About us

Hevreh, a member of the Union for Reform Judaism, is a diverse community. Some of us are Berkshire natives, while the vast majority of our members have come from somewhere else. We are single and married, with and without children. We are gay and straight. We were born Jewish, we have chosen to become Jewish and we are non-Jews who are part of Jewish families. We celebrate the fresh insights of the young and the sage wisdom of those who are older. We embrace Judaism in many ways. For example, concurrent with our regular Shabbat service in the sanctuary on Saturday morning, the Berkshire Minyan, a member-led, egalitarian group unaffiliated with any branch of Judaism, worships in our library. Both congregations gather together at noon for a joint Kiddush.

 

Joyful and music-filled worship, thoughtful study of Torah and Jewish texts, a deep commitment to social justice and an ongoing exploration of God and spirituality form the core of our activities. We also are a center of Jewish living and experience, offering concerts, lectures, a film series, and even exercise classes.

our TEAM
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Rabbi Jodie Gordon

Rabbi & Education Director

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Rabbi Deborah Zecher

Rabbi Emerita

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Peri Smilow

Artist in Residence

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Susan Canning

Executive Director

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Ellen Marcus

Early Childhood Center Director

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Shoshana Goldberg

Administrative Assistant

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Aldeth Lewin

Administrative Assistant

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Joan Goldberg Munch

Family & Youth Program Coordinator

Hevreh Board of Trustees

Officers

Larry Frankel - President

Dave Halley - Vice President Education

Heidi Katz - Vice President, Operations

Steve Klein - Treasurer

Matt Mozian - Vice President, Ritual

Shira Nichaman - Secretary

Lisa Sloane - Vice President, Membership

Trustees

Carol Beyer

Jeff Blaugrund

Josh Briggs

Jadwiga Brown

Michael Citrin

Betsey Gross

Ellen Herman

Chris Meador

Amy Richman

Elizabeth Rosenberg

Jeff Rothenberg

Yaron Sadan

Rik Kabel Immediate Past President