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Summer 2023 

The summer season is the apex of Knesset Israel's annual program calendar. Year-round denizens of the Berkshires mingle with snowbirds, seasonal residents, and first-time visitors to create a vibrant and engaging experience. 

Knesset Israel is offering a full range of programming this summer, indoors, outdoors and online. We look forward to welcoming old friends and new faces.

Highlights this summer include:

Services & Meals

Cultural & Social Programs

Adult Education

  • A Weekend with Ruth Messinger - The Berkshires synagogues have collaborated to bring Ruth Messinger to the county for shabbat, August 18-20. She will be spending shabbat morning at Knesset Israel, giving the D'var Torah and teaching after lunch.
  • JTS in the Berkshires - Top-notch scholars from the Jewish Theological Seminary deliver classes on Friday mornings at the Bernstein Theater at Shakespeare & Co. in Lenox. This year: Professors Arnie Eisen (July 7), Gordon Tucker (July 21), & Shira Billet (August 4)!
  • Lunch & Learns with Rabbi Michael Strassfeld on Saturday, July 15 and Rabbi Marc Margolius on Saturday, August 12.
Wed, September 27 2023 12 Tishrei 5784