After a two-year hiatus, the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires’ Knosh & Knowledge program returns at 2 p.m. Friday, June 24, at Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Road.

University of Oklahoma Professor Andrew Porwancher will discuss evidence that Alexander Hamilton was born Jewish in a talk based on his book, "The Jewish World of Alexander Hamilton," winner of the Journal of the American Revolution Book of the Year Award.

Proof of vaccination and masking are required. Visit the calendar of events at for more information.

Jeannie Maschino can be reached at 413-496-6256 or

Community News Editor / Librarian

Jeannie Maschino is community news editor and librarian for The Berkshire Eagle. She has worked for the newspaper in various capacities since 1982 and joined the newsroom in 1989.