Hevreh, a member of the Union for Reform Judaism, is a diverse community of Berkshire natives and many newcomers.

“We are single and married, with and without children,” they say on their website. “We are gay and straight. We were born Jewish, we have chosen to become Jewish and we are non-Jews who are part of Jewish families. We celebrate the fresh insights of the young and the sage wisdom of those who are older. We embrace Judaism in many ways.”

Along with their regular Shabbat service in the sanctuary on Saturday morning, the Berkshire Minyan, a member-led, egalitarian group unaffiliated with any branch of Judaism, worships in their library. Both congregations gather together at noon for a joint Kiddush.

“Joyful and music-filled worship, thoughtful study of Torah and Jewish texts, a deep commitment to social justice and an ongoing exploration of God and spirituality form the core of our activities,” according to their website. “We also are a center of Jewish living and experience, offering concerts, lectures, a film series and even exercise classes.”

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