The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires will present "New Israel/New England: Jews and Puritans in Early America" with cultural historian Michael Hoberman at 10:45 a.m. Friday, May 9, at Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Road.

Hoberman is associate professor of English and folklore at Fitchburg State University and author of three books on New England history and culture.

The program will be followed at noon by a buffet lunch. The cost of the program with lunch is $11; the program alone is $5.

For information and lunch reservations, call Nancy Maurice Rogers, program director, at (413) 442-4360, ext. 15.