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MEMBERSHIP

Thank you for your interest in Hevreh of Southern Berkshire!

 

Since 1974, Hevreh has been the home address for progressive, meaningful and engaged Jewish living in Great Barrington, MA. We often hear that the biggest draw to  Hevreh is the people, and the welcoming and accepting spirit of a comfortably intergenerational congregation. We are egalitarian, joyful, musical, passionate about social justice, and engaged in our community.. The Hevreh community is enthusiastic about Jewish life in the Berkshires and has a vibrant and dynamic Religious School, a thriving Early Childhood Center (ECC), and an expansive program of Lifelong Learning.  Hevreh is a mix of Berkshire natives and others who have come from somewhere else and now call the Berkshires home, either all year long or during the summer. 

 

Hevreh offers dynamic and creative worship services as well as social and educational programs for our members and all visitors. We provide an active community to those who wish to make a difference, a caring community for its members, and a nurturing community to those seeking connection. Whether your interest is a Jewish education for your children, experiencing a variety of worship services, thought-provoking adult education, repairing the world, or finding a community of friends, we have activities to introduce those looking for a spiritual home and for community. 

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Benefits of Membership:

  • Engaging weekly Shabbat services and holiday celebrations

  • Complimentary tickets for High Holy Day Services

  • Pastoral care and the services of our clergy for life cycle events including times of crisis and bereavement

  • Access to programs, events, and adult education classes

  • Eligibility to enroll your children in our amazing Religious School & family programs such as Tiny Talmidim

  • B’nai Mitzvah preparation and teen programming for students

  • Access to committee membership and activities including Social Justice in Action, Caring Community, and more

  • Quarterly Hevreh Bulletin and all online communications

Membership is a Covenant:  

Hevreh is very proud to have a congregational covenant that is by and for Hevreh members and defines how we behave in our congregational community. It is a covenant of understanding that delineates the ethics of Jewish values, the commitments and promises we make to each other on this sacred journey, how we interact with each other, and our expectations of one another. This covenant has the strength of a pledge or moral obligation to mutually create a culture that is caring, safe, and inclusive. As a member you enter into a covenant with the Hevreh Community. 

Read our Congregational Covenant – here is the link for the URL - https://www.hevreh.org/hevreh-congregational-covenant

Membership Fees:

Hevreh is supported through annual community commitments and generous donations throughout the year.

 

Click here to view Hevreh’s current fees and payment schedule.

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No Barriers Financial Policy:
Our board, rabbis, and staff are committed that membership at Hevreh is accessible to everyone regardless of financial circumstances. We offer reduced financial commitment for those who need it. If you are interested in being a part of our community, please know that we welcome you, and appreciate the sustaining support of each member of our community, at every level. 

 

The very best part of joining Hevreh is knowing that you are joining a community that values each and every member that together are helping to build the future of Judaism in the Berkshires. We look forward to welcoming you to our community!

 

The decision to join a synagogue is an important one. Please feel free to visit anytime – for a service or an event.  We love to talk about Hevreh and are happy for you to meet our rabbi and staff,  and to talk to other members. We encourage you to explore our website to learn about the variety of programs and services we offer. 

 

For more information about how to become a member of the Hevreh community, please call 413-528-6378 during regular business hours, or email info@hevreh.org.

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Covid made us strangers in a strange land and Hevreh became our rock; a little patch of the world where a world upside made a bit more sense, and where we had a community of Jewish joy and belonging.

-Chris & Molly M.

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