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TABLE OF CONTENTS JEWISH HOLIDAYS........................................................................ 10

YOUTH & EDUCATION................................................................. 46 LITERARY AGENCIES....................................................................... 46

SPIRITUAL LIFE.............................................................................. 12

FAMILY PROGRAMS......................................................................... 46

SYNAGOGUES.................................................................................. 12

PJ LIBRARY....................................................................................... 46

ERUVIM............................................................................................. 26

JEWISH LIBRARIES.......................................................................... 48

RELIGIOUS GOVERNING BODIES .................................................. 27

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION.................................................... 48

SUPERVISING AUTHORITIES.......................................................... 27

DAY SCHOOLS.................................................................................. 50 HIGH SCHOOLS................................................................................ 51

LIFECYCLE....................................................................................... 28

AFTERSCHOOL HIGH SCHOOL & TEEN PROGRAMS.................... 51

CHEVRA KADISHA............................................................................ 28

YOUTH GROUPS.............................................................................. 51

CEMETERY ASSOCIATIONS............................................................ 28

HEBREW & SUNDAY SCHOOLS...................................................... 52

FUNERAL HOMES............................................................................ 30

UNIVERSITY JUDAIC & MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES................... 52

MIKVAH............................................................................................. 32

HILLEL & JEWISH STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS............................ 54

MOHELIM.......................................................................................... 33

ADULT JEWISH STUDIES................................................................ 56

MONUMENTS................................................................................... 33

SPECIAL NEEDS................................................................................ 57

RABBINICAL SERVICES.................................................................... 33

SUMMER CAMPS............................................................................. 58 OVERNIGHT SUMMER CAMPS....................................................... 59

JEWISH FEDERATIONS & JEWISH COMMUNITY AGENCIES......................................... 34 JEWISH FEDERATIONS.................................................................... 34 JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCILS............................. 34 JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES.............................................................. 35 JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS.......................................... 35

ISRAEL ADVOCACY...................................................................... 38

SCOUTING & SPORTS..................................................................... 59

SENIORS.......................................................................................... 60 JEWISH NURSING HOMES & RESIDENCES.................................. 60 JEWISH SENIOR SERVICES & AGENCIES...................................... 62 REHABILITATION CENTERS............................................................. 62

SIMCHAS......................................................................................... 68 KOSHER CATERING.......................................................................... 68

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTERS............................................... 40

COMMUNITY GROUPS & ORGANIZATIONS.......................... 42

RENTAL SPACE................................................................................. 68

ADVERTISERS’ INDEX................................................................. 73

BENEVOLENT ORGANIZATIONS..................................................... 42 GENEALOGICAL AND HISTORICAL SOCIETIES............................. 42 HOLOCAUST..................................................................................... 43 MEDIA................................................................................................ 43 PUBLIC POLICY ADVOCACY............................................................ 44 SINGLES & SOCIAL GROUPS.......................................................... 44 VETERAN’S GROUPS....................................................................... 45 WOMEN’S ORGANIZATIONS.......................................................... 45

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JEWISH HOLIDAYS Jewish holidays begin at sundown the evening before the date listed

CHANUKAH Chanukah — Hebrew for “dedication” — commemorates the victory of the Maccabees over the Syrian Greek army, and the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem. The miracle of Chanukah is that only one vial of oil was found with just enough oil to illuminate the Temple lamp for one day, and yet it lasted for eight full days, which we celebrate with the lighting of a chanukiah. 25 Kislev-2 Tevet November 28 – December 6, 2021 TU B’SHVAT Biblical in origin, this holiday has environmental and Zionistic themes that celebrate springtime renewal and growth. Traditions include eating fruit and planting trees. 15 Shevat January 17, 2022 PURIM A joyous celebration that commemorates the rescue of the Jews by Queen Esther of Persia and her uncle, Mordechai, from the evil Haman. The Book of Esther is read. Traditions include costume parties, mishloach manot (baskets filled with food), and eating hamentashen. Some also fast on the day before Purim to remember the fast by the Jews of Persia at Esther’s request. 14 Adar March 17, 2022

PASSOVER (PESACH) An eight-day holiday celebrating the liberation of the people of Israel from slavery in Egypt. At the seder, the Haggadah is read and symbolic foods are eaten. Jews refrain from eating leavened products to remember how the Israelites hadn’t the time to let their bread rise before fleeing. 15-22 Nisan April 16 – 23, 2022 (first seder, April 15) YOM HASHOAH HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY Day chosen by the Israeli Knesset to mourn the six million Jews killed during the Holocaust. Often commemorated with the reading of names of victim and testimonials by survivors. In Israel, the blast of a siren signals a collective minute of silence in memory of those lost. 27 Nisan April 28, 2022 YOM HAZIKARON ISRAEL MEMORIAL DAY A day to remember those who sacrificed their lives defending the State of Israel, as well as those killed in terrorist attacks. The sound of a siren brings the entire nation to a two-minute standstill during which all traffic and activities come to a halt. 4 Iyar May 4, 2022 YOM HA’ATZMAUT ISRAEL INDEPENDENCE DAY On May 14, 1948 Israel was declared an independent state. Jews the world over celebrate with parades and festivals. 5 Iyar May 5, 2022

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LAG B’OMER The 33rd day of the Omer commemorates the break in the deaths of 24,000 students of Rabbi Akiva who were killed during the second century. 18 Iyar May 19, 2022 YOM YERUSHALAYIM (JERUSALEM DAY) A day that celebrates the reunification of Jerusalem during the 1967 Six Day War. 28 Iyar May 29, 2022 SHAVUOT Commemorates the giving of the Torah to the Israelites at Mount Sinai, as well as the spring harvest. The Book of Ruth is read. It is traditional to eat dairy products and fill one’s house with flowers. 6-7 Sivan June 5-6, 2022 FAST OF TAMMUZ Dawn-to-dusk fast that marks the start of a three-week mourning period (ending on Tisha B’Av) for the destruction of Jerusalem and the two Holy Temples, as well as several other tragic events in Jewish history that occurred on this date. It also marks the beginning of the siege of Jerusalem which culminated in the city’s destruction. 17 Tammuz July 17, 2022 TISHA B’AV Day of fasting and mourning commemorating the destruction of the First and Second Temples. The Book of Lamentations is read. 9 Av August 7, 2022 ROSH HASHANAH (THE JEWISH NEW YEAR) The Ten Days of Repentance begins on Rosh

Hashanah and culminates on Yom Kippur. 1-2 Tishrei September 26-27, 2022 YOM KIPPUR Holiest day of the Jewish year. Through fasting and prayer, Jews reflect upon their relationship with God and other people and atone for their sins. The fast ends with the blast of the shofar. 10 Tishrei October 5, 2022 SUKKOT Commemorates the fulfillment of God’s promise to bring the Israelites to the Promised Land after 40 years of wandering. Many build a sukkah, which resemble the huts constructed in the desert. Also celebrated with the blessing on the lulav and etrog. 15-21 Tishrei October 10-16, 2022 SHEMINI ATZERET Celebrated the day after Sukkot and thus sometimes considered an extension of the holiday. Marks the first time Tefillat Geshem (prayer for rain) is recited; a practice that continues until Pesach. 22 Tishrei October 17, 2022 SIMCHAT TORAH Celebrates the completion of the annual Torah reading cycle. After finishing the last sentence of the book of Devarim (Deuteronomy), congregants joyously parade the Torah around the synagogue seven times. The new cycle begins immediately with a reading from Beresheit (Genesis). 23 Tishrei October 18, 2022


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SPIRTUAL LIFE

In July, West Hartford’s The Emanuel Synagogue became the first Greater Hartford shul to install solar panels.

SYNAGOGUES

BRIDGEPORT

Conservative

Congregation B’nai Israel

Rabbi Richard Eisenberg

BLOOMFIELD

2710 Park Ave.

Cantor Niema Hirsch

B’nai Tikvoh-Sholom/

Bridgeport, CT 06604

Neshama Center for Lifelong Learning

(203) 336-1858

Jewish Senior Services

180 Still Road

info@cbibpt.org

4200 Park Ave.

Bloomfield, CT 06002

www.cbibpt.org

Bridgeport, CT 06601

(860) 243-3576

Reform

(203) 396-1001

office@btsonline.org

Rabbi Evan Schultz

sshulman@jseniors.org

www.btsonline.org

Cantor Michelle Rubel

www.jseniors.org

Conservative

Rabbi Stephen Shulman,

Rabbi Debra Cantor

Congregation Rodeph Sholom

cantordebra@gmail.com

2385 Park Ave. Bridgeport, CT 06604 (203) 334-0159 ingo@rodephsholom.com www.rodephsholom.com

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CHESHIRE Temple Beth David of Cheshire 3 Main St. Cheshire, CT 06410 (203) 272-0037 office@tbdcheshire.org www.tbdcheshire.org Reform Rabbi Micah Ellenson COLCHESTER Congregation Ahavath Achim 84 Lebanon Ave. Colchester, CT 06415 (860) 537-2809 congregationahavathachim.org Conservative Rabbi Kenneth Alter COS COB Greenwich Reform Synagogue 92 Orchard St. Cos Cob, CT 06807 (203) 629-0018 hadaselias@grs.org In July, volunteers packed up 90 prayer books at Congregation Beth El Keser Israel (BEKI) in New Haven, and donated them to Tikvat Israel Synagogue, a small Nigerian congregation.

www.grs.org Reform Rabbi Jodie Gerson Cantor Michelle Rubin DANBURY Congregation B’nai Israel 193 Clapboard Ridge Road Danbury, CT 06811 (203) 792-6161 cbi193clap@gmail.com danburyshul.org Conservative Rabbi Rhonda Nebel United Jewish Center 141 Deer Hill Ave. Danbury, CT 06810 (203) 748-3355 office@unitedjewishcenter.org www.unitedjewishcenter.org Reform Traditional Cantor Penny Kessler, Senior Spiritual Leader

EAST HARTFORD

FAIRFIELD

Temple Beth Tefilah

Chabad of Fairfield

444 Hill St.

452 Brookside Drive

East Hartford, CT 06118

Fairfield, CT 06824

(860) 569-0670

(203) 373-7551

templebetht@yahoo.com

office@chabadff.com

Conservative

www.chabadff.com

Rabbi Yisroel Snyder

Rabbi Shlame Landa

ELLINGTON

Congregation Ahavath Achim

Congregation Knesseth Israel

92 Montauk St.

236 Pinney St.

Fairfield, CT 06825

Ellington, CT 06029

(203) 372-6529

(860) 870-1313

info@ahavathachim.org

Cell: (860) 817-0208

www.ahavathachim.org

www.ellingtonshul.org

Orthodox

Orthodox

Rabbi Peretz Robinson

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Congregation Beth El

Congregation Kol Haverim

www.congregationshirami.org

1200 Fairfield Woods Road

1079 Hebron Ave.

Reform

Fairfield, CT 06825

Glastonbury, CT 06033

Cantor Jill Abramson, Spiritual Leader

(203) 374-5544

(860) 633-3966

Rabbi Vicki Axe, Rabbi Emerita

office@bethelfairfield.org

office@kolhaverim.org

www.bethelfairfield.org

www.kolhaverim.org

Temple Sholom

Conservative

Reform

300 East Putnam Ave.

Rabbi Joshua Ratner

Rabbi Dr. Kari Tuling

Greenwich, CT 06830

GEORGETOWN

GREENWICH

info@templesholom.com

Temple B’nai Chaim

Chabad of Greenwich

www.templesholom.com

82 Portland Ave.

75 Mason St.

Conservative

P.O. Box 305

Greenwich, CT 06830

Rabbi Mitchell M. Hurvitz

Georgetown, CT 06829

(203) 629-9059

rabbimitch@templesholom.com

(203) 544-8695

rabbi@chabadgreenwich.org

Cantor Sandy Bernstein

Reform

www.chabadgreenwich.org

tbc@templebnaichaim.org

Rabbi Yossi Deren, Rabbi and Executive

GUILFORD

http://templebnaichaim.org

Director

Chabad of the Shoreline

(203) 869-7191

Cantor Harriet Dunkerly

2710 Boston Post Road Chavurat Deevray Torah

Guilford, CT 06437

GLASTONBURY

5 Highview Ave.

(203) 645-4635

The Benet Rothstein

Old Greenwich, CT 06870

chabad@snet.net

Chabad Jewish Center

(203) 329-1118

www.jewishoreline.org

25 Harris St.

Reform Traditional

Rabbi Yossi Yaffe

Glastonbury, CT 06033

Rabbi Mark S. Golub HAMDEN

(860) 659-2422 rabbi@chabadER.com

Congregation Shir Ami

Congregation Mishkan Israel

www.chabadER.com

One West Putnam Ave.

785 Ridge Road

Rabbi Yosef Wolvovsky

Greenwich, CT 06830

Hamden, CT 06517

(203) 274-5376

(203) 288-3877

sarahshirami@gmail.com

cmihamden@cmihamden.org

Sam Marcus addressed about 100 area residents gathered at Congregation B’nai Shalom in Putnam recently to stop construction of the proposed Killingly Energy Center gas power plant.

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Rabbi Emeritus Herbert N. Brockman Temple Beth Sholom 1809 Whitney Ave.

Hamden, CT 06517 (203) 288-7748

tbsoffice@tbshamden.com www.tbshamden.com Conservative

Rabbi Benjamin Edidin Scolnic HEBRON United Brethren of Hebron Synagogue 10 Church St. Hebron, CT 06248 (860) 228-1781 www.ubofhebron.org

Rabbi

Rachel Zerin

Cantor

James Rosen

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Unaffiliated

Beth El Temple

Cantor Diane Maran LITCHFIELD

Rabbi

860-233-9696

2626 Albany Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117

BethElWestHartford.org

@bethelwh

beth.el.temple.wh

Chabad of Northwest Connecticut 85 West St. P.O. Box 127 Litchfield, CT 06759 (860) 567-3377 info@ChabadNW.org www.chabadnw.org Rabbi Joseph I. Eisenbach MADISON Temple Beth Tikvah 196 Durham Road Madison, CT 06443 (203) 245-7028 office@tbtshoreline.org www.tbtshoreline.org Reform Rabbi Danny Moss Cantor Educator Jennifer Boyle

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B”H

BETH ISRAEL CHABAD 40 King Street, Norwalk CT 06851 203.866.0534

www.bethisraelchabad.org www.circleoffriendsct.org www.westonhebrewschool.org email: info@bethisraelchabad.org Rabbi Yehoshua S. Hecht, Spiritual Leader Freida Hecht, Director Hebrew School Circle of Friends of Connecticut

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Congregation B’nai Torah Main Campus: 2 Eunice Drive Longmeadow, MA 01106 413.567.0036 Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe Neighborhood Minyan for Shabbat & Yom Tov only 124 Sumner Avenue Springfield, MA 01108 Rabbi Yakov Wolff

www.bnaitorahma.org

Tyler C. replied: “... My Bar Mitzvah connected me to my spiritual side...As I studied, I learned that opening yourself up to Judaism can really change your life!...I’m ready now to give back to my community...” Come discover what it means to you & your kids to celebrate Judaism in our open, friendly, family & community oriented synagogue. Interfaith families raising Jewish children welcomed.

Congregation Or Shalom 205 Old Grassy Hill Road, Orange, CT 06477 203-799-2341 • www.orshalomct.org


300 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT

Temple Beth Sholom in Hamden is a welcoming egalitarian conservative synagogue with an active community that provides programs for all generations. Daily Minyans Hebrew School Social Action

Sisterhood Men's Club Adult Education We are excited to celebrate our 75th Anniversary in November 2021!

1809 Whitney Avenue Hamden, CT 06517 203.288.7748

A Vibrant, Welcoming & Inclusive Community

tbshamden.com

Come see what Temple Sholom is all about! 203-869-7191 www.templesholom.com /TempleSholomCT

Kehilat Chaverim of Greater Hartford Founded 1978

We are a member-led welcoming & affordable Jewish Congregation. www.kehilatchaverim.org info@kehilatchaverim.org 860.844.8637

A reform congregation where all are welcome... to learn together, to share Jewish traditions and spirituality and to celebrate life events.

To learn more about joining our community, contact membership@fvjc.org Rabbi Bekah Goldman

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MANCHESTER

MILFORD

Beth Sholom B’nai Israel

Chabad of Milford-

400 Middle Turnpike East

The Hebrew Congregation

Manchester, CT 06040

of Woodmont

(860) 643-9563

15 Edgefield Ave.

admin@myshul.org

Milford, CT 06460

www.myshul.org

rabbi@jewishmilford.com

Conservative

www.jewishmilford.com

Rabbi Randall J. Konigsburg

Chabad Rabbi Schneur Wilhelm

MANSFIELD Beth El Congregation

NEW BRITAIN

54 North Eagleville Road

Congregation Tephereth Israel

Storrs, CT 06268

76 Winter St.

(860) 429-2186

P.O. Box 1642

bethel.mansfield@gmail.com

New Britain, CT 06050

www.bethelmansfield.org

(860) 229-1485

Unaffiliated

Orthodox

Janis Franklin, President NEW HAVEN MIDDLETOWN

Bikur Cholim Sheveth Achim

Congregation Adath Israel

112 Marvel Road

Mailing address:

New Haven, CT 06515

P.O. Box 337

(203) 387-4699

Middletown, CT 06457

bikurcholim.newhaven@gmail.com

Location: 8 Broad St.

www.congbikurcholim.org

Middletown, CT 06457

Orthodox

(860) 346-4709 office@adathisraelct.org

Chabad of Westville

www.adathisraelct.org

(203) 479-0313

Conservative

chabadofwestville@gmail.com

Rabbi Nelly Altenburger

www.chabadwestville.org Rabbi Chanoch Wineberg

Congregation Beth El-Keser Israel (BEKI) 85 Harrison St. New Haven, CT 06515 (203) 389-2108 office@beki.org www.beki.org Conservative Rabbi Eric Woodward rabbi@beki.org Congregation Beth Israel “Orchard Street Shul” 232 Orchard St. New Haven, CT 06511 (203) 776-1468 orchardstreetshul@att.net www.orchardstreetshul.org Orthodox Rabbi Mendy Hecht Congregation Chabad Lubavitch of New Haven 292 Norton St. New Haven, CT 06511 (203) 548-7702 conglubavitch@gmail.com www.cclnh.org Rabbi Berl Levitin The Towers at Tower Lane 18 Tower Lane New Haven, CT 06519 (203) 772-1816 rebecca@towerlane.org

“My only two news sources are the New York Times and We-Ha.com!” – West Hartford Resident

More than 250,000 page views per month!

www.towerlane.org Unaffiliated Ruth Greenblatt and Sarah Moskowitz, Spiritual Leaders Young Israel of New Haven 305 Bellvue Road P.O. Box 3438 New Haven, CT 06515 salhanick@sbcglobal.net Orthodox

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NEW LONDON Chabad of Eastern Connecticut 135 Plant St. New London, CT 06320 (860) 437-8000 rabbi@chabadect.com www.chabadect.com Rabbi Avrohom Sternberg Congregation Ahavath Chesed 590 Montauk Ave. New London, CT 06320 (860) 442-3234 ahavathchesed@sbcglobal.net Orthodox Rabbi Avrohom Sternberg Congregation Beth El P.O. Box 1310 New London, CT 06320 (860) 442-0418 office@bethel-nl.org www.bethel-nl.org Conservative

Rabbi Kevin Peters is the new assistant rabbi/director of Jewish Education & Youth Programs at Temple Sholom in Greenwich.

Rabbi Earl Kideckel NEW MILFORD

NEWTOWN

Congregation Beth El

Temple Sholom

Congregation Adath Israel

109 East Ave.

122 Kent Road (Route 7)

115 Huntingtown Road

Norwalk, CT 06851

P.O. Box 509

P.O. Box 623

(203) 838-2710

New Milford, CT 06776

Newtown, CT 06470

office@congbethel.org

(860) 354-0273

(203) 426-5188

www.congbethel.org

admin@tsholom.org

office@congadathisrael.org

Conservative

www.tsholom.org

www.congadathisrael.org

Rabbi Ita Paskind

Reform

Conservative

rabbipaskind@congbethel.org

Cantor Laura Breznick

Rabbi Barukh Schectman

NEWINGTON

NORWALK

259 Richards Ave.

Temple Sinai

Beth Israel Chabad

Norwalk, CT 06850

41 West Hartford Road

of Westport/Norwalk

(203) 866-0148

Newington, CT 06111

40 King St.

admin@templeshalomweb.org

(860) 561-1055

Norwalk, CT 06851

www.templeshalomweb.org

templesinaict@gmail.com

(203) 866-0534

Reform

www.sinaict.org

(203) 493-6505

Senior Rabbi/Cantor Shirah Sklar

Reform

info@bethisraelchabad.org

Rabbi Mark Lipson

Rabbi Jeffrey Bennett

bethisraelchabad.org

Associate Rabbi Jason Greenberg

rabbi@sinaict.org

Orthodox-Chabad

Cantor Sabrina Lipton

Rabbi Yehoshua S. Hecht

Temple Shalom

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Rabbi Berl Levitin, who lives on the second floor of a building that houses a Chabad shul, retrieves a Torah scroll and carries it to safety, after a fire engulfed the structure. (Credit: Paul Bass)

NORWICH

ORANGE

Temple Emanuel of

Beth Jacob Synagogue

Chabad of Orange-Woodbridge

Greater New Haven

400 New London Turnpike

261 Derby Ave.

150 Derby Ave.

Norwich, CT 06360

Orange, CT 06477

Orange, CT 06477

(860) 886-2459

(203) 795-7095

(203) 397-3000

bethjacob@snet.net

info@chabadOW.org

office@tegnh.org

www.bethjacob-norwich.org

www.chabadOW.org

www.tegnh.org

Conservative

Rabbi Shea Hecht

Reform

Rabbi Julius Rabinowitz

rabbishea@chabadOW.org

Rabbi Michael Farbman rabbi@tegnh.org

Congregation Brothers

Congregation Or Shalom

of Joseph

205 Old Grassy Hill Road

PUTNAM

2 Broad St. (corner of

Orange, CT 06477

Congregation B’nai Shalom

Washington St.)

(203) 799-2341

P.O. Box 46

Norwich, CT 06360

info@orshalomct.org

125 Church St.

(860) 887-3777

www.orshalomct.org

Putnam, CT 06260

brofjo.tripod.com

Conservative

(860) 928-4496

Orthodox

Rabbi Alvin Wainhaus

congregationbnaishalom.org

Rabbi Chagie Rubin

rabbi@orshalomct.org

Conservative

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RIDGEFIELD

SOUTH WINDSOR

SOUTHINGTON

Chabad Jewish Center

Temple Beth Hillel

Gishrei Shalom

of Ridgefield

20 Baker Lane

Jewish Congregation

27 R West Lane

South Windsor, CT 06074

37 Main St.

Ridgefield, CT 06877

(860) 282-8466

Southington, CT 06489

(203) 403-5372

admin@tbhsw.org

Mailing address: P.O. Box 777

chabadridgefield@gmail.com

www.tbhsw.org

Southington, CT 06489

www.chabadridgefield.com

Reform

(860) 276-9113

Rabbi Sholom Y. Deitsch

Rabbi Jeffrey Glickman

president@gsjc.org

tbhrabbi@gmail.com

www.gsjc.org

Congregation Shir Shalom

Cantor Scott Harris

Reform

46 Peaceable St.

Cantor.scott.harris@gmail.com

Rabbi Alana Wasserman

(203) 438-6589

SOUTHBURY

STAMFORD

(914) 763-3028

B’nai Israel of Southbury

Chabad Lubavitch Stamford

office@ourshirshalom.org

P.O. Box 350

770 High Ridge Road

OurShirShalom.org

444 Main St., North

Stamford, CT 06905

Reform

Southbury, CT 06488

(203) 324-2223

Rabbi David Reiner

(203) 267-3394

info@stamfordchabad.org

Cantor Deborah Katchko-Gray

office@bnaiisraelsouthbury.org

www.stamfordchabad.org

Rabbi Jon R. Haddon, Emeritus

www.bnaiisraelsouthbury.org

Rabbi Moshe Shemtov

Ridgefield, CT 06877

Reform SHELTON

Rabbi Eric Polokoff

Chabad of Shelton/Monroe

rabbi@bnaiisraelsouthbury.org

7 Rosedale Circle Shelton CT, 04484 (203) 364-4149 office@jewishshelton.com Rabbi Shneur Brook SIMSBURY Chabad of the Valley 141 Hopmeadow St. Weatogue, CT 06089 (860) 658-4903 chabadsimsbury@gmail.com www.chabadvalley.com Rabbi Mendel Samuels Farmington Valley Jewish Congregation-Emek Shalom 55 Bushy Hill Road Simsbury, CT 06070 (860) 658-1075 admin@fvjc.org www.fvjc.org Reform Rabbi Rebekah Goldman

The remains of a synagogue in Belarus where the family of artist Marc Chagall worshipped are up for sale to anyone willing to restore the building. (Courtesy Municipality of Vitebsk)

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Young Israel of Stamford 69 Oaklawn Ave. Stamford, CT 06905 (203) 348-3955 www.youngisraelstamford.org Orthodox Rabbi Eli Kohl

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2021 @7PM MOZART & VIVALDI, CHAMBER ORCHESTRA SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2022 @7PM WORLD MUSIC SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2022 @7PM OPERA & ORCHESTRA RETURN For seating in live performance hall or to see these concerts streaming on-line, Tickets are $20 per person; Seniors (65 and over) / students $15. Seating will be limited in accordance with guidance from the CDC, CT state mandates and/or our medical consultants at the time of each concert.

BETH EL TEMPLE IN WEST HARTFORD Where else can music be this heavenly?

2626 Albany Ave., West Hartford • (860) 233-9696 • betheltemplemusic.com

TRUMBULL Chabad Lubavitch Foundation of Southern CT 77 Mt. Pleasant Drive Trumbull, CT 06611 (203) 452-1234 chabadsct@gmail.com Rabbi Sholom B. Stock Congregation B’nai Torah 5700 Main St. Trumbull, CT 06611 (203) 268-6940 office@bnaitorahct.org www.bnaitorahct.org Conservative

Chavurat Aytz Chayim Stamford, CT 06905 (203) 322-6676 contact@chavurah.org www.chavurah.org Unaffilated Rabbi Mark S. Golub

Temple Beth El 350 Roxbury Road Stamford, CT 06902 (203) 322-6901 office@tbe.org www.tbe.org Conservative Rabbi Joshua Hammerman

Congregation Agudath Sholom 301 Strawberry Hill Ave. Stamford, CT 06902 (203) 358-2200 www.CAS-Stamford.org Orthodox Rabbi Daniel Cohen rabbicohen@CAS-Stamford.org Rabbi Moshe Kurtz

rabbi@tbe.org Temple Sinai 458 Lakeside Drive Stamford, CT 06903 (203) 322-1649 info@templesinaistamford.org www.templesinaistamford.org Reform Rabbi Jay TelRav ravtelrav@templesinaistamford.org Cantor Micah Morgovsky

Rabbi Colin Brodie rabbi@bnaitorahct.org Congregation Mishkan Israel 77 Mt. Pleasant Drive Trumbull, CT 06611 (203) 268-0740 mishkanisrael@aol.com mishkanisrael.com Unaffiliated Rabbi Yosef Torenheim Rabbi M. Torenheim, associate rabbi WALLINGFORD Beth Israel Synagogue 22 North Orchard St. P.O. Box 536 Wallingford, CT 06492 (203) 269-5983 stephzimra@yahoo.com www.bethisraelwallingford.org Unaffiliated Rabbi Bruce Alpert bruce@bethisraelwallingford.org

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Chabad of Wallingford

www.bnaishalomwaterbury.com

Beth David Synagogue

174 Center St.

Orthodox

20 Dover Road

Wallingford, CT 06492

Rabbi Yosef Sonnenschein

West Hartford, CT 06119

(203) 265-4012

(860) 236-1241

www.jewishwallingford.org

WATERFORD

office@bethdavidwh.org

Rabbi Baruch Kaplan

Temple Emanu-El

www.bethdavidwh.org

29 Dayton Road

Orthodox

WASHINGTON

P.O. Box 288

Rabbi Yitzchok Adler

Greater Washington Coalition

Waterford, CT 06385

rabbi@bethdavidwh.org

for Jewish Life

(860) 443-3005

P.O. Box 1456

office@tewaterford.org

Beth El Temple

Washington, CT 06793

www.tewaterford.org

2626 Albany Ave.

(860) 868-2434

Reform

West Hartford, CT 06117

jewishlifect@gmail.com

Rabbi Marc Ekstrand

(860) 233-9696

www.jewishlifect.org Sally A. Talarico, Administrative Manager

hsowalsky@bethelwh.org WEST HARTFORD

www.bethelwesthartford.org

Beit Mordechai

Conservative

WATERBURY

1137 Trout Brook Drive

Rabbi Jim Rosen

B’nai Shalom Synagogue

West Hartford, CT 06119

jrosen@bethelwh.org

135 Roseland Ave.

(860) 982-1656

Rabbi Rachel Zerin

Waterbury, CT 06710

(860) 978-4511

Cantor Joseph Ness

(203) 754-4159

beitmordechaiweha@gmail.com

office@bnaishalomwaterbury.com

www.beitmordechai.org Sephardic Orthodox

INSIDE THE YIDDISH BOOK CENTER

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Chabad House

Congregation P’nai Or

Kehilat Chaverim

of Greater Hartford

Services at Flagg Road Church

West Hartford, CT

2352 Albany Ave.

134 Flagg Road

(860) 216-5216

West Hartford, CT 06117

West Hartford, CT 06117

kehilatchaverim@gmail.com

(860) 232-1116

(860) 561-5905

www.kehilatchaverim.org

info@chabadhartford.com

pnaiorct@gmail.com

Unaffiliated Chavurah

www.chabadhartford.com

www.jewishrenewalct.org

Marcey Ginsburg Munoz,

Rabbi Joseph Gopin

Jewish Renewal

Administrator

Rabbi Andrea Cohen-Kiener Congregation Beth Israel

United Synagogues

701 Farmington Ave.

The Emanuel Synagogue

of Greater Hartford

West Hartford, CT 06119

160 Mohegan Drive

205 Mohawk Drive

(860) 233-8215

West Hartford, CT 06117

West Hartford, CT 06117

bethisrael@cbict.org

(860) 236-1275

(860) 586-8067

www.cbict.org

www.emanuelsynagogue.org

(718) 679-4446

Reform

Conservative

ostro770@hotmail.com

Rabbi Michael Pincus

Rabbi David J. Small

Orthodox

rabbipincus@gmail.com

rabbismall@emanuelsynagogue.org

Rabbi Eli Ostrozynski

Rabbi Andi Fliegel

Cantor Daniela Risman

Cantor Stephanie Kupfer

Young Israel of West Hartford 2240 Albany Ave. West Hartford, CT 06117 (860) 233-3084 www.youngisraelwh.org Orthodox Rabbi Tuvia Brander rabbi@youngisraelwh.org

West Hartford’s Beth David Synagogue and Young Israel of West Hartford, were among 35 North American shuls to be awarded post-Covid grants by the OU to help bring worshippers back in.

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WESTPORT Beit Chaverim Synagogue of Westport/Norwalk 85 Post Road West Westport, CT 06880 (203) 227-3333 office@beitchaverim.com www.beitchaverim.com Modern Orthodox Rabbi Greg Wall rabbi@beitchaverim.com Chabad Lubavitch of Westport 79 Newtown Turnpike Westport, CT 06880 (203) 226-8584 office@chabadofwestport.com www.jewishwestport.com Rabbi Yehudah Leib Kantor Chabad Lubavitch Schneerson Center for Jewish Life, CT 191 Post Road West

Temple Israel 14 Coleytown Road Westport, CT 06880 (203) 227-1293 info@tiwestport.org www.tiwestport.org Reform Rabbi Michael S. Friedman Cantor Julia Cadrain Rabbi Zach Plesent, Assistant Rabbi Rabbi Elana Nemitoff-Bresler, Rabbi Educator WETHERSFIELD Temple Beth Torah 130 Main St. Wethersfield, CT 06109 (860) 529-2410 tbt.w.ct@gmail.com

WILLIMANTIC Temple B’nai Israel 383 Jackson St. Willimantic, CT 06226 (860) 423-3743 office@templebnaiisrael.org www.templebnaiisrael.org Reconstructionist Rabbi Jeremy Schwartz ravjeremy@templebnaiisrael.org WINSTED Temple Beth Israel P.O. Box 63 74 Park Place East Winsted, CT 06098 (860) 379-8923 Unaffiliated

templebethtorahwethersfield.org Unaffiliated Rabbi Alan Lefkowitz ravalan@comcast.net

Westport, CT 06880 (203) 635-4118 info@schneersoncenter.org www.schneersoncenter.org Rabbi Levi Stone Congregation for Humanistic Judaism of Fairfield County P.O. Box 82 Westport, CT 06881 (203) 293-8867 info@humanisticjews.org www.humanisticjews.org Steven Getz, President TCS 30 Hillspoint Road Westport, CT 06880 (203) 454-4673 execdir@tcs-westport.org www.tcs-westport.org Conservative Rabbi Jeremy Wiederhorn Cantor Luis Cattan

Avram Freedberg, a member of Congregation Agudath Shalom in Stamford, was among eight men honored by Connecticut’s Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs at its Keeper of the Flame event in March.

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WOODBRIDGE

WEEKEND, SUMMER, HIGH HOLIDAY ONLY CONGREGATIONS

NEW LONDON

cbj.receptionist@gmail.com

PNAI shORe

(860) 443-1987

www.bnaijacob.org

Services in members’ homes,

Orthodox

Conservative

Westport to Madison

Rabbi Rona Shapiro

(203) 315-0269

OLD LYME

rayzlrich@gmail.com

Congregation Beth El

WOODBURY

www.jewishrenewalct.org

32 Gorton Ave.

Beth El Synagogue

Jewish Renewal, ALEPH,

Old Colony Beach

CornerStone Professional Park,

National Havurah Committee

Old Lyme, CT 06371

Suite B 101

Rayzl Feuer, Mashpiah Ruchanit/Jewish

Summer & High Holidays only

47 Sherman Hill Road

Reverend

(860) 434-5297

Congregation B’nai Jacob 75 Rimmon Road Woodbridge, CT 06525 (203) 389-2111

Woodbury, CT 06798

Temple Israel Open July through Labor Day 73 Park St. New London, CT 06320

Conservative

(203) 264-4500

DANBURY

info@bethelwoodburyct.org

Congregation Mount Moses

www.bethelwoodburyct.org

Shabbat services May-October;

Conservative

Holiday services

Rabbi Jesse Nagelberg

ERUVIM

76 Post Road

Fairfield/Bridgeport Eruv, Inc.

Danbury, CT 06810

(203) 906-6296

B.J. Diffenbacher, president

mount_moses@yahoo.com Traditional, non-denominational

New Haven Eruv, Inc. Weekly status (203) 387-3897 www.nheruv.org Norwalk/Westport Community Eruv Maintained by Beit Chaverim Synagogue of Westport/Norwalk (203) 227-3333 www.beitchaverim.com Stamford Eruv (203) 358-2200 www.cas-stamford.org/eruv Waterbury Eruv Friday status (815) 377-3726 West Hartford Eruv (860) 232-6417

Steven D. Ginsburg, executive director of the Anti-Defamation League of Connecticut, Michael Bloom, executive director of the Jewish Federation Association of Connecticut, and Rabbi Michael Farbman, spiritual leader of Temple Emanuel of Greater New Haven are among 25 people recently appointed by Governor Ned Lamont to serve as members of the newly formed Connecticut Hate Crimes Advisory Council.

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www.youngisraelwh.org Yale Eruv New Haven, CT Weekly status (203) 387-3897


RELIGIOUS GOVERNING BODIES Rabbinical Council of Connecticut 40 King St. Norwalk, CT 06851 (203) 866-0534 rabbihecht@bethisraelct.org Rabbi Yehoshua S. Hecht, President Rabbi Albert Feldman, Honorary President

SUPERVISING AUTHORITIES Connecticut Kosher Kashruth Certifying Agency 40 King St., Norwalk, CT 06851 (203) 866-0534 Rabbi Yehoshua S. Hecht Hartford Kashrut Commission West Hartford, CT 06119 (860) 236-1241 rabbi@bethdavidwh.org www.hartfordkashrut.org Rabbi Yitzchok Adler, Rabbinic Administrator Vaad HaKashrus of Fairfield County rabbi@ctvaad.org www.ctvaad.org

Meredith Abel-Berei, left, and Andrea Gussak, right (seen here with Crown Market catering manager Mike Hansen) — second-generation members of Connecticut catering families — joined gastronomical forces with West Hartford’s Crown Market to form Royal Catering and Events. Gussak will serve as executive chef of both Crown Market and Royal Catering and Events. Abel-Berei will serve as director of catering for the new enterprise. Supervised by the Hartford Kashrut Commission (HKC), Royal Catering.

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LIFECYCLE CHEVRA KADISHA Chevra Kadisha of Greater Hartford P.O. Box 370371

CEMETERY ASSOCIATIONS

lvaeth@jewishhartford.org www.JewishHartford.org Lisa K. Vaeth, Director

Some cemetery associations arrange

West Hartford, CT 06137

burials for any member of the Jewish

Beth Alom Cemetery Association

(860) 690-7286

faith, regardless of synagogue affiliation.

48 Allen St.

(860) 983-6078

Call for information.

New Britain, CT 06053

irigw@aol.com

(860) 225-1981

Bernie Weinberg

FAIRFIELD COUNTY

Gene Wittenberg

Beth Israel Cemetery

Hartford Mutual Society

225-230 Richards Ave.

(561) 429-6226

Chevra Kadisha of New Haven

Norwalk, CT 06850

Jeffrey Kaplan, Financial Secretary

(203) 782-9378

(203) 866-0534

Jkaplan715@gmail.com

Rabbi Yechezkel Schlingenbaum

(203) 247-6289

Martin London, Sexton

bethisraelct@gmail.com

(860) 219-9248

www.bethisraelchabad.org

Cell: (860) 573-9359

Jewish Cemetery Association

Piaterer Verein Society

of Fairfield County

of Hartford, Inc.

Hebrew Sick Benefit Association, Adath

15 Arrowhead Circle

Israel, Farband, Agudas Achim

Newington, CT 06111

Chevra Kadisha of Stamford (203) 358-2200

In September, 100+ headstones were smashed at Tablada Cemetery, a Jewish cemetery in Buenos Aires, Argentina, that had seen similar damage in 2009. The cemetery contains the

1400 Black Rock Turnpike Fairfield, CT 06825

NEW HAVEN COUNTY

(203) 452-1221

Hebrew Burial & Free Loan

Martin H. Green, Manager

Association of New Haven, Inc.

remains of many victims of the 1994 terrorist bombing at the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires. AMIA, the umbrella of Argentine Jewish communities, condemned “neglect and lack of control”

P.O. Box 6063 Loyalty Cemetery Association

Hamden, CT 06517

1200 Fairfield Woods Road

West Haven, CT 06516

Fairfield, CT 06825

(203) 772-8488

(203) 452-1221

www.hbflanh.org

Martin H. Green, Manager

Karen Brown, President

David Levy, President

by law enforcement around the cemetery. (Wikimedia Commons/Dario Alpern)

Independent Vilner Lodge HARTFORD COUNTY

Jewish Burial and Fraternal

Association of Jewish

Organization

Cemeteries of Greater Hartford

49 Derby Ave.

Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford

Orange, CT 06477

Zachs Campus

(203) 393-3584

333 Bloomfield Ave. Suite C

Robert Bogdanoff

West Hartford, CT 06117

Mark A. Leventhal, Co-Presidents

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HEBREW FUNERAL ASSOCIATION, INC. est. 1898 and MOLLOY FUNERAL HOME, est. 1909 Serving Greater Hartford for 4 generations Member Connecticut Funeral Directors Association (CFDA), Past-Presidents & Board Members of CFDA

Two generations of two separate community funeral service providers under one roof. Working with you to honor the living and the dead. Generations of combined experience and understanding of traditional and changing funeral choices for all faiths. Bridging the gap between religious and non-traditional choices such as cremation. Pre-paid funeral trusts • Chapel, graveside and military funerals Non-traditional choices handled in collaboration Teaching & performing Tahara according to traditional Jewish burial rituals 24-hour response • We accept Funeral Trusts from other Funeral Homes

LEONARD J. HOLTZ, EXECUTIVE FUNERAL DIRECTOR

906 FARMINGTON AVE, WEST HARTFORD Hebrew Funeral Association • 860.888.6919 • hebrewfuneralasn@aol.com • www.hebrewfuneral.com Molloy Funeral Home • 860.232.1322 • info@molloyfuneralhome.com • www.molloyfuneralhome.com

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Jewish Cemetery Association

To honor our loved ones With respect to tradition and heritage

ABRAHAM L. GREEN and SON FUNERAL HOME 88 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT 203.255.8993 or 888.256.8993

of Greater New Haven 360 Amity Road New Haven, CT 06525 (203) 387-2424, ext. 303 Andrew Hodes, Executive Director Jewish Cemetery Association of Greater Waterbury (203) 910-2632

Our family has served the Jewish community for over 70 years – with compassion, understanding and dignity. Pre-arrangements and pre-paid funeral trusts will ensure complete fulfillment of your wishes.

Marcia Tishman, Executive Director Or Shalom/B.I.S.C. Cemetery Association Congregation Or Shalom 205 Old Grassy Hill Road Orange, CT 06477 (203) 929-3535

Samuel Green, licensed in Connecticut and Florida Jonathan Green, licensed in Connecticut and New York

Eric Hendlin, President

www.greensfuneralhome.com

NEW LONDON COUNTY Norwich Hebrew Benevolent Association 595 West Main St., PMB #44 Norwich, CT 06360 (860) 887-0896

FUNERAL HOMES The following funeral homes and organizations perform some tasks associated with Jewish burial customs.

Providing

compassionate care for over 75 years.

It is best to inquire directly to gauge the extent of their knowledge and experience in relationship to family needs. (In alphabetical order) Abraham L. Green and Son Funeral Home 88 Beach Road Fairfield, CT 06824

Owned and Operated by the Carmon Family

888.688.8475

carmonfuneralhome.com Windsor • Poquonock • Granby • Suffield South Windsor • Rockville • Vernon • Avon 30 | 2021 ALL THINGS JEWISH ®

Toll-free (888) 256-8993 (203) 255-8993 info@greensfuneralhome.com www.greensfuneralhome.com Samuel A. Green, Lic. CT & Fla. Jonathan Green, Lic. CT & NY


Carmon Community

Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral

Robert E. Shure

Funeral Home

2900 Summer St.

Funeral Home

807 Bloomfield Ave.

Stamford, CT 06905

543 George St.

Windsor, CT 06095

(203) 327-1313

New Haven, CT 06511

Toll-free (888) 688-8475

www.dignitymemorial.com

(203) 562-8244

(860) 688-2200

Fax: (203) 562-3222

www.carmonfh.com

Manchester Funeral Home

reshurefh@aol.com

info@carmonfh.com

142 East Center St.,

shurefuneralhome.com

John C. Carmon, President

Manchester, CT 06040

James M. Shure, Funeral Director

(860) 643-6226 Hebrew Funeral Association, Inc.

contact@manchesterfh.com

Weinstein Mortuary, Inc.

906 Farmington Ave.

www.manchesterfh.com

640 Farmington Ave.

West Hartford, CT 06119

Glenn Blumenstein, Funeral Director and

Hartford, CT 06105

Cell (860) 888-6919

Owner

(860) 233-2675

Toll-free (866) 596-2337

Toll-free: (877) 233-2680

(860) 224-2337

Potter Funeral Home

Fax: (860) 233-2680

Hebrewfuneralasn@aol.com

456 Jackson St.

weinsteinmortuary@comcast.net

Leonard Holtz,

Willimantic, CT 06226

www.weinsteinmortuary.com

Executive Funeral Director

(860) 423-2211 contact@potterfh.com www.potterfuneralhome.com Glenn Blumenstein, Funeral Director and Owner

640 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut 06105

860.233.2675 • Toll Free: 877.233.2680 weinsteinmortuary@comcast.net • www.weinsteinmortuary.com

Central Connecticut’s ONLY Jewish Funeral Home An 81-year dedication to serving and honoring the memories of families Michael P. Weinstein, Morton Weinstein Zachary Zimmerman and Lauren Gee Member of The Jewish Funeral Directors of America 2021 ALL THINGS JEWISH ® | 31


BARRY A. MEISEL, M.D. CERTIFIED MOHEL n OB/GYN n Former Chair: Brit Milah Board of Reform Judaism

n Over 25 years experience

MIKVAH FAIRFIELD COUNTY Mikvah Israel 1326 Stratfield Road

n Meaningful Service

Fairfield, CT 06432

n Compassionate Ritual

(203) 374-2191

n References Available

914.659.5127

bameiselmd@aol.com • www.moyelmd.com

By appointment only The Minnie Manger-Marcia Lieberman Mikvah At Congregation Agudath Sholom 301 Strawberry Hill Ave.

Providing a warm, caring and inclusive Brit Milah experience

Stamford, CT 06902 (203) 964-1928 appointment@stamfordmikvah.org

Ronald Buckman, MD, Mohel

www.cas-stamford.org

Over 30 years of experience doing circumcisions. Board Certified, Brit Kodesh graduate. Serving Connecticut, Massachusetts and internationally.

Mikveh Bess Israel

860-646-0649 • www.CTmohel.com S.L. ZOCCO MEMORIALS, INC. MONUMENTS CEMETERY LETTERING BRONZE & GRANITE MARKERS

804 BLUE HILLS AVE.

860.242.7371

BLOOMFIELD, CT 06002

860.242.5881

SERVING ALL FAITHS IN ALL CEMETERIES

zoccomemorials.net

HARTFORD COUNTY of West Hartford 61 North Main St. West Hartford, CT 06107 (203) 200-9992 NEW HAVEN COUNTY Mikvah Israel of Waterbury B’nai Shalom Synagogue 135 Roseland Ave. Waterbury, CT 06710 (203) 754-4150 Mikvah Tcharna of Waterbury 186 Roseland Ave. Waterbury, CT 06710 Appointments: (203) 754-4150 New Haven Mikvah Society, Inc.

Daley-Connerton Memorial Co. SERVING THE JEWISH COMMUNITY SINCE 1904

Rick Boucher, Owner Dawn Morganson, Sales 855 Blue Hills Avenue, Bloomfield, CT

860.242.4133

daleyconnerton@aol.com • daleyconnerton.com M-F 9-5, Sat. 10-2 or call for after hours appt.

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86 Hubinger St. New Haven, CT 06511 (203) 387-2184 Women’s Lubavitch Mikveh 16 Colony Road New Haven, CT 06511 (203) 909-5850


NEW LONDON COUNTY Mikvah Mei Menachem 25 Pacific St. New London, CT 06320 (860) 235-9714 (860) 442-6245 By appointment only Maryashi Sternberg, Shomeret Congregation Brothers of Joseph Mikvah 2 Broad St. Norwich, CT 06360 (860) 887-3777

MOHELIM Rabbi Yitzchok Adler Beth David Synagogue 20 Dover Road West Hartford, CT 06119 (860) 236-1241 Cell: (860) 798-9555 rabbi@bethdavidwh.org Ronald Buckman, MD 921 Boston Turnpike Bolton, CT 06043

Two years after Boston’s Hebrew College sold its distinctive building to pay off debt, the 100-year-old pluralistic institution announced that it will move to the Temple Reyim campus in the Boston suburb of Newtown, which is already home to Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters Community Mikveh and Education Center, and the Zamir Chorale of Boston.

(860) 646-0649 RonBuckman@CTmohel.com www.CTmohel.com

MONUMENTS

RABBINICAL SERVICES

Martin H. Green Memorials

Rabbi Steven J. Mason,

& Lettering

M.S.W., D.Min.

6395 Main St.

300 Hebron Ave., Suite 217

Trumbull, CT 06611

Glastonbury, CT 06033

(203) 452-1221

West Hartford, CT 06119

Martin H. Green

(860) 659-2698 info@interfaithmarriages.com

Selected Memorials

www.interfaithmarriages.com

640 Farmington Ave. Hartford, CT 06105 (860) 233-2675 Toll-Free: (877) 233-2680 Fax: (860) 233-2680

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JEWISH FEDERATIONS & JEWISH COMMUNITY Jewish Federation

Jewish Federation

of Eastern Connecticut

of Greater New Haven

JFACT, Jewish Federation

28 Channing St.

360 Amity Road

Jewish Federations

New London, CT 06320

Woodbridge, CT 06525

JFACT, Jewish Federation

(860) 442-8062

(203) 387-2424

Association of Connecticut

office@jfec.com

info@jewishnewhaven.org

40 Woodland St.

www.jfec.com

www.jewishnewhaven.org

Hartford, CT 06105

Carin Savel, Executive Director

Judy Alperin, CEO

(860) 727-5771

Carin.savel@jfec.com

JEWISH FEDERATIONS

aweber@jfact.org www.jfact.org

The Jewish Federation

Michael Bloom, Executive Director

of Western CT 444 Main St. North

Federation for Jewish

Southbury, CT 06488

Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County

(203) 267-3177

4200 Park Ave., Suite 300

www.jfed.net

Bridgeport, CT 06604

Gary Jones, Executive Director

(203) 226-8197 www.jewishphilanthropyct.org

United Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford, New Canaan and Darien

UJA-JCC Greenwich

1035 Newfield Ave., Suite 200

1 Holly Hill Lane

Stamford, CT 06905

Greenwich, CT 06830

(203) 321-1373

(203) 552-1818

office@ujf.org

pam@ujafedgreenwich.org

www.ujf.org

www.ujajcc.org

Diane Sloyer, CEO

Pamela Ehrenkranz, CEO Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford Zachs Campus 333 Bloomfield Ave., Suite C West Hartford, CT 06117 (860) 232-4483 Fax: (860) 232-5221 info@jewishhartford.org www.JewishHartford.org David Waren, President & CEO

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JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCILS Jewish Community Relations Council of Stamford United Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford, New Canaan and Darien 1035 Newfield Ave. Stamford, CT 06905 (203) 321-1373 Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Hartford Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford Zachs Campus 333 Bloomfield Ave., Suite C, West Hartford, CT 06117 (860) 727-6167 Fax: (860) 232-5221 abutter@jewishhartford.org www.JewishHartford.org Alana Butter, Director Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater New Haven Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven 360 Amity Road


Woodbridge, CT 06525

Brownstein Jewish

Jewish Community Foundation

(203) 387-2424, ext. 308

Family Service

of Greater Hartford

jeshifmanberman@jewishnewhaven.org

444 Main St. North

Zachs Campus

www.jewishnewhaven.org

Southbury, CT 06488

333 Bloomfield Ave., Suite D

Eliraz Shifman Berman, Director

(203) 267-3177, ext. 310

West Hartford, CT 06117

Fax: (203) 267-3392

(860) 523-7460

www.jfed.net

Fax: (860) 231-0576

Jewish Community Relations

info@jcfhartford.org

Council of Greater New Haven Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven

The Elaine and James Schoke Jewish

www.jcfhartford.org

360 Amity Road

Family Service

Jacob Schreiber, President and CEO

Woodbridge, CT 06525

of Fairfield County

(203) 387-2424

196 Greyrock Place

Jewish Federation

www.jewishnewhaven.org

Stamford, CT 06901

of Greater New Haven

(203) 921-4161

360 Amity Road

mgreenberg@ctjfs.org

Woodbridge, CT 06525

www.ctjfs.org

(203) 387-2424, ext. 382

Matt Greenberg, CEO

Foundation@jewishnewhaven.org

Bridgeport Satellite Office:

www.newhavenjewishfoundation.org

4200 Park Ave., Suite 300

www.jewishlegacynewhaven.org

Bridgeport, CT 06604

Lisa Stanger, Esq., Executive Director

JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES Jewish Family Services 222 Post Road, 2nd Floor Fairfield, CT 06824 (203) 336-5438 info@jfsct.org Harvey Paris, President Jewish Family Services of Greenwich 1 Holly Hill Lane Greenwich, CT 06830 (203) 622-1881 rkornfeld@jfsgreenwich.org

(203) 454-4992 Jewish Family Services of Greater Hartford 333 Bloomfield Ave., Suite A West Hartford, CT 06117 (860) 236-1927 info@jfshartford.org http://jfshartford.org Katie Hanley, CEO

www.jfsgreenwich.org

Jewish Family Service

JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS

of Greater New Haven

Jewish Community

1440 Whalley Ave.

Foundation

New Haven, CT 06515

Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of

Toll-free (866) 389-5599

Fairfield County

(203) 389-5599

4200 Park Ave., Suite 300

shagan@jfsnh.org

Bridgeport, CT 06604

www.jfsnh.org

(203) 226-8197

Rachel Kornfeld, Executive Director

Amy G. Rashba, Executive Director

Jewish Federation Endowment of Western CT 444 Main St. North Southbury, CT 06488 www.jfed.net (203) 267-3177, ext. 308

Jewish Federation Association of Connecticut

JFACT is… A legislative representative for the 7 Connecticut Jewish Federations & their associated agencies. Lobbies for legislation that is of interest to Connecticut’s Jewish community and support of Israel. Working in collaboration with a variety of interfaith and secular nonprofit agencies.

GET CONNECTED NOW

Michael Bloom, Executive Director

860.727.5701 mbloom@jfact.org

Ayelet Weber, Director of Operations

860.727.5771 aweber@jfact.org

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In July, at B’nai Tikvoh-Sholom in Bloomfield, Governor Ned Lamont was joined by legislators and faith leaders, including Michael Bloom, executive director of the Jewish Federations Association of Connecticut and Rabbi Deborah Cantor (shown here), to announce the release of $3.8 million in security grants for houses of worship.

To better protect members of the Jewish communities who attend area synagogues, day schools, etc., the Jewish Federations in Southern and Western Connecticut announced a new partnership with the Secure Community Network (SCN) to launch a new regional security program, including the hiring of a regional security advisor. SCN is the official safety and security organization of the Jewish community in North America. With the announcement of the Community Security Initiative (CSI), Southern/Western CT joins the growing network of Federations and communities partnering with SCN to launch community-based security initiatives designed around an “All Threats, All Hazards” approach to preparedness, safety, security, and resiliency.

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In August, the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford’s giving circles, JewGood Hartford for young professionals and the Lillian Fund for women, awarded $10,000 grants to two local nonprofits that help empower children, youth and families: COMPASS Youth Collaborative of Hartford received a grant to support COMPASS Junior Peacebuilders; and Klingberg Family Centers of New Britain received a grant to support Klingberg Children’s Advocacy Center.

In April 2020, Jewish Family Services of Greater Hartford launched a free and confidential emotional support hotline. JFS ONCALL is not a crisis line, nor is it a replacement for therapeutic telehealth appointments. Rather, JFS ONCALL is an outlet for community members to express their worries, be heard, and gain support — an essential service anytime, but especially during the stressful pandemic. “JFS is on the forefront of responding to persons impacted by this pandemic in many different ways and we are prepared to provide the requisite services as the needs increase,” said JFS President Pia Rosenberg Toro.

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ISRAEL ADVOCACY American Friends of Jordan River

AMIT Children

Jewish Agency for Israel

Village Foundation

817 Broadway

Toll-free (866) 835-0430

A Hole in the Wall Camp in Israel

New York, NY 10003

www.jewishagency.org

244 Madison Ave., Suite 482

Toll-free (800) 989-AMIT

New York, NY 10016

info@amitchildren.org

Jewish National Fund

(888) 999-3054

www.amitchildren.org

Toll-free (800) JNF-0099

www.afjrv.org

www.jnf.org Development Corporation

New England

for Israel/Israel Bonds

Administrative Center

American Friends of Magen David

210 Union Wharf

78 Randall Ave.

Adom (AFMDA)

Boston, MA 02109

Rockville Centre, NY 11570

352 7th Ave., Suite 400

Toll-free (800) 916-1918

shefez@jnf.org

New York, NY 10001

(860) 656-2110

Sara Hefez, Executive Director,

Toll-free (866) 632-2763

(860) 230-4217

New England and the Capital Region

(212) 757-1627

Fax: (860) 236-4526

Fax: (212) 757-4662

hartford@israelbonds.com

NA’AMAT USA

info@afmda.org

www.israelbonds.com

Eastern Area

northeast@afmda.org

Barbara.Starr@israelbonds.com

2302 Avenue U. Box 298

gail@afjrv.org

Brooklyn, N.Y. 11229 Americans for a Safe Israel (AFSI)

Friends of Israel Defense Forces

(212) 563-4962

1751 2nd Ave.

(FIDF)

Eastern.area@Naamat.org

New York, NY 10128

Tri-State Region

Ange Nadel, Director

Toll-free (800) 235-3658

Anat Chavkin, Director of

info@afsi.org

Westchester and CT

ORT America

www.afsi.org

(646) 274-9669

75 Maiden Lane, 10th Floor

American Friends of

Israeli Hosting Committee

Toll-free (800) 519-2678

the Hebrew University

124 Fuller Drive

(212) 505-7700

One Battery Park Plaza,

West Hartford, CT 06117

Fax: (212) 674-3051

25th Floor

(860) 523-1704

info@ORTamerica.org

New York, NY 10004

CLCTSTAMPS@comcast.net

www.ORTamerica.org

(800) 567-AFHU (2348)

Jeff Rudolph, Chair

New York, NY 10038

Southern New England

www.afhu.org Israelis-in-CT

Consortium (SNEC)

American Israel Public

israelisinct@hotmail.com

& Israeli Young Emissary Program

Affairs Committee (AIPAC)

www.facebook.com/israelisinct/

Partnership2Gether, Inc.

www.aipac.org

www.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/

Amir Cohen, Coordinator

New England Regional Office

israelisinct/info

(508) 997-7471

(617) 399-2562

Relly Coleman, President

office@jewishnewbedford.org

nereg@aipac.org

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Joshua Solomon, owner of the Hartford Yard Goats baseball team and co-founder and president of The DSF Group, was named recipient of the 2021 Jewish National Fund-USA’s (JNF-USA) prestigious Tree of Life Award, in recognition of his outstanding community involvement and dedication to the cause of American-Israeli friendship.

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) announced that it will not host a policy conference in 2022, the second consecutive year it has made the decision citing ongoing COVID-19 pandemic concerns. Another concern was that activists may not be able to fully access congressional offices on the last day of the conference, when thousands of activists lobby in person. AIPAC opted not to run a conference online. Here, former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg speaks at AIPAC’s 2020 policy conference. (Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images)

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JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTERS UJA-JCC Greenwich

JCC of Western CT

JCC of Greater New Haven

1 Holly Hill Lane

JCC Without Walls

360 Amity Road

Greenwich, CT 06830

444 Main St. North

Woodbridge, CT 06525

(203) 552-1818

Southbury, CT 06488

(203) 387-2424

pam@ujajcc.org

(203) 267-3177

membership@jccnh.org

Pam Ehrenkranz, CEO

www.jfed.net

www.jccnh.org Scott Cohen, Executive Director

The JCC in Sherman

JCC of Stamford

9 Route 39 South

1035 Newfield Ave.

Mandell Jewish

P.O. Box 282

Stamford, CT 06905

Community Center

Sherman, CT 06784

(203) 322-7900

Zachs Campus

(860) 355-8050

www.stamfordjcc.org

335 Bloomfield Ave.

info@jccinsherman.org

Marshall Kurland, CEO

West Hartford, CT 06117

www.jccinsherman.org

mkurland@stamfordjcc.org

(860) 236-4571 Fax: (860) 233-0802 www.mandelljcc.org David Jacobs, Executive Director

In June, the Mandell JCC was recognized as ‘Nonprofit of the Year’ by the West Hartford Chamber of Commerce. The JCC was honored along with other members of the community for its positive impact during the COVID-19 pandemic. Said Executive Director David Jacobs. “The way our staff pivoted during this crisis is nothing short of inspiring.” The Mandell JCC closed its doors on March 13, 2020 and was running online the next day with a host of free programs.

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OCT. 5 - NOV. 16, 2021

3 RELIGIONS | 3 ARTISTS | 1 PROPHET

Chase Family Gallery | Mandell JCC Free & Open to All Visit www.mandelljcc.org/Abraham for more information and programs.

Proof of vaccination required. www.mandelljcc.org/vaccine

Sinan Hussein

Qais Al Sindy

Shai Azoulay

What’s New at the Mandell JCC Zachs Campus | 335 Bloomfield Ave. | West Hartford, CT 06117 | 860-236-4571 | www.mandelljcc.org

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GUY MINTUS TRIO

A GERSHWIN PLAYGROUND NOVEMBER 21, 2021 | 7:00 PM

HERBERT & EVELYN GILMAN THEATER

Tickets: $25/$18 students | www.mandelljcc.org/tix

Tuesday, Nov. 2 | 7:30pm

Sunday, Nov 14 | 7:30pm

Sunday, Nov. 7 | 3:00pm

Monday, Nov. 15 | 8:00pm

Sunday, Nov. 7 | 7:30pm

Tuesday, Nov. 16 | 7:30pm

Michael Bar-Zohar - The Mossad Amazons Lucy Adlington - The Dressmakers of Auschwitz Mark Oppenheimer - Squirrel Hill

Andrew Feiler - A Better Life for Their Children

Alice Hoffman - The Book of Magic: A Novel

Monday, Nov. 8 | 8:00pm

Nick Davis - Competing with Idiots: Herman and Joe Mankiewicz, a Dual Portrait

Tuesday, Nov. 9 | 8:00pm

Ivan Maisel - I Keep Trying to Catch His Eye

Thursday, Nov. 11 | 7:30pm

Wayne Federman and Annabelle Gurwitch Laughter IS the Best Medicine!

Nicole Krauss - To Be a Man: Stories Dorie Greenspan - Baking with Dorie: A Cookbook Andrew Lawler - Under Jerusalem

Wednesday, Nov. 17 | 7:30pm Sunday, Nov. 21 | 7:30pm

Thank You Mandell JCC Partner

WWW.MANDELLJCC.ORG/BOOKFESTIVAL Kathy Binder & Kathy Fishman, Co-Chairs

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COMMUNITY GROUPS & ORGANIZATIONS BENEVOLENT ORGANIZATIONS Jewish Children’s Service Organization P.O. Box 370386 West Hartford, CT 06117 JCSOHartford.org Lois Berkowitz, President Jewish Home for Children Foundation 129 Church St., Suite 806 New Haven, CT 06510 (203) 903-8792 jewishhomeforchildrenct @gmail.com www.jewishhomeforchildrenct.org Michael Greenberg, President Community Advocacy Anti-Defamation League Connecticut Regional Office (203) 288-6500 Fax: (203) 288-8010 Connecticut@adl.org connecticut.adl.org

GENEALOGICALHISTORICAL SOCIETIES

of Greater Hartford

International Association of

Zachs Campus

Jewish Genealogical Societies

333 Bloomfield Ave.

www.iajgs.org

West Hartford, CT 06117 (860) 727-6171

Congregation Beth Israel

erose@jewishhartford.org

“Orchard Street Shul”

www.jhsgh.org

232 Orchard St.

Elizabeth Rose, Executive Director

New Haven, CT 06511 (203) 776-1468

Jewish Historical Society of

orchardstreetshul.@att.net

Greater New Haven, Inc.

www.orchardstreetshul.org

270 Fitch St. P.O. Box 3251

The Jewish Genealogical Society

New Haven, CT 06515

of Connecticut, Inc.

(203) 392-6125

Programs held at Temple Sinai,

info@jewishhistorynh.org

41 West Hartford Rd., Newington

jewishhistorynh.org

info@jgsct.org

Burton Levine & Marjorie Drucker,

www.jgsct.org

Co-Presidents

Gail Kalson Reynolds, President Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County Mailing address: P.O. Box 16918 Stamford, CT 06905 Archives, Judaic Library & Offices At 990 Hope St. Rear Stamford, CT 06907 (203) 359-2196 info@jhsfc-ct.org archives@jhsfc-ct.org www.jhsfc-ct.org

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Jewish Historical Society


HOLOCAUST

Holocaust Hidden Children & Families

Fax: (617) 787-7853

of Greater Hartford

feedback@camera.org

Voices of Hope

49 West Ridge Drive

www.camera.org

20 Waterside Drive, Suite 100

West Hartford, CT 06117

Andrea Levin, President

Farmington, CT 06032

friedmane@att.net

& Executive Director

(860) 470-5591

Esia Baran Friedman, President

info@ctvoicesofhope.org

(860) 231-8733

www.ctvoicesofhope.org

Connecticut Jewish Ledger 40 Woodland St.

Kathy Fishman, Executive Director

Holocaust Child

Hartford, CT 06015

Robin Landau, Director of Programs and

Survivors of CT, Inc.

(860) 231-2424

Development

20 Tubbs Spring Court

Judie Jacobson, Editor

Weston, CT 06883

judiej@jewishledger.com

The Holocaust Education Resource

(203) 226-3092

and Outreach (HERO) Center

www.hcs-ct.org

(JBS) Jewish Broadcasting Service

(Joint initiative of Voices of Hope and

Agnes M. Vertes, President

P.O. Box 360

Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic

Stamford, CT 06904

Studies)

(203) 536-6914

200 Bloomfield Ave. West Hartford, CT 06117 (860) 470-5591 HEROcenter@ctvoicesofhope.org Sarah Snyder, Director Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies

MEDIA

mail@jbstv.org

CAMERA: Committee for

esamers@jbstv.org

Accuracy in Middle East

www.jbstv.org

Reporting in America

Rabbi Mark S. Golub,

P.O. Box 35040

President and CEO

Boston, MA 02135 (617) 789-3672

Yale University Library P.O. Box 208240 New Haven, CT 06520-8240 (203) 432-1879 fortunoff.archive@yale.edu https://fortunoff.library.yale.edu/ Stephen Naron, Director Stephen.naron@yale.edu Strochlitz Holocaust Resource Center of the Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut 28 Channing St. New London, CT 06320 (860) 442-8062 www.jfec.com programcoordinator@jfec.com Tammy Kaye, Coordinator

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PRIMER – Connecticut

Washington, DC 20005

The Tribe – For Graduate Students and

(Promoting Responsibility in

(202) 667-3900

Young Professionals

Middle East Reporting)

info@jinsa.org

Congregation Beth Israel

50 Miamis Road

www.jinsa.org

701 Farmington Ave.

West Hartford, CT 06117

West Hartford, CT 06119

info@primerct.org

(860) 233-8215, ext. 2340

www.primerct.org Mark Fishman, President Alan Stein, President Emeritus

SINGLES & SOCIAL GROUPS Jewish Forties & Fifties (JFF) Jewish Family Services of Greenwich

PUBLIC POLICY ADVOCACY

1 Holly Hill Lane

American Jewish Committee

www.jfsgreenwich.org

National Headquarters

mail@jfsgreenwich.org

Greenwich, CT 06830 (203) 622-1881

(212) 751-4000 pr@ajc.org

Jewish Network of Young Couples

ajc.org

Temple Sholom

David Harris, CEO

300 East Putnam Ave. Greenwich, CT 06830

JINSA (The Jewish Institute

(203) 869-7191

for National Security of America)

www.templesholom.com/jnyc

1101 14th St., NW, Suite 1030

JNYCGreenwich@gmail.com

bethisrael@cbict.org SAGE Seniors for Arts, Growth & Education Congregation Beth Israel 701 Farmington Ave. West Hartford, CT 06119 (860) 233-8215 Young Jewish Professionals of CT Ages 20s and 30s 191 Post Road West Westport, CT 06880 (203) 635-4118 youngjewishp@gmail.com www.yjpct.org Chanie Stone, Director

About 15 community members walked through the streets north of the Green one Sunday afternoon, looking for traces of Jewish life in New Haven during the late 19th Century. Sponsored by Temple Emanuel of Greater New Haven, the tour was conducted by the Ethnic Heritage Center and the Jewish Historical Society of Greater New Haven.

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National Council of Jewish Women closed its Greater Hartford section on May 20. “On behalf of the Board of Directors of the National Council of Jewish Women, Inc., we want to express our deep appreciation for all that the NCJW Greater Hartford Section has accomplished over the years,” wrote NCJW President Dana Gerson, and CEO Sheila Katz in a letter to members. “It is our hope that you will continue to collaborate with NCJW nationally in our change-making efforts to improve the lives of women, children, and families at the local, national, and global level.” The organization’s work, they added, “will live on through the three NCJW endowment and scholarship funds for students that will remain active through the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford.”

VETERAN’S GROUPS

Major General Maurice Rose

Jewish War Veterans

Post #51

of the U.S.A.

WOMEN’S ORGANIZATIONS

Middletown, CT 06459

Hadassah, The Women’s

1811 R St., NW

JVWpost51@gmail.com

Zionist Organization of

Washington, DC 20009

Karen Uberti, Commander

America, Inc.

(202) 265-6280

www.hadassah.org

jwv@jwv.org

Sergeant Harry Berson

(973) 241-1500

www.jwv.org

Post #56

Hadassah.0rg/region/Connecticut

New Britain, CT

Connecticut@Hadassah.org

Department of Connecticut

(860) 225-1981

Jewish War Veterans

Fenmore Feigenbaum, Commander

of the U.S.A.

Jewish Women International 1129 20th St. NW, Suite 801

(860) 830-5862

Fred Robbins

Washington, DC 20036

Marty Levitz, State Commander

Post #142

Toll-free (800) 343-2823

mnlevitz@gmail.com

Stamford, CT 06907

www.jwi.org

(203) 258-6148 Sgt. John L. Levitow

stamfordjwv@gmail.com

National Council of

Stephen Fischer, Commander

Jewish Women-

Post #45

New York Headquarters

West Hartford, CT

Luben-Linett-Steiman

2055 L. St. NW, Suite 650

Post45jwv@gmail.com

Post #317

Washington, D.C., 20036

Barbara Fischler & Marvin Goldfarb,

Ansonia, CT 06401

(203) 296-2588

Co-Commanders

action@ncjw.org www.ncjw.org

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YOUTH & EDUCATION The following are just some of the area institutions offering developmental, religious, or cultural education in a Jewish setting. Contact your local synagogue, JCC, or committee on Jewish education for more programming.

LITERACY ORGANIZATIONS

Jewish Coalition for Literacy

PJ LIBRARY

Herbert & Sarah M. Gibor

(JCL) Jewish Community

PJ Library Greater Danbury

Reading Partners

Relations Council of

pjlibraryct@yahoo.com

United Jewish Federation of Greater

Greater New Haven

(203) 403-3343

Stamford, New Canaan and Darien

Jewish Federation

1035 Newfield Ave.

of Greater New Haven

PJ Library

Stamford, CT 06905

360 Amity Road

UJA-JCC of Greenwich

Lenore Fogel, Director

Woodbridge, CT 06525

1 Holly Hill Lane

readingpartners@ujf.org

(203) 387-2424, ext. 203

Greenwich, CT 06830

(203) 321-1373 x115

www.jewishnewhaven.coalition-for-

(203) 552-1818, ext. 17

literacy

cori@ujajcc.org

scohen@jewishnewhaven.org

ujajcc.org

Children's Reading Partners Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford Zachs Campus 333 Bloomfield Ave., Suite C West Hartford, CT 06117 (860) 236-READ (7323) Fax: (860) 232-5221 read@jewishhartford.org www.childrensreadingpartners.org

Cori SaNogueira, PJ Library Director

FAMILY PROGRAMS The William and Audrey Walzer Enrichment Center 444 Main St. North Southbury, CT 06488 (203) 267-3387, ext. 310 www.jfed.net

EDUCATION AGENCIES

Mandell JCC

Commission on Jewish

Zachs Campus

Education & Leadership (CJEL)

335 Bloomfield Ave.

Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford

West Hartford, CT 06117

Zachs Campus

(860) 231-6342

333 Bloomfield Ave., Suite C

jpasternak@mandelljcc.org

West Hartford, CT 06117

Jane Pasternak,

(860) 727-6121

Director of Jewish and Family Life

Family Room Parenting Center

PJ Library Jewish Federation of Eastern CT 28 Channing St. New London, CT 06320 PJLibrary@jfec.com Barbara Wolfe, PJ Library Director PJ Library Jewish Federation of Western CT 444 Main St. North Southbury, CT 06488 (203) 267-3177, ext. 309 pjlibrary@jfed.net PJ Library United Jewish Federation of Greater

Fax: (860) 232-5221

Stamford, New Canaan and Darien

Heather Fiedler, Vice President

1035 Newfield Ave., Suite 200

and Director of the Jewish Leadership

Stamford, CT 06905

Academy

(203) 321-1373

hfiedler@jewishhartford.org

pjlibrary@ujf.org

www.JewishHartford.org

www.ujf.org

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Danielle Hadge a member of the class of 2021 of Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy Upper School, led a panel discussion on the topic of teen anxiety, as part of the Stamford school’s Mental Health Day program held in February.

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PJ Library

Yiddish Book Center

GREATER NEW HAVEN

Federation of Jewish

Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Building

& SHORELINE

Philanthropy of

1021 West St.

Temple Beth Tikvah

Upper Fairfield County

Amherst, MA 01002

Nursery School

4200 Park Ave.

Yiddishbookcenter.org

196 Durham Road

Bridgeport, CT 06880

(413) 256-4900

P.O. Box 1269

(203) 659-3602

Fax: (413) 256-4700

Madison, CT 06443

jblumenthal@jewishphilanthropyct.org

yiddish@yiddishbookcenter.org

(203) 245-8039, ext. 16

Judy Green Blumenthal,

nsdirector@tbtshoreline.org

PJ Library Coordinator

www.tbtshoreline.org

PJ Library Mandell JCC 335 Bloomfield Ave. West Hartford, CT 06117 (860) 231-6342 jpasternak@mandelljcc.org Jane Pasternak, Director of Jewish and Family Life PJ Library & Shalom Baby Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven 360 Amity Road Woodbridge, CT 06525 (203) 387-2424, ext. 300 kbisbee@jewishnewhaven.org www.jewishnewhaven.org Kayla Bisbee, Family Outreach Coordinator

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION Note: Connecticut’s Jewish day schools also offer comprehensive early childhood programs. See listings of Jewish day schools. GREATER HARTFORD & CENTRAL CONN. The Shirley Reaback Early Childhood Center Mandell JCC and Congregation Kol Haverim 1079 Hebron Ave. Glastonbury, CT 06033 (860) 652-0396 dchappell@mandelljcc.org www.mandelljcc.org Dee Chappell, Director

JEWISH LIBRARIES

Yeshiva K’tana Preschool

Ellen Jeanne Goldfarb

Waterbury, CT 06710

Community Learning Center

(203) 528-4147

At Congregation Beth Israel

boratz@ykwaterbury.org

701 Farmington Ave.

Brocha Oratz, Director

32 Hillside Ave.

West Hartford, CT 06119 (860) 233-8215 x2300

Beatrice Fox Auerbach

kbeyard@cbict.org

Early Childhood Center

www.cbict.org

Mandell JCC

Karen Beyard, Learning Center Director

Zachs Campus 335 Bloomfield Ave.

JCC Library

West Hartford, CT 06117

Jewish Federation

(860) 236-4571

of Greater New Haven

(860) 231-6344

360 Amity Road

www.mandelljcc.org

Woodbridge, CT 06526

Gennifer Delay Pasternak, Director

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Jennifer Casillo, Director Beverly Levy Early Learning Center JCC of Greater New Haven 360 Amity Road Woodbridge, CT 06525 (203) 387-2424, ext. 278 www.jccnh.org Sarah Schryver, Director Sarahs@jccnh.org SOUTHWEST CONN. Bonim Preschool Congregation B’nai Israel 2710 Park Ave. Bridgeport, CT 06604 (203) 335-5058 acohen@cbibpt.org www.cbibpt.org Alexa Cohen, Director JCC-Greenwich Reform Synagogue Preschool 92 Orchard St. Cos Cob, CT 06807 (203) 629-0018 sgregoire@stamfordjcc.org Sarah Gregoire, Director Congregation Beth El K’tanim Preschool 1200 Fairfield Woods Road Fairfield, CT 06825 (203) 374-5544 kluedtke@bethelfairfield.org www.bethelfairfield.org Kate Luedtke, Director


Chabad of Greenwich Gan Preschool 75 Mason St. Greenwich, CT 06830 (203) 629-9059 Cell: (917) 576-0615 maryashie@chabadgreenwich.org www.ganofgreenwich.org Maryashie Deren, Educational Director

FUN, FRIENDS, FOREVER CT’s Premier Jewish Co-ed Overnight Summer Camp

Temple Sholom Selma Maisel Nursery School 300 East Putnam Ave. Greenwich, CT 06830 (203) 622-8121 david.cohen@templesholom.com www.templesholom.com/smns David Cohen, Director of Schools Congregation Beth El Nitzan Nursery School 109 East Ave. Norwalk, CT 06851 (203) 838-6019 nitzan@congbethel.org www.congbethel.org Amy Santa Lucia, Director Temple Shalom Gan Yeladim Preschool 259 Richards Ave. Norwalk, CT 06850 (203) 866-0148 execdir@templeshalomweb.org www.templeshalomweb.org Stacey Cohen, Director Chabad of Stamford Gan Yeladim Early Childhood Center 770 High Ridge Road Stamford, CT 06905 (203) 324-2223 www.chabadstamford.org Leah Shemtov, Director

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Sara Walker Nursery School

Westport, CT 06880

JCC of Stamford

(203) 635-4118

DAY SCHOOLS

458 Lakeside Drive

alephbetschool@gmail.com

Preschool – 8th grade

Stamford, CT 06903

www.myalephbet.org

(203) 322-6541

Chanie Stone, Director

GREATER NEW HAVEN Southern Connecticut

aljohnson@stamfordjcc.org www.stamfordjcc.org

Carol Schoke

Hebrew Academy

Anne Liss Johnson, Managing Director,

Early Childhood Center

261 Derby Ave.

Early Childhood Services

Temple Israel

Orange, CT 06477

(12 mos. – 4 years)

(203) 795-5261

B’nai Torah Nursery School

14 Coleytown Road

info@schacademy.org

5700 Main St.

Westport, CT 06880

www.schacademy.org

Trumbull, CT 06611

(203) 227-1656, ext. 312

Rabbi Sheya Hecht, Head of School

(203) 268-0227

nisaacs@tiwestport.org

nursery@bnaitorahct.org

www.tiwestport.org

Ezra Academy

www.bnaitorahct.org/nurseryschool

Nancy Isaacs, Director

75 Rimmon Road Woodbridge, CT 06525

Joan Watnick, Director TCS Preschool

(203) 389-5500

30 Hillspoint Road

info@ezraacademyct.org

Aleph Bet Early Childhood

Westport, CT 06880

www.ezraacademyct.org

and Daycare Center

(203) 454-4673

Tani Cohen Fraade, Head of School

Chabad – Schneerson Center

(203) 227-6964

tcohenfraade@ezraacademyct.org

for Jewish Life

lauranp@tcs-westport.org

191 Post Road West

www.tcs-westport.org

GREATER HARTFORD

Lauran Pancoast, Director

& CENTRAL CONN.

https://www.facebook.com/BTNSTrumbull

Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Hartford 26 Buena Vista Road West Hartford, CT 06107 (860) 561-0700 jberger@ssds-hartford.org www.ssds-hartford.org Rabbi Jonathan Berger, Head of School

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Yeshiva K’tana Elementary 32 Hillside Ave. Waterbury, CT 06710 (203) 528-4147 info@ykwaterbury.org Rabbi Yehuda Brecher, Principal Avigail Brownstein, Principal Girls SOUTHWEST CONN. Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy of Connecticut Preschool – 12th grade 2186 High Ridge Road

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Stamford, CT 06903

(203) 789—4571, ext. 101

333 Bloomfield Ave., Suite C

(203) 329-2186

ybds@ybdsnewhaven.org

West Hartford, CT 06117

office@bchacademy.org

ybds@ybdsnewhaven.org

(860) 727-6110

www.bchacademy.org

Rabbi Yosef Lustig, Principal

office@jtconnect.org

Head of School, Rabbi Harold Tzvi Bernstein

www.jtconnect.org

Rachel Haron, Lower School Principal

Beth Chana Academy

David Giver, Middle School Principal

High School (Girls)

Rabbi Shimmy Trencher,

261 Derby Ave.

Upper School Principal

Orange, CT 06477 (203) 795-5261

HIGH SCHOOLS

Eric Maurer, Executive Director

YOUTH GROUPS Jewish Federation of Eastern CT

schacademy.org

Junior Youth Group (Grades 5-8)

Bluma Hecht, Principal

28 Channing St.

GREATER HARTFORD

New London, CT 03620

& CENTRAL CONN.

Marcia Reinhard, Director

New England Jewish Academy Preschool – 12th grade 300 Bloomfield Ave. West Hartford, CT 06117 (860) 231-0317 Fax: (860) 236-7623 info@neja.org www.neja.org Dr. Naty Katz, Head of School Dr. Richard Nabel, Upper School Principal Rabbi Zev Silver, Lower School Principal Bais Yaakov of Waterbury Girls High School 66 Buckingham St. Waterbury, CT 06710 (203) 805-8401 office@bywaterbury.org www.bywaterbury.org Ita Selengut, Principal Yeshiva Ateres Shmuel of Waterbury Mesivta High School 47 Buckingham St. Waterbury, CT 06710 (203) 756-1800 office@yasw.org Rabbi Doniel Kalish, Principall GREATER NEW HAVEN Yeshiva Beis Dovid Shlomo Boys’ Mesivta 292 Norton St. New Haven, CT 06511

AFTERSCHOOL HIGH SCHOOL & TEEN PROGRAMS Merkaz Community High School for Judaic Studies 4200 Park Ave., Suite 300 Bridgeport, CT 06604 (203) 659-3604 mverlazza@jewishphilanthropyct.org merkazct.org Shelly Kreiger, Head of School Margery Verlazza, Program Manager Jewish Community High School Jewish Federation of Eastern CT 28 Channing St. New London, CT 06320 (860) 442-8062 mreinhard@jfec.com www.jfec.com Marcia Reinhard, Interim Director Jewish Teen Education (JTE) Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven 360 Amity Road Woodbridge, CT 06525 (203) 387-2424, ext. 203 JTE@jewishnewhaven.org www.jccnh.org/jte JT Connect-Jewish Teen Learning Connection Community Services Building

(860) 442-8062 mreinhard@jfec.com BBYO Connecticut Valley Region BBYO 360 Amity Road Woodbridge, CT 06525 (203) 389-2127 jcohen@bbyo.org CVR@bbyo.org www.bbyo.org Josh Cohen, Northeast Director of Community Impact Contact Jen Kruzansky, Associate Regional Director at JKruzansky@bbyo.org For information about chapters: Nadav AZA West Hartford Achvah BBG West Hartford Yachad BBYO Waterford Ruach BBYO Cheshire Exodus AZA Woodbridge Samuel D. Arons (SDA), BBG Woodbridge Adirah BBG Fairfield/Trumbull Gottlieb AZA Fairfield/Trumbull Yofi BBYO Westport Noah Pozner BBYO Southbury Simcha BBYO Ridgefield Chelsea Cohen BBYO Norwalk Judah BBYO Greenwich Leviticus AZA Stamford Tikvah BBG Stamford SALTY BBYO Madison BBYO South Windsor

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Elaine Braunshweiger was among several upper division students at the New England Jewish Academy (NEJA) in West Hartford who shared with classmates the highlights of their recent summer experiences in Israel. They encouraged their classmates to plan their own trip or gap year in Israel and spoke passionately about the need to support the Jewish state. USY United Synagogue Youth (USY/Kadima) HaNer Region 385 Ward St. Newton, MA 02459

UNIVERSITY JUDAIC & MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES PROGRAMS

Sacred Heart University Middle Eastern Studies Program 5151 Park Ave. Fairfield, CT 06825

Fairfield University Bennett Center

(203) 371-7713

(617) 964-8210

for Judaic Studies

greeleyj@sacredheart.edu

jkay@uscj.org

245 Donnarumma Hall

www.sacredheart.edu

1073 North Benson Road

June-Ann Greeley, PhD,

Fairfield, CT 06824

Director, Program in

bennettcenter@fairfield.edu

Middle Eastern Studies

HEBREW & SUNDAY SCHOOLS Contact your local synagogue.

www.fairfield.edu/bennettcenter.org Jennifer Haynos, Program Manager

Trinity College

(203) 254-4000, ext. 2066

Jewish Studies Program

jhaynos@fairfield.edu

300 Summit St.

Dr. Ellen M. Umansky, Director

Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 297-2472

Sacred Heart University Center for

www.trincoll.edu/Jewish-studies

Christian-Jewish Understanding

Prof. Ron Kiener, Director and Professor of

5151 Park Ave.

Jewish Studies

Fairfield, CT 06825 (203) 371-7912 www.ccju.org Fr. Anthony Ciorra, Director ciorraa@sacredheart.edu

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University of Connecticut Stamford,

Avinoam.patt@uconn.edu

Yale University

Center for Judaic Studies

Stuart Miller, Ph.D., Academic Director

Program in Judaic Studies

and Contemporary Life

stuart.miller@uconn.edu

320 York St., Room 369

1 University Place

New Haven, CT 06511

Stamford, CT 06901

University of Hartford

(203) 432-0843

(203) 251-8559

Maurice Greenberg Center

www.judaicstudies.yale.edu

stamfordjudaicstudies@uconn.edu

for Judaic Studies

Dr. Maurice Samuels,

judaicstudies.uconn.edu

200 Bloomfield Ave.

Chair

Dr. Avinoam Patt, Director

Harry Jack Gray Center

Avinoam.patt@uconn.edu

West Hartford, CT 06117

Yale University

Dr. Frederick Roden, Stamford Coordinator

(860) 768-4964

Yale Program for the Study

sgottlieb@hartford.edu

of Antisemitism

University of Connecticut Center for

www.hartford.edu/greenberg

Whitney Humanities Center

Judaic Studies and Contemporary

Dr. Amy Weiss, Director

320 York St.

Jewish Life

New Haven, CT 06511

Thomas J. Dodd Research Center

Wesleyan University

ypsa.yale.edu

405 Babbidge Road, Unit 1205

Center for Jewish Studies

yspa@yal.edu

Storrs, CT 06269-1205

Middletown, CT 06459

Dr. Maurice Samuels, Director

(860) 486-2271

(860) 685-2297

judaicstudies@uconn.edu

dkatz01@wesleyan.edu

http://judaicstudies.uconn.edu

http://wesleyan.edu/cjs

Avinoam Patt, Director

Dalit Katz, Director of Center for Jewish Studies

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HILLEL & JEWISH STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS Central Connecticut State University Hillel 1615 Stanley St. New Britain, CT 06050 (860) 832-2079 Steven Bernstein, Advisor Chabad at UConn 24 Willowbrook Road Storrs, CT 06268 (860) 429-8672 rabbihecht@gmail.com www.jewishuconn.com Rabbi Shlomo Hecht & Shaindel Hecht, Directors Chabad at Wesleyan University 132 Church St. Middletown, CT 06457 (860) 704-9595 rabbi@Chabadwesleyan.org www.chabadwesleyan.org Rabbi Levi Schectman & Chani Schectman, Co-Directors Chabad at Yale 36 Lynwood Place New Haven, CT 06511 (203) 498-9770 info@chabadyale.org www.chabadyale.org Rabbi Shua Rosenstein & Sara Rosenstein, Co-Directors Connecticut College Zachs Hillel House 270 Mohegan Ave. New London, CT 06320 (860) 439-5165 conncoll.org Rabbi Susan Schein, Director sschein@conncoll.edu

Eastern Connecticut State

Quinnipiac University Hillel

University Hillel

Peter C. Hereld House for

83 Windham St.

Jewish Life

Willimantic, CT 06226

275 Mount Carmel Ave., SC 208

(860) 465-5000

Hamden, CT 06518

hillel@my.easternct.edu

(203) 582-8206 reena.judd@qu.edu

Fairfield University

www.qu.edu

Kadima, Jewish Students

Rabbi Reena Judd, University Rabbi

Organization 245 Donnarumma Hall

Southern Connecticut

Fairfield, CT 06824

State University Hillel

(203) 254-4000

501 Crescent St.

Rabbi Jim Prosnit, Jewish Chaplain

New Haven, CT 06515

jprosnit@fairfield.edu

Owlconnect.southernct.edu.organization/

Melissa Lischinsky, Club Advisor

Hillel hillel@owls.southernct.edu

Joseph Slifka Center for

Rabbi Barbara Paris, Advisor

Jewish Life at Yale University 80 Wall St.

Trinity College

New Haven, CT 06511

Zachs Hillel House

(203) 432-9419

74 Vernon St.

slifka.center@yale.edu

Hartford, CT 06106

slifkacenter.org

(860) 297-4195

Uriel Cohen, Executive Director

lisa.kassow@trincoll.edu

Rabbi Jason Rubenstein, Howard M.

www.trincoll.edu/hillel

Holtzman Jewish Chaplain at Yale

Lisa Pleskow Kassow, Director

Yale Jewish Learning Initiative

Leah Staffin, Assistant Director

Young Israel House at Yale

Leah.staffin@trincoll.edu

80 Wall St.

(860) 297-2280

New Haven, CT 06511 yale.edu/jlic

United States Coast Guard

Orthodox minyan

USCGA Cadet Jewish Club

Rabbi Alex Ozar and Lauren Steinberg,

27 Mohegan Ave.

Co-Directors

New London, CT 06320

Slifka.center@yale.edu

(860) 444-8397 Andrew.h.zuckerman@uscga.edu

Mitchell College Hillel

Andrew Zuckerman, CDR, USCG

437 Pequot Ave. New London, CT 06320

UConn Hillel

(860) 701-7708

University of Connecticut

Curtis Clark, Advisor

Trachten-Zachs Hillel House 54 North Eagleville Road Storrs, CT 06268 info@uconnhillel.org (203)414-5778 www.uconnhillel.org Edina Oestreicher

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University of Hartford

Wesleyan University

Chabad Chevra

Wesleyan Jewish

Rohr Chabad House

Community

100 Bloomfield Ave.

171 Church St.

Hartford, CT 06105

Middletown, CT 06459-0029

(860) 523-1110

(860) 685-2278

chabad@hartford.edu

dleipziger@wesleyan.edu

www.chabadchevra.com

www.wesleyan.edu/orsl/jewish/index.html

Rabbi Yosef B. Kulek, Director

Rabbi David Leipziger Teva, Jewish

rabbi@chabadchevra.com

Chaplain

University of Hartford Hillel 200 Bloomfield Ave. West Hartford, CT 06117 (860) 768-7956 hillel@hartfordhillel.org www.hartford.edu/hillel Lisa Langsner, Director of Jewish Student Life & Hillel Director

Chabad Adult Education 75 Mason St. Greenwich, CT 06830 (203) 629-9059 rmf@chabadgreenwich.org www.chabadgreenwich.org/ lifelonglearning Rabbi Menachem Feldman, Director of Jewish Learning and Adult Education Chabad House of Greater Hartford

ADULT JEWISH STUDIES

Jewish Learning Academy (JLA)

Bridgeport Community Kollel

(860) 232-1116

85 Arlington St.

rabbishaya@chabadhartford.com

Bridgeport, CT 06606

www.ChabadHartford.com

Bridgeportkollel@gmail.com

Rabbi Joseph Gopin, Director

www.bridgeportkollel.com

Rabbi Shaya Gopin,

2352 Albany Ave. West Hartford, CT 06117

Director of Education Chabad Jewish Center Jewish Learning Institute 25 Harris St. Glastonbury, CT 06033 (860) 659-2422 chabadER@snet.net www.chabadER.com Rabbi Yosef Wolvovsky, Executive Director rabbi@chabadER.com Chabad Lubavitch Foundation of Southern CT 18 Ceil Road Trumbull, CT 06611 (203) 371-0104 chabadsct@gmail.com Rabbi Sholom B. Stock, Director SURVEY SAYS…A survey of members of AEPi and AEPhi, the most prominent national Jewish fraternity and sorority, found that large numbers of respondents have experienced antisemitism on campus. The survey also found that about half of respondents have felt the need to hide their Jewish identity on campus or in virtual campus settings. A slim majority also said they “are somewhat or very reluctant to share their views on Israel.” Commissioned by the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, the survey was conducted before the spike in antisemitism surrounding the Israel-Gaza conflict . Pictured here, the campus of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. (Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

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Greater Washington Coalition For Jewish Life P.O. Box 1456 Washington, CT 06793 (860) 868-2434 JewishLifeCT@gmail.com www.JewishLifeCT.org Sally A. Talarico, Administrative Manager


Schneerson Center for Jewish Life, CT 191 Post Road West Westport, CT 06880 (203) 635-4118 info@schneersoncenter.org www.schneersoncenter.org Rabbi Levi Stone, Executive Director Yeshiva Ateres Shmuel of Waterbury Kollel Ateres Chaya Raizel 47 Buckingham St. Waterbury, CT 06710 (203) 756-1800 office@yasw.org Rabbi Chaim Cohen, Rosh Yeshiva

SPECIAL NEEDS

Keshet Jewish Enrichment

The Kesher Project

and Their Parents

for Challenged Adults

Congregation B’nai Israel

Congregation B’nai Israel

2710 Park Ave.

2710 Park Ave.

Bridgeport, CT 06604

Bridgeport, CT 06604

(203) 336-1858

(203) 336-1858

iwise@cbibpt.org

www.cbibpt.org/kesher.html

www.cbibpt.org/learning/specialneeds

www.cbibpt.org

Ira Wise, Temple Educator

for Children with Special Needs

Rhea Farbman, Executive Director rhea.farbman@sbcglobal.net

Jewish Association for Community Living 34 Jerome Ave. Bloomfield, CT 06002 (860) 522-5225 dgeary@jcl-ct.org www.jcl-ct.org Denis Geary, Executive Director

The Academic Engagement Network (AEN) announced the creation of a new video which charts the history of antisemitism, from its ancient origins to its contemporary manifestations. “Antisemitism in Our Midst,” was created as part of the Antisemitism Education Initiative at the University of California, Berkeley (pictured here, credit Sundry Photography/Shutterstock), which brings together campus stakeholders to discuss and develop the resources to respond to antisemitism. AEN is supporting the Antisemitism Education Initiative with a multi-year grant.

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Circle of Friends Connecticut

Camp Gan Israel

JCC Day Camps

40 King St.

of Greater Hartford

JCC of Greater New Haven

Norwalk, CT 06851

Mailing address:

360 Amity Road

(203) 293-8837

2352 Albany Ave.

Woodbridge, CT 06525

cof@circleoffriendsct.org

West Hartford, CT 06117

(203) 387-2424, ext. 253

www.circleoffriendsct.org

Location: Solomon Schechter

www.jccnh.org/camp

Freida Hecht, Director

26 Buena Vista Road

summercamp@jccnh.org

West Hartford CT 06107

Debra Kirschner, Director

Friendship Circle

(860) 232-1116

1074 Hope St., Sutie 201

chaya@ganizzy.net

EASTERN CONNECTICUT

Stamford, CT 06907

www.ganizzy.net

Camp Gan Israel

(203) 409-1543

Rabbi Yehuda & Chaya Matusof,

of Eastern Connecticut

malya@friendshipct.com

Directors

Mail: 25 Pacific St.

www.friendshipct.com Mandell JCC Summer Camps

New London, CT 06320

• Early Childhood Summer Program

(860) 437-8000

Friendship Circle of Greater Hartford

335 Bloomfield Ave.

maryashi@chabadect.com

2352 Albany Ave.

West Hartford, CT 06117

Maryashi Sternberg, Director

West Hartford, CT 06117

Andrea Rosenfield Short, Director

(860) 833-4035

(860) 231-6343

Malya Shmotkin, Executive Director

FAIRFIELD COUNTY Camp Gan of Greenwich

www.FriendshipCircleCT.com Rabbi Shayna Gopin, Executive Director

• Camp Shalom

270 Lake Ave.

Shayna Gopin, Director of Development

425 Merriman Road

Greenwich, CT 06830

Windsor, CT 06095

(203) 869-5486

SUMMER CAMPS

(860) 688-2267

Summer: (203) 629-9059

cwyckoff@mandelljcc.org

camp@campgan.com

GREATER HARTFORD

Colby Wyckoff, Director

www.campgan.com

& CENTRAL CONN.

Maryashie Deren, Camp Director

Camp Chomeish of New England

• Sports Jam Camps

11 Johnsonville Road

335 Bloomfield Ave.

B’nai Torah Nursery School

Moodus, CT 06469

West Hartford, CT 06117

Summer Camp

(203) 816-0770

& The Swim & Tennis Club

5700 Main St.

campchomeish@gmail.com

4 Duncaster Road

Trumbull, CT 06611

www.campchomeish.org

Bloomfield, CT 06002

(203) 268-0227

Rabbi Sholom B. Stock, Director

(860) 231-6410

nursery@bnaitorahct.org

(860) 461-7757 (Summer)

www.bnaitorahct.org/nursery

Thai Tran, Director

Joan Watnick, Director

32 Hillside Ave.

GREATER NEW HAVEN &

Mishkan Israel Day Camp

Waterbury, CT 06710

THE SHORELINE

Mailing address:

(203) 528-4147

Camp Gan Israel of

77 Mount Pleasant Drive

camp@ykwaterbury.org

Greater New Haven

Trumbull, CT 06611

Mailing address:

Location: North Stamford

261 Derby Ave.

(203) 268-0740

Orange, CT 06477

mishkanisrael@aol.com

(203) 701-9386

www.mishkanisrael.com

www.ganisraelnh.com

Rabbi Yosef Torenheim, Director

Camp Revach Yeshiva K’tana of Waterbury

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Day Camps @ The J 1035 Newfield Ave. Stamford, CT 06905 (203) 487-0973 jsamuel@stamfordjcc.org www.stamfordjcc.org Jason Samuel, Director Camp Gan Israel of Westport, Weston, Wilton 79 Newtown Turnpike Westport, CT 06880 (203) 226-8584 director@ganisrael.com www.ganisrael.com Dina Kantor, Director

OVERNIGHT SUMMER CAMPS Camp Laurelwood

Campers at Ramah Sports Academy in Cheshire got more than Band-Aids and throat lozenges from the camp’s doctor, John Frank. They also heard stories from the nice Jewish boy about playing tight end with Joe Montana on two NFL Super Bowl San Francisco 49ers teams from 1984 to 1989. Dr. Frank, pictured here with his wife and kids, was also founder of the Israel bobsled team.

463 Summer Hill Road Madison, CT 06443 (203) 421-3736 info@laurelwood.org laurelwood.org Rabbi James Greene, Executive Director

SCOUTING & SPORTS Connecticut Yankee Council, Boy Scouts of America Jewish Committee on Scouting (JCOS) 60 Wellington Road P.O. Box 32 Milford, CT 06460 info@ctyankee.org Jonathan Glassman, District Director jonathan.glassman@scouting.org (203) 951-0615

Campers and counselors at Camp Laurelwood in Madison celebrated the arrival of a restoredTorah scroll by rolling out the cross and examining its unique features.

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SENIORS JEWISH NURSING HOMES & RESIDENCES

Hebrew Senior Care

Hoffman SummerWood

1 Abrahms Blvd.

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Federation Homes

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www.hebrewseniorcare.org

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Denise Peterson, President and CEO

Grisel Contreras, Executive Director

federation@vestacorp.com

dpeterson@hebrewseniorcare.org

www.federationhomes.org Jonathan Reiner, Executive Director Seymour I. Hollander Apartments Greater Bridgeport Jewish Housing Corp. 4190 Park Ave. Bridgeport, CT 06604 (203) 374-7868 info@hollanderhouse.org www.Hollanderhouse.org Jewish Senior Services 4200 Park Ave. Bridgeport, CT 06601 (203) 365-6400 Fax: (203) 374-8082 info@jseniors.org www.jseniors.org The Towers at Tower Lane 18 Tower Lane New Haven, CT 06519 (203) 772-1816 www.towerlane.org

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In advance of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish Agency for Israel’s affordable-housing subsidiary, Amigour, distributed 6,250 food packages to the elderly to prevent them from the risk of exposure to Covid.

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In January, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, in conjunction with Amidar—Israel’s national public housing company and a branch of the Ministry of Construction and Housing—distributed winter kits to 10,000 elderly residents in public housing across the country.

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(JTA) — Now for some happy news. A Jewish couple in Florida is celebrating two hefty milestones together this year: 100 years of life, and 80 years of marriage. Lou and Edith Bluefeld, of Boca Raton, have known each other since they were 16. They ran a kosher catering business that served visiting U.S. presidents and helped to kosher the White House kitchen. They also cooked for former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin when he was in Washington, D.C., for the 1978 Egypt peace accord announcement. Lou turned 100 on Saturday, Jn. 9, and Edith hits the number on Aug. 4. Their 80th wedding anniversary was Feb. 23. Their plan was to celebrate with their children and grandchildren later in the year if the family has all received the COVID-19 vaccine. No word on whether that celebration has taken place.

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At the Hebrew Center for Health and Rehabilitation, we understand that maintaining your religious beliefs and principles is fundamental in continued enrichment of life.

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Our Kosher meal services allow residents to maintain their dietary requirements throughout their stay with us. At the Hebrew Center, we ensure we follow all principles of kashrut including purchase, storage, preparation, and service.

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At the Hebrew Center for Health and Rehabilitation, we offer a variety of services and amenities to ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible. SERVICES INCLUDE: • Long-Term Skilled Nursing Care • Passport to Rehabilitation Program • Dementia Care • Respite Care Program • Palliative Care and Hospice Services Coordination

OUR AMENITIES INCLUDE: • Barber/Beauty Shop • Café • Cultural Menus • Laundry and housekeeping services • Patient and Family education

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(JTA) — FOR JEWISH FANS OF AMERICAN GIRL DOLLS, CHANUKAH CAME EARLY THIS YEAR. In September, the popular doll company released a new set of holiday doll outfits and accessories to diversify its holiday outfits. Kids can now dress up their dolls in special outfits for Eid Al-Fitr, Diwali, the Lunar New Year, Kwanzaa and Chanukah. The new holiday outfits come with a booklet explaining the significance of each of the holidays. The Chanukah outfit includes a sparkly blue dress, silver shoes, a head band, and a Star of David necklace. In addition to the clothing, priced at $36, fans of the dolls can also purchase a Chanukah gift set that includes a menorah, Star of David bracelet, dreidel and Chanukah gelt. American Girl is known for its lifelike dolls with backstories — and a series of short novels and movies about them — spanning the globe and set throughout history. The company released its first Jewish doll named Rebecca Rubin, whose story was set on the Lower East Side in early 20th century, in 2009. While that doll was recently retired, her own Chanukah set is still available, along with a Shabbat set that includes a teapot, pastries and a braided challah.

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ARCHAEOLOGISTS FIND EVIDENCE MEDIEVAL BRITISH JEWS KEPT KOSHER Archaeologists have discovered the first evidence that Jews living in England in the 12th and 13th centuries observed Jewish dietary laws, reported The Jewish Chronicle in March. The findings revealed are from a 2016 project on the site of demolished shops that overlapped Oxford’s old Jewish quarter. A team of archeologists was digging at a centuries-old outhouse when they made the discovery. Julie Dunne, a biomolecular archaeologist at Bristol University who worked on the project, said that 171 animal bones were found at the site—136 were from poultry, and there were no bones from non-kosher food, such as pigs or shellfish. More than 2,000 fragments of ceramic cooking vessels were also discovered. Using organic residue analysis, archeologists identified the kinds of fats that were absorbed into the pottery and sealed in it through constant use. There were no traces of non-kosher fats in the pottery, and no evidence of meat and milk being used in the same vessels. The opportunity to search the excavation site almost did not happen because commercial developers were nearly complete in gaining planning permission to build over the area. After intervention by historians from the Oxford Jewish Heritage Committee, development of the site was put on pause for four months so that archaeologists could excavate the area.

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JFS Care at Home....................................... 61

Charter Oak Cultural Center......................... 9

Berkshire Hathaway, Ronda Bichunsky..... 72

Lion’s Share ................................................ 65

Yiddish Book Center .................................. 23

Berkshire Hathaway, Lois Siegal............... 72

Stonebrook Village .................................... 64

French Cleaners ......................................... 67

West Hartford Health & Rehabilitation Center ............................. 62

EDUCATION & YOUTH SERVICES Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy..................... 47

Udolf Properties ..........................................11 William Raveis, Robin Gebrian.................. 72

Camp Laurelwood...................................... 49

SYNAGOGUES Beth El Temple (West Hartford).................. 15

Cohen Camps ............................................. 53

HOTELS & BANQUET FACILITIES

Trinity College Hillel .................................. 55

Doubletree by Hilton, Bristol..................... 70

FINANCIAL & INSURANCE

JCCS

Congregation Beth El (New London) 15

GYL Financial Synergies, LLC...................... 4

Mandell Jewish Community Center.......... 41

Congregation Beth Israel (West Hartford).16

Himmelstein Financial ................................. 6

Beth Israel Chabad (Norwalk).................... 16 B’nai Tikvoh-Sholom (Bloomfield)............. 16

Congregation B’nai Torah (Longmeadow) 16 JEWISH FEDERATIONS

Congregation Or Shalom (Orange)........... 16

FOOD & RESTAURANTS

Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford....... 2

The Emanuel Synagogue (West Hartford) 16

Acme Kugel 71

JFACT........................................................... 35

Farmington Valley Jewish Congregation................................. 17

KOSHER CATERERS

Kehilat Chaverim (West Hartford)............. 17

Royal Catering & Events............................ 69

Temple Beth Sholom (Hamden)................ 17

Joy of Food 71

Temple Beth Tikvah (Madison)................... 17

Big Y Supermarkets ................................... 74 Crown Market............................................. 69 Effie’s Place.................................................. 70 FOUNDATIONS Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven...................................... 5 FUNERAL SERVICES

MOHELIM Ronald Buckman, MD................................. 32

Temple Sholom (Greenwich)..................... 17 Temple Sinai (Newington)......................... 17

Barry A. Meisel, MD.................................... 32

Carmon Funeral Homes, Inc...................... 30

ORGANIZATIONS

Daley-Connerton......................................... 32

ADL (Anti-Defamation League).................. 43

Green & Son Funeral Home....................... 30

Jewish Family Services (Greater Hartford. 8

Hebrew Funeral Association...................... 29

Village for Family & Children .................... 50

Weinstein Mortuary.................................... 31 S.L. Zocco Memorial Monuments............. 32

SENIOR SERVICES & RESIDENCES Avon Health Center 62 Duncaster...................................................... 3 Federation Homes...................................... 65 Hebrew Center for Health & Rehabilitation.............................. 66 Hoffman SummerWood Community........ 63 2021 ALL THINGS JEWISH ® | 73


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