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

CBI High Holiday Schedule 5775 / 2014

All are welcome; no tickets are required.

Yom Kippur

Kol Nidre - Friday, October 3, 6pm; arrive at 5:30 to hear musicians (violin and piano) playing melodies to set the mood (childcare will be provided)

Yom Kippur Morning service - Sat., October 4, 9:30am (childcare will be provided; childrens' service, 10am)

Yizkor will follow at the end of the morning service.

Particularism and Universalism: An Exploration with Rabbi Pam Wax - after Yizkor is complete. ("How, as Jews, do we hold the tension between our particularistic longing for Jewish community and survival with our universalistic longings of Jewish purpose beyond mere survival? What do the High Holy Days have to say about this tension?" This will be the first in a series of three sessions; the second will fall during Sukkot and the third in November.)

Gentle Yom Kippur Yoga, 3pm (appropriate for those who are fasting)

Yom Kippur Mincha service (including the Avodah service - during which we will pilot liturgy from Mishkan HaNefesh, the Reform movement's forthcoming machzor), 4pm

Spiritual discussion: what has opened up in you, during these Days of Awe?, 5pm

Yom Kippur Ne'ilah service, 6pm

Yom Kippur Break-The-Fast: after services. Please RSVP!

Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, Simchat Torah

Help us build the CBI sukkah on Sunday, October 5, at 2pm! Sukkot begins on Weds 10/8.

Sukkot / Shabbat Potluck, Friday, October 10, 5:30pm. (Feel free to drop in & use the synagogue sukkah any time during the week of Sukkot.)

Sukkah Cycle Sunday, Sunday October 12, starting at 10am - we'll caravan (via bicycle or car) from the Williams College sukkah, to Bob and Susie Scherr's sukkah, to two other sukkot, to the CBI sukkah. In each location we'll have the opportunity to nosh, schmooze, shake the lulav, and learn a little Torah.

Shemini Atzeret services, with Yizkor, Thursday, October 16, 9:30am