Rabbi Sally Priesand, America’s first female rabbi, will be the guest speaker at Hevreh during Shabbat services at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12. The service will celebrate Rabbi Deborah Zecher on the occasion of her 20 years as rabbi of the Reform Jewish congregation.
During Zecher’s tenure, Hevreh has grown from a congregation of 50 families to its present membership of 375 families, attracting members from the Berkshires, Columbia County, N.Y., and northwest Connecticut.
Zecher also serves as Hevreh’s leader of music.
Priesand is the featured speaker at the celebratory Shabbat service that marks the beginning of Hevreh’s Gala Weekend of celebration.
The special Shabbat service also marks the 13th year since Hevreh constructed and moved into the building at 270 State Road.
The public is invited to attend the service and reception that follows.
Information: Hevreh at (413) 528-6378.