Berkshire Hills Hadassah will host the Youth Aliyah dessert reception at 7 p.m. Monday, May 16, at The Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave.

Attendees will learn about the many Youth Aliyah child rescue villages which provide a safety net of services to immigrants and at-risk Israeli children from poor or abusive homes in Israel.

Guest speaker is Carol Goodman Kaufman, the newly appointed national chairwoman of Youth Aliyah, formerly the chairwoman of Hadassah Academic College, and a former Pittsfield resident.

Cover charge is $18 payable to Berkshire Hills Hadassah and the minimum donation of $18 payable to Hadassah in two separate checks.

Respond by May 9 to Judy Nishman, P.O. Box 656, Lanesborough, MA 01237, 413-443-5545.