Youth and Family Life - Hevreh
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Youth and Family Life

At Hevreh, children are an integral part of our community. Hevreh’s Religious School serves children by providing a Jewish education that includes the study of Torah, Hebrew and prayer, Jewish culture, history and ethics, Jewish literature, music and art, and Israel. Through our Yachad program, family education is a central component of Hevreh’s Religious School.


We seek to create a place that our children and their families will view as their own: a place where they may bring their enthusiasm, their curiosity, their questions and their ideas for exploration. We provide an experience where children and their families learn by doing.


Our goal is to instill in all our students a belief system and the skills that will foster a strong Jewish identity to sustain them throughout their lives.


The Education Team,


    Rabbi Jodie Gordon, Education Director

    Jodie Friedman, Program Associate


To find out more about our school, contact the Hevreh office at 413-528-6378.

Hevreh’s Religious School meets Sundays from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
All are welcome to join us for Visual T’Filah in the Sanctuary at 12:05 pm
Hebrew Skills for grades 3 – 7 meets Wednesdays from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Religious and Hebrew School

Religious School Registration Is Open!


From our littlest learners in Tiny Talmidim (ages 3-5) to our teenage confirmation students and everyone in between, Hevreh is the place where Jewish tradition comes alive. From hands-on learning through art and music, to lively debate about important moral issues, students at Hevreh have the opportunity to engage in Jewish life in new and meaningful ways. Our talented and caring faculty, our energetic madrikhim, and our Education Team (Rabbi Jodie Gordon and Jodie Friedman) can’t wait to welcome you back for Fall 2018. The first day of school is Sunday, September 16!


Saturday at 9:00 am

October 13


Join our rabbis, Cantor Cohen, Shluffy the Sloth and Barak-y Raccoon for a sweet Shabbat morning celebration.


We’re going to kick off the year with apples and honey, a story, and a chance for families to reconnect after a busy summer. As always, we  welcome interfaith families, GLBTQ families, nursing moms, babies and siblings of all ages, grandparents and special people, new members, first timers, neighbors and friends.

Special Opportunities

Announcing: New Parenting Group facilitated by Rabbi Gordon

Launching October 2018

Are you interested in learning more? Be in touch with Rabbi Gordon ( Becoming a Soulful Parent is a course that invites small groups of parents embracing their daily parenting struggles and rewards through the context of Jewish wisdom and community.

The course allows parents to take the time out of their hectic lives to reflect honestly about the challenges and joys of parenting. The course provides participants with:

• New insights into their role as parents
• Deepened awareness of their parenting and of their children
• Appreciation for their spouse’s different parenting style
• A community of friends and co-travelers in the journey of parenting

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire presents a special live edition of WBUR’s popular children’s storytelling podcast, Circle Round.

Created and produced by West Stockbridge husband-and-wife team Eric Shimelonis and Rebecca Sheir, Circle Round takes folktales from around the world and adapts them into action-packed radio plays… replete with original music, spectacular sound effects and notable voices from the stage and screen.

Whether you’re 3… or 103… this celebration of traditional storytelling is an event the entire family will enjoy. And – bonus – this performance will feature the talents of Hevreh congregants! We invite you to audition and help bring two Circle Round stories to life on stage:

Onions and Garlic:
a Yiddish folktale that serves up a pungent lesson about ingenuity, humility and greed.

The Prince In The Mirror:
a classic Israeli story about the magical gifts that help a world-traveling princess make a very important decision.

To learn more about the performance scheduled for early Novemeber – and how you can audition – send an email to