WEDNESDAY, NOV. 13

Longmeadow – “Safety and Memory,” with Heather Jagodowski of the Alzheimer’s Association, part of a 3-part  Series on Alzheimer’s Disease hosted by Ruth’s House Assisted Living Residence, 6 p.m., (413) 567-6262 or jgslifecare.org; FREE & open to the public

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;  ALSO 20 & 27

Springfield – Life Lessons “Less is More: Using KonMari to Clear Your Home and Mind,” Stephanie Baird will discuss her year-long process of decluttering while using the KonMari method as outlined in the bestselling book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, 7 p.m., Springfield JCC, 1160 Dickinson St., Register: (413) 739-4715 or bnadler@springfieldjcc.org; FREE for JCC members and Bay Path students and faculty; $10/general public

THURSDAY, NOV. 14

Amherst – “States of Belonging: From Post Fascist Germany to Latinx U.S.A.,” a panel with Leslie Allen Adelson of Cornell and David Hernandez of Mount Holyoke College, 6:30 p.m., a program of the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide and Memory Studies, UMass Amherst, UMass Amherst, 785 North Pleasant St., (413) 577-0221 or ihgms@umass.edu

FRIDAY, NOV. 15

Longmeadow –Free monthly Lunch & Learn program at Ruth’s House: “Confused about Medicare Benefists,” with Dr. Neil Epstein, SHINE counselor, 10 a.m. – 12 noon, (lunch served at 11:30 a.m.), 780 Converse St., RSVP: (413) 567-3949, ext. 3105 or lpayson@JGSLifecare.org

Springfield – Special Musical Shabbat and Concert Performance by Noah Aronson at Sinai Temple, 7 p.m., 1100 Dickinson St., Admission is free and open to the public.

SATURDAY, NOV. 16

Worcester – Torathon, the 31st community-wide adult learning event, with 25 classes on the theme, “Jewish Heroes in Our Lives,” over three hours led by area rabbis, cantors, educators and community leaders, at Congregation Beth Israel, 15 Jamesbury Drive; jewishcentralmass.org/torathon.

SUNDAY, NOV. 17

Westborough – Shir Joy Chorus open rehearsals, potential members can observe or join right in, 6-8:15 p.m., Congregation B’nai Shalom, 117 E. Main St.

MONDAY, NOV. 18

Longmeadow – “Understanding and Responing to dementia-Related Behavior,” with Heather Jagodowski of the Alzheimer’s Association, part of a 3-part  Series on Alzheimer’s Disease hosted by Ruth’s House Assisted Living Residence, 6 p.m., (413) 567-6262 or jgslifecare.org; FREE & open to the public

Worcester — “Death with Dignity: Should Massachusetts Pass the End of Life Options Act?” with speakers Dr. David Clive, UMass Medical School and Hospice Physician, and John Berkowitz, director of Western Mass. Death with Dignity Inc.,m 6:30 p.m., Temple Emanuel Sinai, (508) 755-1257.

TUESDAY, NOV. 19

Springfield – Temple Beth El and Greater Springfield Chapter of Hadassah Israel Film Series, screening of “Senior Moments,” 7 p.m., at TBE, 979 Dickinson St., $5/ donation; open to the public

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20

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;  ALSO 20 & 27

FRIDAY, NOV. 22

Springfield – Temple Beth El Shabbat Dinner following Kabbalat Shabbat, 6 p.m., 979 Dickinson St., RSVP by Nov. 18: (413) 733-4149 or with check; $18/pp; FREE for children 17 and under

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 27

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; 

MONDAY, DEC. 2

Longmeadow –Free monthly Lunch & Learn program at Ruth’s House: “Plants that Clean the Air,” with Jeff the Plant Guy. 10 a.m. – 12 noon, (lunch served at 11:30 a.m.) 780 Converse St., RSVP: (413) 567-3949, ext. 3105 or lpayson@JGSLifecare.org

TUESDAY, DEC. 10

Springfield – Literatour Book Festival: Kirsten Fermaglich, author of A Rosenberg by Any Other Name: A History of Jewish Name Changing in America, 7 p.m., Springfield JCC, 1160 Dickinson St., Register: arts@springfieldjcc.org or (413) 739-4715, ext. 308. FREE for JCC and WMJGS members, $7 general public

 

 

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