FRIDAY, June 28

Great Barrington – Jewish Federation of the Berkshires Knosh & Knowledge, “Choosing Enemies: The Jews of Palestine in World War II,” presented by Dr. Louis Levine, founding director of collections and curator, Museum of Jewish Heritage in NYC, 10:45 a.m. – 1 p.m., Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Road; *Advanced reservations required by Thursday, May 30 before noon: (413) 442-4360, ext., 10 or federation@jewishberkshires.org; Program only is FREE; $11/includes lunch following program.

Longmeadow – Shabbat dinner and lecture by Judy Greene on Jewish relationship ethics in the aging community, as part of Congregation B’nai Torah’s Embracing Age Series, 2 Eunice Drive; Call (413) 567-0036 for more info.

Worcester – “TGIF: Torah Goodness It’s Friday,” weekly Torah study at the Worcester JCC, with Rabbi Aviva Fellman of Congregation Beth Israel, 10 a.m., 633 Salisbury St.; FREE & open to the public.

Worcester – Friday Night Live: 4-Course Shabbat Dinner at home of Rabbi Mendel and Chanie Fogelman, 53 Midland St., RSVP: Rabbi@CentralMassChabad.com. *Every Friday night; Walk-ins welcome.

SUNDAY, JUNE 30

Longmeadow – “Stuff a Truck” for Rachel’s Table; bring non-perishable food items to donate to Rachel’s Table at Congregation B’nai Torah, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., 2 Eunice Drive.

MONDAY, JULY 1

Pittsfield – Jewish Federation of Berkshires Connecting with Community: “Exploring Jewish Humor: Isaac Bashevis Singer,” with Yiddish scholar Dick Macht, Ph.D.;10:45 a.m.-noon, Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, (413) 442-4200; FREE

TUESDAY, JULY 2

Northampton – “American Jewish Radicals,” a lecture by Elaine Leeder, MSW, MPH, PHD, 7 p.m., Congregation B’nai Israel, 253 Prospect St., (413) 584-3593, www.office@cbinorthampton.org

 

MONDAY, JULY 8

Pittsfield – Jewish Federation of Berkshires Connecting with Community: “Exploring Jewish Humor: Sholom Aleichem,” with Yiddish scholar Dick Macht, Ph.D.; 10:45 a.m.-noon, Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, (413) 442-4200; FREE

FRIDAY, JULY 12

Great Barrington – Jewish Federation of the Berkshires Knosh & Knowledge, Pulitzer Prize-winning NY Times reporter Linda Greenhouse offering insights into the direction of the U.S. Supreme Court, 10:45 a.m. – 1 p.m., Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Road; *Advanced reservations required by Thursday, May 30 before noon: (413) 442-4360, ext., 10 or federation@jewishberkshires.org; Program only is FREE; $11 includes lunch following program.

Lenox – JTS in the Berkshires: “Verdi in Terezin: A Composer’s Inspiration,” with Dr. Gerald Cohen, composer, cantor and assistant professor at H.L. Miller Cantorial School; featuring a lecture and performance by Pittsfield High School String Quarter; 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., at Shakespeare & Co., Elaine Bernstein Theater, 70 Kemble St., (212) 678-8821 or lyfeinman@jtsa.edu.

FRIDAY, JULY 19

Florence – Tot Shabbat & Tot Sha-Potluck, a musical hour on the first Friday of the month, celebrating Shabbat and holidays for families with kids 0-6 & their friends, led by Marlene Rachelle with Rabbi Riqi Kosovske; stay for Tot Sha-potluck vegetarian (no nuts) dinner – Cheese pizza provided, 5:15-6:30 p.m., Beit Ahavah music room & social hall, 130 Pine St., (413) 587-3770. ALSO: August 2, September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6.

FRIDAY, JULY 26

Lenox – JTS in the Berkshires: “What Can the Bible Teach Us About Wagner: Jewish Views of the Imperfect Messenger,” a lecture and text study with Dr. David Kraemer, Joseph J. and Dora Abbell Librarian and professor of Talmud and Rabbinics; 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., at Shakespeare & Co., Elaine Bernstein Theater, 70 Kemble St., (212) 678-8821 or lyfeinman@jtsa.edu.

Nefesh Mountain, Sunday, August 4

SUNDAY, AUG. 4

Lenox – Concert by Nefesh Mountain Bluegrass quintet, 7 p.m., Lenox Memorial High School, 197 East St., (413) 442-4360. $25

Worcester – Bus trip to Tanglewood presented by Worcester JCC Cultural Arts: Boston Symphony Orchestra with Yefim Bronfman on piano, Dima Slobodeniouk, conductor; leave Worcester JCC at 9:30 a.m., return at 7 p.m., with lunch at Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, (508) 756-7109, ext. 232 or ngreenberg@worcesterjcc.org. $120/members; $128/Senior Club/WISE; $137 /non-members.

FRIDAY, AUG. 9

Great Barrington – Jewish Federation of the Berkshires Knosh & Knowledge, “The Race to Save Separdic Jewish Heritage,” with Jason Guberman, 10:45 a.m. – 1 p.m., Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Road; *Advanced reservations required by Thursday, May 30 before noon: (413) 442-4360, ext., 10 or federation@jewishberkshires.org; Program only is FREE; $11/includes lunch following program. 

Lenox – JTS in the Berkshires: “Matchmaking and Midrash: A Hebrew Comedy from the Time of Shakespeare,” a lecture and dramatic reading by Dr. Stefanie Siegmund, Women’s League Chair in Jewish Gender and Women’s Studies; 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., at Shakespeare & Co., Elaine Bernstein Theater, 70 Kemble St., (212) 678-8821 or lyfeinman@jtsa.edu.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 14

Great Barrington – B’Shalom Chorale Concert, Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Road, (413) 418-1836 or BshalomChorale@gmail.com.

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