Owing to the current COVID-19 health crisis and the urging of our health officials to cancel all scheduled public events, if you plan on attending any of the events listed below, we suggest you check with the sponsoring organization regarding its current status. 

SATURDAY, APRIL 18
West Hartford – Micro-WHTY Picnic; children under 5 and parents can bring their own picnic to Beth Israel courtyard for fun; fruit and cookies provided; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Congregation Beth Israel, (860) 233-8215.  

SUNDAY, APRIL 19
Bloomfield – Friends of Yiddish; an informal, mostly English, bilingual drop-in social group which meets to hear a guest speaker or discussion – and maybe absorb a Yiddish word or two; plus a nosh; a program of Neshama Center for Lifelong Learning; sponsored by B’nai Tikvoh-Sholom and the Mandell JCC; 10:30 a.m.; at the JCC, 335 Bloomfield Ave.; donations welcome.

MONDAY, APRIL 20
West Hartford – Fashion Show to benefit the Mandell JCC Special Needs program; 7 p.m.; JCC, 335 Bloomfield Ave., (860) 233-6366, dclark@mandelljcc.org.

TUESDAY, APRIL 21
Southbury – Multi-Generational Community-wide Yom Hashoah Commemoration; featuring a special seder for everyone ages 12 and older; 4:30 – 6 p.m.; at The Walzer Family Jewish Community Campus, 444 Main St. North; educator@bnaiisraelsouthbury.org, (203) 267-3396. RSVP to (203) 267-3177. FREE, reservations required. 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22
West Hartford – Chai Society Luncheon and Concert: “Musical Treasure Trove,”  with performances by classical violinist Katie Landsale and pianist Tamila Azadaliyeva; and the premiere of a new work for violin voice and piano by Cantor Joseph Ness; 12 p.m.; Beth El Temple, 2626 Albany Ave., (860) 651-8022, (860) 658-2116, suewachtel@yahoo.com, allan.geetter@gmail.com. $10/included luncheon and concert.

SUNDAY, APRIL 26
Stamford – An Evening with Schoke JFS; with Mitzvah Awards presented to Michael Alexander and the Jewish Sportsmens League; David Brand will receive the Young Leadership Award, and Risa Goldblum will receive the Volunteer of the Year Award; cocktails, dinner, auction; 5:30 p.m.; at the Italian Center, 1620 Newfield Ave., ctjfs.org. $180/person.

MONDAY, APRIL 27
West Hartford – Yom Hashoah Community-wide Reading of the Names; honor the memory of the six million victims of the Holocaust by volunteering to read names of the deceased; contact Jessica Anchor Samuels, jmanchor@aol.com; 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Mandell JCC, 335 Bloomfield Ave. FREE

THURSDAY, APRIL 30
West Hartford – Guest speaker Dina Gold, author of Stolen Legacy: Nazi Theft and the Quest for Justice at Krausenstrasse 17/18, Berlin; co-sponsored by Congregation Beth Israel and Emanuel Synagogue; 7 p.m.; at Beth Israel, (860) 233-8215.

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