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Chabad of Greater Hartford There is something for everyone!

Fall-Winter 5779 2018-2019 Location for all programs unless otherwise noted: Chabad House, 2352 Albany Avenue, West Hartford CT To register for event or for more info: www.ChabadHartford.com • 860.232.1116 • JewishLearning@ChabadHartford.com


J E W I S H WO M E N ’ S C I RC L E

NewYear

Renew You

MAK I NG PERS O NA L P ROGR E SS A P L E ASUR E SHAYNA GOPIN: Rosh Hoshana, a springboard to grow spiritually in a way that is manageable, individualized and a joy! DR LISA NAMEROW, MD: Learning how to pause: Tips for women to better our care for ourselves MICHELLE O' HALA: ORANGETHEORY FITNESS: Moving your fitness goals forward in a positive mindset no matter where your starting point is

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 11:00AM @ HOME OF LAUREN FINE 5 Mountain View Drive, WH

Enjoy a Taste of Rosh Hoshana buffet COUVERT: $18 • SPONSOR: $54

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18 7:00 PM

Menorahs & Martinis BAKE for a BLESSING An inspired morning of challah baking and blessings Reflecting on the Source of blessings in our lives and bringing holiness to the mundane.

THURSDAY, APRIL 4 11:00 AM

Kabbalistic insights into the Chanukah story & the power of light over darkness • DESIGN YOUR OWN GRANITE MENORAH • MARTINI AND LATKE BAR


Fall Series I WANT TO BELIEVE, BUT‌ . . . I struggle with contradictions between faith and science. . . . I find it hard to believe my actions really matter to G-d. . . . I don’t understand how G-d could allow so much suffering.

6 MONDAYS STARTING NOVEMBER 5 7:30-9:00 PM For more info and to register: www.ChabadHartford.com/Course This series is also offered at the Chabad Jewish Center, 25 Harris Street Glastonbury on Tuesdays Thisinseries is also offered at the(beginning October 23, 7:00-8:30pm) Chabad Jewish Center, 25 Harris Street in Glastonbury on Tuesdays beginning October 23

Winter Series

Crime & Consequence 6 MONDAYS, STARTING FEBRUARY 4 Crime and Consequence Criminal justice reform is a hot-button topic in the United States. Explore some of the most controversial issues on crime and punishment with relevant Torah perspectives. Examining topics such as sentencing, incarceration, parole, death penalty, evidence, rehabilitation, crime prevention. Approved for 9 CLE and Ethic Credits

Spring Series

With All My Heart 6 TUESDAYS, STARTING MAY 14 What is the purpose of prayer? Can we cause G-d to change His mind? Is He in need of incessant praise? This course aims to make prayer more personally meaningful by addressing some of the philosophical, emotional, and practical barriers that make it difficult to pray.


Sangrias, Soup, & Salad

Sunday, September 23 • 7:00pm in Hartford’s largest Sukkah All we need is your spirit! Kickoff the holiday of joy with a gourmet dinner to warm your body and spirit in the magical setting of a Sukkah. Hear stories of some of the wildest Sukkah experiences. A fun night out for all ages!!

• Special children’s entertainment

Medicine, Miracles & Mindset

Friday, November 16 • 6:00pm Family Shabbat Dinner with US Air Force Chaplain Elie Estrin Enjoy a spirited Shabbat dinner with chaplain Rabbi Elie Estrin as he shares his humorous yet emotional story serving in the US Air Force. Rabbi Eli and his wife Chaya’s son was born with a complex, rare and fatal form of cardiac disease. Through focusing on the power of the soul, the Jewish value of life and the chassidic teachings of a positive mindset, their son Nissi is an open miracle! An inspiring message on the Jewish view of life and the power of community.

• Simultaneous Shabbat for Kids Program

Finding Judaism in the Oddest Places!

Friday, January 18 • 6:00pm Family Shabbat Dinner • Simultaneous Shabbat for Kids Program

For All Dinners: Adults $25 • Children $12 • Family Max $75 • Sponsor $180


Terminator meets The Talmud The impact of Artificial Intelligence on our lives. AI provides enormous potential for enhancing human health, productivity, resource management and much more. However there are huge potential disruptions inherent in these technologies. Explore what light Judaic law and ethics might shed on these issues

Monday, January 7th • 7:30pm Attorney Frederick Pinto An intellectual property lawyer and writer based in Montreal Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe Dean of the Institute of American and Talmudic Law Fee: $15 - $12 Advance Payment

Chavruta Night: ONE-ON-ONE LEARNING Have you been curious to explore a topic of Jewish learning? Now you can with a personal trainer! You choose from exciting topics such as Torah, Talmud, Mysticism, Hebrew, Philosophy & more, or explore provided topic. We provide you with your own personal study partner! Kosher Sushi will be provided!

Tuesday Evenings 8:00pm: October 9th • November 20th December 18th • January 22nd


HEBREW SCHOOL

Welcome to Chabad Hebrew School, an exciting and innovative educational program. Our School enjoys a well-earned reputation as a trend setter in creative Jewish education for children in Grades 1 through 7.

Chabad Hebrew School has exciting new programs, a dynamic staff and interested students. Our student body is made up of children from various backgrounds and affiliations. Synagogue membership is not required.

Hebrew School meets

Wednesdays from 3:30 - 5:30 pm Advanced track meets an additional day each week

Contact Rabbi Yehuda Matusof for more information: 860-232-1116 • yehuda@chabadhartford.com

BABYCCINO! Our highly acclaimed program is a series of innovative classes that allow parents and children to experience Jewish tradition in a stimulating, fun, and creative environment. It is designed to be a place where your child’s imagination can soar, providing the foundation of a lifelong love of learning. For children ages 0-3 Contact chaya@ganizzy.net


FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE

Our social and Judaic programs for toddlers- young adults living with and without disability provide the opportunity to form meaningful friendships and access our rich Jewish heritage in an accommodating and welcoming environment. Weekly Friends At Home Science In The Sukkah • Chanukah Bowl Havdalah Glow In The Dark Party • Purim On The Red Carpet Shabbat: A Work Of Art Painting, Ceramics, Weaving And Woodworking Fitness Circle Parents Night Out • Mom’s Day At The Delamar Spa Teen Education & Awareness • Friendship Circle Hebrew School Young Adult Circle Paint Party @ Muse Sunday • Shabbat Social • Chanukah Soiree Hamentash Bake-Off • Trip Around Town Challa For Hunger With Chabad @ Uhart

For more details about these programs visit our website www.friendshipcicrclect.com or contact: shayna@friendshipcirclect.com • 860 833 4035

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“I decided to write our High Holiday ad for CHABAD because we are probably not what you expect, and you will probably be pleasantly surprised. Our services are spoken in English and Hebrew. Our sermons are meaningful, personal and even funny!

You’ll be thinking about them after the services. This may lead to a lively conversation. Children are welcome. The more the better. We have a few of our own. Okay, more than a few. Majority of the people you’ll meet aren’t Orthodox. There are Jews of every persuasion-Reform, Conservative, Modern Orthodox, Reconstructionist, Econstructionist, even Jewish Renewal. to us we’re all equally Jewish. We’re a friendly congregation. If you’re new to our services, be prepared, someone will make you feel welcome. There are people who join us to pray. There are people who join us to kibitz. And to make new friends. If you’re here simply for some alone time, we’re good with that. Laughter is a good thing. So is smiling. You’ll see a lot of smiles here, So smile freely. We’re big on the whole joy thing. If you won’t try it, you won’t know what you are missing. I welcome each of you to join me at Chabad of Greater Hartford. If you’d like to experience something a bit different this year, visit www.ChabadHartford.com/highholidays

Wishing you a sweet year with only revealed good! Rabbi Yosef Gopin, Rabbi Shaya & Rabbi Yehuda


High Holidays Serivces @ Chabad

YOM KIPPUR

ROSH HASHANA

SEPT 10 & 11TH Morning Service........................ 10:00am (Pesukei D’Zimra ...................... 9:00am) Children’s Service .....................10:30am Shofar Blowing ........ Approx 12:00pm For more info and to register: www.ChabadHartford .com/HighHolidays

SEPTEMBER 18TH Kol Nidrei...................................... 6:50 pm SEPTEMBER 19TH Morning Service....................... 10:00 am (Pesukei D’Zimra ...................... 9:00am) Children’s Service .....................10:30am Yizkor-Memorial Service: .Approx. 11:45am Neilah....................................................... 6:15

SIMCHAT TORAH

MONDAY,

OCT. 1

FAMILY CELEBRATION

7:30PM Dance the Night Away!

Simchat Torah Celebrate with the Torah Festive Buffet dinner A flag and stuffed Torah for each child An experience for the entire family Special Children’s Hakafa Open to All


Ongoing Classes

New learners are welcome to join at any time! TALMUD: EXERCISE FOR THE MIND Mondays • 7:30pm Sharpen your wits & stimulate your skills! Instructor: Rabbi Joseph Gopin

KABBALAH & COFFEE Tuesday Mornings • 8:15 - 9:00am Kabbalah to navigate our inner world Mandell JCC – 335 Bloomfield Avenue Lounge area near Café-J

BIBLICAL TALES OF KINGS, WARRIORS AND PROPHETS Tuesdays • 12:00pm Currently exploring The Book of Kings. West Hartford Center Law Offices of Schatz Brown Glassman Kossow LLP 1007 Farmington Avenue - Suite 4

DIAMONDS OF THE PARSHA Tuesdays • 7:00pm Discover the pragmatic and mystical messages encrypted into the weekly Torah Portion. Instructor: Rabbi Joseph Gopin

TALMUD STUDY GROUP Tuesdays • 7:00 p.m. Intermediate level Studying Tractate Chagiga Instructor: Bumi Gelb

FROM THE FOUNTAINS OF CHASSIDUS Thursdays • 8:30pm Chassidic teachings on relevant topics Instructor: Rabbi Joseph Gopin

HEBREW REVIVAL STUDY GROUP On-going Thursdays • 8:00-9:00pm Freshen up your Hebrew Reading and Comprehension through a weekly exploration of original texts Skills: Hebrew Reading Fluency · Expand your Hebrew vocabulary · Explore insights All are welcome to join at any time

TOWARDS A MORE MEANINGFUL LIFE Women’s Study Group Instructor: Shayna Gopin Private Home in West Hartford Email Shayna@Chabadhartford.com for further questions or to form a study group

DAF YOMI – DAILY TALMUD PAGE STUDY GROUP Monday-Friday • 7:30-8:30am Sunday • 7:15-8:30am


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Buffet Dinner

Celebrate a Year of Jewish Learning in our Community

MONDAY, JUNE 3 ~ 7:00PM

Fall- Winter 2018-19 - Chabad of Greater Hartford  
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