Knesset Israel Welcomes You!

KI is an innovator in the rapidly changing world of American Judaism. We create authentic and meaningful points of connection and spiritual experiences for contemporary Jews, and cultivate a community empowered to make a positive difference in the world. Our flourishing congregation is inclusive and supportive, and accepts a wide range of beliefs and Jewish practice. People of all ages, religious backgrounds, genders and orientations find a supportive community here.

Our synagogue teems with life and activity, especially on Shabbat. We engage deeply with the Torah and its wisdom – intellectually, practically, ethically and spiritually. We actively cultivate community – members of the congregation teach in our Hebrew School, lead services, chant Torah, prepare students for bar/bat mitzvah, visit the sick, bury the dead and tend to those in need. And we are especially proud of how we encourage each other to learn and grow through Jewish living.

We hope you will stop by our inspiring services and exciting programs and give us the opportunity to get to know you.

Save the Dates

Sunday, June 5th, 1pm . . . Afternoon dedication of the New Sanctuary.  

Sunday, June 19th at 10am . . . Brunch, Blues & Bach -- KI's Gala Fundraiser

May 3 & 10, 6:30-8:30pm

Certified Culinary Nutrition Expert, Gluten Practitioner and Holistic Health Practitioner, Fran Bernitz will present a two week program on eating consciously, shopping to care for ourselves and our planet as well as delicious and healthy recipes. $15 for one week, $25 for two. Register with Myrna Hammerling via email or call 413-445-4872 x 16.

Renewal Progress

KI Renewal - March 17, 2016

It's hard to believe the speed with which this process is moving forward. This week the bima access ramp and bima are taking shape. Contractors are also putting finishing touches on the underside of the soffit in the back of the sanctuary and installing our new pendant lights. The ceiling in the hallway is nearly complete, and the combination of removal of the wood paneling, repainting, chair rail, ceiling and lighting has made the space significantly more inviting. In the breaks between rainy days, work has resumed on the canopy, ramp and parking lot door.

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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.
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.