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
See over 1800 photos of our community here.
Website Editor - Len Radin
Photo by Len Radin
Our Calendar and listing of events are here.
The Jewish Ghetto in Venice, Italy was established by a decree in 1516. The Italian term "gheto" originally referred to a foundry. Over time it became known as a place of forced segregation. 

photos by L. Radin
Window in the Jewish Ghetto in Venice, Italy
Translation: An alley through a building in the Ghetto.