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Sep 2, 2019
Labor Day
Sep 29, 2019
Erev Rosh Hashana
Sep 30, 2019
Rosh Hashana
Sep

4 2019

Jewish Leadership Academy Advisory Board Meeting

5:30PM - 7:30PM  

Community Services Building - Board Room
333 Bloomfield Ave
Suite c
West Hartford, CT 06117

Jewish Leadership Academy Advisory Board Meeting in the CSB Board Room

Sep

4 2019

Book Group: The Tattooist of Auschwitz

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Congregation Beth Israel
701 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06119

Book Group at Congregation Beth Israel:
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris 

This is the extraordinary tal…

Sep

5 2019

JCRC Board Meeting

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

CSB Board Room
333 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

JCRC Board Meeting

Sep

6 2019

PJ Library Family Shabbat Club

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

Susan Lentini
Zachs Campus
335 Bloomfield Ave
West Hartford, CT 06117

Come to the Mandell JCC's Family Room for a drop-in PJ playtime at @ 10:45am.
At 11:15 am we will gather for Shabbat …

Sep

8 2019

Back to Beth El Carnival and Community Celebration

11:30AM - 1:00PM  

Beth El Temple
2626 Albany Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

This event is free and open to the public! Prospective members encouraged to join us! Please bring a can of tuna to d…

Sep

8 2019

Mini-WHTY Ice Cream Social

11:30AM - 1:30PM  

Andi Fliegel
701 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06119

Join us for ice cream and catch up with your YEP friends! For grades pre-K through 5. Learn more here.

Sep

8 2019

JTConnect Kickoff

12:00PM - 2:00PM  

Please join us as we kick off the school year!

Sep

8 2019

Red Letter: ALEPH Jewish Learning Initiative

4:00PM - 8:00PM  

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

Prof. Deborah Dash Moore
AT HOME IN AMERICA? FROM 20TH CENTURY CITY TO 21ST CENTURY SUBURB
Sunday, September 8, 2019

Sep

9 2019

Voices of Hope Board Meeting

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Kathy Fishman

Voices of Hope Board Meeting

Sep

9 2019

ALL JEWISH EDUCATORS WELCOME!!

Contact Jennifer to register.
jschwartzman@jewishhartford.org

Sep

10 2019

2019-2020 GHRA Meeting 1

11:45AM - 1:00PM  

GHRA Meeting

Sep

10 2019

Lillian Fund Committee

5:30PM - 7:30PM  

Lillian Fund committee meeting

Sep

10 2019

JCC Board of Directors meeting

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

JCC Board meeting

Sep

11 2019

Opening Our Hearts for the New Year

10:30AM - 11:30AM  

The Mandell JCC
335 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Opening Our Hearts for the New Year 
Wednesdays, September 11, 18 & 25 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Mandell JCC

Sep

11 2019

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Oct

10 2019

"Birds of Longing: Exile and Memory" Art Exhibition

5:30PM - 5:00PM  

Charter Oak Cultural Center
21 Charter Oak Avenue
Hartford , CT 06106

“Birds of Longing: Exile and Memory”
An exhibition of fiber art by Laurie Wohl
at Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21…

Sep

11 2019

RED LETTER: Jewish Community Foundation Donor Reception

Sep

12 2019

Breakfast: "Leading with a Purpose: Searching for Civic Spirit"

7:30AM - 9:45AM  

Infinity Hall Hartford
32 Front Street
Hartford, CT 06103

Leading with a Purpose: Searching for Civic Spirit
with Lee Bolman, Ph.D., author of Leading with Soul: An Uncommon J…

Sep

12 2019

RED LETTER: Trailblazer: CT Jewish Women Making History

12:30PM - 2:00PM  

Chase Family Gallery of the Mandell JCC
335 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Trailblazer: Connecticut Jewish Women Making History
A Women’s Luncheon with Judith Rosenbaum, Ph.D.

The Jewish Hi…

Sep

12 2019

Children's Reading Partners Training

6:30PM - 8:30PM  

Congregation Kol Haverim
1079 Hebron Avenue
Glastonbury, CT 06033

This training is for new volunteers who to participate in reading mentoring during the school year.

Sep

12 2019

March of the Living Program

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Come learn about our 2020 March of the Living Adult trip and hear from Eli Rubenstein, founder March of the Living.

Sep

12 2019

Solomon Schechter Board Meeting

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Meeting of the Schechter Board of Trustees

Sep

13 2019

Grandparent's Circle

10:00AM - 11:30PM  

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

GRANDPARENT’S CIRCLE
Fridays, September 13, 20; Oct 4, 11, 18; 10:00-11:30am
Mandell JCC Zachs Campus 335 Bloomfield Av…

Sep

13 2019

PJ Library Family Shabbat Club

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

Susan Lentini
Zachs Campus
335 Bloomfield Ave
West Hartford, CT 06117

Come to the Mandell JCC's Family Room for a drop-in PJ playtime at @ 10:45am.
At 11:15 am we will gather for Shabbat …

Sep

13 2019

Shabbat Under the Stars

5:30PM - 7:30PM  

Beth El Temple
2626 Albany Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Enjoy a Shabbat Under the Stars at Beth El Temple! Join us for a BBQ dinner and outdoor family service. RSVP by Septe…

Sep

15 2019

JHSGH and Mandell JCC Slow Roll Bike Tour

9:00AM - 12:30PM  

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 t…

Sep

15 2019

Fun on the Farm

10:00AM - 11:00AM  

4-H Education Center at Auerfarm
158 Auer Farm Road
Bloomfield, CT 06002

As we get ready for Rosh Hashanah, meet at the 4-H Education Center at Auerfarm to see the animals, enjoy a hayride t…

Sep

15 2019

Friends of Yiddish

10:30AM - 12:30PM  

The Mandell JCC
335 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Friends of Yiddish – Sunday, September 15 @ 10:30 a.m. at the Mandell JCC, 335 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford – f…

Sep

15 2019

RED LETTER: Emanuel Synagogue Centennial Party

5:00PM - 9:00PM  

Lisa Lenkiewicz
Emanuel Synagogue
160 Mohegan Drive
West Hartford, CT 06117

Emanuel Synagogue Centennial Party

Sep

16 2019

Presidents' Circle

5:30PM - 7:30PM  

Community Services Building - Board Room
333 Bloomfield Ave
Suite c
West Hartford, CT 06117

PRESIDENTS' CIRCLE PROGRAM AND DISCUSSION

GRACE UNDER PRESSURE

Handling Unexpected Questions and Concerns

with Deb…

Sep

16 2019

Exhibit Opening and Lecture: Avinoam Patt

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

University of Hartford
Museum of Jewish Civilization
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Avinoam Patt will discuss "The Joint Distribution Committee: A Century of Humanitarianism + A Legacy of Service: The …

Sep

17 2019

So many parents are now unable to provide for their own retirement due to the cost of supporting an adult child or…

Sep

17 2019

Children's Reading Partner's - Elementary Express Training

6:30PM - 8:30PM  

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

This training is for new volunteers who wish to participate in reading mentoring during the school year.

Sep

18 2019

Luncheon & Concert with New Cantor Stephanie Kupfer

12:00PM - 3:00PM  

Beth El Temple
2626 Albany Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Beth El Temple Chai Society invites the community to a luncheon and concert. Congregation Beth Israel's Cantor Stepha…

Sep

18 2019

Children's Reading Partners Training

1:30PM - 3:30PM  

Community Services Building
333 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

This training is for new volunteers who wish to participate in reading mentoring during the school year.

Sep

18 2019

It Rocks to Be Kind!

3:30PM - 5:00PM  

Jonathan's Dream Playground
Zachs Campus
335 Bloomfield Ave
West Hartford, CT 06117

Wednesday September 18th @ 3:30-5:00 pm
At this “kid friendly” family event at Jonathan's Dream you will meet Meg…

Sep

18 2019

JFGH Board of Directors Meeting

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

CSB Board Room
333 Bloomfield Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06117

Federation Board Meeting

Sep

19 2019

Jewish Community Foundation Board Meeting

4:30PM - 6:30PM  


333 Bloomfield Avenue
Suite D
West Hartford, CT 06117

Jewish Community Foundation Board Meeting

Sep

19 2019

JFS Card Party

5:00PM - 7:00PM  

TBCC

RED LETTER

Sep

20 2019

Simcha Shabbat Service with Lee Gordon

7:30AM - 9:30AM  

Congregation Beth Israel
701 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06119

Bridging the Divide: Building Peace, Coexistence and Partnership between Jewish and Arab Citizens of Israel

Lee Gord…

Sep

20 2019

PJ Library Family Shabbat Club

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

Susan Lentini
Zachs Campus
335 Bloomfield Ave
West Hartford, CT 06117

Come to the Mandell JCC's Family Room for a drop-in PJ playtime at @ 10:45am.
At 11:15 am we will gather for Shabbat …

Sep

20 2019

Round Challah for the New Year

12:45PM - 1:30PM  

Susan Lentini
Mandell JCC
335 Bloomfield Ave
West Hartford, CT 06117

CHALLAH FOR THE NEW YEAR
Friday September 20th @ 12:45 pm or 4:30 pm
Mandell JCC
Have you ever braided a round challa…

Sep

20 2019

The Tribe: Shabbat Cook & Dine

6:00PM - 8:00PM  

Congregation Beth Israel
701 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06119

Join us for a pressure-free Shabbat dinner. We'll cook together and unwind from the long week. RSVP to skupfer@cbict.…

Sep

21 2019

Micro-WHTY PJ Library Tot Shabbat

10:30AM - 12:00PM  

Elizabeth Park
Asylum and Prospect Avenues
West Hartford, CT 06119

Children under 3 and their parents are invited to join Rabbi Andi Fliegel and toddler Matan for fun and games.

Sep

22 2019

Mini Minyan at FVJC

9:00AM - 10:00AM  

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

Join this family friendly program as we welcome Shabbat with the youngest among us!
Geared toward children ages birth…

Sep

22 2019

Preparing for the High Holy Days

10:00AM - 12:00PM  

Congregation Beth Israel
701 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06119

Come learn and prepare yourself for the Yamim Noraim – the High Holy Days - as we study together what our teachers …

Sep

22 2019

Yizkor Service

4:00PM - 6:00PM  

Mandell JCC Board Room

Yizkor service for the Six Million. The service will take place indoors, followed by visits to the outdoor memorial (…

Sep

22 2019

RED LETTER: Beth El Temple Men's Club Distinguished Service Award Banquet

5:00PM - 8:15PM  

Beth El Temple
2626 Albany Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Beth El Temple Men's Club proudly invites the entire community to the Distinguished Service Award Banquet. Join us as…

Sep

22 2019

BSBI Night of Comedy

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Beth Sholom B'nai Israel
400 Middle Turnpike East
Manchester, CT 06040

Beth Sholom B’nai Israel, 400 Middle Tnpk. E., Manchester is pleased to present an exciting evening of comedy Sunda…

Sep

23 2019

"A Borrowed Identity"

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

University of Hartford
Maurice Greenberg Center
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Harford,, CT 06117

Israel film screening and discussion: "A Borrowed Identity" with Yifat Avner

Sep

24 2019

RED LETTER: HINENI with Dr. Ruth Westheimer

5:00PM - 9:00PM  

The Emanuel Synagogue
160 Mohegan Drive
West Hartford, CT 06117

HINENI: Living Joyously in Uncertain Times
An Evening of Voices and Visions
With Dr. Ruth Westheimer
And special gues…

Sep

24 2019

Beth David Synagogue Board Meeting

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

Beth David Synagogue
20 Dover Road
West Hartford, CT 06119

Board Meeting

Sep

25 2019

Bzzzz - Bee Happy

4:00PM - 5:00PM  

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

 

Join beekeeper Kevin to learn all about bees and the process of making honey.
You will see a real honeycomb, all …

Sep

25 2019

ADL Regional Board Mtg & Community Briefing

6:00PM - 9:00PM  


44 Imperial Avenue
Westport, CT 06880

ADL Regional Board meeting, followed by a community briefing.

Sep

25 2019

Challah for Hunger

7:00PM - 8:00PM  

Young adults of all abilities from Friendship Circle and Chabad UHA will shape and season the
world’s most deliciou…

Sep

26 2019

Jewish Family Services Board Meeting

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Community Services Building
333 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

JFS meeting of the Board of Trustees.
Meeting to be held in the Community Services Building large conference room.

Sep

27 2019

PJ Library Family Shabbat Club

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

Susan Lentini
Zachs Campus
335 Bloomfield Ave
West Hartford, CT 06117

Come to the Mandell JCC's Family Room for a drop-in PJ playtime at @ 10:45am.
At 11:15 am we will gather for Shabbat …

Sep

29 2019

Community Rosh Hashanah Service

5:00PM - 7:00PM  

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

Community Rosh Hashanah service. Family Friendly, open to all, no tickets needed.

Sep

30 2019

Family Rosh Hashanah Service - All are welcome!

3:00PM - 4:30PM  

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

Join us for this family friendly Rosh Hashanah service! All are welcome, no tickets needed.

Come join us in song and…