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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

Wednesday, Oct 01

"It Came to Pass" art exhibit

Exhibit

Pioneer Valley

Photomontages, by Rochelle Shicoff, of historic synagogues, NYC, at Jewish Com. of Amherst gallery.
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.
Monday, Oct 27

Chanting Torah

Class

Pioneer Valley

Learn to chant Torah with Cantor Elise Barber.
Wednesday, Oct 29

Weekly Torah Study through the Eyes of the Hassidic Masters

Study Group

All regions

Weekly Torah study class guided by Hassidic Masters' commentaries taught by Rabba K. Stern-Kaufman.

November

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.
Monday, Oct 27

Chanting Torah

Class

Pioneer Valley

Learn to chant Torah with Cantor Elise Barber.
Wednesday, Oct 29

Weekly Torah Study through the Eyes of the Hassidic Masters

Study Group

All regions

Weekly Torah study class guided by Hassidic Masters' commentaries taught by Rabba K. Stern-Kaufman.
Saturday, Nov 01

Hebrew Classes

Class

Upper Pioneer Valley

Hebrew reading & conversation classes; 5-week series in Greenfield
Saturday, Nov 01

Literatour; Springfield Jewish Book Festival

Lecture & Discussion

Pioneer Valley

13 Authors present books about Food nutrition, faith Israeli conflict, personal journey & more.
Saturday, Nov 01

Lunch and Learn

Study Group

Pioneer Valley

Join Rabbi Weiner Wednesdays, 12:15 - 1:15, to study Halakha. Drop-in participants are welcome.
Saturday, Nov 01

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.
Saturday, Nov 01

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.
Saturday, Nov 01

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

Family Program

Upper Pioneer Valley

A Monthly Parent/ Grandparent Support & Education Group
Saturday, Nov 01

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.
Saturday, Nov 01

Weekly Nosh and Drosh

Reading & Discussion

Berkshires

Spiritual Leader Barbara Cohen leads reading and discussion of Torah and other texts.
Sunday, Nov 02

Israeli Dance

Class

Pioneer Valley

Israeli dance class led by Iris Berkman, accompanied by a fiddler and pianist.
Sunday, Nov 02

PJ Pals@LGA

Family Program

Pioneer Valley

PJ Pals@LGA Free Hands-on Jewish activities for children ages 3 - 5.
Sunday, Nov 02

Mishpacha in Motion

Family Program

Lower Pioneer Valley

JUMP INTO RYTHYM AND MOTION! It's Mishpaca in Motion family dance. 
Sunday, Nov 02

Big Y - Rachel's Table "Foodraiser"

Community Program

Pioneer Valley

A shopping competition to help feed the hungry.
Sunday, Nov 02

Rabin Memorial Commemoration

Lecture & Discussion

Pioneer Valley

Removing obstacles to peace between Israelis and Arabs. Lecture, panel discussion, audience Q&A.
Monday, Nov 03

JFB program "Life Experience as Legacy"

Community Program

Berkshires


Tuesday, Nov 04

Reading by John J. Clayton

Reading & Discussion

Pioneer Valley

A reading by John J. Clayton from his new short story collection, Many Seconds Into the Future.
Tuesday, Nov 04

Introduction to Judaism

Class

Pioneer Valley

An introductory course that introduces the major vocabulary and concepts of Judaism.
Wednesday, Nov 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.
Wednesday, Nov 05

First the Pants, then the shoes: Managing Preschool Behaviors from a Developmental Perspective

Parenting Program

Upper Pioneer Valley

A parent workshop about the importance of understanding child development in daily parenting.
Thursday, Nov 06

JFB Program Poetry of Sacred Time

Book Discussion

Berkshires


Thursday, Nov 06

Ongoing: Klezmer Workshop

Workshop

Upper Pioneer Valley

Ongoing, taught by musician Brian Bender. All instruments welcome.
Friday, Nov 07

JFB Knosh and Knowledge program, "Half Jewish"

Community Program

Berkshires


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!
Friday, Nov 07

Tot Shabbat & Tot Sha-potluck

Family Program

Upper Pioneer Valley

A wonderful, musical hour welcoming the Sabbath & holidays for families of kids ages 0-6!
Friday, Nov 07

WEEKEND COURSE | The Romance & Tragedy of Soviet Yiddish Culture

Workshop

Pioneer Valley

A weekend program with David Shneer at the Yiddish Book Center
Saturday, Nov 08

Still Tryin’ to Get it Right: A Jewish Woman’s Journey

Performance

Pioneer Valley

Beit Ahavah presents an original cabaret of stories and songs with local performer, Sharon Saline.
Saturday, Nov 08

Neshama Carlebach in Concert with Rev. Milton Vann and members of the Glory to God Singers

Concert

All regions

Fundraiser for Rimon Resource Center for Jewish Spirituality honoring R. Carlebach's 20th yahrzeit.
Sunday, Nov 09

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.
Sunday, Nov 09

Shattered Dreams: Kristallnacht Remembered

Community Program

Berkshires

Unique artistic commemoration of Kristallnacht with readings of memoirs, poetry, drama, and music.
Monday, Nov 10

JFB program "Paths to the Interior"

Community Program

Berkshires


Saturday, Nov 15

Tot Shabbat at Hevreh

Family Program

Berkshires

Tot Shabbat provides a warm, exciting, & accessible Shabbat experience for your entire family.
Saturday, Nov 15

Heritage Academy Night in the Old City

Community Program

Lower Pioneer Valley

Heritage Academy Night in the Old City
Sunday, Nov 16

Riding into the Sunset, book reading by Mickey Glazer

Author Appearance

Pioneer Valley

Mickey Glazer will read from his memoir about growing up in Brooklyn during the Depression.
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.
Sunday, Nov 16

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.
Monday, Nov 17

JFB presents "Rebbe: The Life and Teachings of Menachem M. Schneerson"

Book Discussion

Berkshires


Friday, Nov 21

Gratitude Shabbat

Holiday Celebration

Pioneer Valley

Prior to Thanksgiving we are preparing our Gratitude Shabbat.
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.
Saturday, Nov 22

Shabbaton

Spiritual Practice

Lower Pioneer Valley

Family Shabbaton at Temple Beth El
Sunday, Nov 23

The Inner Dimensions of Peacebuilding

Class

Pioneer Valley

This class will explore the dimensions of seeking and pursuing Shalom from the inside-out.
Sunday, Nov 23

Felix Lembersky: Soviet Form, Jewish Context

Exhibit

Southern Vermont, Upper Pioneer Valley

Work by the important but long-overlooked Soviet-era artist Felix Lembersky (1913-70).
Sunday, Nov 23

FILM | "The Jester"

Film Program

Pioneer Valley

Poland | 90 min | Yiddish with English subtitles | Director: Joseph Green & Jan Nowina-Przybylski

December

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.
Monday, Oct 27

Chanting Torah

Class

Pioneer Valley

Learn to chant Torah with Cantor Elise Barber.
Wednesday, Oct 29

Weekly Torah Study through the Eyes of the Hassidic Masters

Study Group

All regions

Weekly Torah study class guided by Hassidic Masters' commentaries taught by Rabba K. Stern-Kaufman.
Saturday, Nov 01

Literatour; Springfield Jewish Book Festival

Lecture & Discussion

Pioneer Valley

13 Authors present books about Food nutrition, faith Israeli conflict, personal journey & more.
Saturday, Nov 01

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.
Saturday, Nov 01

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.
Saturday, Nov 01

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

Family Program

Upper Pioneer Valley

A Monthly Parent/ Grandparent Support & Education Group
Saturday, Nov 01

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.
Saturday, Nov 01

Lunch and Learn

Study Group

Pioneer Valley

Join Rabbi Weiner Wednesdays, 12:15 - 1:15, to study Halakha. Drop-in participants are welcome.
Tuesday, Nov 04

Introduction to Judaism

Class

Pioneer Valley

An introductory course that introduces the major vocabulary and concepts of Judaism.
Wednesday, Nov 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.
Friday, Nov 07

Tot Shabbat & Tot Sha-potluck

Family Program

Upper Pioneer Valley

A wonderful, musical hour welcoming the Sabbath & holidays for families of kids ages 0-6!
Sunday, Nov 09

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.
Sunday, Nov 16

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.
Sunday, Nov 23

Felix Lembersky: Soviet Form, Jewish Context

Exhibit

Southern Vermont, Upper Pioneer Valley

Work by the important but long-overlooked Soviet-era artist Felix Lembersky (1913-70).
Thursday, Dec 04

German Film Series: "Kirschblüten—Hanami"

Film Program

Pioneer Valley

Screenings at 4pm and 7:30pm. Cherry Blossoms (Doris Dörrie, 2008; 127 min.)
Friday, Dec 05

JFB Knosh & Knowledge program: Selected (Jewish) Shorts:

Community Program

Berkshires


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.”
Sunday, Dec 07

PJ Pals@LGA

Family Program

Pioneer Valley

PJ Pals@LGA FREE Hands-on Jewish activities for children ages 3 -5.
Thursday, Dec 11

“Welcome to the Last Hotel”, a book talk by author Sonia Pilcer

Author Appearance

Berkshires

Sonia Pilcer, the author of six novels, will read from her newest work, THE LAST HOTEL,
Thursday, Dec 18

$10,000 Grand Prize

Benefit

Lower Pioneer Valley

Come celebrate our first annual $10,000 grand prize 50/50 Reverse Raffle!
Saturday, Dec 20

Havdalah Services & Chanukah Party

Holiday Celebration

Pioneer Valley


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

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.
Saturday, Nov 01

Lunch and Learn

Study Group

Pioneer Valley

Join Rabbi Weiner Wednesdays, 12:15 - 1:15, to study Halakha. Drop-in participants are welcome.
Saturday, Nov 01

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.
Saturday, Nov 01

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

Family Program

Upper Pioneer Valley

A Monthly Parent/ Grandparent Support & Education Group
Saturday, Nov 01

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.
Saturday, Nov 01

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

Tot Shabbat & Tot Sha-potluck

Family Program

Upper Pioneer Valley

A wonderful, musical hour welcoming the Sabbath & holidays for families of kids ages 0-6!
Sunday, Nov 09

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.
Sunday, Nov 23

Felix Lembersky: Soviet Form, Jewish Context

Exhibit

Southern Vermont, Upper Pioneer Valley

Work by the important but long-overlooked Soviet-era artist Felix Lembersky (1913-70).

February

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.
Saturday, Nov 01

Lunch and Learn

Study Group

Pioneer Valley

Join Rabbi Weiner Wednesdays, 12:15 - 1:15, to study Halakha. Drop-in participants are welcome.
Saturday, Nov 01

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.
Saturday, Nov 01

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

Family Program

Upper Pioneer Valley

A Monthly Parent/ Grandparent Support & Education Group
Saturday, Nov 01

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.
Saturday, Nov 01

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

Tot Shabbat & Tot Sha-potluck

Family Program

Upper Pioneer Valley

A wonderful, musical hour welcoming the Sabbath & holidays for families of kids ages 0-6!
Sunday, Nov 09

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.
Sunday, Nov 23

Felix Lembersky: Soviet Form, Jewish Context

Exhibit

Southern Vermont, Upper Pioneer Valley

Work by the important but long-overlooked Soviet-era artist Felix Lembersky (1913-70).

March

Saturday, Nov 01

Lunch and Learn

Study Group

Pioneer Valley

Join Rabbi Weiner Wednesdays, 12:15 - 1:15, to study Halakha. Drop-in participants are welcome.
Saturday, Nov 01

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.
Saturday, Nov 01

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

Family Program

Upper Pioneer Valley

A Monthly Parent/ Grandparent Support & Education Group
Saturday, Nov 01

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

Tot Shabbat & Tot Sha-potluck

Family Program

Upper Pioneer Valley

A wonderful, musical hour welcoming the Sabbath & holidays for families of kids ages 0-6!
Sunday, Nov 23

Felix Lembersky: Soviet Form, Jewish Context

Exhibit

Southern Vermont, Upper Pioneer Valley

Work by the important but long-overlooked Soviet-era artist Felix Lembersky (1913-70).

April

Saturday, Nov 01

Lunch and Learn

Study Group

Pioneer Valley

Join Rabbi Weiner Wednesdays, 12:15 - 1:15, to study Halakha. Drop-in participants are welcome.
Saturday, Nov 01

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.
Saturday, Nov 01

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

Family Program

Upper Pioneer Valley

A Monthly Parent/ Grandparent Support & Education Group
Saturday, Nov 01

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

Tot Shabbat & Tot Sha-potluck

Family Program

Upper Pioneer Valley

A wonderful, musical hour welcoming the Sabbath & holidays for families of kids ages 0-6!

May

Saturday, Nov 01

Lunch and Learn

Study Group

Pioneer Valley

Join Rabbi Weiner Wednesdays, 12:15 - 1:15, to study Halakha. Drop-in participants are welcome.
Saturday, Nov 01

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.
Saturday, Nov 01

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

Family Program

Upper Pioneer Valley

A Monthly Parent/ Grandparent Support & Education Group
Saturday, Nov 01

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

Tot Shabbat & Tot Sha-potluck

Family Program

Upper Pioneer Valley

A wonderful, musical hour welcoming the Sabbath & holidays for families of kids ages 0-6!

June

Saturday, Nov 01

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.
Friday, Nov 07

Tot Shabbat & Tot Sha-potluck

Family Program

Upper Pioneer Valley

A wonderful, musical hour welcoming the Sabbath & holidays for families of kids ages 0-6!

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