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
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Shavua tov — a good new week to you.

Join us on Shabbat morning at 9:30am. We’ll be reading from the Torah portion known as B'shalach, and services will be led by Board member Steven Green.

If you’d like to read some commentaries on this week’s Torah portion, here are a few:

2006: Reading the song and singing our own
2007: Water from the rock
2009: The psalm I sing [Torah poem]
2009: Song for the seventh day
2010: Seven Miriam Stories [Torah poems] - linked here because the Song of the Sea, whch is in this week's Torah portion, figures prominently in this series of poems
2011: Enough [Torah poem]
2017: My strength, balanced with God's song
Here is a beautiful d'var Torah from Rabbi David Markus: Seeing Our Way To Freedom.
And here are commentaries from the Union for Reform Judaism: B'shalach.
Wishing you blessings,

Rabbi Rachel
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