Rabbi Levi Volovik of Chabad of the Berkshires gives Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer, handmade baked Shmurah matzo made by the Jewish community of Ukraine.

Matzo is used during Passover, which begins the evening of Friday, April 15. The gift is an offering of hope and freedom. Matzo from Ukraine stopped shipping after the war with Russia started.

Chabad of the Berkshires is distributing food packages, Passover Seders to go and thousands of shmurah matzo in the Berkshires.

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Ben Garver has been photographing the Berkshire hills and people for The Eagle since 1994. In his spare time, Garver enjoys hiking and biking with his Australian cattle dog, Cheyenne.