will love.
Monday, Jul 23

Torah Yoga: Tasting the Tree of Life

Spiritual Practice

Berkshires

Eat together and build community through daily​ Torah study, yoga practice, and ​eating sessions.

August

Wednesday, Aug 01

Hazon Food Conference

Retreat

Berkshires

Expand your culinary skills while experiencing the pleasure of harvesting organic fruits & veggies.
Sunday, Aug 05

JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest

Travel Program

Lower Pioneer Valley

The Maccabi Games are for Jewish teens 13 - 16 and ArtsFest is for ages 12-17.
Friday, Aug 24

Let My People Sing!

Retreat

Berkshires

Experience the liberating potential of song and the importance of a vibrant Jewish singing culture.
Friday, Aug 31

New York Ride & Retreat

Retreat

Berkshires

Our annual fully-supported ride and retreat. Open for people of all cycling levels and ages.

September

Friday, Aug 31

New York Ride & Retreat

Retreat

Berkshires

Our annual fully-supported ride and retreat. Open for people of all cycling levels and ages.
Sunday, Sep 23

Sukkahfest

Retreat

Berkshires

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

October

Sunday, Sep 23

Sukkahfest

Retreat

Berkshires

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

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