Community Calendar

Saturday, 13th December


Worcester – Coffeehouse to conclude Cong. Beth Israel’s online auction (11/26- 12/11), with musical performances, silent and live auctions and raffle of themed gift baskets, 7 p.m., 15 Jamesway Drive, (508) 868-0421.

Sunday, 14th December


Amherst – Mah Jongg Club, 7-9 p.m., JCA, 742 Main St., adultprog@comcast.net.

Greenfield – Makers, Bakers and Digital Creators, a workshop space for Jewish 6th-12th graders and their friends to learn how to make upcycled clothes, bake homemade sweets and create digital stories, 1-4 p.m., Temple Israel Greenfield, 27 Pierce St., RSVP: davud@maggiddavid.net. $5/TI members; $8/non-members.

Holyoke – “Mentoring Session: Start or Restart your Research,” presented by Joanne Saltman and Western Mass. Jewish Genealogical Society members, 2-4 p.m., Congregation Sons of Zion, 378 Maple St., RSVP: js24saltman@gmail.com

Worcester – Hanukkah Concert: Shirim, Klezmer Nutcracker, part of First Annual Worcester JCC Yiddish Festival, 2 p.m., Worcester JCC, 633 Salisbury St., (508) 756-7109.
FREE

Worcester – Jewish Federation of Central Massachusetts Family Night at the Worcester Sharks, 3 p.m., DCU Center, (508) 756-1543, ext. 26.

Tuesday, 16th December


Worcester –Screening of “Mamele” part of First Annual Worcester JCC Yiddish Festival, 7 p.m., The Willows at Worcester, Great Room, 101 Barry Road, (508) 756-7109.
$8

Thursday, 18th December


Longmeadow – 50/50 Reverse Raffle and Latke Bash, 7 p.m., Congregation B’nai Torah, 2 Eunice Drive, Raffle tickets: (413) 567-0036

Friday, 19th December


Pittsfield – Community Crib and Winter Shabbat Dinner, 5:30 p.m., Shabbat service followed by latke dinner, Temple Anshe Amunim, 26 Broad St., RSVP by Dec. 17: (413) 442-5910.
$15/adults; $6/children; $35/family max.


Sunday, 21st December


Amherst – Film: “Expulsion and Memory: Descendants of the Hidden Jews,” 2 p.m., Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., (413) 256-4900.

Amherst – B’tzelem Elohim: In God’s Image, support group for parents and grandparents of children with special needs, 10:15-11:30 a.m., JCA, 742 Main St., (413) 256-0160.

Holyoke – Guest speaker Prof. Donald Weber on “The Betrayers,” 2 p.m., Sons of Zion, 378 Maple St., (413) 534-3369.

Longmeadow – Annual Katz Family Chanukah Breakfast with entertainer Mark Binder. Congregation B’nai Torah, 2 Eunice Drive, (413) 567-0036
FREE & open to the community

Tuesday, 23rd December


Thursday, 25th December


Amherst – Klezmer Workshop, 7-8:30 p.m., Jewish Community of Amherst, 742 Main St., (413) 367-9900.
$10

Sunday, 28th December


Amherst – Film: “American Jerusalem: Jews and the Making of San Francisco,” 2 p.m., Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., (413) 256-4900.

Sunday, 4th January


Amherst – Film: “Bitter Herbs and Honey,” 2 p.m., Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., (413) 256-4900.

Thursday, 8th January


Worcester – Young Adult Division of Central Mass. Monthly Happy Hour; for location and time contact mhall@jfcm.org or visit www.facebook.com/groups/centralmassyad.

Sunday, 11th January


Northampton – PJ Pals @LGA for families of children ages 3-5,
Songs of Freedom, 10 – 11 a.m., Tumble and Play 11- 11:30 a.m., 257 Prospect St., glansky@lgaschechter.org
FREE & open to the public

Friday, 16th January


Worcester – Young Adult Division of Central Mass. Monthly Potluck Shabbat Dinner; for location and time contact mhall@jfcm.org or visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/centralmassyad.

Sunday, 18th January


Amherst – Film: “Jewish Luck,” 2 p.m., Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., (413) 256-4900.

Worcester – Worcester JCC Author Series 2014-2015, with Everett Fox, author of The Early Prophets: Joshua, Judges, Samuel and Kings, 9:30 a.m., Congregation Beth Israel, 15 Jamesway Drive, (508) 756-7109, ext. 232.

Sunday, 25th January


Amherst – B’tzelem Elohim: In God’s Image, support group for parents and grandparents of children with special needs, 10:15-11:30 a.m., JCA, 742 Main St., (413) 256-0160.

Sunday, 8th February


Amherst – Film: “Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy,” 2 p.m., Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., (413) 256-4900.
$8/general admission; $6/members; $4/students


Worcester – Worcester JCC Author Series 2014-2015, with Michael Satlow, author of How the Bible Became Holy, 7 p.m., Worcester JCC, 633 Salisbury St., (508) 756-7109, ext. 232