Purim Concert & Carnival

The KI Purim Band returns for their annual Musical Costume on Saturday February 28th. In the past six years, the Band has "dressed up" as The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Elton John & Billy Joel, The Beach Boys, Michael Jackson and last year covered the greatest hits from Woodstock.  This year the Band's theme is Las Vegas!  Put on your Vegas best and bring your dancing shoes.  You'll hear hits from a wide variety of artists including Sonny & Cher, Prince, Frank Sinatra and Elvis!  Of course the lyrics will tell the story of Purim in typical Pruimspiel fashion.  Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for pre-b'nai mitzvah students.  More Information Here.

-Jonathan Denmark, Music Committee Chair 

The Purim Carnival will take place on Wednesday March 4th in the KI Social Hall during Chai.  There will be games, prizes, food for sale and hamantaschen galore.  Be sure to come in costume for our costume parade and contest!  Be on the lookout for a flyer with more details!  Tickets at the door:  $8 for children with a $20 family maximum.

-Lara Denmark, Youth Director

Class For Teens - One Land: Two Peoples

Monday evenings 

Rabbi Weiner invites all high school students to a course on the history of Zionism, Israel and the Arab-Israeli conflict.  A six-session course meeting on Monday evenings beginning January 26. Register ASAP with Rabbi Weiner to receive reading materials.

Life Choices and Mortality: Facing the Inevitable

As our hair whitens, as news of illnesses and deaths become more frequent, we tend to push away thoughts of our own mortality.  Using study guide questions from a book written as Jewish Renewal pioneer, Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi, was facing his own decline, three facilitators (Maxine, Marcie and Myrna) will guide the conversation exploring ways to handle body and spirit in the “December” of our lives.  Monday:  March 2nd from 6:30-8:00 pm; Class limited to 18.  For registration information click here.

Pesikta D'Rav Kahana

What does this service mean to you?

Our study of the ancient manual for preaching and teaching, Pesikta D'Rav Kahana, continues throughout the winter.  Philosophical questions mingle with stories and energizing discussions about the many facets of the celebrations of the Jewish calendar.

Including time for minhastudymaariv and havdala,

Saturday afternoon services last about 75 minutes.

Drop in to any or all sessions!

Come and join Rabbi David Weiner in an ancient yet timeless conversation!

Schedule - See Calendar Sidebar "Saturday Evening Minyan"

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Current Social Action

Berkshire Organizing Committee

Congregation Knesset Israel is proud to participate in the Berkshire Organizing Committee. 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

For holidays, consult calendar. To ensure a minyan, please contact us one week in advance.
Sunday
8:45 am, 7pm
Tuesday
7pm
Friday
7am, 5:45pm or *Shirei Shabbat 5:30
Shabbat
9:30 a.m. & Minha varies seasonally

 

Shirei Shabbat Schedule

Please join KI for our lively, musical shabbat celebrations and volunteer-prepared dinners.
Select Friday Nights, 5:30 p.m.
 
March 27
 

To reserve your place for the next Shirei Shabbat, please click the "RSVP for..." link, above left.