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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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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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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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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
    Sep  20
    Shirei Shabbat

    Friday, Sep 20th 5:30p to 8:30p
    Musical, family-friendly shabbat service, followed by a delicious dinner


  • Wednesday
    Oct  9
    KI Break-the-Fast
    Wednesday, Oct 9th 7:15p to 9:00p
    Please stay after Neilah on Yom Kippur (Weds, Oct. 9) for a volunteer-prepared communal break-the-fast at Knesset Israel. Dairy meal. RSVP by Friday, October 4, at or to the KI office. $18/adult, $10/teen, free for children.


  • Friday
    Nov  8
    Shirei Shabbat

    Friday, Nov 8th 5:30p to 8:30p
    Musical, family-friendly shabbat service, followed by a delicious dinner




Knesset Israel
16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201
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