Wine & Hors D’oeuvres Fundraiser – Privately Sponsored Event

In October 2017, a BCJ supporter will host a private fundraiser with wine and hors d’oeuvres. If you are interested in hosting an event to benefit BCJ, please email Eve Schatz.

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2017 Rock, Rattle and Drum Pow Wow (Past Event)

BCJ is pleased to participate in the 12th Annual Rock, Rattle and Drum Pow Wow on August 12-13, 2017 at the Great Barrington Fairgrounds in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. For two exciting days, Great Barrington, MA will be the center of Native American art and culture where American Indians will gather for the Rock, Rattle and Drum Pow Wow and share the richness, diversity and beauty of their indigenous ways.

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Harvest of Hope Festival (Past Event)

BCJ will proudly participate in the 2017 Harvest of Hope Festival in Pittsfield, MA on Saturday, September 16.  The event will feature music, food and community resources to help and support the multicultural community. The Harvest of Hope was founded last year by the Manos Unidas/Hands Helping Hands Multicultural Educational Cooperative. Manos Unidas is a multicultural consortium of local groups that support the community in a wide variety of endeavors such as housing, health, legal advice and immigration issues.

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Gather-In 2017 (Past Event)

In celebration of 44 consecutive years of the only African American neighborhood festival in Pittsfield, MA, BCJ is honored to be present at the 2017 Gather-In Festival.

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Eve Schatz and BCJ – Dinner and a Talk (Past Event)

Join us for dinner followed by a talk about the diverse international experiences that led Eve Schatz to found the Berkshire Center for Justice; the local organization recognized as one of only 23 nonprofit, sliding scale law firms in the country.

Listen to her fascinating stories of compassion and consciousness that began with her turning 16 in an Arab hotel in the old city of Jerusalem, West Africa and Egypt.

Please RSVP as seating is limited. Our meal begins at 6pm.

RSVP: Please call Nancy at: 413-644-8999

Where: Elixir, 70 Railroad Street, Great Barrington (next to Triplex Movie Theatre)

When: Thursday, March 2 at 6:00-9:00 pm

Cost: $25 for dinner and event pre-register; $30 at the door.

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To learn more about ELIXIR visit

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A Letter From Our BJC Board President


BCJ is one of only 23 known nonprofit sliding scale organizations in the United States. Of that elite group, we are the only organization that also addresses social and community issues.

To my knowledge, no local nonprofit gives more for less than we do. Last year our annual income was $15,000. With that small amount, we provided the community with 50 free legal clinics and provided legal representation and education to 125 people! BCJ subsidizes services to free legal clients at an average cost of $500.00 per client.

Entering our 11th year, your donation will be a blessing. It is time for our staff to be paid. Our high school “Know Your Rights” program for graduating seniors began this year and we now focus on serving elders and their caretakers age 60 and above with preference to those who live in rural areas.

We are inspired by Eve’s vision of redressing injustice inflicted on the disenfranchised or anyone who cannot afford the $350 an hour lawyer fees. We are ground breaking, forward thinking and client centered and for her important work and accomplishments, Executive Director and Founder of BCJ, atty. Eve Schatz was selected by Berkshire Magazine as one of 2016’s most influential, creative and dedicated people in Berkshire County.

In celebration of Eve’s long time commitment and the many lives she has touched and in honor of our 10th year of operations, we ask you to give generously to the Berkshire Center for Justice.

Please lend us your support today. Donations can be made by clicking the donation  button above.

With warmest regards,
President, David Ornstil
Berkshire Center for Justice

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