The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires and the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces will present the free program, "Challenges for Israel in a Turbulent Middle East" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, in the Duffin Theater at Lenox Memorial High School, 197 East St.

The program will feature a briefing by officers of the Israel Defense Forces and an address by Yehuda Yaakov, the Consul General of Israel to New England, who will share insights into the diplomatic and security challenges facing his nation.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact (617) 559-3600 or