The Berkshire Minyan meets for morning services on Shabbat and Haggim throughout the year (Pesah, Shavuot, Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret and Simhat Torah). We also hold High Holiday services, including Kol Nidre. Yizkor service is included on appropriate holidays. Additionally, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, we sometimes conduct Kabbalat Shabbat services at members' homes.

Our services are lay-led, liturgically traditional and conducted largely in Hebrew. We use Siddur Lev Shalem for Shabbat and Festivals as our prayer book and Mahzor Lev Shalem for the High Holidays. Services include P'sukei De-zimra, Shaharit, Torah reading (triennial), Haftarah and Musaf. A d’var Torah in English, presented by one of the congregants or a guest, followed by a discussion, is normally a part of the service.

Services conclude at noon and are followed by a Kiddush. Our Kiddush is held jointly with congregants attending the Reform service conducted in Hevreh's main sanctuary.


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