TUESDAY, JULY 20

SPRINGFIELD – “A Cultural Journey into the Western Galiliee,” a Jewish National Fund virtual tour of the Western Galiliee led by Michal Sholoah Galnoor, 9-10 p.m., Register: https://www.jnf.org/events- landing-pages/a-cultural-journey-into-the-western-galilee

THURSDAY, JULY 22

WORCESTER – “Exodus 1947 & Two Unsung Heroes of Worcester,” about The Rev. John Stanley Graul and Judge Joseph Goldberg, presented by Robert W. Bleakney, PH.D, associate professor, Hebraic Heritage Christian College; and Israel bonds honoring Mark Shear and junior honorees Naomi Schertzer and Charlotte Roiter, 7 p.m., at BETH ISRAEL, 15 JAMESBURY DRIVE, WORCESTER

SATURDAY, JULY 24

FLORENCE – “Back to the Heart: Kirtan Concert of Love for Tu B’av,” at Beit Ahavah, with Kirtan Rabbi Shoshana Jedwab and full band, performed live in backyard of Beit Ahavah and streamed live, 7-9 p.m., Virtual Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/236899671325369 Registration: beitahavah.org/rsvp 

MONDAY, JULY 26

PITTSFIELD – Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, virtual screening of “Magic Men” 4 p.m. A jaded Holocaust survivor who has renounced his faith, Avraham (Makram Khoury) resents the piety of his middle-aged son Yehuda (Zohar Strauss), a devout Hassidic rapper. When the aging Avraham decides to return to his native Greece to find the man who offered shelter and taught him magic during World War II, he is compelled to bring Yehuda as his guardian. So begins a cross-cultural, cross-generational road trip as these characters search for absolution and reconciliation; “‘Til Kingdom Come” 8 p.m. Unravelling the global significance of American Christians’ dogma concerning Israel’s role in the Second Coming. Prominent among the millions of American Evangelicals praying for Israel is Pastor Boyd Bingham IV, one in a line of a dynasty of Kentucky pastors, and the congregants he leads in a small coal-mining town. Firm in his conviction that his calling in life is to raise money for Israel and his congregants’ donations are fueled by the belief that Jews are crucial to Jesus’s return. Tickets are $10 for individual films, and season passes are $118. All proceeds are directed to support children at the Knesset Israel Hebrew School. For additional information and the online box office, visit berkshirejewishfilmfestival.org. 

FRIDAY, JULY 30

FLORENCE – Meditative Shabbat Under the Stars, in the backyards of Beit Ahavah, 6-8 p.m., 130 Pine St., www.beitahavah.org

GREAT BARRINGTON & PITTSFIELD – Shabbat Family Fun Under the Big Top, presented by the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires;  on five Friday mornings from July 30 through Aug. 27; Free program will take place outdoors under the large tents set up at Hevreh of Southern Berkshire (270 State Road in Great Barrington, 7/30 & 8/6) and Knesset Israel (16 Colt Road in Pittsfield, 8/13, 20, & 27). Programs begin at 10 a.m., except for the 7/30 program, which begins at 9 a.m.; will include PJ Library story time, crafts, music, dancing, yoga, Shabbat blessings, and more– advance registration is required. Please read important information about masking policies and what to bring to each program. For more information please contact Susan Frisch Lehrer at slehrer@jewishberkshires.org

MONDAY, AUG. 2

PITTSFIELD – Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, virtual screening of “The Invisible Line – America’s Nazi Experiment” 4 p.m. Seeking to explain how Hitler brainwashed the Germans, history teacher Ron Jones subjected his high school students to a Nazi-like code of conduct. The experiment spiraled out of control, attracting hundreds of students to the rising fascist movement. Some 50 years later, Jones, his wife, and original pupils reunite to share their troubling memories and reflect on the trauma and regret that haunt them still; “Tango Shalom” 8 p.m. Moshe Yehuda, a Hasidic Rabbi, enters a televised Tango competition to save his Hebrew school from bankruptcy. But due to his orthodox religious beliefs, he is not allowed to touch a woman! At odds with his family and Hasidic community, Moshe asks a Catholic priest, a Muslim imam, and Sikh holy man for advice. Together, they hash out a plan to help Moshe dance in the Tango contest without sacrificing his sacred beliefs, setting in motion a fun, passionate dance movie. 8 p.m.; Tickets are $10 for individual films, and season passes are $118. All proceeds are directed to support children at the Knesset Israel Hebrew School. For additional information and the online box office, visit berkshirejewishfilmfestival.org. 

FRIDAY, AUG. 6

FLORENCE – Gilo Yalo Concert & Anabessa Orchestra at Beit Ahavah, 6-8:30 p.m., bring a picnic for 6 p.m., music starts at 7 p.m., 130 Pine St., More info and tickets: https://thirdrow.live/events/giliyalo-anbessaorchestra/ Website:

GREAT BARRINGTON–  Jewish Federation of the Berkshires presents Shabbat Family Fun Under the Big Top with Jewish Musician and Educator Felicia Sloin, 10 a.m., outdoors under the tent at Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 70 State Road; Free program will include PJ Library story time, crafts, music, dancing, yoga, Shabbat blessings, and more; advance registration is required. Please read important information about masking policies and what to bring to the program; slehrer@jewishberkshires.org

MONDAY, AUG. 9

PITTSFIELD – Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, virtual screening of five short films: “Cinema Rex,” “Mum’s Hairpins” and “Eddy’s World” 4 p.m.; “Empty Spaces” and “A Father’s Kaddish” 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for individual films, and season passes are $118. All proceeds are directed to support children at the Knesset Israel Hebrew School. For additional information and the online box office, visit berkshirejewishfilmfestival.org. 

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