Hevreh is a destination for Jewish learning. We offer courses and programs throughout the year for adult and intergenerational groups, both within Hevreh and for the broader Jewish community. In our learning we strive to educate, inform, challenge, and entertain, all the while keeping Torah at the center.


From Hebrew to discussion groups, this spring is full of opportunities to connect with your #HevrehAtHome.


@ Hevreh

Scholar in

Residence Weekend

with Dr. Betsy Stone

mar 5-7, 2021

fri mar 5 @ 6pm

“What we Worship,
What we Leave Behind”

Dr. Stone will join us for Kabbalat Shabbat, and deliver a D’var Torah on parashat Ki Tisa. It will be Rabbi Gordon’s first Shabbat back with our community after a short sabbatical, and we will be commemorating one year since the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown in America, moving forward together in strength.

Sun mar 7 @ 10am

COVID: Trauma in your Brain
and your Body
Brunch and Learn talk with Dr. Betsy Stone

This time is really hard. What’s happening to our brains as we endure this pandemic, with its losses and fears? Why do we react as we do–with sleep problems, weight gain, anxiety? Join Dr. Betsy Stone to think about what we’ve lost and what we’ve gained.

Drop in for...





lunch n learn

Our tradition teaches that when two (or more) sit together and discuss words of Torah God dwells with them. Study is one of the many ways we as a Jewish community experience the sacred and the spiritual. Join Rabbi Hirsch each week as we continue our path of sacred learning. All are welcome, and make sure to bring a friend!


The link is sent in This Week With Virtual Hevreh, our weekly email.

Email us if you are unsure if you receive Hevreh emails.






Creative Beit Midrash

Now that we've celebrated the start of the new year, repented, sat in our booths, and started the Torah cycle anew, it's time to get creative. Combine your spiritual energy and your creative imagination. Together with Rabbi Hirsch, participants explore Jewish topics through mediums of choice. Join in to express yourself through visual art, music, dance, written word, etc. Sessions are for sharing and processing individuals' creative product through nurturing, not critique. No artistic experience is needed. The doors to creativity never close. All are welcome!


Interested in Shabbat at Hevreh? Click here.

Register for...


7 pm

mar 2

-Apr 6

Interfaith Sabbath Study with Hevreh & Christ Trinity Church 

Using the books “Sabbath as Resistance” by Walter Brueggemann as our primary study guide and “The Sabbath” by Abraham Joshua Heschel as a supplement, we hope to explore Sabbath beyond the ideas of simple legal prohibitions and discover together Sabbath’s potential to change the culture in which we live.  How do we break our culture’s addiction with consumption and busyness?  The Sabbath may just be the answer we’ve been looking for!  

How will this work?  First purchase the book “Sabbath as Resistance'' from your favorite independent bookseller and read the first chapter.  Each week, Rev. Erik Karas along with Rabbi Jodie Gordon and Rabbi Neil Hirsch will facilitate the discussion with congregants from Hevreh, Christ Trinity, Grace, and St. Pauls.  We are excited to have the chance to be with one another before Passover and Easter!


Email info@hevreh.org to register.



Mar 11

-May 27

Kitah Bet hebrew

with rabbi Gordon

Cost: $72 registration and materials fee (includes textbook) 

Register by March 1 to receive your textbook in time for the first class

This weekly Hebrew class with Rabbi Gordon is a continuation for students who completed “Aleph isn’t Enough” (book 2) over the course of the past year. Our textbook is “Bet is for B’reishit” (book 3) and we will meet each week on Zoom for an hour of ivrit b’yachad!

Hevreh of



270 State Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230
Google Map Directions

  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • white-vimeo-icon-450782

©2020 Hevreh of Southern Berkshire. Web Design: Jacob Levine