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May 12, 2020
Lag B'Omer
May 25, 2020
Memorial Day
May 28, 2020
Erev Shavuot
May 29 - May 30, 2020
Shavuot
May

1 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…

May

2 2020

Rabbi Adler's Twenty-Fifth Anniversary with the congregation

9:30AM - 1:30PM  

Beth David Synagogue
20 Dover Road
West Hartford, CT 06119

Beth David Synagogue will dedicate a Torah scroll in honor of Rabbi Yitzchok Adler's twenty-fifth anniversary as the …

May

3 2020

JHS Bike or Bus Tour of Old Hartford

9:00AM - 1:30PM  

Community Services Building
333 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Bike/Bus tour of old Hartford including three former synagogues. Travel through 200 years of Jewish history in Hartford.

May

3 2020

The History of Anti-Semitism

1:00PM - 2:00PM  

The Emanuel Synagogue
160 Mohegan Drive
West Hartford, CT 06117

Join academic experts as they explore a historical look at anti-semitism.

May

3 2020

RED LETTER: Friendship Circle Gala Celebration

Pay tribute to the ​children, teens and young adults that join toge…

May

3 2020

RED LETTER Tribute to Rabbi Ilana Garber

5:00PM - 8:00PM  

Beth El Temple
2626 Albany Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Farewell event in honor of Rabbi Ilana Garber, leaving Beth El Temple after 15 years.

May

4 2020

Friends, Fun & Fashion - Mandell JCC

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Mandell JCC
335 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Together we will to celebrate members of the Special Needs Community with our annual fundraiser, "Friends, Fun & Fash…

May

4 2020

Israeli Film Screening and Discussion

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

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

Wallant Book Award Ceremony, Honoring Maggie Brown and Others, by Peter Orner.

May

6 2020

Campus to Congress: Inside the Fight Against Anti-semitism on Capitol Hill

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

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

From Campus to Congress: Inside the Fight Against Anti-semitism on Capitol Hill

• Title VI of the Higher Education…

May

6 2020

Voices of Hope Board Meeting

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Voices of Hope
20 Waterside Dr.
farmington, CT 06032

 

Voices of Hope Board Meeting

May

6 2020

NEJA Executive Board Meeting

7:30PM - 9:30PM  

NEJA Executive Board Meeting

May

8 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…

May

11 2020

RED LETTER: Charter Oak Cultural Center 19th Annual Vision Awards Gala

5:00PM - 10:00PM  

Hartford Marriott Downtown
200 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT

5:30 p.m. Cocktail reception; 6:30 p.m. Dinner, celebration and dancing. Honoring three visionary leaders: Vision Awa…

May

12 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

May

13 2020

Mandell JCC Book Festival

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Mystery Night with Authors:
Hank Phillip Ryan Author of The Murder List
Christina Alger Author of Girls Like Us
Emily…

May

14 2020

Jewish Family Services' Fourth Annual Mental Health Awareness Event

May

15 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…

May

17 2020

Young Adult "White Party Cruise"

10:40AM - 3:40PM  

Young Adult "White Party Cruise" - Friendship Circle

May

17 2020

Solidarity Rally of Farmington Avenue Houses of Worship

1:00PM - 2:00PM  

Beth David Synagogue
20 Dover Road
West Hartford, CT 06119

Beth David Synagogue and Saint Thomas The Apostle Catholic Church invite all houses of worship along Farmington Avenu…

May

17 2020

May

18 2020

Federation Campaign Event

5:30PM - 7:30PM  

Federation Campaign Event

May

19 2020

May

19 2020

Beth David Synagogue Board Meeting

6:30PM - 8:00PM  

Beth David Synagogue
20 Dover Road
West Hartford, CT 06119

Board Meeting

May

19 2020

The JCC is hosting Hedda Sharapan from the Fred Rogers Institute. Fee TBD.

May

20 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 …

May

21 2020

JTConnect Board Meeting

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

JTConnect Board Meeting

May

21 2020

Solomon Schechter Board Meeting

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Meeting of the Schechter Board of Trustees

May

22 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…

May

27 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…

May

27 2020

JCC Board of Directors meeting

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

JCC Board of Directors meeting

May

28 2020

PASC Sub-Committee Meeting

5:00PM - 9:00PM  

 

PASC Sub-Committee Meeting at CSB in Room 203

May

29 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…

May

31 2020

Hebrew Book Fest

2:00PM - 5:00PM  

TBA

TBA, CT

Sale of Hebrew books, talks on Hebrew literature, children's Storytime and activities, and more. For info and…