Our History

Knesset Israel is a warm and welcoming egalitarian synagogue serving the entire Berkshire region. Founded in 1893, K.I. is a friendly, caring, dynamic synagogue community committed to participatory prayer, life-long Jewish learning, social action and sharing the joys and challenges of life. Our synagogue facility features a beautiful and spiritually inviting sanctuary and newly renovated chapel, a large social hall for events of all types, a kosher kitchen, a busy, well-stocked library, offices and classrooms situated on grassy, tree-lined grounds.  K.I. is a proud member of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.