Celebrating the 50th year of the congregation in 2017….
Rosh Hashanah eve service ends with a blessing and an Oneg.
The shofar is heard at CHJ Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Family Services.
Teen Tzedakah Group shows off backpacks ready for Mercy Center school kids.
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.
Summer has only begun, but the congregation is already planning our late summer and early fall activities. Annual Havdalah at Compo Beach. Saturday August 19 6 pm. At the Havdalah, families gather with their own casual dinners and a special ceremony. Sunday School and Open House. Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Bedford Middle School, 88 North Avenue, Westport,… Read More
Sept. 21, 2017 – Rosh Hashanah at Unitarian Church in Westport Sept. 30, 2017 – Yom Kippur at Unitarian Church in Westport CHJ celebrates the High Holidays with beautiful and contemplative services incorporating elements of Jewish tradition that are consistent with our humanistic perspective. Each year the services are written anew or edited by members… Read More
Humanistic Judaism offers contemporary Jews a true alternative to the other branches of Judaism. Our services reflect a bold, creative approach to Judaism as a cultural, historical affiliation. On the High Holidays we take pride in celebrating and reflecting on our Jewish identity, in examining who we are as Jews in the modern world. As… Read More
As I write this column for our Summer newsletter the weather keeps playing tricks on us, uncertain whether it is even fully ready to be spring yet. I am nonetheless looking forward to our annual meeting, always a wonderful event where we can get together and enjoy each other’s company, while at the same time checking in on our budget and new Board Members. I also hope this kicks off some additional thinking from members as to where we want to go as a congregation, based on the survey results and other conversations.