THURSDAY, JAN. 23

Pittsfield – “Moments to Remember: Stories About Living and Loving” first of a 3-part series with Dick Macht, part of Jewish Federation of the Berkshires “Connecting with Community” series,  Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road in Pittsfield, 10:45 a.m.; program precedes kosher lunch at noon ($2 suggested donation for adults over 60 years of age, $7 for all others). Advance reservations are required for lunch and can be made by calling (413) 442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program; ALSO 1/30 & 2/6

FRIDAY, JAN. 24

Longmeadow – Pop-Up Shabbat Dinner and Discussion at Congregation B’nai Torah, “Is Assassination Ever Ethical? Approaches in Jewish Law and Ethics on Targeting Dangerous Individuals,” led by Rabbi Yaffe; women’s candlelighting & Kabbalat service at 4:35 p.m.; Mincha at 4:35 p.m.; Dinner at 5:45 p.m.; 2 Eunice Drive; RSVP: (413) 567-0036 or office@bnaitorahma.org; $15/pp; $45/family max

Rabbi Andrew Hahn — The Kirtan Rabbi

Northampton – CBI Kirtan Shabbat, with the Kirtan Rabbi (Rabbi Andrew Hahn) and Community Band, 6-7:30 p.m.,(doors open 5:45 p.m.) at Lander-Grinspoon Academy, 257 Prospect St., (413) 584-3593. *FREE & open to the public; Children & babies welcome

Springfield – Shabbat dinner at Temple Beth El, catered by Catering by Meital; challah & grape juice, chicken marsala with mushroom, roasted zucchini with fresh basil, quinoa with roasted leek, butternut squash, fresh grapes & sage, green salad with fresh pears, shredded carrots, pumpkin & sunflower seeds, dried cranberries & balsamic vinaigrette, fresh fruit salad, homemade brownies & assorted cookies; (vegetarian option available–be sure to request it when making your reservation.) 6-9 p.m., 979 Dickinson St., RSVP by Jan. 21: (413) 733-4149;  office@tbespringfield.org; $18

Worcester – MLK Shabbat Service (postponed from Jan. 17) 7:30 p.m., Temple Emanuel Sinai, 661 Salisbury St., (508) 755-1257.

SATURDAY, JAN. 25

Florence – Havdalah Havorah; celebrate Havdalah with fun family activity suitable for adults and families with children 10 and up, 7-9 p.m., Beit Ahavah, 130 Pine St., morrisfri@aol.com

Shrewsbury – Central Mass. Jewish Film Festival, “The Keeper,” 7:30 p.m., St. John’s High School, co-sponsored by Chaverim and Hasassah Boroughs Chapter, $15; Tickets: worcesterjcc.org

SUNDAY, JAN. 26

Springfield – J-Gallery opening reception for exhibit of the art of Joanne Buoniconti, Frank D’Agostino and Vi Petrolati, 2-3:30 p.m., Springfield JCC, 1160 Dickinson St., FREE & open to the public

Worcester – “Jewish Cooking Travels the World with Laura Dilts – Jewish Soups!, the first of three cooking classes making Iranian meatball soup, Russian borscht, and classic matzoh ball soup; 1:30 p.m., at Temple Emanuel Sinai, 661 Salisbury St., RSVP: lifelonglearning@emanuelsinai.org or (508) 755-1257 (class size is limited); $10/pp and $25/ family max.

Worcester – Financial Literacy Seminar for Young Adults and Young Families, 4:30 p.m., Congregation Beth Israel.

Worcester – Central Mass. Jewish Film Festival, “Fiddler: Miracle of Miracles,” 2 p.m., The Willows in Worcester, 101 Barry Road, Tickets: worcesterjcc.org

MONDAY, JAN. 27

Westborough – “Uncovering your Jewish (and Non-Jewish) Genealogy,” an introduction to genealogical research with Jonathan Rappaport, 7-8:30 p.m., Beth Tikvah Community Center, 30 Oak St., FREE but RSVP by Jan. 24: BethTikvaSynagogue.org or (508) 616-9037, ext. 700.

TUESDAY, JAN. 28

Rabbi Ethan Tucker

Springfield – “Mordechai: A Threefold Tales that is Easily Unraveled,” with Rabbi Ethan Tucker, a program of Project Zug, 7 p.m., at Sinai Temple, 1100 Dickinson St., Register: www.ProjectZug.org  or call Rabbi James Greene at (413) 739-4715.

Worcester – Central Mass. Jewish Film Festival, “The Other Story,” 7 p.m.,  Worcester JCC, 633 Salisbury St., Tickets: worcesterjcc.org

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29

Northampton – Jewish Family Jam, weekly music class for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers, exploring Jewish holidays, language and culture through music, movement and drumming, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m., at Lander-Grinspoon Academy Library, 257 Prospect St., Register: www.jfswm.org/jewish-family-jam

SATURDAY, FEB. 1

Longmeadow – Movie Night at B’nai Torah ,  7 p.m., 2 Eunice Drive; RSVP by Jan. 28: (413) 567-0036 or office@bnaitorahma.org; $5/pp person includes snacks.

Springfield – Carol’s Beit Café, 7-9 p.m., at Temple Beth El, 979 Dickinson St., office@tbespringfield.org

Westborough – Hadassah Rocks! an evening of music and dinner with Hadassah Greater Boroughs, with performance by SNG Band, 6:30 p.m Arturo’s Restaurant; buffet with GF, Dairy-free and Vegan options; RSVP: hadassahrocks.rsvpify; $75

Worcester – Arts Judaica Event: Fiddler on the Roof Sing-A-Long Dinner and Schmooze, (pizza and drinks will be provided; bring a salad or dessert to share( 6 p.m., Temple Emanuel Sinai, 661 Salisbury St., RSVP: lifelonglearning@emanuelsinai.org or call (508) 755-1257; $5/pp

SUNDAY, FEB. 2

Amherst – Films: “Make Me a Match” and “A Thousand Kisses,” 9:30 -10:30 a.m., Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., (413) 256-4900; $6/students; $8/seniors; $10/general admission

Longmeadow – Super Bowl party at B’nai Torah, with big screen TV, food for sale (chicken wings, deli and more), half-time Haftarah with Rabbi Yaffe, 6 p.m., B’nai Torah, 2 Eunice Drive; RSVP: email office@bnaitorahma.org or call (413) 567-0036; $5 admission includes snacks and soft drinks.

MONDAY, FEB. 3

Longmeadow – “Celebrating Chocolates,” with Elaine Shepard of Wicked Good Treats by Elaine in Wilbraham, sharing the history of chocolate, a tasting and ways to enjoy chocolate, noon – 1:30 p.m., free monthly Lunch and Learn program at Ruth’s House Assisted Living, 780 Converse St., RSVP: (413) 567-3949, ext. 3105.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 5

Northampton – Jewish Family Jam, weekly music class for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers, exploring Jewish holidays, language and culture through music, movement and drumming, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m., at Lander-Grinspoon Academy Library, 257 Prospect St., Register: www.jfswm.org/jewish-family-jam

THURSDAY, FEB. 6

Amherst – Challah and Jam, Explore Jewish Holidays, language, culture and values through music, movement and drumming. Meet other families, make some music, braid some challah, and have some fun, 10 -11:20 a.m., JCA, 742 Main St., r.torrey@jfswm.org

Worcester/Florida – Annual Worcester Florida Reunion 2020, with guest speakers Steven Schimmel, JFCM, and Steve Willens, Worcester Jewish Healthcare, social hour at 11 a.m., lunch at noon, Delray Country Club, 2200 Highland Ave. in Delray Beach, RSVP: mshreiar@bellsouth.net or 954-720-0372; $30/pp

FRIDAY, FEB. 7

Longmeadow – “One Shabbat One World,” at LYA, with Shabbat services at 5 p.m. at LYA, dinner at 5:30 p.m.; and guest speaker Rabbi Eliezer Gurkow from London, Ontario, RSVP: (413) 567-8665 or info@LYA.org; $18/adults; $10/children under 11; Family price (two parents and all their children/$48.

SUNDAY, FEB. 9

Shir Joy Chorus

Westborough – “Together We Sing,” Shir Joy Chorus’ winter concert, selections will include rounds and part song from ancient times through the present in Hebrew and English, including “Pray with My Feet,” 7 p.m., Congregation B’nai Shalom, 117 E. Main St., Tickets: at the door or www.shirjoychorus.com; $15 (snow date Feb. 15).

Worcester – Wine, Nosh and Paint with Renee Malowitz, guiding in choosing subject matter reflecting Tu B’Shevat themes, 1:30-4 p.m., Temple Emanuel Sinai, 661 Salisbury St., RSVP by Feb. 5: lifelonglearning@emanuelsinai.org; $20/members; $10/children 12 and under; $25/non-members

MONDAY, FEB. 10

Longmeadow – Tu-B’Shevat Seder hosted by First Church of Christ and Temple Beth El, 7-9 p.m., at First Church, 763 Longmeadow St., rabbikatz@tbespringfield.org

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 12

Springfield – “There She Blows!: Whaling and Whales in New England From 1768 to 1927,” two session class with Chuck Heaton, part of Life Lessons: The William and Margery Sadowsky Center for Adult Learning, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Springfield Jewish Community Center, 1160 Dickinson St., (413) 739-4715. ALSO 2/19

THURSDAY, FEB. 13

Springfield – Literatour Book Festival: The Lost Family by Jenna Blum, 7 p.m., Springfield JCC, 1160 Dickinson St., Register: arts@springfieldjcc.org or (413) 739-4715, ext. 308. FREE for JCC members, $7 general public

Springfield – “Britain and Her Commonwealth Stand Alone,” five-session class with Stuart Greene, discussing how Britain managed to hold out against evil, from the German invasion of Poland and the Fall of France to the Battle of Britain and the U-Boat Menace, 10 a.m. – noon or 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., part of Life Lessons: The William and Margery Sadowsky Center for Adult Learning, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Springfield Jewish Community Center, 1160 Dickinson St., (413) 739-4715; CLASSES: 2/20, 2/27, 3/5 & 3/12

FRIDAY, FEB. 14

Springfield – Temple Beth El Friday Night Tot Shabbat Dinner & Program for young families with children ages 5 and younger, followed by a service filled with song, dance, stories and prayer led by family educator Marlene Rachelle, 5:15 – 6:30 p.m., 979 Dickinson St., (413) 733-4149.

Springfield – Shabbat Zimrah at Temple Beth El, a lively musical Kabbalat Shabbat Serivce with Cantor Elise Barber and musicians, recognizing members with February birthdays, 6-7 p.m., 979 Dickinson St.

SATURDAY, FEB. 15

Springfield – Sinai Temple HavDeli Dinner & Film, screening “The Red Sea Diving Resort,” 6-9 p.m., 1100 Dickinson St., $5/pp

SUNDAY, FEB. 16

Amherst – Film: “The Burning Child,” 9:30 -10:30 a.m., Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., (413) 256-4900; $6/students; $8/seniors; $10/general admission

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19

Springfield – Zentangle: Collapsible Book drawing class, part of Life Lessons: The William and Margery Sadowsky Center for Adult Learning, 6:30- 9 p.m., Springfield Jewish Community Center, 1160 Dickinson St., (413) 739-4715; $40/JCC members; $50/general public ($7 materials fee)

THURSDAY, FEB. 20

Amherst – Challah and Jam, Explore Jewish Holidays, language, culture and values through music, movement and drumming. Meet other families, make some music, braid some challah, and have some fun, 10 -11:20 a.m., JCA, 742 Main St., r.torrey@jfswm.org

Springfield – Drawing from the Heart 5-week art class, based on Betty Edwards book, Drawing on the Artist Within, part of Life Lessons: The William and Margery Sadowsky Center for Adult Learning, 7-9 p.m., (Feb. 20-March 19), Springfield Jewish Community Center, 1160 Dickinson St., (413) 739-4715; $75/JCC members; $90/general public; must buy Drawing on the the Artist Within, available on Amazon

FRIDAY, FEB. 21

Springfield – Temple Beth El Friday Night Tot Shabbat Dinner & Program for young families with children ages 5 and younger, followed by a service filled with song, dance, stories and prayer led by family educator Marlene Rachelle, 5:15 – 6:30 p.m., 979 Dickinson St., (413) 733-4149.

SATURDAY, FEB. 22

Florence – Havdalah Havorah; celebrate Havdalah with fun family activity suitable for adults and families with children 10 and up, 7-9 p.m., Beit Ahavah, 130 Pine St., morrisfri@aol.com

Northampton – Shabbat Shabloom, a musical shabbat service for children 0-5 and their families, 10 -10:45 a.m., Lander-Grinspoon Academy, 257 Prospect St., kat@cbinorthampton.org ; $5/recommended family fee; no one turned away for lack of funds

SUNDAY, MARCH 1

Amherst – Author’s Talk with Ilan Stavans and Josh Lambert on “How Yiddish Changed America and how America Changed Yiddish,” 2 p.m., Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., (413) 256-4900. $5/pp

THURSDAY, MARCH 5

Amherst – Literatour Book Festival: The 100 Most Jewish Foods by Alana Newhouse, , 7 p.m., Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., Register: arts@springfieldjcc.org or (413) 739-4715, ext. 308. FREE for JCC and YBC members, $7 general public

Amherst – Challah and Jam, Explore Jewish Holidays, language, culture and values through music, movement and drumming. Meet other families, make some music, braid some challah, and have some fun, 10 -11:20 a.m., JCA, 742 Main St., r.torrey@jfswm.org

Springfield – Shabbat Zimrah at Temple Beth El, a lively musical Kabbalat Shabbat Serivce with Cantor Elise Barber and musicians, recognizing members with February birthdays, 6-7 p.m., 979 Dickinson St.

SATURDAY, FEB. 15

Springfield – Sinai Temple HavDeli Dinner & Film, screening “The Red Sea Diving Resort,” 6-9 p.m., 1100 Dickinson St., $5/pp

SUNDAY, FEB. 16

Amherst – Film: “The Burning Child,” 9:30 -10:30 a.m., Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., (413) 256-4900; $6/students; $8/seniors; $10/general admission

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19

Springfield – “There She Blows!: Whaling and Whales in New England From 1768 to 1927,” with Chuck Heaton, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Springfield Jewish Community Center, 1160 Dickinson St.,

THURSDAY, FEB. 20

Amherst – Challah and Jam, Explore Jewish Holidays, language, culture and values through music, movement and drumming. Meet other families, make some music, braid some challah, and have some fun, 10 -11:20 a.m., JCA, 742 Main St., r.torrey@jfswm.org

FRIDAY, FEB. 21

Springfield – Temple Beth El Friday Night Tot Shabbat Dinner & Program for young families with children ages 5 and younger, followed by a service filled with song, dance, stories and prayer led by family educator Marlene Rachelle, 5:15 – 6:30 p.m., 979 Dickinson St., (413) 733-4149.

SATURDAY, FEB. 22

Florence – Havdalah Havorah; celebrate Havdalah with fun family activity suitable for adults and families with children 10 and up, 7-9 p.m., Beit Ahavah, 130 Pine St., morrisfri@aol.com

Northampton – Shabbat Shabloom, a musical shabbat service for children 0-5 and their families, 10 -10:45 a.m., Lander-Grinspoon Academy, 257 Prospect St., kat@cbinorthampton.org ; $5/recommended family fee; no one turned away for lack of funds

SUNDAY, MARCH 1

Amherst – Author’s Talk with Ilan Stavans and Josh Lambert on “How Yiddish Changed America and how America Changed Yiddish,” 2 p.m., Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., (413) 256-4900. $5/pp

THURSDAY, MARCH 5

Amherst – Literatour Book Festival: The 100 Most Jewish Foods by Alana Newhouse, 7 p.m., Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., Register: arts@springfieldjcc.org or (413) 739-4715, ext. 308. FREE for JCC and YBC members, $7 general public

Amherst – Challah and Jam, Explore Jewish Holidays, language, culture and values through music, movement and drumming. Meet other families, make some music, braid some challah, and have some fun, 10 -11:20 a.m., JCA, 742 Main St., r.torrey@jfswm.org

FRIDAY, MARCH 13

Springfield – Temple Beth El Friday Night Tot Shabbat Dinner & Program for young families with children ages 5 and younger, followed by a service filled with song, dance, stories and prayer led by family educator Marlene Rachelle, 5:15 – 6:30 p.m., 979 Dickinson St., (413) 733-4149.

Springfield – Shabbat Zimrah, a lively musical Kabbalat Shabbat service at Temple Beth El, with Cantor Elise Barber and musicians, 6-7 p.m., 979 Dickinson St., rritchie@tbespringfield.org

THURSDAY, MARCH 19

Amherst – Challah and Jam, Explore Jewish Holidays, language, culture and values through music, movement and drumming. Meet other families, make some music, braid some challah, and have some fun, 10 -11:20 a.m., JCA, 742 Main St., r.torrey@jfswm.org

SUNDAY, MARCH 22

Amherst – Film: “Monsieur Mayonnaise ,” 2-3:30 p.m., Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., (413) 256-4900; $6/students; $8/seniors; $10/general admission

FRIDAY, MARCH 27

Northampton – CBI Kirtan Shabbat, with the Kirtan Rabbi (Rabbi Andrew Hahn) and Community Band, 6-7:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:45 p.m.)at  Lander-Grinspoon Academy, 257 Prospect St., (413) 584-3593. FREE & open to the public; Children & babies welcome

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