BENJAMIN WEINER, RABBI
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Welcome. The Jewish Community of Amherst (JCA) is a welcoming egalitarian
synagogue affiliated with the Jewish
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
221 Leverett Road in Shutesbury, MA
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Information on Green Burial at the JCA Cemetery
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Kolot – JCA Voices, the JCA newsletter.
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Jewish Family Service of Western Massachusetts has resources for these challenging economic times.
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