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** We are seeking Shabbat Greeters! Shabbat Greeters to welcome people to Shabbat morning services.  Duties include handing out prayer books (and occasionally inserts handouts into prayer books), setting out wine and challah for Kiddush, cleaning up, and ensuring the building is locked. Knowledge of the alarm and having a key are not necessary (but can be provided). Greeters can choose the frequency with which they are scheduled. And we can team you up with a regular greeter the first time you serve. If interested or for more info, contact CBI at . 

** Volunteer Opportunity. A woman in the community, Mary Crane, is looking for assistance with computers/technology; things like scanning in photos. If you would be interested in helping her out, please contact her directly at 458-8475.

Friday, August 17 (and August 31), 5:30 pm-6:15pm: Sing your way into Shabbat at CBI!
Please join us for Friday evening Shabbat services led by Rabbi Pam Wax (FYI, services will conclude by 6:15 PM).

Friday, August 17, 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, August 18, 9:30 a.m.: Reb Rachel will lead the morning Shabbat services.

Saturday, August 25, 9:00 a.m.: Rabbi Pam Wax will lead the morning Shabbat services.

Saturday, August 25, 8pm-9pm: Havdalah & Selichot ("Forgiveness") Service
Please join CBI as we begin our journey into the Days of Awe. Potluck dessert reception will follow the service.

Sunday, August 26: "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.

Sunday, August 26, 2:30pm: Beethoven's 9th Symphony at Tanglewood
Join CBI for Tanglewood’s traditional season-ending performance of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. We will gather together on the lawn (look for the balloons). Concert tickets should be purchased separately directly from Tanglewood. RSVP by August 23 to Rose Ellis at if you plan to attend. See the announcement below for more details!

Sunday, September 2, 2:00-3:00 p.m.: The annual Cemetery Service on the Sunday before Rosh Hashanah at the CBI Cemetery on Walker Street in Clarksburg; a short memorial service in which we remember our beloved dead who are buried there.

The complete High Holiday Schedule at CBI is attached. 

Visit 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!


Every Saturday

9:30 a.m. Shabbat Service

11:15 a.m. Kiddush & Torah Study​

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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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Days of Awe at CBI 2018 / 5779

Havdalah & Selichot ("Forgiveness") service, Sat. August 25, 8-9pm
(potluck dessert reception to follow) Cemetery Service, Walker Street, Sun. Sept. 2, 2-2:30pm

 Rosh Hashanah
Rosh Hashanah First Evening service, Sun. September 9, 7:30-9pm Rosh Hashanah First Day morning service, Mon. September 10, 9:30am-12:30pm
Children's service, 10am (childcare all morning) Tashlich (casting bread upon the waters) to follow Rosh Hashanah Lunch to follow (the Orchards) please RSVP by end of August. ($18) Renewing Second Day morning service, Tues. September 11, 9:30am-12pm

Yom Kippur
Kol Nidre (with childcare) Tues. Sept. 18, 6:30pm (arrive at 6:00 for music to open the heart) Yom Kippur Morning service, Weds. September 19, 9:30am-12:30pm
Children's service, 10am (childcare all morning) Yizkor /Memorial Service will take place at the end of the morning service Contemplative Practice with Steven Green and Rose Ellis, 3-4pm Yom Kippur Afternoon service, 4-5:30pm Yom Kippur Ne'ilah service, 6:30pm (sundown: 6:47pm)
Yom Kippur Break-The-Fast: after services. Please RSVP by Sept. 7. ($20; kids $7)

Sukkot / Shabbat Potluck, Fri. Sept. 28, 5:30pm. Please RSVP by Sept. 24. Shemini Atzeret services with Yizkor, Mon. Oct. 1, 10am-12pm, 413-663-5830 Congregation Beth Israel: 53 Lois Street, North Adams MA 01247

 NO TICKETS FOR ANY SERVICES - all are welcome.