Celebrating the 50th year of the congregation in 2017….
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.
RETREAT October 21-22, 2017. A beautiful weekend getaway in Chester on theme “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.” ANNUAL HAVDALAH AT COMPO BEACH. Saturday August 19 2017. At the Havdalah, families gather with their own casual dinners and a special ceremony. New grandpas Abe and David celebrate their new status.
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017 7:30 p.m. Rosh Hashanah Eve at Unitarian Church of Westport Thurs., Sept 21, 2017 Noon to 3:15 p.m. Rosh Hashanah Day at Unitarian Church of Westport Fri., Sept. 29, 2017 7:30 p.m. Yom Kippur Eve at Unitarian Church of Westport Sat., Sept 30, 2017 7:30 p.m. Yom Kippur Day at Unitarian… Read More
Families are the future of CHJ. Our inclusive, warm, welcoming Congregation includes families of all stripes coming together to celebrate Judaism and being Jewish. From Baby Naming to Sunday School to Bar & Bat Mitzvah to the Teen Tzedakah Group to Adult Ed, you’ll find a community for families and kids of all ages. Humanistic… Read More
Despite the importance of our Gala, I have to selfishly admit that foremost in my mind this coming month is my son’s Bar Mitzvah on the 11th. Everyone is invited to this, and hope to see you there too (location is the same as the Gala, so it should be easy to find)! Please let me know ASAP if you would also like to stay for the luncheon afterward. As those of you who have had B’nai Mitzvot for your own children or have attended any CHJ of these special events, part of our unique special sauce is the personalization of our ceremonies and the high level work the teens put in on a project of their choice. I find it truly is an appropriate capstone to their formal education with CHJ, and a wonderful lead-in to a lifetime of ongoing Jewish Humanist education.
This month is also a reminder that our life cycle events are not limited to teens, and that sometimes new members join the congregation naturally! The Shufrin family welcomed Ethan on September 15, and the rest of us have the opportunity to welcome him in person at his Brit Shalom on November 18. With the many things going on in the world, it is lovely to have happy reasons for us all to be getting together.