Shabbat Service – CHJ’s Oral History Project Video and Celebration

June 4, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
Barbara Jay
CHJ Shabbat Service and Program

Debut of CHJ’s Oral History Project
Video and Celebration

Friday, June 4, 2021 at 7:30PM

The drama! The action! The accidental leadership moments!
32 Humanists interviewed
A volunteer team of 6
15 months later… 1 movie debuts
Come for the debut of our short movie before it opens to the public! Be the first to view this short film produced by CHJ and Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County, and see the story of members building the CHJ movement from the 1960’s, and evolving and refreshing it over 5+ decades.

The Oral History project (OH! for short) recorded CHJ’s legacy and insights into Jewish life in Fairfield County as experienced and shared by members. From recollections of debating details with Sherwin Wine, the Detroit founder of the first Humanistic Judaism congregation, to growing out of members’ living rooms into a thriving congregation, CHJ became the destination for a wide geography and variety of families seeking more meaningful Judaism today.

Our virtual program will begin with a short Shabbat service, and then, we’ll hear how this project came to be, why it’s important and our volunteers’ favorite interview stories. Then we’ll watch the movie that pieces together 5+ decades of stories into 30 minutes (time-lapsed!) from members’ interviews.

Attending and as part of the program and celebration will be Elissa Kaplan, president of the Jewish Historical Society and her husband David who was instrumental in editing and creating the special CHJ Oral History highlights video.

This movie is rated G, so bring the family and the popcorn. Look out for the Zoom link to this program, a few days beforehand.

This event is open to CHJ members and nonmembers
Non CHJ members/Nonrecipients of listserve emails: please email to receive links to one or both events.

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