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Thursday, April 20, 7:30 p.m.: Congregation Beth Israel will host an up-close look at the current refugee crisis, with a panel of speakers close to the refugee situation in the world and here in the Berkshires. Discussion will follow. The program is open to the community free of charge. For further information, contact Tela Zasloff at 413-458-4846 or Michael Kaplan at 413-884-0613. 

Friday, April 21, 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, April 22, 9:30 a.m.: Reb Rachel will lead the morning Shabbat services, followed by Torah study at ~11:15 a.m.

Sunday, April 23: "Take and Eat at CBI" prepares and delivers free meals to homebound seniors in North Adams on one Sunday of each month. Help make a difference in people's lives by donating a few hours to bring a hot meal to someone who might otherwise go hungry.

Monday, April 24, 3:30 p.m.: CBI Community Hebrew School will be held this week.

Monday, April 24, 6:00 p.m.: Jen Burt will be hosting an Omer class again starting Monday the 17th at 6 pm and continuing for 7 consecutive Mondays. Participants are coming from the Bennington and Manchester and North Adams communities. The class will move around between homes and temples, and feature either pot luck snacks or the host will provide light refreshments. 

This year the class is focusing on a Kabbalistic (Jewish-mustical) approach to growth, healing and community repair and involvement in our turbulent political climate. Participants will be encouraged to journal during this seven-week journey. All are welcome. For more information, contact Jen Burt at .

Monday, April 24, 7:00 p.m.: Our next Jewish Book Discussion will be on The UnAmericans, Tales from Tel Aviv and The Upper East Side, by Molly Antopal. For more information, contact Chaim Bronstein at

Saturday, April 29, 9:30 a.m.: Maggid David Arfa will lead the morning Shabbat services, followed by Torah study at ~11:15 a.m.

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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.

Take and Eat Program Update:
Each month, with support from a crew of 50 volunteers, we shop for, cook, prepare and deliver meals for 95 local residents in need. Since we began doing this work, our cost each month has increased from $180 to $240, with an individual meal costing $2.52. Join this CBI Community Service project. How can you support Take and Eat? You can do any or all of the following:
  Sign up to spend one Sunday a month helping with meal preparation or delivery
  Bring in baked goods to contribute toward the meal
Sponsor a month of meals by making a donation of $240 to feed 95 people.
Make a donation in any amount. Donations to Take and Eat may be given in honor of community simchas or as memorial gifts.
Contact Jack in the CBI office and join the team!

Every Saturday
9:30 a.m. Shabbat Service
11:15 a.m. Kiddush & Torah Study

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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.


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.

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