Pittsfield: Jewish Federation hosting contemporary poets

Jean P. Moore and Rabbi Rachel Barenblat will share the stage as they read from their newly published books of poetry at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, May 10, at Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road.

This free program is part of the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires' Connecting With Community series.

Moore, a novelist and poet, writes fiction and nonfiction. Her new chapbook is titled "Time's Tyranny."

Barenblat is spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Israel in North Adams. Her most recent book of poetry is titled "Texts to the Holy."

The program precedes a kosher lunch at noon. Lunch costs $7, $2 for adults over 60 years of age. Lunch reservations are required by calling 413-442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program.

Information: JFB at 413-442-4360, ext. 10.


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