Community Calendar

Friday, 29th August

RIMON PROGRAM WITH SHIR YAAKOV FEIT
HOUSATONIC – Rimon’s “The Palace of Return/Teshuvah is Music Itself” with Shir Yaakov Feit, followed by vegetarian potluck dinner (please bring veg. dish to share), 7-9 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, 1089 Main St., RSVP: (413) 274-1034.
"A ROAD MAP FOR WOMEN RETURNING TO WORK"
SPRINGFIELD – Life Lessons Speaker Series, “A Road Map for Women Returning to Work,” 7-9 p.m., Springfield JCC, 1160 Dickinson St., Pre-register: (413) 739-4715 or bnadler@springfieldjcc.org. FREE
WISDOM OF THE RABBIS
LENOX – Wisdom of the Rabbis/Scholars lecture series, “Righteous Among the Nations: Who are They and What are Their Stories?” with Dr. Suzanne Vromen, Bard College, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Bernstein Theater Lobby, Shakespeare & Co., 70 Kemble St., (413) 445-4872, ext. 16.

Sunday, 31st August

JEWISH-FRENCH FILM SERIES
NORTH ADAMS – Jewish - French Film Series, “Gorgeous,” 11:11 a.m., Congregation Beth Israel, 53 Lois St., (917) 609-6732.

Wednesday, 3rd September

JEWISH HEALTHCARE AUXILIAR MEETING
WORCESTER – Opening meeting of the Auxiliary of the Jewish Healthcare Center, with guest speaker Rabbi Aviva Fellman, 1 p.m., 629 Salisbury St., (508) 799-9047.

Thursday, 4th September

YAD MONTHLY HAPPY HOUR
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/.
ART EXHIBIT AND RECEPTION AT JCA
AMHERST - Artists reception for "It Came to Pass," a series of photomontages by Rochelle Shicoff, depicting historic Orthodox synagogues on New York’s Lower East Side; 5-8 p.m., in conjunction with Amherst Art Walk; at Jewish Community of Amherst, (Exhibit hours for viewing the exhibit are T,W,Th,F from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; janetawinston@gmail.com

Sunday, 7th September

RODPHEY SHOLOM MEN'S DONOR EVENT
HOLYOKE – Congregation Rodphey Sholom’s Annual Men’s Donor Event; with deluxe buffet brunch and raffle; guests are invited and ladies are welcome, 10 a.m., 1800 Northampton St., Reservations: (413) 534-5262.
WORLD PREMIERE READING OF "SHUL"
SPRINGFIELD – World premiere reading of “Shul,” a new play by former Springfield resident Sheldon Wolf, 3 p.m., Springfield JCC, 1160 Dickinson St., (413) 739-4715. $12
JEWISH HEALTHCARE AUXILIARY BRUNCH
WORCESTER – Auxiliary of the Jewish Healthcare Center Brunch for paid-up members with a guest (there is a fee for guests); with guest speaker TBA; 10 a.m., 629 Salisbury St., (508) 799-9047.

Tuesday, 9th September

OPEN REHEARSAL FOR MAK'HELA
NORTHAMPTON – Open rehearsal for Mak’Hela: The Jewish Chorus of Western Mass., 7:30 p.m., at Lander-Grinspoon Academy, 257 Prospect St., (413) 567-3297.

Thursday, 11th September

JCA OPEN HOUSE
AMHERST – Jewish Community of Amherst Open House for new and prospective members, 5:30-7 p.m., 742 Main St., (413) 256-1575.
PEOPLE OF THE BOOK & FILM DISCUSSION
AMHERST – People of the Book & Film Discussion Group, “The Forgetting River,” led by Aviva Ben-Ur, 7-8:30 p.m., Woodbury Room (lower level) Jones Library, 43 Amity St., (413) 545-3981.
ANNUAL MEETING OF JEWISH FEDERATION OF CENTRAL MASS.
WORCESTER – 67th Annual Meeting of the Jewish Federation of Central Mass., with guest speaker Consul General of Israel to New England Yehuda Yaakov and presentation of Grinspoon Award for Excellence in Education to Ellie Goldberg, 7:30 p.m., Temple Emanuel Sinai, 280 May St.

Sunday, 14th September

ALISSA PLATCOW SINGS JEANNE BURNS AT UMASS
AMHERST - "Hot Jazz Lost and Found: Alissa Platcow Sings Jeanne Burns," 4 p.m., UMass Amherst Fine arts Center, Bezanson Recital Hall
RODPHEY SHOLOM CEMETERY VISITATION
CHICOPEE – Rodphey Sholom cemetery visitations, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Pendleton Ave., (413) 534-5262.
MUSIC FOR THE WINGS
GREAT BARRINGTON – Music for the Wings with Joy Dronge, Congregation Ahavath Sholom, 15 North St., Call for time: (413) 298-3124.
YAD OF CENTRAL MASS APPLE-PICKING
WORCESTER – Young Adult Division of Central Mass. Apple Picking and Picnic at Nashoba Valley Winery in Bolton, for more information: mhall@jfcm.org or visit www.facebook.com/groups/centralmassyad/.
INFO SESSION FOR "TASTE OF MUSSAR"
WORCESTER – Information session for upcoming “Taste of Mussar” class, led by Rabbi Carol Glass, 11:30 a.m., Temple Emanuel Sinai, (classes to be held monthly from October 2014 to June 2015) info: eherwitz@aol.com.

Monday, 15th September

ESSAY WRITING FOR HS SENIORS
SPRINGFIELD – Free informational meeting for Essay Writing Class for High School Seniors, led by Robert Chipkin, 7 p.m.; (classes to be held four weeks: Sept. 22, 29, and Oct. 6 and 20, at 7 p.m.), Springfield JCC, 1160 Dickinson St., Register: (413) 739-4715.

Tuesday, 16th September

FILM AT JCA: "INEQUALITY FOR ALL"
AMHERST - Screening and discussion of the film "Inequality for All” 6:30 p.m., followed by discussion led by Gerry Friedman and Robert Pollin, faculty members from the University of Massachusetts Economics Department, Jewish Community of Amherst, 742 Main St., (413) 256-0883.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Wednesday, 17th September

BUS TRIP TO BROOKLYN
SPRINGFIELD – Women’s Philanthropy Brooklyn, N.Y. bus trip for annual campaign donors of $365 or more; join Brooklyn native Andrea Goldstein on tours of Park Slope MIkvah or Brooklyn Museum; RSVP with Amy Nee: (413) 737-4313, ext. 160 or anee@jewishwesternmass.org. SPACE IS LIMITED.

Thursday, 18th September

KLEZMER WORKSHOP
AMHERST – Klezmer workshop with Brian Bender, 7-8:30 p.m., JCA, 742 Main St., (413) 367-9900. $10/class
DECONSTRUCTING SGT. PEPPER
SPRINGFIELD – “Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper: A Multimedia Journey Through the Recording Studio with the Beatles,” with Scott Freiman, 7:30 p.m., Springfield Jewish Community Center, 1160 Dickinson St., (413) 739-4715, ext. 355.

Friday, 19th September

YAD OF CENTRAL MASS POTLUCK DINNER
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, 21st September

RODPHEY SHOLOM CEMETERY VISITATION
CHICOPEE – Rodphey Sholom cemetery visitations, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Pendleton Ave., (413) 534-5262.

Wednesday, 24th September

YAD OF CENTRAL MASS. ROSH HASHANA DINNER
WORCESTER – Young Adult Division of Central Mass. Rosh Hashana dinners at Sara Kreisel’s House; for location and time contact mhall@jfcm.org or visit www.facebook.com/groups/centralmassyad/.

Thursday, 25th September

YAD OF CENTRAL MASS. ROSH HASHANA DINNER
WORCESTER – Young Adult Division of Central Mass. Rosh Hashana dinners at Sara Kreisel’s House; for location and time contact mhall@jfcm.org or visit www.facebook.com/groups/centralmassyad/.

Sunday, 28th September

BUS TRIP TO NY
SPRINGFIELD/NEW YORK – Bus trip into New York City; bus departs Springfield JCC (1160 Dickinson St.) at 8:45 a.m. and returns 6:45 p.m., (413) 739-4715. $60
WORCESTER CEMETERY ANNUAL MEMORIAL SERVICE
WORCESTER - Worcester B'nai Brith Cemetery Annual Memorial Service, 10 a.m., at the cemetery, 55 St. John's Road, service conducted by Rabbi Michoel Phillips, (508)753 -3630 or (508) 962-7840.

Tuesday, 30th September

ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF JEWISH LIFE
SPRINGFIELD – Life Lessons Speaker Series, “One Hundred Years of Jewish Life: From the Shtetl to the Suburb,” display of 12 photographic panels from the Springfield Museum’s exhibit, led by Dr. Stuart Anfang, guest curator, 7 p.m., Springfield JCC, 1160 Dickinson St., Pre-register: (413) 739-4715 or bnadler@springfieldjcc.org. FREE