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May 4, 2022
Yom Hazikaron
May 5, 2022
Yom Ha'atzmaut
May 19, 2022
Lag B'Omer
May

1 2022

UConn Hillel 10th Anniversary

11:00AM - 2:00PM  

Trachten-Zachs Hillel House
54 N. Eagleville Road
Storrs, CT 06268

Join UConn Hillel as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of our building!

May

1 2022

CBI Adult Ed: A Father’s Kaddish

11:30AM - 1:30PM  

Asylum Hill Congregational Church
814 Asylum Avenue
Hartford, CT

We will welcome film director/producer Jen Kaplan and the film’s central character, Steven Branfman, to offer a…

May

1 2022

CBI Spring Fundraiser! Mini Golf Classic

12:00PM - 5:00PM  

Farmington Mini Golf & Ice Cream Parlor
1048 Farmington Avenue
Farmington , CT 06032

Sign up to register and/or sponsor at cbict.org for a fun day at Farmington Mini Golf & Ice Cream Parlor to benefit C…

May

1 2022

Join young professionals across the community to hear first person testimony from Reina Finder, author of A Girl on S…

May

1 2022

Happy Birthday Israel

2:00PM - 4:00PM  

Jane Pasternak
335 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Community celebration of Israel for families including hands on activities to learn about Israel, face painting,…

May

1 2022

Hebrew Prayer in B Minor: World Premiere Concert

4:00PM - 6:00PM  

The Emanuel Synagogue
160 Mohegan Drive
West Hartford, CT 06117

Hebrew Prayer is the creation of Dr. Eric Weitzner, a devotee of Bach’s music and former student of Hebrew and…

May

1 2022

Scholar-in-Residence

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

The Emanuel Synagogue
160 Mohegan Drive
West Hartford
CT, CT 06117

Dr. Keren McGinity will address the Conservative movement and inclusion of members of Jewish families who are of…

May

2 2022

UConn Center for Judaic Studies 2022 Academic Convocation on the Holocaust

6:30PM - 8:30PM  

Thomas J. Dodd Research Center
405 Babbidge Road - U-1205
Room 158
Storrs, CT 06269

Dr. Noah Shenker is the N. Milgrom and 6a Foundation Senior Lecturer in Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Monash Univ…

May

5 2022

Pomegranate Spring Event

11:30AM - 1:30PM  

WeHa Brewing & Roasting Co.
141 Shield St
West Hartford, CT 06110

Cinco de Mayo for a Cause, including a Dignity Grows Packing Event and lunch

May

5 2022

Yom HaAtzmaut Celebration

5:00PM - 7:00PM  

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

CELEBRATE ISRAEL'S 74TH BIRTHDAY!
BBQ, Pita Making, Music, Kids Activities!
Thursday, May 5 from 5-7 PM
in the Young …

May

5 2022

Yom HaAtzmaut Celebration

6:00PM - 7:30PM  

Beth David Synagogue
20 Dover Road
West Hartford, CT 06119

Israeli Style dinner with music outdoors

May

7 2022

Tot Shabbat at CBI!

10:30AM - 11:00AM  

Congregation Beth Israel
701 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06119

Children under 5, siblings, parents, grandparents - the whole mishpocha - are invited to join us for an in person Tot…

May

9 2022

JFGH Board Meeting

5:00PM - 6:30PM  

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

Monthly Board Meeting Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford

IN PERSON, JCC INNOVATION CENTER

May

9 2022

CBI Adult Ed: Filmshul Presents “The Hollywood Blacklist”

8:30PM - 10:00PM  

Congregation Beth Israel
701 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06119

Virtual Only - The Hollywood Blacklist of the late 1940s and 1950s marked a dark time in history. Fueled by the effor…

May

11 2022

Robert Siegel (NPR) interviews Elizabeth Kolbert (The New Yorker), Dr. Gavin Schmidt (NASA), Dr. Rachel Cleetus…

May

11 2022

Voices of Hope Board Meeting

6:00PM - 7:30PM  

Monthly Board Meeting

May

12 2022

King David Society Event

6:00PM - 8:00PM  

Beth El Temple
2626 Albany Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

This is an event for members of the King David Society. Light dinner will be served. 

May

14 2022

Tot Shabbat

8:30AM - 9:00AM  

Temple Beth Hillel
20 Baker Lane
South Windsor, CT 06074

Looking for a way to engage your little one in Jewish Life? Join us for a special family service geared toward…

May

14 2022

CBI Shabbark Shalom

4:00PM - 5:00PM  

MDC Reservoir
1420 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT

Congregation Beth Israel invites everyone to join them for Shabbark Shalom on the second Tuesday of every month at 4p…

May

15 2022

Schechter Craft Fair

12:00PM - 4:00PM  

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

Craft Fair! Open to the community.

May

15 2022

Adult Education - Interfaith Families

2:00PM - 3:30PM  

Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation
37 Main Street
Southington, CT , CT 06489

Join us to discuss the challenges and joys of interfaith families.

May

15 2022

Friendship Circle Celebration

3:00PM - 5:00PM  

Honor and celebrate the friendships and connections that have been made as we create a more inclusive Jewish communit…

May

16 2022

PASC Subcommittee Meeting

5:30PM - 7:30PM  

Planning and Allocations Steering Committee (PASC) Subcommittee Meeting

May

16 2022

Join us for the experience of a lifetime and see our Jewish homeland like never before… on its 75th birthday! The J…

May

16 2022

From Combat to Café - A Hero in the Midst

9:00PM - 11:00PM  

Hebrew College
160 Herrick Rd.
Newton Centre, MA 02459

Join us in person to hear the story of Nir Caspi and his experience going from solider to CEO.

May

17 2022

Walking with Rabbi Small

11:00AM - 1:00PM  

Reservoir #6

West Hartford, CT 06117

Meet up with Rabbi Small of the Emanuel Synagogue and walk around Reservoir #6.

May

17 2022

Education and Heritage Subcommittee meeting via Zoom

May

17 2022

JFS Mental Health Series: Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities    Virtual Event 6-7:30

May

17 2022

Paint Night

6:30PM - 8:30PM  

The Emanuel Synagogue
160 Mohegan Drive
West Hartford, CT 06117

Join Different Strokes Paint Bar for a fun and colorful night! Open to Emanuel Synagogue members and prospective members

May

18 2022

Religious School Open House

4:00PM - 6:00PM  

The Emanuel Synagogue
160 Mohegan Drive
West Hartford, CT 06117

Come see what makes the Emanuel Synagogue Religious School one of the best. To reserve your spot, please email Religi…

May

18 2022

Israel "Meats" Texas

6:30PM - 8:30PM  

The Emanuel Synagogue
160 Mohegan Drive
West Hartford, CT 06117

Sample whisky from Israel's first whisky distillery

Guests will also taste Texas-style BBQ

Limited seating

May

18 2022

JFS Board of Directors Meeting

7:00PM - 8:00PM  

Katie Hanley
333 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Meeting closed to JFS BOD only. This is a virtual meeting.

May

18 2022

JHSGH Board Meeting

7:30PM - 8:30PM  

Jewish Historical Society board meeting

May

18 2022

Lag Ba'Omer Under the Skies

7:30PM - 8:30PM  

Hoffman/SummerWood
160 Simsbury rd
West hartford, CT 06117

Free Event: Come enjoy and celebrate "Lag Ba'omer under the Skies" Klezmer band, bonfire and S'mores
All visitors nee…

May

19 2022

Kibbitz and Nosh

11:00AM - 1:00PM  

The Emanuel Synagogue
160 Mohegan Drive
West Hartford, CT 06117

Parents with children ages 4 and under, join us for a little kibbitzing and noshing. Meet other parents, make a playd…

May

19 2022

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May

20 2022

Charter Oak Cultural Center's 21st Annual Vision Awards Gala

5:30PM - 10:00PM  

Hartford Downtown Marriott
200 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 06103

SAVE THE DATE! We are thrilled to once again celebrate at the Hartford Downtown Marriott.

May

19 2022

Schmooze and Brews

6:30PM - 9:00PM  

Thomas Hooker Brewery
16 Tobey Rd
Bloomfield, CT 06002

First drink on us!

May

19 2022

CBI Tribe Event: BBQ & S’mores

7:00PM - 8:00PM  

Congregation Beth Israel
701 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06119

Lag B'Omer Campfire with BBQ and S'mores! The possible origins of Lag B'Omer are many but one thing is certain - it i…

May

19 2022

Schechter Board Meeting

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Schechter Board of Trustees Meeting

May

19 2022

CBI Adult Ed: Meet the Author-Susan Shapiro, The Forgiveness Tour

7:30PM - 9:00PM  

Congregation Beth Israel
701 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06119

Presented in partnership with Congregation Torat El, Oakhurst, NJ . In her entrancing, heartfelt new memoir The Forgi…

May

20 2022

Shabbat Woks!

6:00PM - 8:00PM  

The Emanuel Synagogue
160 Mohegan Drive
West Hartford, CT 06117

Asian-themed Shabbat Dinner (with chicken nuggets too!)
Services 6:00 pm (snacks provided)
Dinner 7:00 pm

May

20 2022

Shabbat Service and Celebration of Ten Years of Obtaining a Holocaust Torah

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Gishrei Sha
37 Main Street
Southington, CT 06489

Friday night service recognizing a decade since we first received guardianship for our Holocaust Torah.

May

21 2022

Tot Shabbat

10:30AM - 11:30PM  

The Emanuel Synagogue
160 Mohegan Drive
West Hartford, CT 06117

An interactive Shabbat service for children 5 and under and a caregiver

May

21 2022

Tot Shabbat & Picnic at CBI!

10:30AM - 11:00AM  

Congregation Beth Israel
701 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06119

Children under 5, siblings, parents, grandparents - the whole mishpocha - are invited to join us for an in person Tot…

May

22 2022

First Responders Appreciation Day

12:00PM - 2:00PM  

The Emanuel Synagogue
160 Mohegan Drive
West Hartford, CT 06117

Come meet members of WHPD and WHFD and join us for a barbecue as we say thank you to our first responders! The event …

May

22 2022

Schechter Craft Fair- Rain Date

12:00PM - 4:00PM  

Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Hartford
26 Buena Vista Road
West Hartford, CT 06119

Outdoor Craft Fair- Rain Date. Open to the community!

May

22 2022

CBI Adult Ed: The Future of American Judaism

1:00PM - 2:00PM  

Congregation Beth Israel
701 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06119

Professor Samuel Heilman (CUNY Graduate Center) will offer a perspective on American Jewry,its numbers, its politics,…

May

22 2022

A Taste of Today, An Evening of Gratitude

5:00PM - 7:00PM  

Mandell JCC President Courtyard
335 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

5 PM - 7 PM
Buffet and festivities at the Mandell JCC President Courtyard
335 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT
Pr…

May

22 2022

In-person event. Location TBD. Invitations to follow.

May

22 2022

BEMA Concert: Opera and a Concerto

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Beth El Temple
2626 Albany Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

BEMA is excited to bring music -- and our audience -- back into the synagogue!

Join us for a fabulous evening with R…

May

22 2022

Comedy Night

7:30PM - 9:30PM  

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

Join Beth Sholom B’nai Israel for a fun filled night of laughs featuring comedians Max Dolcelli and Desi Walker.

S…

May

23 2022

Can't We All Just Get Along?

5:30PM - 7:00PM  

 

Join JLA for our 2nd Synagogue Seriers Presidents' Circle with Rabbis Erica Asch and Rachel Isaacs for a workshop on …

May

24 2022

Planning and Allocations Steering Committee Subcommittee Meeting via zoom

May

25 2022

JCC Board of Directors Meeting

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

JCC Board of Directors Meeting

May

26 2022

CBI’s Ruth Reconsidered: Lunch & Learn Series

12:00PM - 1:30PM  

Congregation Beth Israel
701 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06119

 

Join Karen Beyard and Rabbi Fliegel for a lunch and learn series where they uncover the many layers of the Book of Ru…

May

26 2022

JCRC Board Meeting

5:30PM - 7:00PM  

Zoom call

Monthly JCRC Board meeting

May

26 2022

CBI Adult Ed: Filmshul Presents “Funny Girls”

8:30PM - 10:00PM  

Congregation Beth Israel
701 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06119

Beginning with Jewish mother caricatures in the silent era through their evolution to becoming an indispensable segme…

May

31 2022

CBI’s Ruth Reconsidered: A Lunch & Learn Series

12:00PM - 1:30PM  

Congregation Beth Israel
701 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06119

Ruth Reconsidered: A Lunch and Learn Series
May 26, 31 and June 9 at 12:00 in person at CBI. First lunch is on us and…

May

31 2022

This is a Beth El Executive Committee Meeting