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 1600 photos of our community here.
Here is the new September edition of our newsletter under our new editor - Oliver Jones

“Invest in Our Future” Silent Auction
Dedicated to the Education of Our Hebrew School Students and Learners of All Ages.

Our “Jewish Star” Recipients Will be Honored for their Extraordinary Service and Commitment to CBI

Saturday, October 20, 2018 5:30 PM 
Congregation Beth Israel, 53 Lois Street, North Adams

Cocktails Hour and Cash Bar ◆ Silent Auction ◆ Havdalah by Rabbi Rachel ◆ Entertainment: Paul Green and His Jazz Ensemble - “Two Worlds” ◆ Celebratory Dinner and Recognition of the “Jewish Star” Award 

For tickets, email or call 413-663-5830. Tickets are still available -- at $85 or at the special low rate of $60 for those in need. 

Our “Jewish Stars”: Rabbi Rachel Barenblat and Susan Hogan, Board Treasurer


Paul Green is a celebrated classical, Jewish and jazz fusion musician, scholar and teacher. His music is rooted in Jewish traditions including Klezmer.

"Like a cobra intent on doing some charming of its own, the clarinetist Paul Green weaved, darted and hovered over his instrument at his recital in Merkin Concert Hall…conjuring gorgeous sounds.” -- The New York Times

SILENT AUCTION: Investing in Our Future

Education is an investment in our future. Funds raised in our Silent Auction will directly enhance all of our educational programs, reaching our youngest congregants through a vibrant Hebrew school, as well as adult programs including lectures, classes, film nights, book groups and weekly Torah study. Let’s celebrate our 125 year history by supporting this central aspect of Jewish life and community. Purchasing a GALA ticket, contributing a donation or participating in the Silent Auction will all help to ensure the vitality of CBI for many years to come.
   Congregation Beth Israel 
There is still time to buy tickets to this outstanding event!
Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 5:30
Len Radin