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Apr 19, 2019
Erev Pesach
Apr 20 - Apr 27, 2019
Pesach
Apr 21, 2019
Easter
Apr

2 2019

JLA Advisory Board Meeting

5:30PM - 7:30PM  

Community Service Building Board Room
333 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Advisory Board Meeting for Jewish Leadership Academy members.

Apr

2 2019

Fashion, Friends and Fun - to benefit JCC Adults with Special Needs program

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Mandell JCC
335 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

An evening of Fashion, Friends and Fun to benefit the Mandell JCC Adults with Special Needs program - fashion show, d…

Apr

2 2019

HAGH Executive Board Meeting

8:00PM - 10:00PM  

Bess and Paul Sigel Hebrew Academy of Greater Hartford
53 Gabb Rd
Bloomfield, CT 06002

Executive Board Meeting - HAGH

Apr

3 2019

A meeting of the Lillian Fund Committee of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford

Apr

3 2019

JFGH Board Meeting

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

CSB Board Room
333 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT

Federation Board Meeting

Apr

3 2019

Wallant Award

7:00PM - 9:30PM  

Edward Lewis Wallant Award - Winner and details to be announced

Apr

4 2019

Schechter Board Meeting

7:30AM - 9:30AM  

Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Hartford
26 Buena Vista Ave
West Hartford, CT 06119

Board of Trustees Meeting
Solomon Schechter Day School

Apr

4 2019

HINENI Community Conversation

12:00PM - 2:00PM  

CSB Boardroom
333 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

HINENI Community Conversation: Alexandra Shklar will come speak for a lunch and learn on April 4th 12-1:30. Her topic…

Apr

4 2019

Graffiti and the Forgotten Jews of Antiquity

12:30PM - 1:30PM  

UConn Storrs Campus
Werth Tower 112
2378 Alumni Drive
Storrs, CT 06269

About the Talk Few direct clues exist to the everyday lives and beliefs of ordinary Jews in antiquity. Prevailing…

Apr

4 2019

PJ Library Passover Story Time

12:30PM - 1:30PM  

Family Room Mandell JCC
Zachs Campus
335 Bloomfield Ave
West Hartford, CT 06117

PJ Bear is excited about having families stop by the Family Room to hear stories and make a special matzoh inspired c…

Apr

4 2019

Painting for Passover with PJ Library

4:00PM - 5:00PM  

Family Room Mandell JCC
Zachs Campus
335 Bloomfield Ave
West Hartford, CT 06117

Get ready for Passover by painting a wine glass to use at your Seder as either a Cup for Elijah or Miriam. $5 per chi…

Apr

4 2019

JHER Adult Ed Series

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Community Services Building
333 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Jewish Hartford - European Roots Adult Ed miniseries - rediscovering Jewish life in Eastern Europe with Professor Sam…

Apr

4 2019

Understanding Current Anti-Semitism

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Mandell JCC

Understanding Current Anti-Semitism with Charles Asher Small, D. Phil, Founding Director and President of the Institu…

Apr

5 2019

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Apr

7 2019

Amiel BaKehila in Greater Hartford: From Slavery to Freedom

12:00AM - 11:55PM  

Various locations TBD

Under the auspices of the Israeli Ministry of Diaspora Affairs and the Ohr Torah Stone network, ABK is partnering wit…

Apr

5 2019

PJ Library Shabbat Club

10:45AM - 11:45AM  

Mandell Jewish Community Center
335 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Bring the children for a for a special drop in PJ Playdate and Shabbat celebration.

Through hands on activities, the…

Apr

6 2019

Shabbat Lunch & Learn

11:30AM - 1:30PM  

B'nai Tikvoh-Sholom
180 Still Road
Bloomfield, CT 06002

What Can Faith Communities Do About Climate Change? Shabbat Lunch & Learn – Saturday, April 6 following 9:30 a.m. s…

Apr

7 2019

African Asylum Seekers & the Road to Israel

10:00AM - 11:30AM  

Mandell JCC Innovation Center
335 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Join Us for a Brunch & Learn:
African Asylum Seekers and the Road to Israel
with Leah Hecht of the African Refugee De…

Apr

7 2019

Good Deeds Day

10:00AM - 7:30PM  

Mandell JCC
Zachs Campus
335 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Good Deeds Day is an international day of service started in Israel but has since spread globally. On this day people…

Apr

7 2019

Pre-Passover Journey

11:00AM - 1:00PM  

Maria daCunha
180 Still Road
Bloomfield, CT 06002

Pack Your Timbrels: A Pre-Passover Journey with Miriam
Sunday, April 7th at 11:00 am at B'nai Tikvoh-Sholom, 180 Stil…

Apr

7 2019

JTConnect Good Deeds Day

11:30AM - 1:30PM  

Temple Sinai Newington
41 W Hartford Rd
Newington, CT 06111

JTConnect is partnering with Temple Sinai Newington for Good Deeds Day. We will be making dog treats to donate and gi…

Apr

7 2019

Red Letter: Beth El Music & Arts Concert

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Beth El Temple
2626 Albany Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

See betheltemplemusic.com for more details.

Apr

8 2019

Voices of Hope Board Meeting

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Kathy Fishman

Voices of Hope Board Meeting

Apr

9 2019

HHNE Board Meeting

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

HHNE
300 Bloomfield Avenue
WEST HARTFORD, CT 06117

HHNE Board Meeting

Apr

9 2019

Tea and Torah Tuesdays

7:30PM - 8:30PM  

SPoT Coffee
65 Memorial Rd
West Hartford, CT 06107

Join Beth David Director of Outreach Jenna Englender at SPoT Coffee in Blue Back Square at 7:30 on the 2nd and 4th Tu…

Apr

10 2019

Chai Society Luncheon and Concert: "Music for the Jewish Soul"

12:00PM - 3:00PM  

Beth El Temple
2626 Albany Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

The community is welcome to join Beth El Temple Chai Society as it presents:
a Luncheon and Concert: “Music for the…

Apr

10 2019

Interfaith Seder-JCRC

4:00PM - 5:30PM  

Join us as we invite the greater Hartford faith community to be a guest at our seder

Apr

10 2019

Many Voices: One Torah -- Night of Hagaddah Insights

7:45PM - 8:45PM  

Young Israel of West Hartford
2240 Albany Ave
West Hartford, CT 06117

Many Voices: One Torah -- Night of Hagaddah Insights Take a break from cooking and cleaning and join local rabbis…

Apr

11 2019

Jewish Community Foundation Board Meeting

Apr

11 2019

JHER Adult Ed Series

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Community Sevices Building
333 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford , CT 06117

Jewish Hartford - European Roots Adult Ed miniseries - rediscovering Jewish life in Eastern Europe with Professor Sam…

Apr

11 2019

"Secret of Chabad" Author

7:30PM - 9:30PM  

Chabad House of Greater Hartford
2352 Albany Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Secret of Chabad Lecture by Eliezrie (author)

Apr

12 2019

SHABBAT SHEBANG

9:00AM - 10:00AM  

Bess and Paul Sigel Hebrew Academy of Greater Hartford
53 Gabb Rd
Bloomfield, CT 06002

Friday morning is one of our most exciting and joyful mornings. Our Shabbat program starts by learning Parshat…

Apr

12 2019

PJ Library Shabbat Club

10:45AM - 11:45AM  

Mandell Jewish Community Center
335 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Bring the children for a for a special drop in PJ Playdate and Shabbat celebration.

Through hands on activities, the…

Apr

14 2019

JewGood Hartford Brunch & Learn

11:00AM - 1:00PM  

Real Art Ways
56 Arbor Street
Hartford,

JewGood Hartford Brunch & Learn

Apr

14 2019

Speak Up and Exhibit Opening - Voices of Hope

11:00AM - 3:00PM  

Kathy Fishman

Speak Up Showcase is from 11:00-12:30

Descendants of Holocaust Survivors Speak Up Showcase

Unique storytelling fea…

Apr

14 2019

S'mores & Tours: Camp Laurelwood Open House

1:00PM - 3:00PM  

jennifer gelband
463 Summer Hill Rd
Madison, CT 06443

Check out Camp Laurelwood! Meet with friendly staff, see our newly renovated campus, and enjoy an afternoon at camp…

Apr

14 2019

Solomon Schechter's Ner Tamid Gala.

5:30pm - 7:00pm Donor Reception and Dinner

7:00pm - 9:00pm Program followed …

Apr

15 2019

JFS Annual Volunteer Recognition Event including Ribbon Cutting for Tara's Closet

Apr

15 2019

Howard J. Siegal Leadership Institute

6:30PM - 8:30PM  

Mandell JCC Board Room
335 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

THE JEWISH LEADERSHIP ACADEMY AND JEWISH FEDERATION PRESENT
THE HOWARD J. SIEGAL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
SO YOU HAD A GR…

Apr

15 2019

2018 Wallant Award Ceremony

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Mandell JCC
Innovation Center
West Hartford, CT 06117

2018 Edward Lewis Wallant Award Ceremony, sponsored by the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies.

Apr

18 2019

NCCJ 2019 Human Relations Award Banquet

6:00PM - 10:00PM  

Hartford Marriott Downtown

Hartford, CT

For tickets and other information please contact NCCJ's Event Coordinator at 860-683-1039.

Apr

18 2019

JHER Adult Ed Series

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Community Services Building
333 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Jewish Hartford - European Roots Adult Ed miniseries - rediscovering Jewish life in Eastern Europe with Professor Sam…

Apr

19 2019

PJ Library Shabbat Club

10:45AM - 11:45AM  

Mandell Jewish Community Center
335 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Bring the children for a for a special drop in PJ Playdate and Shabbat celebration.

Through hands on activities, the…

Apr

20 2019

Community 2nd Seder

6:00PM - 9:00PM  

Farmington Valley Jewish Congregation-Emek Shalom
55 Bushy Hill Road
Simsbury, CT 06070

A Community 2nd Seder is being held at Farmington Valley Jewish Congregation-Emek Shalom.

Join us on April 20th at 6…

Apr

22 2019

JCRC Board Meeting

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

CSB-Board Room
Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford
333 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

JCRC Board Meeting

Apr

23 2019

JCC Board Meeting

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Mandell JCC Board of Directors Meeting

Apr

23 2019

JHS Board Meeting

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Community Services Building
333 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Meeting of the Board of Directors of the JHS

Apr

23 2019

Tea and Torah Tuesdays

7:30PM - 8:30PM  

SPoT Coffee
65 Memorial Rd
West Hartford, CT 06107

Join Director of Outreach Jenna Englender at SPoT Coffee in Blue Back Square at 7:30 on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of ea…

Apr

24 2019

JHER Adult Ed Series

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Comunity Services Building
333 Bloomfield Ave
West Hartford , CT 06117

Jewish Hartford - European Roots Adult Ed miniseries - rediscovering Jewish life in Eastern Europe with Professor Sam…

Apr

28 2019

JHSGH Slow Roll Bike Tour

12:00AM  

Community Services Building
333 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Check-in/Orientation, 9:00 am Community Services Building, 333 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford
Bike Tour 9:30 to 12:…

Apr

28 2019

'Parenting and Grandparenting through a Jewish Lens'

9:30AM - 11:30AM  

Farmington Valley Jewish Congregation-Emek Shalom
55 Bushy Hill Road
Simsbury, CT 06070

Rabbi Stephen Karol joins us from New York to present a program on 'Parenting and Grandparenting through a Jewish…

Apr

28 2019

Drumming Circle @ The Emanuel

2:00PM - 4:00PM  

The Emanuel Synagogue
160 Mohegan Drive
West Hartford , CT 06117

Drumming circle

Apr

28 2019

RED LETTER: Yom Hashoah Commemoration

6:00PM - 8:00PM  

Beth El Temple
2626 Albany Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Community-wide commemoration to honor the memory of the martyred six million. Candle lighting and procession at 6:00p…

Apr

29 2019

Community-Wide Reading of the Names

8:00AM - 8:00PM  

Mandell JCC
335 Bloomfield Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06117

A community-wide reading of the names, to honor the memory of the six million Holocaust victims, will take place all …

Apr

29 2019

Legislative Reception and Exhibit

6:00PM - 8:00PM  

Connecticut Historical Society
1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105

Please join JCRC and JFACT for a Legislative Reception and Exhibit
"Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow"

Monday…

Apr

30 2019

CLI Workshop "Change: Today, Tomorrow, Forever"

5:30PM - 8:30PM  

Beth El Temple
2626 Albany Avenue
West Hartford,

CLI is an intensive, 12-month program for rising Jewish leaders. Participants are nominated by their synagogue or age…