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Shana Tova!

Shana Tova!

A is for Apple By Eileen Goltz In the midst of preparing for yontif there is one food item that, in my opinion, is almost always purchased and rarely homemade…. Read more »

Eruv Expanded in Springfield

Eruv Expanded in Springfield

Eruv Expanded in Springfield By Stacey Dresner SPRINGFIELD/LONGMEADOW – In a move to enhance Jewish life in Springfield and Longmeadow and to make the area more desirable to potential Jewish… Read more »

LeeSaar The Company Takes the Stage at the Jacob’s Pillow 2014 Summer Dance Festival

LeeSaar The Company Takes the Stage at the Jacob’s Pillow 2014 Summer Dance Festival

By Abigail Adams “Dear Universe, react to me.” These words were spoken during LeeSaar The Company’s four sold out performances of “Grass and Jackals” at the Jacob’s Pillow Doris Duke… Read more »

Jewish Federation of WM Annual Campaign is on a Roll!

Jewish Federation of WM Annual Campaign is on a Roll!

SPRINGFIELD – The Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts reports that the 2014 Annual Campaign has achieved 75% of its goal, having collected gifts and pledges totaling $1 million. This is,… Read more »

The real and radical legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

The real and radical legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

By Maayan Jaffe/JNS.org “He was part hippie, part yippie, part beatnik, and part New Age,” wrote Elli Wohlgelernter in a Jerusalem Post eulogy in 1994, following the Oct. 20 passing… Read more »

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 »