CHJ member Gail Ostrow will be collecting school supplies for a kindergarten and a 5th grade class at Black Rock School. Items needed include: Glue sticks Dixon Ticonderoga pencils (generic brands break when you try to sharpen them) Scissors Lined paper Colored folders Black/white notebooks 2-pocket folders Wide ruled loose leaf paper Colored construction paper Composition notebooks... Read More
LISTEN, LEARN, SING, DANCE: KLEZMER! RAYHAN AND IGOR PASTERNAK Please note: the program will be from 9:45-11:00 AM with schmoozing and snacking from 11:00-11:30 AM. Rayhan and Igor will tell us about Klezmer history, play Klezmer tunes, teach us songs, and lead us in dancing. The CHJ Teen Group will be collecting nutritious, non-perishable... Read More
Our president has called for a Congregation meeting during Adult Ed time. In this meeting we will discuss where we want to go as a congregation, based on survey results and other conversations. All members are encouraged to participate.
Paul Golin The Congregation for Humanistic Judaism of Fairfield County (CHJ) welcomes you to attend our meaningful High Holiday services and programs, which are free and open to the public. We have several special programs planned, beginning with a keynote by Paul Golin, new executive director of the Society for Humanistic Judaism. In his speech, Celebrating Jewish... Read More
Paul Golin will return to lead a Rosh Hashanah workshop on The Future of Liberal Judaism. How can Jewish congregations become relevant for unaffiliated Jews? What benefits of belonging might people find within Humanistic Judaism or other congregations? Join CHJ for a lively discussion about engagement and participation in Jewish life today. In addition, CHJ... Read More
This month’s book is Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Being Mortal asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end. Come even if you haven’t read the book. There’s always a lively discussion.