Teen Tzedakah Group shows off backpacks ready for Mercy Center school kids.
Rosh Hashanah eve service ends with a blessing and an Oneg.
The shofar is heard at CHJ Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Family Services.
Members all play a role in making the congregation work. Read about how CHJ is organized.
Members meet for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Sherwood Island State Park.
Celebrating nature at the Tu B’Shvat seder is a joyous event filled with music and good food.
Our Congregation celebrates Passover together each year with a humanistic seder for families on the second night, as well as a children’s model seder during Sunday School. Although Passover began as a nature holiday, celebrating new life, it became a commemoration of the biblical exodus and the escape from slavery in ancient Egypt. Jews today read… Read More
YOM HA’SHOAH CHJ holds an annual Yom Ha’Shoah Commemoration every year in April or May, usually on a Friday or Saturday during the week designated as Holocaust Remembrance Week by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.* The program is open to the public and we encourage members to invite family and friends. It is suitable for… Read More
Featuring vocalist Zhenya Lopatnik, a recent émigré from Ukraine and already a leading voice in a new generation of Yiddish singers and songwriters. Her songs will transport you from the world of your forebears that was cut short by war and migration to contemporary Jewish music in Roma-Klezmer style! DATE: Thursday, May 23, 2019 TIME:… Read More
“CHJ’s Passover Seder- You Are Invited”
Listed in this month’s CHJ calendar of activities is CHJ’s annual Passover Seder.
This occasion brings together the CHJ family for a meaningful Humanistic Jewish Seder evoking a sense of tradition, family and a Jewish connection.
Our Seder reflects a human-centered approach to the story of Moses leading the Israelites out of bondage from Egypt while retaining many of the traditional symbolic components of the Seder.
Many first-time attendees have noted how equally comfortable the Seder is for people who come from a Jewish background and for those who do not and, how appropriate it is for both children and adults. Indeed, bringing children to the Seder is strongly encouraged at this intergenerational event which includes searching for the afikomen and other activities geared for children.
We look forward each year to sharing this traditional occasion with fellow CHJ members and with non-members seeking a Jewish connection at this time of year for themselves and their children. There is always room at CHJ’s table for those who wish to share the holiday with us.
We hope to see you at this year’s CHJ Passover Seder on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 6:30pm in Fairfield. More information is provided in the calendar of events section including instructions concerning how to RSVP.
With Kind Regards,