Jewish Federation of the Berkshires Hosts Lecture

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires welcomes Ruth Bass on Thursday, July 7, at 10:45 a.m.
She will draw on her perspective as a longtime journalist, editor, and novelist to examine the timely issues linking the rise of hate crimes with the burning of books, and explore the role of social media in stoking dissent within our own culture.
This free program will be presented in person as part of the Federation’s Connecting with Community Series presented at Knesset Israel, located at 16 Colt Road in Pittsfield.
Following the event there will be a kosher hot lunch. Lunch is a $3 suggested donation for adults over 60 years of age or $7 for all others. 
Reservations are required for lunch and can be made by calling (413) 442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program. 
For more on this program and other Federation events, visit our calendar of events at

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