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
Photo by L. Radin
May - June 2016 newsletter
May - June 2016 newsletter
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Mazel Tov, Rabbi!
WONDERFUL NEWS: The Forward recognizes Rabbi Rachel Barenblat as one of “America’s Most Inspiring Rabbis.”

In our little corner of the world, in our small congregation, we have the honor and privilege of being served by one of the most inspiring Rabbis in the country. One could wonder whether our spiritual lives could be so well and fully served living in a rural part of Massachusetts where there may not be as many opportunities for guided personal and spiritual growth as, perhaps, elsewhere. Yet here, in North Adams, we have what those in other parts of the country could only hope for and which we may, at times, take for granted.

With thanks and appreciation to Rabbi Rachel for her service, her guidance, her passion, her presence.

Steven Green, Chair, Spiritual Life Committee