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Apr 21, 2019
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Apr

1 2019

Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival: A Bag of Marbles

7:00PM - 10:00PM  

Rave Cinemas
864 Riverdale Street
West Springfield, MA 01089

Join us for opening night!

Based on Joseph Joffo's enduring autobiographical novel, "A Bag of Marbles" tells the story…

Apr

2 2019

Films: “Isaac Singer’s Nightmare and Mrs. Pupko’s Beard”

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

Intimate, poignant interviews and exclusive archival footage combine to portray the unknown story of an author who…

Apr

2 2019

Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival: A Bag of Marbles

7:00PM - 10:00PM  

Rave Cinemas
864 Riverdale Street
West Springfield, MA 01089

Join us for opening night!

Based on Joseph Joffo's enduring autobiographical novel, "A Bag of Marbles" tells the story…

Apr

2 2019

Torah in Depth and Interactive

7:00PM - 8:00PM  

Congregation B'nai Torah
Congregation B'nai Torah
2 Eunice Drive
Longmeadow, MA 01106

Explore the Torah as divided into its weekly reading in depth from new perspectives and with vigorous discussion

Apr

3 2019

Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival: A Bag of Marbles

7:00PM - 10:00PM  

Rave Cinemas
864 Riverdale Street
West Springfield, MA 01089

Join us for opening night!

Based on Joseph Joffo's enduring autobiographical novel, "A Bag of Marbles" tells the story…

Apr

4 2019

Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival: A Bag of Marbles

7:00PM - 10:00PM  

Rave Cinemas
864 Riverdale Street
West Springfield, MA 01089

Join us for opening night!

Based on Joseph Joffo's enduring autobiographical novel, "A Bag of Marbles" tells the story…

Apr

4 2019

Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival: Shoelaces

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

MGM Regal Cinemas
1 MGM Way
Springfield, MA 01103

Nominated for eight Israeli Academy Awards, including Best Film, "Shoelaces" is an engaging, tender drama about the k…

Apr

4 2019

What Did Maimonides Really Think? “The Letter on Resurrection”

7:35PM - 8:35PM  

Congregation B'nai Torah
2 Eunice Drive
Longmeadow, MA 01106

In the "Letter on Resurrection" Maimonides discusses not just the core Judaic belief in an ultimate resurrection but…

Apr

5 2019

Tot Shabbat at Beit Ahavah

5:15PM  

Beit Ahavah, The Reform Synagogue of Greater Northampton
130 Pine Street
Florence, MA 01062

Tot Shabbat & Tot Sha-Potluck, held the first Friday of each month and led by Marlene Rachelle with Rabbi Riqi.
Tot S…

Apr

5 2019

Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival: A Bag of Marbles

7:00PM - 10:00PM  

Rave Cinemas
864 Riverdale Street
West Springfield, MA 01089

Join us for opening night!

Based on Joseph Joffo's enduring autobiographical novel, "A Bag of Marbles" tells the story…

Apr

6 2019

Shabbat Family Jam

11:15AM - 12:00PM  

Lander-Grinspoon Academy
257 Prospect St.
Northampton, MA 01060

Shabbat Family Jam is an exuberant, participatory, musical service geared to kids ages 5 -12 and their families.

Apr

6 2019

The Sandi Kupperman Learning Center Comedy Night

6:30PM - 10:00PM  

Caryn Resnick
979 Dickinson Street
Springfield, MA 01108

The Sandi Kupperman Learning Center Comedy Night featuring Joel Chasnoff Honoring Jan Nirenberg
Cocktails 6:30 - 7:30…

Apr

6 2019

Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival: A Bag of Marbles

7:00PM - 10:00PM  

Rave Cinemas
864 Riverdale Street
West Springfield, MA 01089

Join us for opening night!

Based on Joseph Joffo's enduring autobiographical novel, "A Bag of Marbles" tells the story…

Apr

6 2019

Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival - Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel

8:00PM - 10:00PM  

Basketball Hall of Fame
1000 Hall of Fame Avenue
Springfield, MA 01105

A stirring story of sports, patriotism, and personal growth, "Heading Home" charts the underdog journey of Israel's n…

Apr

7 2019

Celebrate Passover with PJ Preschool Pals

10:00AM - 11:30AM  

Lander~Grinspoon Academy
257 Prospect Street
Northampton, MA 01060

Journey from Egypt to the Red Sea with our interactive Passover story walk, and create beautiful matzoh holders.…

Apr

7 2019

Model Matza Bakery

11:30AM - 12:30PM  

LYA
1148 converse st
LONGMEADOW, MA 01106

Join Chabad Hebrew School and Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy (LYA) as we bake matza in preparation for Passover.

Partici…

Apr

7 2019

Short Film Showcase

2:00PM - 3:30PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

An afternoon of food shorts.

Apr

7 2019

Author Jacob Shammash discusses "From Baghdad to Boston and Beyond"

4:00PM - 5:30PM  

Temple Beth El
979 Dickinson Street
Springfield, MA 01108

Join us as Jacob Shammash discusses his memoir "From Baghdad to Boston and Beyond" in conjunction with a presentation…

Apr

7 2019

Jacob Shammash, ft. Amy Dane "From Baghdad to Boston and Beyond"

4:00PM - 6:00PM  

Temple Beth El
979 Dickinson Street
Springfield, MA 01108

The Springfield Jewish Community Center's Literatour Series presents Jacob B. Shammash, featuring Amy S. Dane, "From …

Apr

7 2019

Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival: A Bag of Marbles

7:00PM - 10:00PM  

Rave Cinemas
864 Riverdale Street
West Springfield, MA 01089

Join us for opening night!

Based on Joseph Joffo's enduring autobiographical novel, "A Bag of Marbles" tells the story…

Apr

8 2019

Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival: A Bag of Marbles

7:00PM - 10:00PM  

Rave Cinemas
864 Riverdale Street
West Springfield, MA 01089

Join us for opening night!

Based on Joseph Joffo's enduring autobiographical novel, "A Bag of Marbles" tells the story…

Apr

8 2019

Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival: The Cakemaker

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Amherst Cinema
28 Amity Street
Amherst, 01002

Join us for closing night!

With a palette and plot reminiscent of Pedro Almod√≥var, "The Cakemaker" is a love story th…

Apr

9 2019

HHNE Board Meeting

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

HHNE
300 Bloomfield Avenue
WEST HARTFORD, CT 06117

HHNE Board Meeting

Apr

9 2019

Torah in Depth and Interactive

7:00PM - 8:00PM  

Congregation B'nai Torah
Congregation B'nai Torah
2 Eunice Drive
Longmeadow, MA 01106

Explore the Torah as divided into its weekly reading in depth from new perspectives and with vigorous discussion

Apr

11 2019

What Did Maimonides Really Think? “The Letter on Resurrection”

7:35PM - 8:35PM  

Congregation B'nai Torah
2 Eunice Drive
Longmeadow, MA 01106

In the "Letter on Resurrection" Maimonides discusses not just the core Judaic belief in an ultimate resurrection but…

Apr

13 2019

Shabbat Shabloom with Felicia Sloin

11:15AM - 12:00PM  

Lander-Grinspoon Academy
257 Prospect St.
Northampton, MA 01060

Celebrate the end of the week with joyful music, movement, and storytelling especially for children ages 0-5 and…

Apr

14 2019

Film: “Remember Baghdad: Iraq's Last Jews Tell the Story of Their Country”

2:00PM - 3:30PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

Five families from the Jewish community look back on a scarcely imaginable time in Baghdad: Iraq was booming, it was…

Apr

16 2019

Jewish Endowment Foundation Board Meeting

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts
1160 Dickinson Street
Springfield, MA

Jewish Endowment Foundation regularly scheduled meeting.

Apr

16 2019

Torah in Depth and Interactive

7:00PM - 8:00PM  

Congregation B'nai Torah
Congregation B'nai Torah
2 Eunice Drive
Longmeadow, MA 01106

Explore the Torah as divided into its weekly reading in depth from new perspectives and with vigorous discussion

Apr

19 2019

Passover Seder at LYA

6:00PM - 10:30PM  

LYA
1148 Converse Street
Longmeadow, MA 01106

On Friday, April 19, the seder will begin with a pre-seder buffet of a variety of fish, salads and soup at 6:30 p.m. …

Apr

19 2019

Annual First Seder at Congregation B'nai Torah

7:15PM - 10:00PM  

Congregation B'nai Torah
2 Eunice Drive
LONGMEADOW, MA 01106-1223

Congregation B'nai Torah's annual first seder. Open to all. Come join us for a wonderful, festive seder for the entir…

Apr

20 2019

Shabbat Sing

11:15AM - 12:00PM  

Lander-Grinspoon Academy
257 Prospect St.
Northampton, MA 01060

Shabbat Sing is for families who want to sing our hearts out.

Apr

20 2019

Passover Seder at LYA

8:00PM - 11:30PM  

LYA
1148 converse st
LONGMEADOW, MA 01106

The second seder night, Saturday, April 20 will follow a more traditional format and will begin at 8 p.m., and end ar…

Apr

23 2019

Torah in Depth and Interactive

7:00PM - 8:00PM  

Congregation B'nai Torah
Congregation B'nai Torah
2 Eunice Drive
Longmeadow, MA 01106

Explore the Torah as divided into its weekly reading in depth from new perspectives and with vigorous discussion

Apr

24 2019

TBE Board Meeting

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Temple Beth El
979 Dickinson Street
Springfield, MA 01108

TBE Board of Trustees meeting

Apr

26 2019

Kirtan Shabbat at CBI

6:00PM - 7:30PM  

Congregation Bnai Israel
253 Prospect St
Northampton, MA 01060

Kirtan Shabbat is a series of three, chant-infused Friday night cmmunity gatherings led by Andrew Hahn, The Kirtan Ra…

Apr

27 2019

From Bergen-Belsen to Springfield : A Story of Holocaust Survival

3:00AM - 4:45PM  

Sixteen Acres Branch Library
1187 Parker Street
Springfield , MA 01129

Celebrated author Hanna Perlstein Marcus shares the story of her early family history described in two gripping, mult…

Apr

27 2019

Community Seder Experience

5:00PM - 7:30PM  

Alison Morse
2 Highland Ave
Northampton, MA 01060

Matzo baking, freedom song with choral director Eveline MacDougall, haroset recipes from around the world,…

Apr

28 2019

Community Open House at the Yiddish Book Center

10:00AM - 4:00PM  

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

A day of events featuring the 2019 Melinda Rosenblatt Lecture with Pamela Nadell, an exhibit opening, tours, and more.

Apr

28 2019

Mister Rogers & Tikkun Olam

11:00AM - 12:00PM  

Congregation B'nai Israel
253 Prospect Street
Northampton, MA 01060

Rabbi Riqi Kosovske & Rabbi Justin David share reflections and film clips of the powerful, prophetic Mister Rogers. R…

Apr

28 2019

The longest hatred: the origins of the anti-Semitic stereotype

2:00PM - 4:30PM  

Congregation Sons of Zion
378 Maple St
Holyoke, MA 01040

Congregation Sons of Zion 378 Maple Street Holyoke,MA 01040 413-534-3369 office@sonsofzionholyoke.org Rabbi…

Apr

30 2019

Finding Family: Searching for Answers

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

Springfield JCC
1160 Dickinson St.
Springfield, MA 01108.

Local nurse surmounts obstacles to find her birth family, and encounters many surprises along the way.

Apr

30 2019

Torah in Depth and Interactive

7:00PM - 8:00PM  

Congregation B'nai Torah
Congregation B'nai Torah
2 Eunice Drive
Longmeadow, MA 01106

Explore the Torah as divided into its weekly reading in depth from new perspectives and with vigorous discussion