BENJAMIN WEINER, RABBI
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Welcome. The Jewish Community of Amherst (JCA) is a welcoming egalitarian
synagogue affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation.
It is committed to offering rich spiritual educational and social opportunities to a diverse Jewish community in
the Amherst area - from guiding our young and learning from our elders to helping improve conditions in
the greater community.
The Jewish Community of Amherst is dedicated to creating and maintaining an
open, dynamic, spiritual and participatory membership. We believe a strong
commitment to Jewish values and embracing the spiritual richness of our
traditions enables our diverse community to meet the challenges of our
contemporary world. We are an open and welcoming community, including members
who are gay, lesbian, straight, bisexual, and transgender, single, in-married
and inter-married, and of a variety of colors, backgrounds, physical abilities and economic means.
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request membership information.
Directions to the JCA Cemetery on Shutesbury Road in Shutesbury.
The JCA social hall and classrooms/meeting rooms are available for rental to the larger community.
For information please contact Karen Loeb, Events Coordinator at 256-0160, ext. 207,
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