Community Calendar

Friday, 1st August

"BEYOND GENOCIDE"
GREAT BARRINGTON – Jewish Federation of the Berkshires presents “Beyond Genocide: A Manuscript Illuminator’s Digest,” with artist Amy Fagin, 10:45 a.m. – 1 p.m., part of “Knosh and Knowledge” program, Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Road, (413) 442-4360. $5/program alone; $11/lunch & program.
"JEWISH PLURALISM IN ISRAEL"
LENOX – Wisdom of the Rabbis/Scholars lecture series, “Jewish Pluralism in Israel – A Courageous Journey,” with Rabbi Nathalie Lastreger, 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m., Bernstein Theater Lobby, Shakespeare & Co., 70 Kemble St., (413) 445-4872, ext. 16.
ART SHOW IN PITTSFIELD
PITTSFIELD – “The Alphabet of Vibration” art show by Analesa Berg, 5-8 p.m., during the First Friday Arts Walk in Pittsfield, 137 North St. (505) 603-7366

Sunday, 3rd August

TRIP TO TANGLEWOOD
LENOX – Worcester JCC Senior Adult trip to Tanglewood; Boston Symphony Orchestra performance of Haydn Symphony No. 6, Le Matin, Mozart Violin Concerto No. 4 in D, Beethoven Symphony No. 2; with lunch before at Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge; bus departs Worcester JCC (633 Salisbury St.) at 10 a.m., returns around 7 p.m., call for availability: (508) 756-7109, ext. 232. $100/members; $107/Senior Club members; $115/non-members.
JEWISH-FRENCH FILM SERIES
NORTH ADAMS – Jewish-French Film Series, “Mr. Klein,” “G-d Is Great and I’m Not,” “The Two of Us,” and “Gorgeous,” with brunch at 11:11 a.m., followed by films, Congregation Beth Israel, 53 Lois St., (917) 609-6732.
CAMP RAMAH PROSPECTIVE FAMILY DAY
PALMER – Camp Ramah Prospective Family Day, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., 39 Bennett St., RSVP: lorib@campramahne.org.

Monday, 4th August

BERKSHIRE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
LENOX – Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, “Aftermath,” 4 p.m., at the Duffin Theater, Lenox Memorial Middle and High School, 197 East St., (413) 637-5560, ext. 400.
NEIL SIMON: FROM BRIGHTON BEACH TO BROADWAY"
PITTSFIELD – Jewish Federation of the Berkshires program, “Neil Simon: From Brighton Beach to Broadway,” with Diane Steinbrink, 1- 2:30 p.m., Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, (413) 442-4360, ext. 15. $3

Friday, 8th August

JTS IN THE BERKSHIRES
LENOX – JTS in the Berkshires, “Who Speaks for Judaism: The Rabbis and the Priests,” with Dr. Marjorie Lehman, 11 a.m., Bernstein Theater Lobby, Shakespeare & Co., 70 Kemble St., (413) 445-4872, ext. 16.

Sunday, 10th August

B'SHALOM CHOIR CONCERT
GREAT BARRINGTON – B’Shalom Chorale of the Berkshires Concert, 3 p.m., Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Road, (413) 531-8706 or B’ShalomChoraleoftheBerkshires@gmail.com.

Monday, 11th August

BERKSHIRE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
LENOX – Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, “Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did for Love,” 4 p.m., “The Jewish Cardinal,” 8 p.m.; at the Duffin Theater, Lenox Memorial Middle and High School, 197 East St., (413) 637-5560, ext. 400.

Thursday, 14th August

YAD 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.

Friday, 15th August

WISDOM OF THE RABBIS
LENOX – Wisdom of the Rabbis/Scholars lecture series, “The Art of Prayer in the 21st Century: Not Your Zayde’s Chazzen,” with Cantor Emeritus Robert Scherr, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Bernstein Theater Lobby, Shakespeare & Co.,
70 Kemble St., (413) 445-4872, ext. 16.

Monday, 18th August

BERKSHIRE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
LENOX – Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, “Wagner’s Jews,” 4 p.m., “Zaytoun,” 8 p.m.; at the Duffin Theater, Lenox Memorial Middle and High School, 197 East St., (413) 637-5560, ext. 400.

Wednesday, 20th August

"FIDDLER ON THE ROOF" AT GOODSPEED
CHESTER, CONN. – Springfield JCC trip to see “Fiddler on the Roof” at the Goodspeed Opera House; 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., includes round-trip transportation, orchestra seat, and lunch at Gelston House, (413) 739-4715 or bnadler@springfieldjcc.org. $115

Friday, 22nd August

JTS IN THE BERKSHIRES
LENOX – JTS in the Berkshires, “Assimilation or Independence: Hellenizers and Hasmoneans,” with Rabbi Eliezer Diamond, 11 a.m., Bernstein Theater Lobby, Shakespeare & Co., 70 Kemble St., (413) 445-4872, ext. 16.
YAD 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, 24th August

OPEN HOUSE & BBQ AT BETH TIKVAH RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
WESTBOROUGH – Open House and Barbecue at Beth Tikvah Religious School; meet Rabbi, faculty and members; 4-6 p.m., 45 Oak St., vpmember@bethtikvahsynagogue.org.

Friday, 29th August

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.