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
See over 1500 photos of our community here.
Here are some great links on the High Holidays from the Union for Reform Judaism.
Information about Yom Kippur
How to blow the shofar
Information about Rosh HaShonah
Here is the new August, 2016 newsletter!
The CBI Community Hebrew School is about to start the new school year. Learn about this exciting program here.
Days of Awe at CBI
2016 / 5777
Havdalah & Selichot ("Forgiveness") service, Sat. Sept. 24, 8-9pm
 (potluck dessert reception to follow)
Cemetary Service, Walker Street, Sun. Sept. 25, 2-2:30pm

Rosh Hashanah
Rosh Hashanah First Evening service, Sun. Oct. 2, 7:30-9pm
Rosh Hashanah First Day morning service, Mon. Oct. 3, 9:30am-12:30pm
Children's service, 10am (childcare all morning)
 Tashlich (casting bread upon the waters) to follow
 Rosh Hashanah Lunch to follow; location TBD; please RSVP
Rosh Hashanah Second Day morning service, Tues. Oct. 4, 9:30am-12pm

Yom Kippur
Kol Nidre (with childcare) Tues. Oct. 11, 6-8pm (arrive at 5:30 for music to open the heart)
Yom Kippur Morning service, Weds. Oct. 12, 9:30am-12:30pm
Children's service, 10am (childcare all morning)
Yizkor /Memorial Service will take place at 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 / Shabbat Potluck, Fri. Oct. 21, 5:30pm
Shemini Atzeret services, with Yizkor, Mon. Oct 24, 10am-12pm,, 413-663-5830
Congregation Beth Israel: 53 Lois Street, North Adams MA 01247