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

Sunday, January 9 at 1:00 PM:

Jewish Museum Virtual Tour via Zoom


Monday, January 10 at 5:30 PM:

Monthly CAS Board Meeting


Wednesday, January 12 at 10:00 AM:

Café Kahillah with Rabbi Barbara Cohen via Zoom


Monday, January 17 at 12:00 PM:

Creative Arts Workshop: Memoir Writing,

led by Barbara Janoff


Wednesday, January 19 at 10:00 AM:

Café Kahillah with Rabbi Barbara Cohen via Zoom


Monday, January 24 at 7:00 PM:

Creative Arts Workshop: Photography,

led by Arthur Hillman


Wednesday, January 26 at 10:00 AM:

Café Kahillah with Rabbi Barbara Cohen via Zoom


Register for a virtual tour of Afterlives: Recovering the Lost Stories of Looted Art, the special exhibit currently on view at The Jewish Museum in New York City. See the January CAS Newsletter for further information.

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Chamber Spotlight - Interview with Rabbi Barbara Cohen

         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.


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