THURSDAY, DEC. 16

LONGMEADOW – Ruth’s House Lunch and Learn, “Navigating Senior Living during the Holiday Season,” with Michelle Scalia, noon – 1:15 p.m., RSVP: Mary-Anne Schelb (413) 935-1791 or MSchelb@JGSLifecare.org *A confirmation and Zoom invitation will be emailed to you prior to the meeting

FRIDAY, DEC. 17

GREENFIELD – Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbi Andrea Cohen-Kiener and the band Midwood (in-person and on Zoom), 5:30 – 7 p.m., 27 Pierce St., Registration: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAlde6trzgtEtKSvGrYJRYql4nJV0x_1HxB

SUNDAY, DEC. 19

GREENFIELD – “Hebrew is Magic,” a special Hebrew class with Rabbi Andrea Cohen-Kiener for ages 5-9, reviewing Hebrew letters and sounds; 9-10 a.m., Register: office@templeisraelgreenfield.org

LONGMEADOW – Springfield NCSY Youth Organization “Shop & Slide” – pick out and purchase gifts for children at Baystate Children’s Hospital, then play games with friends, 2-4 p.m., at Congregation B’nai Torah, 2 Eunice Drive, Contact: Andrea Olkin – SpringfieldNCSY@gmail.com or (413) 519-5328;
https://www.facebook.com/SpringfieldMaNCSY

NORTHAMPTON  – LGA & Gan Keshet PJ Pals Solstice Lantern Walk, for families with young children, 3:30-4:30 p.m., at Abundance Farm, 253 Prospect St.,
Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/solstice-lantern-walk-for-families-with-young-children-tickets-217914306557$5 per family

SPRINGFIELD – Temple Beth El’s “Stories of Israel,” series with Rabbi Josh Weisberg via Zoom; documentary and discussion with Meital Sapir, who was raised in Florida by an Israeli father and American mother, and who immigrated to Israel and now serves as a commander in Israel’s Air Force; 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. To register: communications@tbespringfield.org

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 22

SPRINGFIELD – Springfield NCSY New Year’s Sledding in Forest Park, 1-3 p.m., Come sled with your friends at Mausoleum Hill, bring your sled, hot chocolate will be provided, Copntact: Andrea Olkin – SpringfieldNCSY@gmail.com or (413) 519-5328; https://www.facebook.com/SpringfieldMaNCSY

SATURDAY, DEC. 25

WORCESTER – Chinese and Netflix Day, Time TBA, mhall@jfcm.org

TUESDAY, DEC. 28

WESTERN MASS./VIRTUAL – “Celebrating Jewish Music with Our Pioneer Valley Families and Friends,” participatory YouTube program with Mak’hela: you will be sent background music tracks, music and directions for recording; you can record multiple family members together; a collaboration between Mak’hela and Jewish Federation/PJ Library, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Register: bpmikesh@comcast.net; $15 per recording

SUNDAY, JAN. 2

WORCESTER – PJ Library & PJ Our Way Bagels and Books with Congregation Beth Israel, 15 Jamesbury Drive, 10 a.m. – noon; mhall@jfcm.org

SATURDAY, JAN. 8

Greenfield – Etz Chayim! Adventures in Winter Tree Medicine, a three-week series of Shabbat adventures for ages 5-10 with herbalist Alyssa Bauer, 10-11 a.m., a program of Temple Israel, at Griswold GTD Conservation Area; TIG members: $36 for one child, $18 for each additional child; Non-members: $48 for one child, $24 for each additional child; ALSO: Jan. 15 & 22

SPRINGFIELD – “A Taste of Italy” through food and film at Temple Beth El; dinner of pizza, salad, fruit and Italian pastry, and film: “My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes,” 6-7:30 p.m., 979 Dickinson St., www.tbespringfield.org

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 12

SPRINGFIELD/VIRTUAL – Literatour author event and Q&A with Naomi Ragen, author of The Observant Wife,” 2-3 p.m.,
Registration: https://springfieldjcc.wufoo.com/forms/rwnnelk07w392y/; 

Register in advance for this meeting: https://chelseajewish-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMlce-uqzoqH9aaAwnxoFh9LxAIz9KQVDd0  After  registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

THURSDAY, JAN. 20

SPRINGFIELD – Temple Beth El Film: Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, 7-9 p.m., Zoom. Register: communications@tbespringfield.org

WORCESTER – LEAD/YAD with World ORT on Zoom. 7:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, JAN. 23

SPRINGFIELD – Temple Beth El’s “Stories of Israel,” series with Rabbi Josh Weisberg via Zoom; meet Noa Har Zahav, born into a secular Israeli kibbutz family and her journey to deepen her connection with Judaism, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. To register: communications@tbespringfield.org

THURSDAY, FEB. 3

SPRINGFIELD/VIRTUAL – Literatour author event and Q&A with Andrew Feiler, author of A Better Life for Their Children, 7-8 p.m., Register: https://springfieldjcc.wufoo.com/forms/rtncm991b2631i/

WORCESTER/FLORIDA – The Annual Worcester Florida Party at the Delray Beach Golf Club; a chance to visit old friends from Worcester; 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Register: www.worcesterfloridaparty.myevent.com

SATURDAY, FEB. 5

SPRINGFIELD – “Carol’s Beit Café,” a Temple Beth El event showcasing the musical talents of its members, 7-8:30 p.m., at TBE, 979 Dickinson St., Reservations: TBE office: (413) 733-4149 or office@tbespringfield.org. (snow date: March 26)

WORCESTER – Chaverim Night Out at the Jewish Film Festival, 7 p.m., for more information contact mhall@jfcm.org

SATURDAY, FEB. 12

SPRINGFIELD – “A Taste of the Lower East Side,” a Temple Beth El program sharing a taste of the Jewish world through food and film; 6-7:30 p.m.; Registration: communications@tbespringfield.org

SUNDAY, FEB. 13

LONGMEADOW – Purim Katan Movie Afternoon/Ice Cream Party and Emtza Food Drive Launch, 4-7 p.m., at B’nai Torah, 2 Eunice Drive, Contact Andrea Olkin: SpringfieldNCSY@gmail.com, or (413) 519-5328; Fee: $5 per person, $10 max/2+ siblings

THURSDAY, FEB. 17

SPRINGFIELD – Temple Beth El Film: Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, 7-9 p.m., Zoom. Register: communications@tbespringfield.org

SUNDAY, FEB. 20

NORTHAMPTON – LGA “Fiber Art for Passover: Learn to Wet Felt,” Zoom program from 10 – 11:30 a.m., Create spring blooms out of soft wool for the Passover table with fiber artist Natasha Lehrer Lewis; for 3-6-year-olds and their grownups; Registration fee of $12 includes one kit from Esther’s Place which will be available for pickup. Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fiber-art-for-passover-with-lander-grinspoon-academy-learn-to-wet-felt-tickets

THURSDAY, FEB. 27

WORCESTER – LEAD/YAD program with Shaliach Aviv Jerbi, 2 p.m.

TUESDAY, MARCH 8

SPRINGFIELD – Literatour author event and Q&A with Jan Eliasberg, author of Hannah’s War, at Springfield JCC, 1160 Dickinson St., 7-8 p.m.,

Register: https://springfieldjcc.wufoo.com/forms/rtncm991b2631i/ ; FREE JCC members; $10/general public

 

 

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