Congregation Beth Israel
Congregation Beth Israel, in the hills of the northern Berkshires, is a community of families and individuals. We celebrate our Jewish Heritage,  study and practice our tradition, and search for spiritual meaning. Our community has a rich history and is inspired by many expressions of Judaism--from the traditional to the innovative.  We welcome all, Jewish families and interfaith families, gay and straight, singles and non-traditional families. Our services and social events are open to all. We welcome you to learn about uscontact usattend our services, and join our congregational family.
53 Lois Street - North Adams, Massachusettts 01247 - 413 663-5830
Founded 1893 - Member of the Union for Reform Judaism

ENTERING THE SEASON

Havdalah & Selichot (“Pardons”) service, Sat. Sept. 5, 8-9pm
(potluck dessert reception to follow)
Cemetary Service, Walker Street, Sun. Sept. 6, 2-2:30pm


ROSH HASHANAH

Rosh Hashanah First Evening service, Sun. Sept. 13, 7:30-9pm
Rosh Hashanah First Day morning service, Mon. Sept. 14, 9:30am-12:30pm
Children’s service, 10am (childcare all morning)
Tashlich (casting bread upon the waters) to follow
Rosh Hashanah Lunch at a local restaurant to follow that; please RSVP!
Rosh Hashanah Second Day morning service, Tues. Sept. 15, 9:30am-12pm


YOM KIPPUR

Kol Nidre (with childcare) Tues. Sept. 22, 6-8pm
(arrive at 5:30 for music to open the heart)
Yom Kippur Morning service, Weds. Sept. 23, 9:30am-12:30pm
Children’s service, 10am (childcare all morning)
Yizkor /Memorial Service – during the end of the morning service
Introduction to Jewish Contemplative Practice, 3-4pm
Yom Kippur Mincha and Avodah service, 4-5:30pm
Yom Kippur Ne’ilah service, 6-7pm (sundown: 6:42)
Yom Kippur Break-The-Fast: after services. Please RSVP!


SUKKOT

All are welcome to use our sukkah any time during Sukkot (9/27 – 10/4)

Sukkot / Shabbat Potluck, Fri. Oct. 2, 5:30pm until whenever
sleepover in the sukkah for older kids & anyone who wants to join!
Shemini Atzeret services, with Yizkor, Mon. Oct 5, 10am-12pm


Days of Awe at CBI 2015 / 5776

There are no high holiday tickets at CBI; no one has to “pay to pray.” All are welcome.
Join us as we greet Shabbat with joy.
(Starting in October, these are First Fridays.)

Friday Aug. 28 – special service co-led by Rabbi Rachel & Rabbi David Markus
6pm potluck, 7pm Kabbalat Shabbat

(The Aug. 28 service is in lieu of meeting on the first Friday in September, which will be Labor Day weekend.)

Friday Oct. 2 – Potluck in the Sukkah, 5:30pm please rsvp for the potluck.

Friday November 6 – Kabbalat Shabbat service, 7pm

Friday December 4 – Shabbat Potluck, 5:30pm.

(No service on Friday January 1; New Year’s Day)

Friday Feb 5 – Kabbalat Shabbat service, 7pm

Please RSVP at the office for any potluck.