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New Social Worker at Jewish Family Services of Western MA and Jewish Federation of the Berkshires. If you are in need of social work support of have questions about social work services, the JFS of Western MA and JFB have a new social worker to assist the community. Marie Tiffany has 8 years of master’s level social work experience, including mental health, medical and community based support in our local community. Prior to her clinical work, she served as an advocate for adults and children with developmental disabilities. If you would like to get in touch with Marie Tiffany, she can reached at 413-822-8988.

Celebrate summer differently this year - Make a difference in the life of a low-income child! The Fresh Air Fund is looking for local families to host visiting children for a week this summer. Income-qualified children from New York City are provided a chance to visit beautiful, safe, and quiet areas such as the Berkshires for a break from city life. With your help a child can experience the freedom of playing outdoors, swimming in clean water, and breathing fresh air. First time visitors are ages 7-12, and children returning to the same host family can participate in the program through age 18. July and August dates are available. For more information on becoming a Fresh Air Fund host family please contact Rachel, 413-458-1678. or visit


Monday, February 19, President’s Day: Due to the holiday, the CBI Community Hebrew School classes will not be held.


Saturday, February 24, 9:30 a.m.: Rabbi Lori Shaller will lead the morning Shabbat services.

Saturday, February 24, 6:00 p.m.: Come and join the fun at CBI’s 5th Annual Game Night! Serving pizza, drinks and dessert. Please bring salad, veggies or fruit, and your favorite games. RSVP to the CBI office by February 21 to or (413) 663-5830. Organized by the CBI Membership Committee.

Sunday, February 25: "Take and Eat at CBI" prepares and delivers free meals to homebound seniors in North Adams on one Sunday of each month. Help make a difference in people's lives by donating a few hours to bring a hot meal to someone who might otherwise go hungry.

Wednesday, February 28, 5:00 p.m.: A Flintstones Purim! Purim Spiel! Plus: Stone Age riddles, elephant water feature, a car you “drive” with your feet, mining, an archaeological dig, and making primitive clay pieces! Bring a potluck dish to share (vegetarian / dairy). Costumes are welcome (especially Stone Age ones!). Brought to you by Congregation Beth Israel with support from the Harold Grinspoon Foundations and CBI Community Hebrew School. It promises to be a yabba-dabba-doo time! Please RSVP to or (413) 663-5830.

Visit for a up-to-date listing of Jewish arts and culture in western MA, including the Pioneer Valley, Berkshires, and southern VT. Search events for kids and families, adult learning, on campus, spirit and holiday, and more. Then join the conversation on the Jewish Culture Connect Facebook page! 

Donations of dry and canned foods to the Berkshire Food Project can be left in the shopping cart in the cloak room. Please also support MAZON: Jewish Response to Hunger. *480 lbs of food were donated during the High Holidays at CBI.

Take and Eat Program Update:

Each month, with support from a crew of 50 volunteers, we shop for, cook, prepare and deliver meals for ~100 local residents in need. Join this CBI Community Service project. Donations are always welcome and may be given in honor of community simchas or as memorial gifts.


Contact Jack in the CBI office and join the team!



Every Saturday

9:30 a.m. Shabbat Service

11:15 a.m. Kiddush & Torah Study


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CBI Library

Our library has a large collection of books of a variety of topics. Members may sign out books for free.


Join us on Friday mornings from 9 to 9:30 a.m. for silent meditation interspersed with a few teachings and closing with a niggun. No meditation experience necessary.

Torah Study

Join us on Saturday mornings at 11 for Torah study after services (or: join us at 9:30 am for services, and then for Torah study!). Please note that sometimes Torah study is folded in to the service; we'll try to indicate in announcements when that's going to be the case.

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