Join us for a lovely family evening at Compo Beach with good company, a beautiful setting, and a meaningful service as the sun sets. Havdalah is the concluding celebration of Shabbat, which separates it from the rest of the week. The traditional symbols of wine, braided candle, and spice box will be used in a brief humanistic ceremony. We will meet at the CHJ banner on the beach, see below for directions. Bring your own chairs, a picnic dinner, beverages, and flashlights. We will provide dessert. This event is open to the public; we welcome guests and prospective members. Please RSVP by Thursday, August 22. Call: 203‐293-8867. Directions From I-95 exit 18: Head toward Westport. Left onto Greens Farms Road and left onto Compo... Read More
Please join us in honoring Dave and Ellie Shafer with the Menschlichkeit Award in recognition of their 40+ years of leadership, service and inspiration. The award will be presented at a luncheon in Westport. More information coming soon! To volunteer for the Menschlichkeit committee, contact Rochelle @ email@example.com.
Come and sample delicious desserts & appetizers which hark back to where our families lived before coming to America. Please bring a goodie that is meaningful to you and share with us its history and any stories about your forebears and whether you will pass on these stories and goodies to the next generation(s). Questions? Ask... Read More
Pride and Prejudice gets remixed in this smart, funny, gorgeous retelling of the classic, starring all characters of color, from Ibi Zoboi, National Book Award finalist and author of American Street. Zuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn pride, family pride, and pride in her Afro-Latino roots. But pride might not be enough to save her rapidly gentrifying neighborhood... Read More
A fascinating film and discussion: Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem Directed by John Lollos Executive Producer: Theodore Bikel Narrated by Alan Alda Original Music: Hankus Netsky Interviewees: Fyvush Finkel, Gilbert Gottfried, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Jeremy Dauber, Michael Wex, David Krakauer, Allen Lewis Rickman, Jacob Ben-Zion Mendelson, Sheldon Harnick & Bel Kaufman Through... Read More
Sep. 29 (Sunday) 7:30 PM ROSH HASHANAH SERVICE (Oneg to follow) (doors open at 7pm) Featuring Igor Pasternak, piano; and Anna Slate, vocalist Speaker: Previn Patel on “Halfway Around the World: My Journey from India to CHJ”
1:00 – 1:45 PM Rosh Hashanah Family Service ** 2:00 – 2:15 PM Tashlich: Parting with our bad ways at the water’s edge Led by Alan Katz (Gather at far right corner of parking lot) 2:30 – 4:00 PM Teshuvah: Returning to Our Best Selves Led by Elsa... Read More