Community Calendar

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Feb 9, 2020
Erev Tu B'Shevat
Feb 10, 2020
Tu B'Shevat
Feb 17, 2020
Presidents' Day
Feb

1 2020

"Join us for an hour of study with your child/ren or grandchild/ren! Bring something to learn on your own or explore…

Feb

2 2020

Film and Conversation of "White Right: Meeting the Enemy & Conversation"

9:00AM - 11:30AM  

Congregation Beth Israel
701 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06119

In this Emmy-winning documentary, acclaimed Muslim filmmaker Deeyah Khan meets U.S. neo-Nazis and white nationalists …

Feb

3 2020

JLI presents a new series, Judaism's Gifts to the World.

Feb

4 2020

Lillian Fund Event

6:00PM - 8:00PM  

Prudence Crandall Center
594 Burritt Street
New Britain , CT 06050

Join the Lillian Fund and learn more about the important services that the Prudence Crandall Center provides to women…

Feb

4 2020

JHSGH Board Meeting

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Community Services Building
333 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Meeting of the JHSGH Board of Directors

Feb

5 2020

PJ Library Story Time

11:00AM - 12:00PM  

Barnes & Noble
The Shoppes at Farmington Valley
110 Albany Turnpike #305
Canton, CT 06019

Come listen to stories about taking care of the earth in honor of the Birthday of the Trees!
You’ll find PJ Bear in…

Feb

5 2020

Preschool Pals Training

3:30PM - 5:30PM  

East Hartford Public Library
840 Main Street
East Hartford, CT 06108

New volunteers will be trained to mentor in the 10-week Preschool Pals program.

Feb

5 2020

Momentum - FREE Israel Trip for Moms - Parlor Meeting

7:00PM - 8:00PM  

Home of Carol Fishman

Glastonbury,

The MOMentum Trip, run in partnership with Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, brings moms of children under age 1…

Feb

5 2020

NEJA General Board Meeting

7:30PM - 9:30PM  

New England Jewish Academy General Board Meeting

Feb

6 2020

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle for Tu B'Shevat

12:30PM - 1:30PM  

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

Got Sneakers? We are proud to kick off a sneaker drive in the spirit of environmental sustainability and helping…

Feb

6 2020

The Tribe: Torah on Tap

6:30PM - 8:30PM  

Join us for our monthly Torah on Tap. Location TBD. Please RSVP to Cantor Kupfer at skupfer@cbict.org.

Feb

6 2020

Momentum - FREE Israel Trip for Moms - Parlor Meeting

7:00PM - 8:00PM  

Home of Laura Kinyon

Avon,

The MOMentum Trip, run in partnership with Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, brings moms of children under age 1…

Feb

7 2020

PJ Library Family Shabbat

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

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

All children and their grownups are welcome to a family friendly Shabbat celebration.
Bring your little one to play i…

Feb

7 2020

Shi Shi Israeli

5:30PM - 7:30PM  

Mandell JCC
335 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

The Mandell JCC in partnership with the Israeli American Council (IAC) invites you to join communities from across Am…

Feb

9 2020

Forever Letter Writing Workshop with Rabbi Elana Zaiman

10:00AM - 1:00PM  

Beth El Temple
2626 Albany Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

You don’t have to be a writer. You don’t have to love to write. You don’t even have to know to whom you will wr…

Feb

9 2020

Friends of Yiddish

10:30AM - 12:30PM  

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

Friends of Yiddish – Sunday, February 9 @ 10:30 a.m. at the Mandell JCC, 335 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford – for…

Feb

9 2020

Widows' & Widowers' Lunch Gathering

1:00PM - 3:00PM  

Panera
Bishop’s Corner
2542 Albany Ave.
West Hartford, CT

Join us for casual get-together!
Meet other local Jewish widows & widowers!
Learn more about our Jewish Widows' & Wid…

Feb

10 2020

JewGood Hartford Donor Celebration

6:00PM - 8:00PM  

private home in West Hartford

Join JewGood Hartford to celebrate our one year anniversary and plan for 2020 and beyond!

Feb

10 2020

Lecture-Why are We Still Afraid

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

University of Hartford
Wilde Auditorium
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford,, CT 06117

Mark Lavie, reporter and award-winning author, will speak on WHY ARE WE STILL AFRAID?

Feb

10 2020

Rabbi Josh Weinberg on "How to Build a Strong Reform Movement in Israel"

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Congregation Beth Israel
701 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06119

Rabbi Josh Weinberg serves as the Vice President of the URJ for Israel and Reform Zionism and is the Executive Direct…

Feb

10 2020

JLI presents a new series, Judaism's Gifts to the World.

Feb

11 2020

Beth David Synagogue Board Meeting

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

Beth David Synagogue
20 Dover Road
West Hartford, CT 06119

Board Meeting

Feb

12 2020

A Unique Learning Experience: Gvanim Limmud

6:30PM - 8:30PM  

Mandell JCC
335 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Mandell JCC is thrilled to welcome Eden Hazani Zion (the Israeli American Council’s adult leadership program develo…

Feb

12 2020

Israeli Dance Festival

6:30PM - 8:30PM  

Israeli Dancing Fun! (snow date February 20)

Feb

12 2020

Voices of Hope Board Meeting

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Voices of Hope office
10 Waterside Drive
Farmington , CT 06032

Voices of Hope board meeting

Feb

13 2020

Preschool Pals Training

6:30PM - 8:30PM  

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

New volunteers will be trained to mentor in the 10-week Preschool Pals program.

Feb

13 2020

Momentum - FREE Israel Trip for Moms - Parlor Meeting

7:00PM - 8:00PM  

Home of Leesa Wallace

Bloomfield,

The MOMentum Trip, run in partnership with Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, brings moms of children under age 1…

Feb

13 2020

Solomon Schechter Board Meeting

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Meeting of the Schechter Board of Trustees

Feb

14 2020

PJ Library Family Shabbat

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

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

All children and their grownups are welcome to a family friendly Shabbat celebration.
Bring your little one to play i…

Feb

14 2020

Hearts & Pipes Organ Concert

6:45PM - 7:30PM  

Congregation Beth Israel
701 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06119

This musical program features two scintillating sopranos: our own Cantor Stephanie Kupfer (right) and Svetlana Bendik…

Feb

15 2020

Songwriters in the Round

8:00PM - 10:00PM  

The Emanuel Synagogue
160 Mohegan Drive
West Hartford, CT 06117

Enjoy an intimate acoustic cafe experience of music from the talented Kate Callahan, Eric Paradine and Melanie…

Feb

16 2020

BEMA Presents: Liturgical Chat & Listen with Cantor Joseph Ness

1:00PM - 3:00PM  

Beth El Temple
2626 Albany Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Explore and understand the relationship between Jews and music including a discussion of the works of Salomone Rossi,…

Feb

16 2020

Think Like a Report to Avoid Rookie Genealogy Mistakes

1:00PM - 3:00PM  

Temple Sinai
41 West Hartford Road
Newington, CT 06111

Don't miss this webinar from a seasoned reporter on how to think like a reporter to avoid rookie genealogy mistakes.

Feb

17 2020

JLI presents a new series, Judaism's Gifts to the World.

Feb

18 2020

Language, Longing, and Belonging

4:30PM - 6:30PM  

Trinity College
300 Summit Street
Language and Culture Studies - Seabury 106
Hartford, CT 06106

A talk by award-winning Israeli author Ayelet Tsabari, following the publication of her memoir, The Art of Leaving.…

Feb

19 2020

JCC Board of Directors meeting

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

JCC Board of Directors meeting

Feb

20 2020

Jewish Community Foundation Board Meeting

4:30PM - 6:30PM  


333 Bloomfield Avenue
Suite D
West Hartford, CT 06117

Jewish Community Foundation Board Meeting

Feb

20 2020

JTConnect Board Meeting

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

JTConnect Board Meeting

Feb

21 2020

PJ Library Family Shabbat

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

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

All children and their grownups are welcome to a family friendly Shabbat celebration.
Bring your little one to play i…

Feb

21 2020

JTConnect Pink Shabbat

6:00PM - 9:00PM  

The Emanuel Synagogue
160 Mohegan Drive
West Hartford, CT 06117

Join JTConnect for Pink Shabbat while raising awareness for Breast Cancer and Sharsheret. There will even be pink cha…

Feb

22 2020

The Tribe: Wine Tasting

5:00PM - 7:00PM  

Congregation Beth Israel
701 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06119

Join us for a fun wine tasting event at Crystal Ridge Winery in South Glastonbury. Please RSVP to Cantor Kupfer at sk…

Feb

23 2020

Character Breakfast for Purim

10:00AM - 11:30AM  

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


What do Elsa, Elmo and Spiderman an hamantashen have in common? Purim of course!
PJ Bear invites you to come in cost…

Feb

23 2020

Partners in Creation

10:30AM - 12:45PM  

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

 

Partners in Creation: Turning Everything Upside Down – Sunday, February 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at B’nai…

Feb

23 2020

The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg

1:30PM - 4:30PM  

Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation
37 Main Street
Plainville, CT 06489

This is a free afternoon screening of the great film, "The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg."

Feb

23 2020

Concert IKH ZING, Yiddish Tradition, Nicole Murad and Pablo Zinger

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Emanuel Synagogue
160 Mohegan Drive
West Hartford,, CT 06117

Concert IKH ZING, The Yiddish Tradition, featuring Nicole Murad and Pablo Zinger

Feb

24 2020

JFGH Board of Directors Meeting

6:00PM - 8:30PM  

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

Federation Board Meeting. A kosher dinner begins at 6 p.m.; the meeting begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. Contact Linda To…

Feb

24 2020

Momentum - FREE Israel Trip for Moms - Parlor Meeting

7:00PM - 8:00PM  

Home of Joni Harris

West Hartford,

The MOMentum Trip, run in partnership with Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, brings moms of children under age 1…

Feb

24 2020

JLI presents a new series, Judaism's Gifts to the World.

Feb

25 2020

Feb

25 2020

Avi Melamed and FIDF

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Beth El Temple

2626 Albany Avenue
West Hartfod , CT 06117

He will be speaking about the Middle East.

Feb

26 2020

New England Jewish Academy to hold its second gala dinner. Honorees and location to be announced shortly.

Feb

27 2020

Howard J Siegal Leadership Institute

6:30PM - 8:30PM  

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

THE JEWISH LEADERSHIP ACADEMY AND JEWISH FEDERATION PRESENT
THE HOWARD J. SIEGAL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
with Dirk Bird,…

Feb

28 2020

Join JCRC and Young Israel of West Hartford for a community breakfast with Ilan Regenbaum, Managing Director of Sitec…

Feb

28 2020

PJ Library Family Shabbat

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

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

All children and their grownups are welcome to a family friendly Shabbat celebration.
Bring your little one to play i…

Feb

28 2020

The Lados List

1:00PM - 2:30PM  

Mandell JCC
335 Bloomfield Ave
West Hartford, CT 06117

Learn about the secret mission to save Jews in Nazi occupied Europe. Join Jakub Kumoch, Ambassador to Switzerland and…

Feb

29 2020

Jazz Night at BTS

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

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

 

Jazz Night at BTS (B'nai Tikvoh-Sholom, 180 Still Road, Bloomfield)
Saturday, February 29th*
With jazz vocalist Corin…

Feb

29 2020

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Mar

8 2020

Mandell JCC Youth Theater: Seussical Jr.

7:00PM - 2:00PM  

Mandell JCC
335 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

"Oh the thinks you can think" when Dr. Seuss's best loved charachters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical …