Human Rights Havdalah

December 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Fairfield, CT 06890
Emily Shufrin

Along with thousands of congregations across the country, CHJ will hold its annual Human Rights Havdalah program.  Coffee and donuts!

December 10th is International Human Rights Day, marking 70 years since the passage of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948, seven months after the creation of the state of Israel and one day after the passage of the UN Convention on Genocide.  One of the original goals of Tr’, which is the Rabbinnic Call for Human Rights, was to educate the Jewish community about the history of human rights and its direct connection to the Shoah and other civilian atrocities of WWII.  This would inspire us to observe Human Rights Day as yom tov, a sacred occasion, which ultimately was the origin of Human Rights Shabbat/Havdalah.

Please RSVP to Gail Ostrow ( or Barbara Jay ( This program is suitable for young people 12-years and up.

Please park in the lot across the street or behind the church and enter through the side or front doors. Please do not come up the back stairs into the kitchen as that door will be locked.

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