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B’Shalom Chorale of the Berkshires Concert on Aug. 10

B’Shalom Chorale of the Berkshires Concert on Aug. 10

The B’Shalom Chorale of the Berkshires presents a concert of Jewish choral music at 3PM on Sunday August 10 at Hevreh of Southern Berkshire in Great Barrington. This is the… Read more »

Conversation with… Judith Frank

Conversation with… Judith Frank

Amherst professor’s new book explores hot button issues By Judy Polan AMHERST – Amherst College English professor and writer Judith Frank’s just-published novel, All I Love and Know, tells the… Read more »

Summer Reading

Summer Reading

Summertime is the perfect time to dive into a good book. What to read? We asked around for some suggestions and here are the responses: some in the form of… Read more »

Worcester Teen is a Seasoned Playwright

Worcester Teen is a Seasoned Playwright

By Stacey Dresner WORCESTER – “Two girls started off as a best friends with one dream. Although they lost contact due to a move, this one dream eventually brought them… Read more »

Braff’s ‘Wish’ is comedic, spiritual,  existential and sentimental

Braff’s ‘Wish’ is comedic, spiritual, existential and sentimental

By Michael Fox Zach Braff is unabashedly and proudly Jewish. One might not deduce that, though, from the caustic attitude toward organized Judaism expressed at the beginning of his new… Read more »

The Many Stories of Passover

The Many Stories of Passover

If I already know the story what’s the point of telling it all over again? By Rabbi Natan Margalit One of the simple but important sentences that we read on… Read more »

Jewish Endowment Foundation Scholarship Applications Due April 11

Jewish Endowment Foundation Scholarship Applications Due April 11

The Jewish Endowment Foundation of Western Massachusetts (JEF) has scholarships available for young adult travel to Israel and college education. Time is running out to apply. The deadline, April 11th,… Read more »

Passover Food Newly kosher-for-Passover quinoa leaps onto your seder table with three savory dishes

Passover Food Newly kosher-for-Passover quinoa leaps onto your seder table with three savory dishes

By Mollie Katzen/JNS.org Vegetarians, and especially vegans, need some high-protein plant food with a bit of heft to keep them going during Passover, especially if observing the Askanazic tradition that… Read more »

Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival  Celebrates Life Through a Jewish Lens

Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival Celebrates Life Through a Jewish Lens

The Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival will present two weeks of award-winning films from around the world, plus speakers and special events, from March 20 – April 6. In all,… Read more »

Puppets bring story of Rose Valland to life in North Adams

Puppets bring story of Rose Valland to life in North Adams

By Mara Dresner NORTH ADAMS – The life of a Parisian art curator committed to the French resistance and to recording the evidence of the Nazis’ plundering of artworks might… Read more »