What’s Happening

FRIDAY, JUNE 16

Worcester – YAD Shabbat Dinner, 7 p.m., For more information, contact mhall@jfcm.org.

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, JUNE 17

Pittsfield – Second Annual Temple Anshe Amunim Education Celebration; a brief Havdallah service with a cocktail hour, catered dunner, silent auction of Judaic-themes items, music and granting of the annual award, 5:30-8:30 p.m., 26 Broad St., (413) 442-5910 or templeoffice@ansheamunium.org.

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 18

Amherst – Film: “Breakfast at Ina’s,” plus the short, “A Reuben by Any Other Name,” 2 p.m., Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., (413) 256-4900 or yiddishbookcenter.org/events.

Springfield – Father’s Day Road Race and Kids’ Fun Run, Springfield JCC, 1160 Dickinson St., Register: (413) 739-4715 or www.runreg.com/6993.

 

MONDAY, JUNE 19

Longmeadow – The Frankel-KInsler Classic 37th Annual JGS Lifecare Golf Tournament, noon – 8:30 p.m., (with bridge, canasta, Mah Jongg, pickleball and tennis tournaments for non-golfers); Twin Hills Country Club, 700 Wolf Swamp Road, (413) 567-3949, ext. 1613.

Pittsfield – Jewish Federation of Berkshires Connecting with Community program, “Pittsfield Suns: More than Just Baseball,” with Kristen Huss, general manager; with hot kosher lunch, 10:45 a.m.-noon, Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, RSVP for lunch by 9 a.m. morning of program, (413) 442-4200. $2/suggested lunch donation for adults over 60 years of age; $7/all others.

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 20

Springfield – Jewish Family Service screening of documentary, “Salaam Neighbor,” with discussion following with JFS CEO Maxine Stein and JFS New American Program Director Deirdre Griffin, 5:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Auditorium, 362 Sumner Ave., (423) 727-2601.

Springfield – Information session for trip to Cuba, scheduled for October of 2017, co-sponsored by Jewish Federation and JCC, 7 p.m., at JCC, 1160 Dickinson St., Register: (413) 739-4715.

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 22

Pittsfield – Jewish Federation of Berkshires Connecting with Community program, “Writing to Right the World,” with Jana Laiz; with hot kosher lunch, 10:45 a.m.-noon, Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, RSVP for lunch by 9 a.m. morning of program, (413) 442-4200. $2/suggested lunch donation for adults over 60 years of age; $7/all others.

Worcester – Kosher Take-out at Central Mass. Chabad, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 22 Newton Ave., (508) 579-1852. *Takes place every Thursday evening

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 25

Holyoke – Rodphey Sholom Sisterhood 65th Donor event featuring a dairy brunch, 10 a.m., 1800 Northampton St., RSVP: (413) 534-5262. *men welcome

Worcester – Splash Bash at the Worcester JCC; open to members and non-members wishing to learn more about the Worcester JCC, with luau games, contests, free snow cones and chair massages, and music from DJ Arnie Hamm, 12:30-4:30 p.m., Worcester JCC, 633 Salisbury St., contact Monica Maher for info on new membership discounts: mmaher@worcesterjcc.org. FREE & open to the public; All guests over the age of 18 must provide a photo ID.

 

MONDAY, JUNE 26

Pittsfield – Jewish Federation of Berkshires Connecting with Community program, “Becoming Involved in State Government’” with Representative Tricia Farley-Bouvier; with hot kosher lunch, 10:45 a.m.-noon, Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, RSVP for lunch by 9 a.m. morning of program, (413) 442-4200. $2/suggested lunch donation for adults over 60 years of age; $7/all others.

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 29

Pittsfield – Jewish Federation of Berkshires Connecting with Community program, “A Panorama of Jewish Liturgical Music,” with Rabbi/Cantor Jon Haddon of Congregation Berth David of Amenia, N.Y.; with hot kosher lunch, 10:45 a.m.-noon, Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, RSVP for lunch by 9 a.m. morning of program, (413) 442-4200. $2/suggested lunch donation for adults over 60 years of age; $7/all others.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 6

Worcester – YAD Happy Hour, 6:30 p.m., For more information, contact mhall@jfcm.org.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 7

Florence – Tot Shabbat & Tot Sha-Potluck, a musical hour welcoming Shabbat and the holidays for families of kids ages 0-6; includes cheese pizza, feel free to bring a healthy vegetarian potluck item (no nuts); 5:15-6:15 p.m., Beit Ahavah, 130 Pine St., (413) 587-3770.

 

MONDAY, JULY 10

Lenox – Congregation Knesset Israel’s Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, “Freedom Runners,” and “Joe’s Violin,” at 4 p.m.; and “The 90 Minute War,” at 8 p.m., Duffin Theatre, Lenox Memorial High School, 197 East St.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 13 – SUNDAY, JULY 16

Amherst – Yidstock: The Festival of New Jewish Music, with concerts, workshops, talks, www.yiddishbookcenter.org/yidstock.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 14

Worcester – YAD Shabbat Dinner, 7 p.m., For more information, contact mhall@jfcm.org.

 

MONDAY, JULY 17

Lenox – Congregation Knesset Israel’s Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, “Across the Waters,” at 4 p.m.; and “My Hero Brother,” at 8 p.m., Duffin Theatre, Lenox Memorial High School, 197 East St.

 

SUNDAY, JULY 23

Amherst – Talk: Rabbi Akiva – Sage of the Mind,” with Professor Barry Holtz, 2 p.m., Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., (413) 256-4900 or yiddishbookcenter.org/events.

 

MONDAY, JULY 24

Lenox – Congregation Knesset Israel’s Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, “Big Sonia,” at 4 p.m.; and “Bang! The Bert Berns Story,” at 8 p.m., Duffin Theatre, Lenox Memorial High School, 197 East St.

 

SUNDAY, JULY 30

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

Worcester – “Camp Chaverim” (for adults in the their 40s-60s) at the Rubin Family Summer Retreat, noon – 5 p.m., bring a picnic lunch (no pork or alcohol); with pool, hiking, fishing, volleyball or bring our own games; RSVP: www.jewishcentral.org/events.

 

MONDAY, JULY 31

Lenox – Congregation Knesset Israel’s Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, “Keep Quiet,” at 4 p.m.; Duffin Theatre, Lenox Memorial High School, 197 East St.

 

SUNDAY, AUG. 6

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

Worcester – Worcester JCC Annual Day Trip to Tanglewood to see Yo-Yo Ma and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, departing JCC at 9:30 a.m., with lunch in Pittsfield, ngreenberg@worcesterjcc.org. $116/members; $125/Senior Club; $133/non-members.

 

EXHIBIT
THROUGH OCT. 15

Amherst – “Beyond the Forest: Jewish Presence in Eastern Europe, 2004-2012,” a photographic series looking at the fragile renewal of Jewish life in Eastern Europe in the early 21st century by Israeli-American photographer Loli Kantor, Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., (413) 256-4900.


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