Knesset Israel Welcomes You!

Knesset Israel offers you a place to increase your Jewish knowledge, grow spiritually and nourish your Jewish soul; where children can flourish and grow into vital Jewish adults; where family members can share Jewish holiday and lifecycle events. KI is a place to come home to again and again.
We are a warm and welcoming congregation, located in the heart of the Berkshires. Ours is an inclusive and egalitarian synagogue, open to people of all ages, including interfaith families, is LGBTQ-friendly and strives for universal access. We hope you will stop by our inspiring services, exciting programs and give us the opportunity to get to know you.

Jewbling Shabbat & Kiddush Lunch

Saturday, January 30

Please join us for a very special "Jewbling Shabbat" celebrating Elisa Snowise and the teachers and tutors of the Knesset Israel B'nai Mitzvah Class of 2014-2015.  Service will be led by the "Jewblings":

Rosie Snyder, Cormac Duffy, Harry Albert, Ave Snowise, Jack Glantz, Ryan Robbins, Aviva Skoblow, Josie Usow, and Ali Hochfelder.




Share A Shabbat

February 12th - Please sign up with Myrna by phone at (413) 445-4872 Ext. 16 or by email to either host or be a guest for a home-cooked Shabbat meal at someone's home.  Cantor Sarah Levine will lead the service at KI from 5:45-6:45, then everyone will go to their hosts' dinners.



Renewal Progress

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Current Social Action

Berkshire Interfaith Organizing

Congregation Knesset Israel is proud to participate in Berkshire Interfaith Organizing. Together with our neighbors in several faith communities across the county, we are strengthening the fabric of civic life and working towards meaningful social change to alleviate poverty in the Berkshires. This effort is just beginning, so please consider joining in. The day is short, and there is much work to do.

Service Times

Sunday – 8:45 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday – 7:00 p.m.

Friday – 5:45 p.m.

Saturday – 9:30 a.m. and please see calendar for evening time.

Shirei Shabbat Schedule

Please join KI for our lively, musical shabbat celebrations and volunteer-prepared dinners.
Select Friday Nights, 5:30 p.m.
March 4, 2016
April 8, 2016
May 6, 2016
July 15, 2016
August 19, 2016
September 16, 2016
To reserve your place for the next Shirei Shabbat, please click the "RSVP for..." link, above left.