WEST HARTFORD –“Eat, Drink and Connect,” the gala JTConnect celebration honoring Rabbi Steven Chatinover, Audrey Lichter and Cyral Sheldon, originally scheduled to be held this past March, and then postponed to June 23, has been once again postponed indefinitely to a date to be announced later this year .
Since canceling in-person sessions due to the COVID-19 crisis, JTConnect has continued its mission to engage Jewish teens by holding classes online COVID-19. Throughout the week, Jewish teens have access to a schedule of jam-packed with choices that allow them to debate contemporary Jewish ethical dilemmas, learn conversational Hebrew, celebrate Havdalah, meet with exceptional global thinkers such as Israeli comedian Joel Chasnoff, Stand with Us educator Hussein Aboubakr and AIDS survivor Scott Fried, and more. Most recently, in response to the national conversation about racism in the United States, JTConnect convened a dialogue between Jewish teens and teens from the Greater Hartford Youth Leadership Academy about how we can best support one another in the fight against hatred.
Throughout the pandemic, JTConnect has kept its promise of and continued its mission to engage Jewish teens during this uncertain time and meet them where they are. Eat, Drink and Connect is our annual fundraising event that helps to ensure that JTConnect continues its mission.