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LEFT: Members of Beit Ahavah Reform Synagogue of Greater Northampton participate in the 33rd Annual LGBT Parade and Pride Event.

October

Friday, Sep 12

"It Came to Pass" art exhibit

Exhibit

Pioneer Valley

Photomontages, by Rochelle Shicoff, of historic synagogues, NYC, at Jewish Com. of Amherst gallery.
Sunday, Sep 14

Chair dreams...interpreted

Exhibit & Programs

Upper Pioneer Valley

30 artists interpret the role of chairs in our rituals, in history and in our fantasies.
Monday, Sep 15

Us & Them: Discrimination during the Holocaust and Today Outreach Program

Exhibit & Programs

Berkshires, Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley, Upper Pioneer Valley

Outreach program presented by Springfield Museums.
Wednesday, Sep 17

Jewish Family Jam

Family Program

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley, Upper Pioneer Valley

Together we will sing, drum, dance and explore musical play and song all with a Jewish theme.
Sunday, Sep 21

JCA: B'tzelem Elohim/ In God's Image

Family Program

Upper Pioneer Valley

A Monthly Parent/ Grandparent Support & Education Group
Sunday, Sep 21

One Bam, Two Crak, Three Dot: the Mah Jong Club

Community Program

Pioneer Valley

Enjoy playing mah jong? Join the crowd. All skill levels welcome.
Wednesday, Sep 24

High Holy Days at Shir Heharim

Holiday Celebration

Southern Vermont

High Holiday Service Schedule for Brattleboro Area Jewish Community, Congregation Shir Heharim
Tuesday, Sep 30

Melton Graduate Class: Book of Kings II

Class

Lower Pioneer Valley

This course will include an in-depth study and textual analysis of Kings II.
Thursday, Oct 02

JFB Program "World Seen as Documentary Film Editor"

Community Program

Berkshires

Join in a conversation with Larry Silk about his life as a documentary film editor.
Thursday, Oct 02

Ali Abu Awad: Reconciliation between the Children of Abraham

Author Appearance

Upper Pioneer Valley

An inspirational evening with Ali Abu Awad, Palestinian author, activist, peacemaker
Friday, Oct 03

Yom Kippur at Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center

Spiritual Practice

Berkshires

Come reflect in a place that supports quiet, contemplative time and meaningful shared experiences.
Friday, Oct 03

High Holydays Kol Nidre Service

Holiday Celebration

Pioneer Valley

Our doors are open! Join in our spiritual and inclusive service on this most holy day of the year.
Saturday, Oct 04

High Holyday Yom Kippur Services

Holiday Celebration

Pioneer Valley

Our doors are open! Join in our spiritual and inclusive Yom Kippur service.
Saturday, Oct 04

Yom Kippur Family Service

Family Program

Upper Pioneer Valley

Yom Kippur Morning Family Service led by Anna Sobel, Jewish educator & puppeteer
Saturday, Oct 04

Yom Kippur Tot Program

Holiday Celebration

Upper Pioneer Valley

Marlene Rachelle will lead CBI's tot program. Children 2 - 4 and their families are welcome.
Saturday, Oct 04

Yom Kippur Family Service

Holiday Celebration

Upper Pioneer Valley

Join Rabbi Jacob & musical guests for a joyful, serious service including music & story telling.
Saturday, Oct 04

Yom Kippur Teen Program

Holiday Celebration

Upper Pioneer Valley

Teens are invited to Congregation B'nai Israel to reflect & set intentions for the New Year.
Sunday, Oct 05

What Yiddish Tells Us About Being Jewish

Class

Pioneer Valley, Southern Vermont, Upper Pioneer Valley

Explore the delights of Yiddish Yosl Kurland. Beginner or experienced, all are welcome.
Monday, Oct 06

JFB Program "In Sukkot You Shall Dwell"

Community Program

Berkshires


Monday, Oct 06

Melton Graduate Class: Beyond Borders: The History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Class

Lower Pioneer Valley

This class provides students with a historical overview from the late 1800s through today.
Tuesday, Oct 07

Melton Graduate Class: Mysticism and Kabbalah: Secret Knowledge in Judaism

Class

Lower Pioneer Valley

This course presents the rich history & understandings of the texts central to Jewish mysticism.
Wednesday, Oct 08

Lunch and Learn

Study Group

Pioneer Valley

Join Rabbi Weiner Wednesdays, 12:15 - 1:15, to study Halakha. Drop-in participants are welcome.
Wednesday, Oct 08

Sukkahfest

Spiritual Practice

Berkshires

Join our annual celebration of the harvest festival in our beautifully inclusive lakeside Sukkah.
Sunday, Oct 12

Celebrate Sukkot!

Community Program

Upper Pioneer Valley

Celebrate Sukkot with art, Israeli & Yiddish dancing to live music in Greenfield.
Sunday, Oct 12

PJ Pals Preschool Events

Family Program

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley, Southern Vermont, Upper Pioneer Valley

PJ Preschool Pals Events at Lander-Grinspoon Academy are for families with children ages 3 - 5.
Sunday, Oct 12

Abundance Farm: Sukkot Harvest Festival

Holiday Celebration

Upper Pioneer Valley

Activities and fun for all ages. Local, artisanal food. Live music.
Sunday, Oct 12

"The Oven"

Performance

Upper Pioneer Valley

Innovative performance piece
Monday, Oct 13

Pizza in the Hut

Community Program

Pioneer Valley

Enjoy pizza dinner in sukkah followed by carnival.
Thursday, Oct 16

German Film Series: "Rosenstraße"

Film Program

Pioneer Valley

Screenings at 4pm and 7:30pm. Rosenstrasse (Margarethe von Trotta, 2003; 136 min.)
Friday, Oct 17

Simchat Torah Celebration

Holiday Celebration

Pioneer Valley

Share the joy! Dance with the Torah and welcome Shabbat!
Sunday, Oct 19

Rosh Hodesh: It's a Girl Thing!

Women's Program

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley, Upper Pioneer Valley

Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing! are groups for Jewish girls in 6th-9th grades.
Sunday, Oct 19

UMass Hillel's Ride to Provide

Community Program

Pioneer Valley

A bike ride to support UMass Hillel’s community service programs and green projects.
Sunday, Oct 19

Jewish Holiday Home Tour

Community Program

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley

Tour 5 Longmeadow homes to learn more about Shabbat, Rosh Hashanah, Sukkot, Passover and Chanukah.
Sunday, Oct 19

Active Hope: Jews and Climate Change

Book Discussion

Pioneer Valley

A book discussion based around the social and environmental impacts of our changing climate.
Monday, Oct 20

JFB program "Language and Translation Services"

Community Program

Berkshires


Tuesday, Oct 21

Introduction to Judaism

Class

Pioneer Valley

An introductory course that introduces the major vocabulary and concepts of Judaism.
Friday, Oct 24

JFB Knosh and Knowledge Program "Portraits in Writing"

Community Program

Berkshires


Sunday, Oct 26

“Everything you always wanted to know about Sects”

Study Group

Berkshires

New monthly discussion group will explore secular study of Jewish history.
Monday, Oct 27

Cooking with Parents & Grandparents I

Family Program

Pioneer Valley

Enjoy a taste of Color - Hands on cooking for the entire family
Monday, Oct 27

Chanting Torah

Class

Pioneer Valley

Learn to chant Torah with Cantor Elise Barber.
Tuesday, Oct 28

Literatour; Springfield Jewish Book Festival

Lecture & Discussion

Pioneer Valley

13 Authors present books about Food nutrition, faith Israeli conflict, personal journey & more.
Wednesday, Oct 29

Weekly Nosh and Drosh

Reading & Discussion

Berkshires

Spiritual Leader Barbara Cohen leads reading and discussion of Torah and other texts.
Thursday, Oct 30

Ongoing: Klezmer Workshop

Workshop

Upper Pioneer Valley

Ongoing, taught by musician Brian Bender. All instruments welcome.

November

Monday, Sep 15

Us & Them: Discrimination during the Holocaust and Today Outreach Program

Exhibit & Programs

Berkshires, Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley, Upper Pioneer Valley

Outreach program presented by Springfield Museums.
Wednesday, Sep 17

Jewish Family Jam

Family Program

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley, Upper Pioneer Valley

Together we will sing, drum, dance and explore musical play and song all with a Jewish theme.
Sunday, Sep 21

JCA: B'tzelem Elohim/ In God's Image

Family Program

Upper Pioneer Valley

A Monthly Parent/ Grandparent Support & Education Group
Sunday, Sep 21

One Bam, Two Crak, Three Dot: the Mah Jong Club

Community Program

Pioneer Valley

Enjoy playing mah jong? Join the crowd. All skill levels welcome.
Tuesday, Sep 30

Melton Graduate Class: Book of Kings II

Class

Lower Pioneer Valley

This course will include an in-depth study and textual analysis of Kings II.
Sunday, Oct 05

What Yiddish Tells Us About Being Jewish

Class

Pioneer Valley, Southern Vermont, Upper Pioneer Valley

Explore the delights of Yiddish Yosl Kurland. Beginner or experienced, all are welcome.
Monday, Oct 06

Melton Graduate Class: Beyond Borders: The History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Class

Lower Pioneer Valley

This class provides students with a historical overview from the late 1800s through today.
Tuesday, Oct 07

Melton Graduate Class: Mysticism and Kabbalah: Secret Knowledge in Judaism

Class

Lower Pioneer Valley

This course presents the rich history & understandings of the texts central to Jewish mysticism.
Wednesday, Oct 08

Lunch and Learn

Study Group

Pioneer Valley

Join Rabbi Weiner Wednesdays, 12:15 - 1:15, to study Halakha. Drop-in participants are welcome.
Sunday, Oct 12

PJ Pals Preschool Events

Family Program

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley, Southern Vermont, Upper Pioneer Valley

PJ Preschool Pals Events at Lander-Grinspoon Academy are for families with children ages 3 - 5.
Sunday, Oct 19

Rosh Hodesh: It's a Girl Thing!

Women's Program

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley, Upper Pioneer Valley

Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing! are groups for Jewish girls in 6th-9th grades.
Tuesday, Oct 21

Introduction to Judaism

Class

Pioneer Valley

An introductory course that introduces the major vocabulary and concepts of Judaism.
Monday, Oct 27

Chanting Torah

Class

Pioneer Valley

Learn to chant Torah with Cantor Elise Barber.
Tuesday, Oct 28

Literatour; Springfield Jewish Book Festival

Lecture & Discussion

Pioneer Valley

13 Authors present books about Food nutrition, faith Israeli conflict, personal journey & more.
Friday, Nov 07

Ongoing: Tot Shabbat

Family Program

Upper Pioneer Valley

Bring along a stuffed or real friend to Tot Shabbat at the Jewish Community of Amherst.
Friday, Nov 07

Tikvah Family Shabbaton

Family Program

Berkshires

Join us for a fun and meaningful weekend retreat for families who have children with disabilities!
Sunday, Nov 16

Hot: Jews and Climate Change

Book Discussion

Pioneer Valley

A book discussion based around the social and environmental impacts of our changing climate.
Friday, Nov 21

Bread & Torah Shabbaton Weekend

Community Program

Upper Pioneer Valley

Incredible hands-on Community Torah Project led by Rabbi Linda Motzkin & Rabbi Jonathan Rubinstein.
Wednesday, Nov 26

Weekly Nosh and Drosh

Reading & Discussion

Berkshires

Spiritual Leader Barbara Cohen leads reading and discussion of Torah and other texts.
Thursday, Nov 27

Ongoing: Klezmer Workshop

Workshop

Upper Pioneer Valley

Ongoing, taught by musician Brian Bender. All instruments welcome.

December

Monday, Sep 15

Us & Them: Discrimination during the Holocaust and Today Outreach Program

Exhibit & Programs

Berkshires, Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley, Upper Pioneer Valley

Outreach program presented by Springfield Museums.
Wednesday, Sep 17

Jewish Family Jam

Family Program

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley, Upper Pioneer Valley

Together we will sing, drum, dance and explore musical play and song all with a Jewish theme.
Sunday, Sep 21

JCA: B'tzelem Elohim/ In God's Image

Family Program

Upper Pioneer Valley

A Monthly Parent/ Grandparent Support & Education Group
Sunday, Sep 21

One Bam, Two Crak, Three Dot: the Mah Jong Club

Community Program

Pioneer Valley

Enjoy playing mah jong? Join the crowd. All skill levels welcome.
Tuesday, Sep 30

Melton Graduate Class: Book of Kings II

Class

Lower Pioneer Valley

This course will include an in-depth study and textual analysis of Kings II.
Sunday, Oct 05

What Yiddish Tells Us About Being Jewish

Class

Pioneer Valley, Southern Vermont, Upper Pioneer Valley

Explore the delights of Yiddish Yosl Kurland. Beginner or experienced, all are welcome.
Monday, Oct 06

Melton Graduate Class: Beyond Borders: The History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Class

Lower Pioneer Valley

This class provides students with a historical overview from the late 1800s through today.
Tuesday, Oct 07

Melton Graduate Class: Mysticism and Kabbalah: Secret Knowledge in Judaism

Class

Lower Pioneer Valley

This course presents the rich history & understandings of the texts central to Jewish mysticism.
Wednesday, Oct 08

Lunch and Learn

Study Group

Pioneer Valley

Join Rabbi Weiner Wednesdays, 12:15 - 1:15, to study Halakha. Drop-in participants are welcome.
Sunday, Oct 12

PJ Pals Preschool Events

Family Program

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley, Southern Vermont, Upper Pioneer Valley

PJ Preschool Pals Events at Lander-Grinspoon Academy are for families with children ages 3 - 5.
Sunday, Oct 19

Rosh Hodesh: It's a Girl Thing!

Women's Program

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley, Upper Pioneer Valley

Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing! are groups for Jewish girls in 6th-9th grades.
Tuesday, Oct 21

Introduction to Judaism

Class

Pioneer Valley

An introductory course that introduces the major vocabulary and concepts of Judaism.
Monday, Oct 27

Chanting Torah

Class

Pioneer Valley

Learn to chant Torah with Cantor Elise Barber.
Tuesday, Oct 28

Literatour; Springfield Jewish Book Festival

Lecture & Discussion

Pioneer Valley

13 Authors present books about Food nutrition, faith Israeli conflict, personal journey & more.
Friday, Nov 07

Ongoing: Tot Shabbat

Family Program

Upper Pioneer Valley

Bring along a stuffed or real friend to Tot Shabbat at the Jewish Community of Amherst.
Saturday, Dec 06

Fiddler on the Roof Sing-Along

Community Program

Pioneer Valley

Share in the fun as we sing along with the classic film “Fiddler on the Roof.”
Thursday, Dec 25

Ongoing: Klezmer Workshop

Workshop

Upper Pioneer Valley

Ongoing, taught by musician Brian Bender. All instruments welcome.
Wednesday, Dec 31

Weekly Nosh and Drosh

Reading & Discussion

Berkshires

Spiritual Leader Barbara Cohen leads reading and discussion of Torah and other texts.

January

Monday, Sep 15

Us & Them: Discrimination during the Holocaust and Today Outreach Program

Exhibit & Programs

Berkshires, Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley, Upper Pioneer Valley

Outreach program presented by Springfield Museums.
Sunday, Sep 21

JCA: B'tzelem Elohim/ In God's Image

Family Program

Upper Pioneer Valley

A Monthly Parent/ Grandparent Support & Education Group
Monday, Oct 06

Melton Graduate Class: Beyond Borders: The History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Class

Lower Pioneer Valley

This class provides students with a historical overview from the late 1800s through today.
Tuesday, Oct 07

Melton Graduate Class: Mysticism and Kabbalah: Secret Knowledge in Judaism

Class

Lower Pioneer Valley

This course presents the rich history & understandings of the texts central to Jewish mysticism.
Wednesday, Oct 08

Lunch and Learn

Study Group

Pioneer Valley

Join Rabbi Weiner Wednesdays, 12:15 - 1:15, to study Halakha. Drop-in participants are welcome.
Sunday, Oct 12

PJ Pals Preschool Events

Family Program

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley, Southern Vermont, Upper Pioneer Valley

PJ Preschool Pals Events at Lander-Grinspoon Academy are for families with children ages 3 - 5.
Sunday, Oct 19

Rosh Hodesh: It's a Girl Thing!

Women's Program

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley, Upper Pioneer Valley

Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing! are groups for Jewish girls in 6th-9th grades.
Tuesday, Oct 28

Literatour; Springfield Jewish Book Festival

Lecture & Discussion

Pioneer Valley

13 Authors present books about Food nutrition, faith Israeli conflict, personal journey & more.
Friday, Nov 07

Ongoing: Tot Shabbat

Family Program

Upper Pioneer Valley

Bring along a stuffed or real friend to Tot Shabbat at the Jewish Community of Amherst.

February

Monday, Sep 15

Us & Them: Discrimination during the Holocaust and Today Outreach Program

Exhibit & Programs

Berkshires, Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley, Upper Pioneer Valley

Outreach program presented by Springfield Museums.
Sunday, Sep 21

JCA: B'tzelem Elohim/ In God's Image

Family Program

Upper Pioneer Valley

A Monthly Parent/ Grandparent Support & Education Group
Monday, Oct 06

Melton Graduate Class: Beyond Borders: The History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Class

Lower Pioneer Valley

This class provides students with a historical overview from the late 1800s through today.
Tuesday, Oct 07

Melton Graduate Class: Mysticism and Kabbalah: Secret Knowledge in Judaism

Class

Lower Pioneer Valley

This course presents the rich history & understandings of the texts central to Jewish mysticism.
Wednesday, Oct 08

Lunch and Learn

Study Group

Pioneer Valley

Join Rabbi Weiner Wednesdays, 12:15 - 1:15, to study Halakha. Drop-in participants are welcome.
Sunday, Oct 12

PJ Pals Preschool Events

Family Program

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley, Southern Vermont, Upper Pioneer Valley

PJ Preschool Pals Events at Lander-Grinspoon Academy are for families with children ages 3 - 5.
Sunday, Oct 19

Rosh Hodesh: It's a Girl Thing!

Women's Program

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley, Upper Pioneer Valley

Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing! are groups for Jewish girls in 6th-9th grades.
Tuesday, Oct 28

Literatour; Springfield Jewish Book Festival

Lecture & Discussion

Pioneer Valley

13 Authors present books about Food nutrition, faith Israeli conflict, personal journey & more.
Friday, Nov 07

Ongoing: Tot Shabbat

Family Program

Upper Pioneer Valley

Bring along a stuffed or real friend to Tot Shabbat at the Jewish Community of Amherst.

March

Monday, Sep 15

Us & Them: Discrimination during the Holocaust and Today Outreach Program

Exhibit & Programs

Berkshires, Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley, Upper Pioneer Valley

Outreach program presented by Springfield Museums.
Sunday, Sep 21

JCA: B'tzelem Elohim/ In God's Image

Family Program

Upper Pioneer Valley

A Monthly Parent/ Grandparent Support & Education Group
Wednesday, Oct 08

Lunch and Learn

Study Group

Pioneer Valley

Join Rabbi Weiner Wednesdays, 12:15 - 1:15, to study Halakha. Drop-in participants are welcome.
Sunday, Oct 12

PJ Pals Preschool Events

Family Program

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley, Southern Vermont, Upper Pioneer Valley

PJ Preschool Pals Events at Lander-Grinspoon Academy are for families with children ages 3 - 5.
Sunday, Oct 19

Rosh Hodesh: It's a Girl Thing!

Women's Program

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley, Upper Pioneer Valley

Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing! are groups for Jewish girls in 6th-9th grades.
Friday, Nov 07

Ongoing: Tot Shabbat

Family Program

Upper Pioneer Valley

Bring along a stuffed or real friend to Tot Shabbat at the Jewish Community of Amherst.

April

Monday, Sep 15

Us & Them: Discrimination during the Holocaust and Today Outreach Program

Exhibit & Programs

Berkshires, Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley, Upper Pioneer Valley

Outreach program presented by Springfield Museums.
Sunday, Sep 21

JCA: B'tzelem Elohim/ In God's Image

Family Program

Upper Pioneer Valley

A Monthly Parent/ Grandparent Support & Education Group
Wednesday, Oct 08

Lunch and Learn

Study Group

Pioneer Valley

Join Rabbi Weiner Wednesdays, 12:15 - 1:15, to study Halakha. Drop-in participants are welcome.
Sunday, Oct 12

PJ Pals Preschool Events

Family Program

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley, Southern Vermont, Upper Pioneer Valley

PJ Preschool Pals Events at Lander-Grinspoon Academy are for families with children ages 3 - 5.
Sunday, Oct 19

Rosh Hodesh: It's a Girl Thing!

Women's Program

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley, Upper Pioneer Valley

Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing! are groups for Jewish girls in 6th-9th grades.
Friday, Nov 07

Ongoing: Tot Shabbat

Family Program

Upper Pioneer Valley

Bring along a stuffed or real friend to Tot Shabbat at the Jewish Community of Amherst.

May

Monday, Sep 15

Us & Them: Discrimination during the Holocaust and Today Outreach Program

Exhibit & Programs

Berkshires, Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley, Upper Pioneer Valley

Outreach program presented by Springfield Museums.
Sunday, Sep 21

JCA: B'tzelem Elohim/ In God's Image

Family Program

Upper Pioneer Valley

A Monthly Parent/ Grandparent Support & Education Group
Wednesday, Oct 08

Lunch and Learn

Study Group

Pioneer Valley

Join Rabbi Weiner Wednesdays, 12:15 - 1:15, to study Halakha. Drop-in participants are welcome.
Sunday, Oct 19

Rosh Hodesh: It's a Girl Thing!

Women's Program

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley, Upper Pioneer Valley

Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing! are groups for Jewish girls in 6th-9th grades.
Friday, Nov 07

Ongoing: Tot Shabbat

Family Program

Upper Pioneer Valley

Bring along a stuffed or real friend to Tot Shabbat at the Jewish Community of Amherst.

June

Monday, Sep 15

Us & Them: Discrimination during the Holocaust and Today Outreach Program

Exhibit & Programs

Berkshires, Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley, Upper Pioneer Valley

Outreach program presented by Springfield Museums.

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