We are a warm and welcoming community in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts where people of many backgrounds and beliefs come together to worship and explore the richness of the Jewish tradition.  Ahavath Sholom was founded in 1926 and is affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist Communities.


The mission of Congregation Ahavath Sholom is to support a completely participatory, egalitarian, and inclusive Reconstructionist Jewish community. While recognizing the dynamic and evolving nature of Judaism in modern life, we engage with our traditions to inspire our ethical and spiritual growth. We encourage study, prayer, and celebration, education of children, and acts of caring and social justice.

Upcoming Services and Events

Wednesday, October 6 at 10:00 AM:

Coffee Time with Rabbi Barbara Cohen via Zoom


Friday, October 8 at 5:00 PM:

Shabbat Evening Candle Lighting via Zoom


Wednesday, October 13 at 10:00 AM:

Coffee Time with Rabbi Barbara Cohen via Zoom


Sunday, October 17 at 10:00 AM:

Study Session with Rabbi Barbara Cohen


Monday, October 18 at 12:00 PM:

Memoir Writing Workshop via Zoom


Monday, October 18 at 5:30 PM:

CAS Monthly Board Meeting via Zoom


Wednesday, October 20 at 10:00 AM:

Coffee Time with Rabbi Barbara Cohen via Zoom


Wednesday, October 20 at 7:00 PM:

The Salon, a Creative Arts Event


Saturday, October 23 at 10:00 AM:

Shabbat Morning Services in-person at the synagogue


Monday, October 25 at 7:00 PM:

Photography Workshop


Wednesday, October 27 at 10:00 AM:

Coffee Time with Rabbi Barbara Cohen via Zoom

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                                                     Gertrude Stein, painting by Pablo Picasso

Please join us in our virtual salon on Zoom for an hour of poetry, fiction and nonfiction readings and literary talk with

Caroline Forsman, Carol Killian, Stephanie Sloane,

Susan Solovay and Keren Weiner.


This event is on October 20th at 7:00 PM on Zoom.

         Listen to Rabbi Cohen's Religious Roundtable interview by clicking on the button above.  The Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce 

                          "CAS/Member Spotlight" February 28th interview with Barbara can be played by clicking the  starter triangle below.


Chamber Spotlight - Interview with Rabbi Barbara Cohen

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