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WHAT’S HAPPENING – August 12 – September 19

THURSDAY, AUGUST 12

Lunch & Learn: As the Rabbi
Rabbi Moshe Edelman will answer 24 often-presented questions that “cross a rabbi’s eyes” – customs, ceremonies, laws, rituals… Then, share your own queries and concerns that you’ve always wanted to share with a rabbi. Hosted by UJA/JCC Greenwich on Aug. 12, 112:30-1:30 p.m. For more information, visit ujajcc.org.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 14

Holley McCreary iin Concert
Bring your mask and a chair to this outdoor concert featuring singer and musician Holley McCreary and hosted by the JCC in Sherman, 9 Rte 39 South. In case of rain, concert will be held indoors. Face masks required for those not vaccinated. Reservations required. $20/members, $25/non-members. For information, visit jccinsherman.org. 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 19

The Rosh Hashanah You Thought You Knew
Dip into an inspiring and thought-provoking exploration of the Jewish New Year with Rabbi Tzvi Sytner. Hosted by UJA/JCC Greenwich on Aug. 19, 112:30-1:30 p.m. For more information, visit ujajcc.org. 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21

Screening of “Maktub” in West Hartford
The Emanuel Synagogue will host a screening of the Israeli comedy, “Maktub,” on Aug. 21 at 8:30 p.m., in the synagogue’s parking lot, 160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford. Admission is FREE. For information, call (860) 236-1275. 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 26

Jewish Approaches to Health and Wellness
Mind says yes, body, not so much. A look at how our tradition sees both physical and mental health issues led by Rabbi Richard F. Address. Hosted by UJA/JCC Greenwich on Aug. 26, 112:30-1:30 p.m. For more information, visit ujajcc.org

FRIDAY, AUGUST 27

“Shabbat Under the Stars” at Emanuel Synagogue 
Friday, Aug. 27, 6:00 p.m. – The Emanuel Synagogue will host “Shabbat Under the Stars” in the shul’s parking lot, on Aug. 27 at 6 p.m. Services followed by Shabbat dinner. Located at 160 Mohegan. Dr., West Hartford. Reservations and payment needed for dinner. For information or to register, visit emanuelsynagogue.org.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 1

“A Very Israeli Rosh Hashanah” Cooking Demo
A one-hour live interactive virtual cooking class with 5-time James Beard Foundation award-winning Chef Michael Solomon and NY Times best-selling cookbook author Adeena Susan, on Sept. 1, 8 p.m. Recipes include: Halvah Gazoz and chicken with date syrup from Adeena, and salatim (a two of salads) from Michael. $10

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

Picking for the Pantry
Pick apples at Silverman’s Farm in Easton on Sept. 12, 3 – 4:30 p.m. Hosted by PJ Library and UJA/JCC of Greenwich, this event will benefit local families who use the Schoke Jewish Family Service Kosher Food Pantry. No rain date. $36/family (includes a bag for picked apples to be donated to the food pantry. For information, contact uja@ujajcc.org. 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

Keney Park Reunion
Share memories of Keney Park and the North End at this reunion to be held at the park on Sept. 19 at 2 p.m.; Learn about the Keney Park Sustainability Project and tour their site with its vegetable garden beekeeping and maple syrup making. Hoted by the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford. $15/members; $18/non-members. For more information or to register, visit jhsgh.org. 

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