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IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE:

ABOUT RED AND ORANGE LETTER EVENTS:

  • Both in-person and virtual events are now eligible for Red or Orange Letter status.
  • To request a Red or Orange Letter event, please submit your event as you would any other, but include “RED LETTER: Event Name” or “ORANGE LETTER: Event Name” as the title (for example: RED LETTER: JCC Annual Meeting).
  • All events will be added to the Community Calendar in the order they were submitted.

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Nov 11, 2021
Veterans Day
Nov 25, 2021
Thanksgiving
Nov 29 - Dec 6, 2021
Chanukah
Nov

3 2021

Solomon Society Event

6:00PM - 8:00PM  

Zoom

This is an event for members of the Solomon Society.

Nov

3 2021

Judith Leiber: From Holocaust Survivor to Designer & Master Craftsman

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Congregation Beth Israel
701 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06119

This is a virtual event. Journey with us to the Jewish Museum of Florida to learn about mega-designer Judith Leiber…

Nov

4 2021

Pearl Society Event

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

TBD

This is an event for members of the Pearl Society.

Nov

4 2021

Professor Sam Kassow, Trinity College: “Who Will Write Our History?”

8:30PM - 10:00PM  

Congregation Beth Israel
701 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06119

This is a virtual event!
In 1940, in the Jewish ghetto of Nazi-occupied Warsaw, the Polish historian Emanuel Ringelbl…

Nov

4 2021

Who Will Write Our History? With Professor Sam Kassow, Trinity College

8:30PM - 10:00PM  

Congregation Beth Israel
701 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06119

 

In 1940, in the Jewish ghetto of Nazi-occupied Warsaw, the Polish historian Emanuel Ringelblum established a clandest…

Nov

5 2021

Outdoor Family Shabbat

11:00AM - 12:00PM  

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

 


Bring your little ones to welcome Shabbat and the holidays with PJ Library stories, songs, blessings, and challah.
F…

Nov

7 2021

to
Nov

9 2021

ADL Never Is Now

5:00PM  

 

November 7-9, join thousands of experts, members of the community, business leaders and students for Never Is Now…

Nov

7 2021

 

The community is invited to a staged reading of our latest play, followed by a dessert reception

Nov

8 2021

Vilde Khayes Wild Things Childhood in the Eyes of Maurice Sendak

3:00PM - 4:00PM  

University of Connecticut Library Thomas J. Dodd Research Center
405 Babbidge Road
Unit 1205
Storrs, CT 06269

 

This exhibition explores renowned children’s literature author and illustrator Maurice Sendak’s expression of…

Nov

8 2021

JFGH Board Meeting

5:00PM - 6:30PM  

Zoom call

 

Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford-Monthly Board Meeting

Nov

9 2021

Commemorating Kristallnacht: The Night of Broken Glass

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Congregation Beth Israel
701 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06119

Please mark your calendars and plan on join when we will commemorate Kristallnacht, the “night of broken glass,” …

Nov

10 2021

Voices of Hope Board Meeting

6:00PM - 7:30PM  

Voices of Hope Board Meeting

Nov

10 2021

Life & Legacy Training #4

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

zoom

Effective Stewardship - for Life & Legacy Community Partners

Nov

11 2021

Friendship Circle Challahgrams

5:30PM - 6:30PM  

 

multi generational challah bake- one to keep and a loaf of love to share with a friend in need.

Nov

12 2021

Outdoor Family Shabbat

11:00AM - 12:00PM  

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

 


Bring your little ones to welcome Shabbat and the holidays with PJ Library stories, songs, blessings, and challah.
F…

Nov

13 2021

Connecticut Children’s 2021 Hybrid Gala

6:00PM - 11:00PM  

Connecticut Convention Center
100 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT 06103

 

Prepare Thyself for Merriment!
By Order and Proclamation of Connecticut Children’s, kin near and far are invited to…

Nov

14 2021

16th Annual Holiday Bazaar

10:00AM - 3:00PM  

Congregation Kol Haverim
1079 Hebron Avenue
glastonbury, CT 06033

16th Annual Holiday Bazaar Featuring handmade, local artisans. Judaica, holiday gifts, pottery, gourmet food…

Nov

14 2021

Kindness Rocks with PJ Our Way!

1:00PM - 2:00PM  

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


In honor of World Kindness Day, join us in celebrating
and committing to showing more kindness to those
around us. W…

Nov

14 2021

St. Petersburg and Moscow-A Virtual Historical Tour

1:00PM - 3:00PM  

Congregation Beth Israel
701 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06119

This is a virtual event. Many Ashkenazi Jews say that their parents/grandparents/great grandparents came from Russia; …

Nov

14 2021

RED LETTER: Kristallnacht

7:00PM - 8:00PM  

Annual Kristallnacht program with Rabbi Jacob Schacter, a historian of intellectual trends in Orthodox Judaism, is Un…

Nov

14 2021

Annual Margot Jeremias Memorial Kristallnacht Commemoration Lecture

Nov

14 2021

The 4th Annual Margot Jeremias Memorial Kristallnacht Commemoration Lecture

7:30PM - 9:00PM  

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

WEST HARTFORD – Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter, renowned speaker, author and historian, will be this year’s keynote …

Nov

15 2021

Fill the Van Food Drive

8:30AM - 5:00PM  

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

As we get ready for Thanksgiving and shop for all the fixings, we can do a mitzvah to help those families experiencin…

Nov

15 2021

Presidents' Circle

5:30PM - 7:30PM  

 

For more information or to RSVP email jody@jlahartford.org

Nov

16 2021

RED LETTER: JFS Annual Hunger Event

6:30PM - 8:00PM  

Virtual

Jewish Family Services and the Anja Rosenberg Kosher Food Pantry Hunger Event Committee invite you to join us virtual…

Nov

17 2021

 

Faculty Colloquium Presentation with Laura Jockusch, Brandeis University and Albert Abramson Associate Professor of H…

Nov

17 2021

 

Annual Evening of Hope

Nov

18 2021

 

Jewish Community Foundation Board Meeting 4:30 pm

Nov

18 2021

An Evening with Monique Faison Ross

7:00PM - 8:00PM  

Jane Pasternak
335 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

This event will happen via Zoom and is free to the commuity

Nov

18 2021

Schechter Board Meeting

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

 

Schechter Board of Trustees Meeting

Nov

20 2021

True Colors–Jews of Color: A Dramatic Performance by “The Braid”

8:00PM - 10:00PM  

Congregation Beth Israel
701 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06119

This is a virtual event. The Braid, formerly Jewish Women’s Theatre, is the go-to Jewish story company and leading …

Nov

21 2021

What is Chanukah REALLY About?

10:00AM - 12:00PM  

Congregation Beth Israel
701 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06119

What IS Chanukah really about? Miracles? Zealots? Pagan festivals? Religious freedom? Sukkot take 2? Join Rabbi Andi …

Nov

21 2021

JTConnect Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie Bake

11:30AM - 1:30PM  

Congregation Beth Israel
706 Farmington Ave
West Hartford, CT 06119

We need YOU to help us make a difference in the community! Jewish teens have committed to bake 150+ pumpkin pies to d…

Nov

21 2021

RED LETTER: Guy MIntus Trio | Performing A Gershwin's Playground

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Herbert & Evelyn Gilman Theater | Mandell JCC
335 Bloomfield Ave.
Mandell JCC
West Hartford, CT 06117

Red letter from 7-8pm only, event runs until 9pm 

 

Sensational Israeli jazz pianist Guy Mintus performs an entir…

Nov

21 2021

ADL Concert Against Hate

8:00PM - 10:00PM  

Celebrate with  ADL supporters from across the country and around the world to share a night of music and inspira…

Nov

22 2021

 

Poison in the Soil: Unmasking and Dismantling Racism

November 22, December 6 & December 17

We begin with an exerci…

Nov

22 2021

TEMPLE BETH HILLEL TO HOST INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING SERVICE

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Temple Beth Hillel
20 Baker Lane
South Windsor, CT 06074

All Greater Hartford residents are invited to a special in-person and on-line community, led by local clergy members…

Nov

28 2021

Dignity Grows 2nd Annual Giving Thanks Packing Day in collab. with the JFGH

11:00AM - 3:00PM  

Solomon Schechter Day School
26 Buena Vista Rd
West Hartford, CT

Dignity Grows empowers our neighbors in need by providing menstrual and hygiene necessities for every body that…

Nov

29 2021

Light Up The Night

7:00PM - 8:00PM  

Spiritual Life Center
303 Tunxis Rd.
Entrance 5
West Hartford, CT 06107

Ignite a spark in yourself and your community on the Emerging Leadership Division's Hanukkah Hop! Join us for as many…

Nov

30 2021

Jewish National Fund-USA Breakfast for Israel

8:00AM - 9:00AM  

Virtual Zoom
Online
Hartford, CT

 

Join JNF-USA virtually for our annual Breakfast for Israel featuring keynote speaker, New York Times bestselling…

Nov

30 2021

 

This is a Beth El Executive Committee Meeting

Nov

30 2021

Wallenberg Virtual Event

6:00PM - 8:00PM  

Zoom

This is an event for members of the Wallenberg society. More details to come.