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Yom Chamishi, 5 Kislev 5775

 

 HEVREH'S MISSION STATEMENT

 

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire is a welcoming and inclusive Reform Jewish congregation.

Our goal is to build relationships within and beyond our community that embrace and enrich our lives. We strive to bring purpose through sacred and secular activities, worship and rituals, sharing our stories, education, community service, and social action.

WE WILL ACCOMPLISH OUR MISSION
 


By welcoming all who seek a place in our Southern Berkshire Reform Jewish congregation

 

By offering a culture and a community that strives for connection, support, and creation of relationships and a strong sense of belonging

 

By being inclusive, comforting, and joyful

 

By being a place where our stories are shared and honored.

 

By providing means for the broadest participation of our members in our religious, spiritual, educational and communal life.

 

By healing the world (tikkum olam),through an active program of social action, acts of righteousness (tzedakah ) and loving kindness (gemilut hasidim), through ongoing participation in the local, national, and world-wide Jewish communities

 

By marking the seasons of the year and life's transitions through meaningful Jewish ritual and worship

 

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SUMMER 2014


We welcome you to the Summer of 2014.  Our programs are varied and range from Architecture to Concerts to Lunch and Learn and everything in between.  There is literally something for everyone.

You can browse the website to learn more about Hevreh and the Summer Programs.  There are programs happening during Shabbat Service and those are listed on our Shabbat page (under the Worship tab), programs associated with the Holidays (under the Worship tab), and programs brought to you by our Life Long Learning Committee (under the Learning tab).  Take a few moments and mark your calendar to attend any and/or all of our Summer Programs.

 

 

 

 

Welcome

Welcome to Hevreh!

Whether you are a long-time member or a visitor curious about Jewish life in the Berkshires, we're so glad you found our home on the web. Hevreh of Southern Berkshire is a Reform congregation, affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism. As a Reform congregation, we feel proud that our members of many different backgrounds feel comfortable at Hevreh and are delighted that the Berkshire Minyan, an egalitarian traditional community worships here each Shabbat morning, concurrent with our service in the sanctuary. We are a diverse community; some of us are native to the Berkshires while the vast majority of our members have come here from somewhere else. We are single and married, with and without children, we celebrate the fresh insights of the young and the sage wisdom of those who are older. We are gay and straight, we were born into the Jewish people, we have embraced Judaism and we are non-Jews who are part of Jewish families. We represent many different ways to define ourselves as members of a Jewish community. We have discovered what so many others have found to be true: this is a community where you can feel connected in a short time. While joyful and music-filled worship, thoughtful study of Torah and Jewish text, a time-honored connection to social justice and ongoing exploration of God and spirituality form the core of our activities and passions, we also see ourselves as a center of Jewish living and experience, offering concerts, lectures, a film series and even exercise classes. Engaging mind, heart, body and soul through a Jewish context is our goal. We invite you to explore our new website and get to know us better. Please be in touch with questions, concerns and comments. We welcome you.


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