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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 a positive difference in the world. 
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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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A place for You

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. Stories

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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Together again

Hanukkah 2020

Summer 2021 at Knesset Israel will bring a variety of events - indoors, outdoors and online. We look forward to coming together for services, meals and other events.

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Many ways to support Knesset Israel

Support Temple Shalom

Share a Shabbat • Attend a Lunch and Learn • Help in the Office • Give Time to a Committee
Connect with Each Generation • Comfort a Loss • Teach your Children • Accept an Aliyah
Sing out at Shirei Shabbat • Sign up for a Class • Befriend • Recite a Haftorah • Practice Tz'dakah
Bake Hamantashen • Learn to Chant Torah • Honor & Remember • Donate • Start Where You Are
Gain New Insights • Nourish Mind, Heart & Soul • Live Tikkun Olam
Welcome & Be Welcomed


All Events
  • Friday ,
    JunJune  18 , 2021
    Summer Shabbat Dinner

    Friday, Jun 18th 5:45p to 9:00p
    A casual shabbat dinner (by reservation, space limited) in Knesset Israel's "ohel", followed by a traditional Kabbalat Shabbat service in the sanctuary at 7:15pm


  • Friday ,
    JulJuly  16 , 2021
    Summer Shabbat Dinner

    Friday, Jul 16th 5:45p to 9:30p
    A casual shabbat dinner (by reservation, space limited) in Knesset Israel's "ohel", followed by a traditional Friday night service in the sanctuary at 7:15pm. Then a lecture by Wildman scholar-in-residence Rabbi Richard Agler, "Making Sense of Life-Changing Loss."


  • Sunday ,
    AugAugust  15 , 2021
    Prepare Your Soul - The Six Remembrances

    Sunday, Aug 15th 9:30a to 10:45a
    At the end of the weekday morning service, traditional prayer books include the Ten Commandments and the so-called Six Remembrances. Together we will explore these six things we are encouraged to remember and let them inspire ways we might choose to remember the last year. Registration required for Zoom class




Knesset Israel
16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201
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