Renewal Project

The last several months have brought a flurry of activity to Knesset Israel. Leaders of the congregation have formed two committees – one to continue the process of designing an accessible, warmer, more functional sanctuary and the other to help the congregation come together to make this vision a reality. Click 'Read More' to download the information packet, including diagrams, project budget and dedication opportunities and join us with your pledge.

Jewish Theological Seminary in the Berkshires

Next program on August 7th...On-line registration is now open for this summer’s fantastic JTS in the Berkshires series, “Hidden Histories.”  On 4 alternating Fridays starting July 10 in the Bernstein Theater at Shakespeare and Co. at 11:00-12:20, you will learn from the foremost professors at the seminary.  Don’t miss this great opportunity!  $25 per session.  

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

Summary of August 3rd shows...

August 3 - 4:00 pm - Secrets of War - During WWII the friendship of 2 boys is at risk when a girl tells a very personal secret to only one of them.

August 3 - 8:00 pm - The Green Prince - The true story of Mosab Hassan Yousef (son of a Hamas leader) who emerged as one of Israel's prized informants; and the Shin Bet agent who risked his career to protect him.

Click Here for link to all BJFF information.

Lunch & Learn: Dr. Avram Horowitz

Saturday, August 1st at noon in the Knesset Israel Social Hall.  

Both a scientist and scholar of Israeli literature, Dr. Avram Horowitz will discuss auther S.Y. Agnon and his distinction of being the ONLY Israeli auther to receive the Nobel prize in literature.  Lunch and Learn together in Agnon's magical Jerusalem!  Sponsored lunch requires only your reservation!  

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Artswalk at KI

Come to this exhibit and artist reception on Friday, August 7th from 2-6:30 p.m. and enjoy more than seventeen artists in a variety of media.

For more information, Click Here.

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Current Social Action

Berkshire Organizing Committee

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.

Summer Service Times

Sunday – 8:45 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Monday – 6:45 p.m. at Lenox Memorial Middle & High School – July 13- August 17

Tuesday – 7:00 p.m.

Friday – 7:00 a.m. and 5:45 p.m.*

Saturday – 9:30 a.m.

*Shirei Shabbat 5:30 p.m. – August 14

Shirei Shabbat Schedule

Please join KI for our lively, musical shabbat celebrations and volunteer-prepared dinners.
Select Friday Nights, 5:30 p.m.
August 14, 2015
To reserve your place for the next Shirei Shabbat, please click the "RSVP for..." link, above left.