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WELCOME! K.I. 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  [ read more ]

rabbi Weiner

A scholar, a teacher, a kind, funny person, and a pleasure to work with, we are blessed to have Rabbi David Weiner as our spiritual leader. 

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You have a home at Knesset Israel. Our diverse, unpretentious community unites around accepting a range of Jewish beliefs.

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Knesset Israel bustles with activity—services, classes, meals, Hebrew School, social activities. Check here for the latest information.

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K.I. is more than a synagogue. It is a community of diverse and interesting people. Here members share their stories with you.

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We are a warm, inclusive, and egalitarian congregation, offering a wide variety of services, programs, and opportunities for you to participate and contribute.

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Knesset Israel encourages family involvement in every area of Jewish life. We are serious about being welcoming and understand that every family is unique. 

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SUMMER AT K.I.

Whether you live in the Berkshires year 'round, for a week, a month, or a season, K.I. is a great place to find exciting events celebrating Jewish learning, culture & community.

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  • Friday
    Aug  23
     
     
    Shirei Shabbat

    Friday, Aug 23rd 5:30p to 8:30p
    Musical, family-friendly shabbat service, followed by a delicious dinner

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  • Monday
    Sep  2
     
     
    Family Field Day

    Monday, Sep 2nd 4:00p to 7:00p
    A fun afternoon for families & children. No charge, but please RSVP.

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  • Sunday
    Sep  15
    RESTORATION: Anti-Semitism in France
    Sunday, Sep 15th 2:00p to 4:00p
    Temple Anshe Amunim, in collaboration with Congregation Knesset Israel, will present Restoration: Anti-Semitism in France double bill by Jesse Waldinger The Esterhazy Draft The Finaly Affair Directed by Barbara Waldinger: dramatic reading by professional cast. Talk-back afterwards featuring Suzanne Vromen, herself protected by Belgian nuns during the holocaust. $20 admission, light regreshments The professional actors performing in the staged readings are Andrew Joffe, Carla Lewis, Annette Miller, and James Occhino. Jesse Waldinger, a retired attorney, is the author of numerous plays which have been seen locally as well as on Long Island and in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and California. His interactive Biblical drama The Trial of Aaron enjoyed two readings at Temple Anshe Amunim, most recently in 2016. A collection of four of his short historical pieces was mounted under the rubric Created Equal at TAA in 2017. He is co-director of the Hudson-based play development group Plays in Progress. Restoration: Anti-Semitism in France will be directed by Dr. Barbara Waldinger, a director and professor of Theatre. Over a 25-year period Dr. Waldinger taught at Hofstra University, Marymount College, and Queens College. Jesse Waldinger, a retired attorney, is the author of numerous plays which have been seen locally as well as on Long Island and in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and California. His interactive Biblical drama The Trial of Aaron enjoyed two readings at Temple Anshe Amunim, most recently in 2016. A collection of four of his short historical pieces was mounted under the rubric Created Equal at TAA in 2017. He is co-director of the Hudson-based play development group Plays in Progress. Restoration: Anti-Semitism in France will be directed by Dr. Barbara Waldinger, a director and professor of Theatre. Over a 25-year period Dr. Waldinger taught at Hofstra University, Marymount College, and Queens College. The Esterhazy Draft The Finaly Affair Directed by Barbara Waldinger: dramatic reading by professional cast. Talk-back afterwards featuring Suzanne Vromen, herself protected by Belgian nuns during the holocaust. $20 admission, light regreshments The professional actors performing in the staged readings are Andrew Joffe, Carla Lewis, Annette Miller, and James Occhino. Jesse Waldinger, a retired attorney, is the author of numerous plays which have been seen locally as well as on Long Island and in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and California. His interactive Biblical drama The Trial of Aaron enjoyed two readings at Temple Anshe Amunim, most recently in 2016. A collection of four of his short historical pieces was mounted under the rubric Created Equal at TAA in 2017. He is co-director of the Hudson-based play development group Plays in Progress. Restoration: Anti-Semitism in France will be directed by Dr. Barbara Waldinger, a director and professor of Theatre. Over a 25-year period Dr. Waldinger taught at Hofstra University, Marymount College, and Queens College, and is presently

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