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Herrell’s and Camp Shemesh Create Cucumber Watermelon Sunshine!

SHEMESH 1AMHERST – Last month Camp Shemesh of Amherst partnered with local farms and businesses to teach campers about farm-to-table production, organic agriculture, and community teamwork. The campers harvested 40 pounds of cucumbers and watermelons then River Valley Market juiced the produce so that the campers could bring it to Herrell’s Ice Cream where owner Judy Herrell taught the campers how to make sorbet.

SHEMESH 2“Simple Gifts of North Amherst provided the cucumbers, Atlas Farm of South Deerfield provided the watermelons, River Valley Market in Northampton juiced all of the produce, Herrell’s made and is selling the sorbet, and our campers and JCA families are enjoying the fruits of everyone’s labor,” said Cara Michelle Silverberg, Shemesh camp director. “It’s a true community effort.”

The new flavor is on sale now at Herrell’s in Northampton.




Talking Israel with Rep. Richard Neal

candy glazerSPRINGFIELD – On July 21, members of the Western Massachusetts Jewish community  met with Congressman Richard E. Neal in his Springfield office to discuss their shared  interests in a strong U.S.-Israel relationship and the security of Israel.

They were, first row, left to right, Steven Korn; Candy Glazer, group leader; Rep. Richard Neal; Carin Savel, director of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of the Jewish Federation; Rachel Berezin, Federation campaign director; Susan Goldman, Federation president; and Susan Kline. Second row, Ed Kline, Alissa Korn, and Susan Weiss Firestone, Federation past-president.


Sizzlin’ Summer BBQ at LYA

LYA BBQ 28jpgHamburgers and hot dogs, lots of fun for the kids and many friends greeted the attendees at Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy (LYA) during their Sizzlin’ Summer Barbecue on Wednesday, July 27.  A crowd of over 160 community members attended the tenth annual community family event which included an inflatable obstacle course sponsored by Ascher Zimmerman Funeral Home, water activities, hair braiding, face LYA BBQ 47painting, and piñatas! Rabbi Kosofsky came in first in the piñata competition.






Burning Bush gets a new home

burning bushA sculpture that had to find a new home when Temple Beth Emunah in Brockton closed is now firmly ensconced on the grounds of Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly in Brighton. A dedication ceremony for the welded steel, two-ton sculpture will be held by the end of the summer.

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