We are a  warm and welcoming community located 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

The Harlem Renaissance

A new presentation by Rena Tobey

Sunday, May 1:

Rabbi’s Study Session

(Cancelled, to be held at a later date)

Wednesday, May 4 at 10:00 AM:

Café Kahillah with Rabbi Barbara Cohen via Zoom


Wednesday, May 11 at 10:00 AM:

Café Kahillah with Rabbi Barbara Cohen via Zoom


Friday, May 13 at 5:00 PM:

Candle Lighting/Shabbat Service via Zoom


Sunday, May 15 at 1:00 PM:

Harlem Renaissance Talk by Rena Tobey via Zoom


Monday, May 16 at 5:30 PM:

Monthly CAS Board Meeting via Zoom


Wednesday, May 18 at 10:00 AM:

Café Kahillah with Rabbi Barbara Cohen via Zoom


Saturday, May 21 at 10:00 AM:

Shabbat Morning Service – in person


Monday, May 23 at 12:00 PM:

Creative Arts Workshop: Memoir Writing via Zoom

Monday, May 23 at 7:00 PM:

Creative Arts Workshop: Photography via Zoom


Wednesday, May 25 at 10:00 AM:

Café Kahillah with Rabbi Barbara Cohen via Zoom


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Jacob Lawrence, Great Migration Series, Panel 1. Painting (Casein tempera on hardboard) 1940

James Van Der Zee, Couple in Racoon Coats. Photograph 1932

         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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