SATURDAY, FEB. 13 – SUNDAY, FEB14

Greenfield – Saturday: “Love at the Center: A Creative Shabbat” at Temple Israel, raising chants, prayers, poems and meditation that warm and support the heart, 10 -11 a.m.; Sunday: “Dislocation, Justice and Renewal: A Comparative Study of Three Exiles,” with Dr. Jan Flaska, 10 – 11 a.m., Register: office@templeisraelgreenfield.org

TUESDAY, FEB. 16

Northampton – Author and Book Talk with Leslea Newman author of “I Wish My Father,” 7-8 p.m., sponsored by Congregation B’nai Israel’s Adult Ed Committee; Register: https://www.cbinorthampton.org/form/lesleanewman

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17

Worcester – An evening with Steven Weil, national director and CEO of Friends of the IDF (FIDF), 7 p.m., a program of the Jewish Federation of Central Mass.’ LEAD (Leadership program of the Young Adult Division) Register: https://events.idonate.com/stevenweil

THURSDAY, FEB. 18

Springfield — JCC Literatour Series with Anna Solomon, author of The Book of V, 2 p.m., All Literatour events are free and open to the public on Zoom. Preregistration is required: visit SpringfieldJCC.org or call (413) 739-4715.

FRIDAY, FEB. 19

Greenfield – “Farming While Black,” with Leah Penniman, a food justice activist, writer and co-executive director of Soul Fire Farm in Grafton, N.Y., 7-8:30 p.m., Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkc-ChpzwtGNAh2euwa3oZK9VpAKCI8DUc

Springfield – Virtual Tot Shabbat with Marlene Rachelle, Temple Beth El, and PJ Library, Grab an instrument and a favorite stuffy as we welcome Shabbat together and fill our homes with music and fun; 5:30-6:15 p.m.; Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIldOGtrjIjG93LsyTK8ANSe6VKaVF50Myj; ALSO: March 6 & 19, and April 3

Western Mass. – Jewish Family Zoom! A weekly Jewish musical class with Felicia Sloin for kids 0-5 and their caregiver, 9-9:30 a.m., Pre-register: www.jfswm.org/jewish-family-jam; ALSO: Feb. 26, March 5, 12, 18 & 26

SATURDAY, FEB. 20

Western Mass. – Women’s Philanthropy Film Program, “Bess Myerson, The One and Only Jewish Miss America,” 7-10 p.m., ngorenstein@jewishwesternmass.org

SUNDAY, FEB. 21

Amherst – Wearable Art for Purim with the Eric Carle Museum, a virtual program of PJ Pals and Lander-Grinspoon Academy transforming everyday materials into Purim costumes for children ages 3 to 6 and their grownups, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wearable-art-for-purim-wthe-eric-carle-museum-lander-grinspoon-academy-tickets-136181920791?fbclid=IwAR0Amg0sg3ycZlAyhw3_wiyxNHraM_p2cd2pWfyYwssICMGfMr-bqnptVDw

Worcester  – Hamantaschen baking with Juju Fisher via Zoom! at 3 p.m. Join in this a virtual baking demonstration; a list of ingredients will be provided so you can bake along or try it yourself afterwards. Fun for the entire family! RSVP for Zoom link: Mhall@jfcm.org; Free & open to all
PJ Library and PJ Our Way families.

THURSDAY, FEB. 25

Springfield – Temple Beth El and Sinai Temple virtual musical performance of Noah Aronson, 7 p.m., for link, email office@tbespringfield.org

SATURDAY, FEB. 27

Greenfield – Rabbi Andrea’s Scary Stories – Rabbi Andrea Cohen-Kiener shares s
cary stories from her own life and friends, 7-8 p.m., Register: office@templeisraelgreenfield.org

TUESDAY, MARCH 2

Springfield — JCC Literatour Series with Stephanie Butnilk, author of The 100 Most Jewish Foods. 7 p.m., All Literatour events are free and open to the public on Zoom. Preregistration is required: visit SpringfieldJCC.org or call (413) 739-4715.

SATURDAY, MARCH 6

Western Mass. –  Shabbat Shabloom on Zoom, with Aram Rubenstein-Gillis, a fun, song filled Shabbat morning sing-a-long time every 2nd Saturday on the month; 9-9:45 a.m., hosted by Congregation B’nai Israel; Zoom info: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86814409262 Meeting ID: 868 1440 9262; Virtual Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86814409262 Registration: mailto:molly@cbinorthampton.org; ALSO: April 3

SUNDAY, MARCH 7

Worcester – “Journey Into the Light,” a Young Adult Division LEAD program with Hussein Aboubakr Mansour, an Arab Muslim who fled Egypt due to persecution for his ideal for co-existence with Israel, 4 p.m., Free & open to the entire community; RSVP for Zoom link: www.jfcm.org/LEADSWU

SUNDAY, MARCH 14

Worcester – “The Legacy of the Grape, a community-wide pre-Passover virtual wine tasting, 6:30-8 p.m. sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Central Mass. and Life & Legacy; Cost: $18 for 2021 JFCM campaign donors; $18 for Life & Legacy members; $60 non-donors (make 2021 gift commitment to receive donor rate-payment by cash or check); Sign up by Feb. 28: www.jfcm.org/virtualwine 

TUESDAY, MARCH 23

Springfield — JCC Literatour Series with Ronald Balson, author of Eli’s Promise, 7 p.m., All Literatour events are free and open to the public on Zoom. Preregistration is required: visit SpringfieldJCC.org or call (413) 739-4715.

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