What’s Happening

FRIDAY, MAY 18

Springfield – Shabbat at the J, program for Pre-K – third grade, with challah-baking, activities, games, songs and Shabbat rituals, 3:30 – 5 p.m., Springfield JCC, 1160 Dickinson St., (413) 739-4715; All are welcome.

Worcester – TGIF: Torah Goodness It’s Friday, new weekly Torah Study with Rabbi Aviva Fellman, 10 a.m., at Worcester JCC, 633 Salisbury St. *Every Friday; 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.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 19

Holyoke – Shavuot Study Program, 9 p.m., Rodphey Sholom, 1800 Northampton St.

Worcester – Brotherhood Shabbat, with services and a Kiddush lunch, BI, 15 Jamesbury Drive.

Worcester – Beth Israel Annual Dairy Potluck and Community-led Tikkun, 7:30 p.m., BI, 15 Jamesbury Drive.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 20

Longmeadow – Special Shavuot Event at LYA; services at 10 a.m.; Ten Commandments at 11 a.m.; deluxe dairy luncheon at 1 p.m., with am ice cream party; .  Make your own sundae or just enjoy a cone; RSVP & pay before holiday: (413) 567-8665, 1148 Converse St.; or email at info@lya.org.  Luncheon: $10/adults; $5/children; family max/$32.

Worcester – YAD goes Hiking, 10 a.m.; meet at entrance of Broad Meadow Brook, mhall@jfcm.org.

 

MAY 18 – 22

Falls Village, Conn. – Shavuot Retreat at Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, 116 Johnson Road, hazon.org/calendar/shavuot.

 

TUESDAY, MAY 29

Westborough – EnCHANTment Circle, musical meditation for inner calmness and centering, at Congregation B’nai Shalom, 7:30 p.m., 117 East Main St., eafriedner@verizon.net.

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30

Great Barrington – First rehearsal of B’Shalom Chorale’s 5th Season, 7-9 p.m., (413) 418-1836; BshalomChorale@gmail.com.

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 3

Amherst – Film: “Freedom Riders,” 2 p.m., Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., (413) 256-4900 or yiddishbookcenter.org/events.

Longmeadow – Irene E. and George A. Davis Outrun Hunger ’18 5K Walk Run to alleviate childhood hunger in Western Mass., a project of the Teen Board of Rachel’s Table, Registration begins at 9 a.m. at Glenbrook Middle School; 110 Cambridge Circle; $10 registration fee (plus $15 minimum in contributions) includes snacks and a t-shirt. Register online: www.runsignup.com and enter Outrun Hunger in the search box; at Fleet Feet, 680 Bliss Road; or at Rachel’s Table office (413) 733-0084.

 

MONDAY, JUNE 4

Worcester – BI mah jongg, learn, play or teach, 7:30 p.m., Beth Israel, 15 Jamesbury Drive, Info: membership@bethisraelworc.org or (508) 688-7926.

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6

Agawam – Israel Bonds Dinner, with guest speaker Benjamin Anthony, founder of Our Soldiers Speak, TIME, Chez Josef, Reservations: (860) 656-2110.

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 10

Holyoke – Rodphey Sholom Sisterhood Donor Event, with dairy brunch, 11 a.m., men welcome; RSVP: (413) 534-5262.

Northampton – Rosh Hodesh, a monthly group for 8th- and 9th-grade girls (8th grade: 2:30-4:30 p.m.; 9th grade: 5-7 p.m.), Congregation B’nai Israel, 253 Prospect St., RSVP: jfswm.org/rosh-hodesh.

Westborough – Shir Joy Chorus Spring Concert, “Songs of Gratitude & Resilience,” 7 p.m., Congregation B’nai Shalom, 117 East Main St., (508) 366-7175 or ShirJoyMA@gmail.com. $15

Worcester – Rachel’s Table Foodraiser, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Big Y Supermarket, Mayfield Street, (508) 769-7699, carlaszyrt@gmail.com.

Worcester – Family Field Day to celebrate PJ Library’s 10th Year in Central Mass., with indoor and outdoor fun, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Worcester JCC, 633 Salisbury St., FREE & open to all.

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 17

Amherst – Film: “Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me,” 2 p.m., Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., (413) 256-4900 or yiddishbookcenter.org/events.

 

MONDAY, JUNE 18

Longmeadow – 38th Annual JGS Lifecare Frankel-Kinsler Classic golf tournament; 10 a.m., with other activities including tennis, pickleball, bridge, mah jongg, canasta, BBQ lunch, cocktail reception at 5:45 p.m. and award dinner at 6:30 p.m., Twin Hills Country Club, Register by June 1: (413) 567-3949, ext. 1613.

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 19

Lenox – 78th Annual Meeting of the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires, “From the Plains of Africa to the Hub of Hi-tech,” with the Ethiopian National Project, 7 p.m., Seven Hills Inn, 40 Plunkett St., (413) 442-4360, ext. 10

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 22 – SUNDAY, JUNE 24

Worcester – Rededication Weekend; Friday: 5:30 p.m., cocktails and Kabbalat Shabbat service; Saturday: dairy lunch following services; Sunday: dedication of space, honoring major donors and special brunch, 9:30 a.m., 15 Jamesway Drive, (508) 756-6204.

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 26

Westborough – EnCHANTment Circle, musical meditation for inner calmness and centering, at Congregation B’nai Shalom, 7:30 p.m., 117 East Main St., eafriedner@verizon.net.

 

EXHIBIT
Through Fall 2018

Through the Looking Glass: The Art of Yiddish Children’s Literature

From storybooks to magazines, from school textbooks to limericks, this exhibit will showcase the artwork along with artifacts of the life kids lived in Yiddish before World War II.


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