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** The PJ Library is collecting children’s (infant – teen) new pajamas for local families serviced by the MA Dept. of Children and Families, Berkshire office. Please bring in your new pajamas before December 8. Thank you for your support!

Saturday, December 9, 9:30 a.m.: This coming Shabbat, Rabbi Lori Shaller will lead a contemplative service. The parshah is Vayeishev, and we will contemplate our relationships with the Holy One of Blessing: where we experience our connection to the Divine, what we might be able to do to strengthen that connection, and how we might perhaps expand our awareness of God in our lives by looking out and in, as well as up. I hope you’ll join me!

Monday, December 11, 3:30 p.m.: Hebrew School will be held.

Friday, December 15, 9:00 a.m.: Please join us for silence, chant, and meditation designed to help us prepare ourselves for Shabbat. No meditation experience necessary; all are welcome!
Saturday, December 16, 9:30 a.m.: Reb Rachel will lead the morning Shabbat service.
Tuesday, December 19, 2:00 p.m.: Chanukkah Lights – a perennial NPR favorite with all new Chanukkah stories. Included in the program, “A Christmas Mitzvah” by Elizabeth Graver, the daughter of CBI member Suzanne Graver.

Wednesday, December 20, 2:00 p.m.: Chanukkah in Story & Song – NPR – featuring The Western Wind performing Ladino songs of Spanish Jews, Yiddish melodies of Eastern Europe and modern Israeli tunes.
Visit www.JewishCultureConnect.com for a up-to-date listing of Jewish arts and culture in western MA, including the Pioneer Valley, Berkshires, and southern VT. Search events for kids and families, adult learning, on campus, spirit and holiday, and more. Then join the conversation on the Jewish Culture Connect Facebook page!

 
Donations of dry and canned foods to the Berkshire Food Project can be left in the shopping cart in the cloak room. Please also support MAZON: Jewish Response to Hunger. *480 lbs of food were donated during the High Holidays at CBI.

Take and Eat Program Update:
Each month, with support from a crew of 50 volunteers, we shop for, cook, prepare and deliver meals for ~100 local residents in need. Join this CBI Community Service project. Donations are always welcome and may be given in honor of community simchas or as memorial gifts.
Contact Jack in the CBI office and join the team!

SERVICE TIMES
Every Saturday
9:30 a.m. Shabbat Service
11:15 a.m. Kiddush & Torah Study** The PJ Library is collecting children’s (infant – teen) new pajamas for local families serviced by the MA Dept. of Children and Families, Berkshire office. Please bring in your new pajamas before December 8. Thank you for your support!


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Tour of Jewish North Adams

North Adams has a rich Jewish history, 150 (or so) years of it. Starting in the summer of 2017, you will be able to take a guided tour of Jewish North Adams. Appointment necessary.

Film Series

In the summer of 2017, we will screen films on the topic of Jewish women. TBA

Guest Speakers

From time to time we present guest speaker, book readings, lectures, etc.

CBI Library

Our library has a large collection of books of a variety of topics. Members may sign out books for free.

Meditation

Join us on Friday mornings from 9 to 9:30 a.m. for silent meditation interspersed with a few teachings and closing with a niggun. No meditation experience necessary.

Torah Study

Join us on Saturday mornings at 11 for Torah study after services (or: join us at 9:30 am for services, and then for Torah study!). Please note that sometimes Torah study is folded in to the service; we'll try to indicate in announcements when that's going to be the case.


Photo by L. Radin
See over 1500 photos of our activities.
See over 1500 photos of our activities.
See over 1500 photos of our activities.
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L. Radin
Volunteers for Take and Eat get ready to deliver food to those in need.
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