During the time of COVID-19, The Berkshire Minyan is experimenting with different ways to bring our community together for prayer, learning and conversation in a safe and responsible way. When possible, we are conducting in-person services (with proper precautions) and live streaming. Prior registration is required to attend in person and capacity is limited per Massachusetts guidelines. To learn about and join in these services, please sign up for our Weekly Email on the Contact page.


The Berkshire Minyan is an unaffiliated, participant-led, egalitarian group that regularly meets for services and other events. Our friendly and informal environment  welcomes people of all ages, backgrounds and levels of familiarity with Jewish texts and ritual. Our drashot and discussions are provocative and our Kiddush is delicious and friendly.

Ordinarily, The Berkshire Minyan meets in the library of Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Road (Rt. 23), Great Barrington, MA 01230. We look forward to returning to Hevreh post-pandemic.

The Berkshire Minyan holds weekly Shabbat morning services. We also conduct services for the High Holidays (Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur) and other Haggim (Sukkot, Pesach and Shavuot). Additionally, we gather for other observances during the year (Chanukah, Purim and Tisha B'Av) and for communal study.