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WHAT’S HAPPENING – July 21 – Aug. 2

Jewish organizations are invited to submit their upcoming events to the our What’s Happening section. Events are placed on the Ledger website on Tuesday afternoons. Deadline for submission of calendar items is the previous Tuesday. Send items to: judiej@ jewishledger.com. 


Kumsitz in the Courtyard
Kumsitz in the courtyard of Congregation Beth El-Keser Israel (BEKI),, especially suited to those nostalgic for summer camp, will feature campfire, traditional American and Jewish songs, and niggunim (Jewish melodies)—which have no words. Song sheets will be provided; July 21, 7 p.m. At BEKI, 85 Harrison St., New Haven. Rain date: July 22. For information: office@beki.org or 203.389.2108.


Services on the Beach
Congregation Or Shalom will hold Friday evening services on Gulf Beach in Milford. Drie to the corner of Cherry St. and Gulf St in Milford; turn left on Gulf St.; proceed to the beach (set your GPS for #460 Gold St). Services will be immediately on the right, alongside the inlet. Dress casually. Bring a blanket or each chair, and hats. Snacks will be available, but feel free to come early with a picnic supper. For more information: orshalomct.org, (203) 799-2341.


Elm City Winds Concert in the Courtyard
Elm City Winds will perform in concert in the courtyard of Beth El-Keser Israel (BEKI) . Composed of Jennifer Sidney Silva, flute; Caesar Storlazzi, oboe; Laura Caruthers, clarinet; Adrienne Gallagher, bassoon; and Emily Fine, French horn, this woodwind quintet performs both classical and popular music; July 28, 7p.m. Reservations required: office@beki.org or 203.389.2108. FREE, but donations to Jewish Family Services requested. At BEKI, 85 Harrison St., New Haven. Rain date: Thursday, August 5. 


Emanuel Synagogue Solar Panel Celebration 
The Emanuel Synagogue will unveil its solar energy project at a ceremony to be held July 29, 5 p.m., on the grounds of the West Hartford synagogue at 160 Mohegan Dr. For more information, see story p5)


27th Annual Or Shalom Golf Tournament
Save the date for the annual Or Shalom Gold Tournament to be held August 2, 8 a.m. at Orange Country Club. Breakfast and a BBQ lunch are included in the entry fee (kosher dietary laws observed). For information and to register: (203) 799-2341. 

Hospice Volunteers Needed
Local residents with developmental disabilities receive wheelchair van, with a little help from their friends
Soiree-ing for a cause

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