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, November 3 at 10:00 AM:

Coffee Time with Rabbi Barbara Cohen via Zoom


Friday, November 5 at 5:00 PM:

Shabbat Evening Candle Lighting via Zoom


Wednesday, November 10 at 10:00 AM:

Coffee Time with Rabbi Barbara Cohen via Zoom


Saturday, November 13 at 10:00 AM:

Shabbat Morning Services

[in-person at the synagogue]


Monday, November 15 at 5:30 PM:

CAS Monthly Board Meeting via Zoom


Wednesday, November 17 at 10:00 AM:

Coffee Time with Rabbi Barbara Cohen via Zoom


Sunday, November 21 at 10:00 AM:

Study Session with Rabbi Barbara Cohen


Monday, November 22 at 7:00 PM:

Photography Workshop


Wednesday, November 24 at 10:00 AM:

Coffee Time with Rabbi Barbara Cohen via Zoom


Monday, November 29 at 12:00 PM:

Memoir Writing Workshop


See the video of our October 20th virtual Salon event.

Enjoy an hour of poetry, fiction and nonfiction work and literary talk introduced by Barbara Janoff and featuring readings by Susan Solovay, Stephanie Sloane, Carol Killian,

Caroline Forsman and Keren Weiner.

Salon Grid 3.jpg
Screen Shot 2021-10-30 at 11.17.35 PM.png

         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

      Please support these CAS advertiser/sponsors

Business card.jpg

Our newest advertiser!

Wheeler & Taylor.jpg

Click on the ad to travel to the advertiser's site 

Wards-bizCard- Nonprofit center ad17.jpg
David Lazan scan.jpg
Bagel & Brew.jpg
Shoppers Guide_3_5 x 2.jpg

      Please support these

   CAS advertiser/sponsors