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Mar 10, 2020
Purim
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 …

Mar

1 2020

Emanuel Sisterhood Mah Jongg Tournament

8:45AM - 11:59PM  

Emanuel Synagogue Silverman Auditorium
160 Mohegan Drive
West Hartford, CT 06117

Do you love to play Mah Jongg? Emanuel Sisterhood will treat you to a great day of fun, socializing and entertainment…

Mar

1 2020

Jewish Music in the Mainstream: Jewish Themes in Contemporary Music

9:00AM - 11:00AM  

Congregation Beth Israel
701 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06119

Throughout the past century, American-Jewish composers, and some non-Jewish musicians as well, have infused mainstrea…

Mar

2 2020

Israeli Film Screening

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Israel Film Screening and Discussion: ARRANGED with Yifat Avner

Mar

2 2020

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

Mar

3 2020

Judaism with Russian Translation

3:00PM - 4:00PM  

Congregation Beth Israel
701 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06119

Rabbi Michael Pincus leads a discussion on a variety of Jewish topics. Lucy Dratva translates into Russian, Co-sponso…

Mar

3 2020

Impact + Influence: The Frank Stavis Leadership Program Session 1

6:30PM - 9:30PM  

Community Services Building - Room 203
333 Bloomfield Ave
Suite c
West Hartford, CT 06117

We are excited to re-introduce the highly successful Frank Stavis Leadership Forum under a new name for a new gener…

Mar

3 2020

JCRC Board Meeting

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

CSB Board Room
333 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

JCRC Board Meeting

Mar

3 2020

An evening with New York Times Bestselling Author Martha Hall Kelly and her latest novel.

Mar

3 2020

Momentum - FREE Israel Trip for Moms - Parlor Meeting

7:00PM - 8:00PM  

Home of Mindy Glickman

South Windsor,

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

Mar

4 2020

Treasurers' Circle: The Role Endowments Play in Your Revenue Model

5:30PM - 7:30PM  

Community Services Building - Room 203
333 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

The Jewish Leadership Academy invites you to join us at our next meeting of the Treasurers’ Circle on Wednesday, Ma…

Mar

4 2020

NEJA Executive Board Meeting

7:30PM - 9:30PM  

NEJA Executive Board Meeting

Mar

5 2020

Purim Puppet Show

4:00PM - 5:00PM  

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

Come to the JCC and join Congregation Beth Israel’s Director of Lifelong Learning,
Rabbi Howard Rosenbaum, to learn…

Mar

5 2020

RED LETTER: Hartford Jewish Film Festival Opening Night

6:00PM - 10:00PM  

Jill Ziplow
335 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Opening Night for the 2020 Hartford Jewish Film Festival at the Mandell JCC. Details and tickets available January…

Mar

5 2020

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Mar

15 2020

Mandell JCC Hartford Jewish Film Festival

7:00PM - 10:00PM  

Mandell JCC
335 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

24th Mandell JCC Hartford Jewish Film Festival

Mar

6 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…

Mar

8 2020

PJ, Pancakes and Purim at Hoffman Summerwood

10:00AM - 11:00AM  

Hoffman Summerwood
160 Simsbury Road
West Hartford, CT 06117

Come dressed in costume for Purim!
You'll have some holiday fun with stories , crafts, and pancakes with our friends …

Mar

8 2020

Hamentashen and RELISH

10:30AM - 12:00PM  

Solomon Schechter Day School
26 Buena Vista Road
West Hartford, CT 06107

Join us for Purim fun for the family! Costumes, sing along, and homemade hamentashen! Free and open to the community.

Mar

8 2020

Purim Shpiel and Carnival

10:30AM - 1:00PM  

Congregation Beth Israel
701 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06119

Our Purim Shpiel this year is "The Zion King." Join us for that and the carnival following the Sphiel. We'll have Cir…

Mar

8 2020

Young Adult Hamentash Bake and Delivery Party - Friendship circle

Mar

8 2020

Purim Carnival

11:30AM - 1:00PM  

Jessica Koehler
41 W Hartford Rd.
Newington, CT 06111

Current and prospective members welcome.
Games and fun! Prizes! Costumes!
Men's Club offering lunch options (cash only).

Mar

9 2020

Come join JTConnect for a Purim you will never forget! Travel in style in a luxury party bus as we experience the bes…

Mar

9 2020

Purim Pasta Bar & Disney-Themed Megillah Reading

5:30PM - 7:30PM  

Beth El Temple
2626 Albany Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Join Beth El for a pasta bar dinner before the Disney-themed Gantza Megillah Reading starts at 6:15pm! Just $5 per pe…

Mar

9 2020

Purim Service

6:00PM - 7:00PM  

Temple Sinai
41 West Hartford Rd.
Newington, CT 06111

Celebrate Purim with us! Open to all! Free!
Megillah Reading & Festive Amusement
Watch the Rabbi & Cantor’s top sec…

Mar

9 2020

RED LETTER: Community-Wide Purim Party

8:30PM - 10:20PM  

Beth David Synagogue
20 Dover Road
West Hartford, CT 06119

Esther Strikes Back
STAR WARS PURIM
March 9, 2020

8:30 pm Epic Community Purim Party with DJ, Photo Booth, 6' Death …

Mar

10 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

Mar

11 2020

Israeli-Palestinian Film Screening: Tel Aviv on Fire

5:00PM - 7:00PM  

Thomas J. Dodd Research Center
405 Babbidge Road, Unit 1205
Storrs, CT, CT 06269

The Center for Judaic Studies is hosting a film screening connected to the Hartford Jewish Film Festival. The festiva…

Mar

13 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…

Mar

13 2020

CBI Organ Sounds Concert

6:45PM - 7:30PM  

Congregation Beth Israel
701 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06119

Celebrate Bach's birthday by hearing his best organ works: Toccata, Prelude & Fugue, Chorales Organist: Natasha Ulyan…

Mar

14 2020

Topics in Tefillah: An In-Depth Exploration of Prayer

11:00AM - 12:00PM  

Beth El Temple
2626 Albany Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Explore elements of our Shabbat services with our rabbis!

This is a class, not an actual service. You may attend ser…

Mar

15 2020

Criminal Justice Reform Panel

9:30AM - 11:30AM  

Congregation Beth Israel
701 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06119

Please join us at CBI on March 15 from 9:30-11:00am for a stimulating discussion on criminal justice. This forum is c…

Mar

15 2020

Abrahamic Faith Tour

11:45AM - 2:30PM  

St. John's Episcopal Church
679 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06119

Join us for an exciting tour of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Congregation Beth Israel and the Berlin Mosque. Learn …

Mar

15 2020

RED LETTER: Hartford Jewish Film Festival Closing Night

6:00PM - 10:00PM  

Jill Ziplow
335 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Closing Night - Hartford Jewish Film Festival at the Mandell JCC. details and tickets available January 30, 2020 at…

Mar

17 2020

Beth David Synagogue Board Meeting

7:15PM - 8:45PM  

Beth David Synagogue
20 Dover Road
West Hartford, CT 06119

Board Meeting

Mar

18 2020

How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Mandell JCC
335 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06107

Lambert and Stavans will discuss their new book, How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish- a diver…

Mar

19 2020

Advanced Screening of "Viral: Antisemitism in Four Mutations"

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

The Gilman Theater, The Mandell JCC
335 Bloomfield Ave
West Hartford, CT 06117

"Viral: Antisemitism in Four Mutations" looks at the rise of anti-semitism today, through the eyes of some of those m…

Mar

19 2020

JTConnect Board Meeting

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

JTConnect Board Meeting

Mar

19 2020

Solomon Schechter Board Meeting

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Meeting of the Schechter Board of Trustees

Mar

19 2020

What Judaism Says About God: A Panel Discussion

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

Congregation Beth Israel
701 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06119

Rabbi Michael Pincus (Reform) will be joined by Rabbi Yitzchok Adler (Orthodox) of Beth David Synagogue, Rabbi Jim Ro…

Mar

20 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…

Mar

21 2020

Penny Lane Band - fundraiser

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Gishrel Shalom Jewish Congregation
37 Main Street
Southington, CT CT

This fundraiser is a family-friendly event. The band is a wonderful Beatles tribute band and people will be tapping t…

Mar

22 2020

The Role of the Jewish Community in Preventing Domestic Violence

9:00AM - 11:00AM  

Congregation Beth Israel
701 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06119

The story of Jennifer Dulos and too many others like hers have captivated the public’s attention, but little has be…

Mar

23 2020

JHER- Mini Course with Professor Sam Kassow

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…

Mar

24 2020

Mar

25 2020

JCC Board of Directors meeting

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

JCC Board of Directors meeting

Mar

25 2020

Jewish Family Services Board Meeting

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Community Services Building
333 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Jewish Family Services.
Meeting to take place in the Community Services Building …

Mar

27 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…

Mar

29 2020

Matzah Madness

9:00AM - 10:30AM  

Congregation Beth Israel
701 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06119

For children under five and their families. Enjoy a snack, a craft and a story.

Mar

29 2020

Lillian Fund event at Hoffman Summerwood

10:00AM - 11:00AM  

Hoffman Summerwood
160 Simsbury Road
WEST HARTFORD, CT 06117

Friends of the Lillian Fund and members of Hoffman Summerwood will paint vases as we welcome spring and the holiday o…

Mar

29 2020

Red Letter: Solomon Schechter Ner Tamid Gala Dinner

5:00PM - 9:00PM  

The Emanuel Synagogue
160 Mohegan Drive
West Hartford, CT 06117

Solomon Schecter Ner Tamid Gala Dinner honoring Ron Peikes, Karen Shakun, and Sophie Kruger '10. 

Contact Sherri Pl…

Mar

30 2020

Impact + Influence: The Stavis Leadership Program Session 2

5:30PM - 7:30PM  

Zoom Video Conference

CT

We are excited to re-introduce the highly successful Frank Stavis Leadership Forum under a new name for a new gener…

Mar

30 2020

JHER- Mini Course with Professor Sam Kassow

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…

Mar

31 2020

Lynda Cohen Loigman Author of The Wartime Sisters
Jane Healy - Author of The Beantown Girls