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Get involved


Hevreh is all about you. At our core, Hevreh values the contributions that every member makes to our community.


At Hevreh, we have so many ways to get involved, and we need your help. We need your gifts, talents, and passions to continue to make Hevreh a destination for Jewish life. We all do our part to make Hevreh a real hevreh–Hebrew for community.


Are you a musician? Several congregants take part in the musical aspects of our services. Do you have a passion for mindfulness? Join our weekly yoga classes. Do you love to learn or teach? Engage with others through our lifelong learning series or discussions communities. These are just a few of the many ways to get involved.


Hevreh is all about you, and we’re all about community. So come by. We’d love to see you here.


Email to learn more.

Informational and Planning Meeting, Wednesday, September 18, 7:00 pm


Sunday October 20, or Wednesday October 23, 10 am (date to be established by the participants) Larry Frankel will lead a photo walk along the Housatonic River Walk in Great Barrington. The purpose of the walk will be to use our cameras as instruments of our creative processes. We will observe and see, not look, at that which surrounds us. Larry will instruct the participants in the various functions of the camera. The walk will last approximately 1 hour.All types of cameras, including iphones, can be used. We will be concentrating on each of our own personal vision and what we deem to be important in creating a visual image, rather the technical fundamentals of a camera.All are welcome, If interested, please contact Larry Frankel at

Sunday October 20, or Wednesday October 23, 10:00 am


If you are interested in reading and discussing thoughtful books please join us on September organizational meeting. Light refreshments will be served. This program is sponsored by our weEngage Committee.If you have questions, please contact Elizabeth Rosenberg at

Social Justice


Hevreh is a community of faith and conscience. We are a spiritual community, and for many of us, we express that spirituality through action in the broader community. Directed by the values of chesed (loving-kindness) and tzedek (justice), Hevreh is a community with social action and social justice at our core.


Members of our community prepare a monthly meal for the Breaking Bread Kitchen, we volunteer regularly at our People’s Pantry, and we hold regular blood drives. Hevreh is a member of the Four Freedoms Coalition and our community is also a Brit Olam Congregation. In 2017 we took part in the Religious Action Center’s Urgency of Now Campaign.


For some, volunteerism, community service, social action, and social justice are ways to engage in community and with one’s own spiritual life. We’d love to include you in all that’s going on. Please be in touch with Rabbi Hirsch for more information.

Sunday, October 13, 11:15 am


Sukkot is a celebration of the Israelite’s forty-year migration through the Midbar, through the wilderness. For many American Jews, the immigration story is relatively recent in our family histories. And today, we continue to see major waves of migration around the world, as different nations grapple with how to handle that. In the United States, we are engaged in a profound debate about the place of the foreigner here. In the spirit of Sukkot, we invite you to an open conversation on immigration today. Rabbi Hirsch and Rabbi Gordon will facilitate the conversation, rooting us in our textual tradition as well. Please join us for an important conversation and study. For questions, please email Rabbi Hirsch at All are welcome.