The Jewish Center of Greater New Haven will present “A Taste of Honey” — a night of learning, schmoozing, and Jewish culture, on Saturday, Jan. 30, at the JCC, 360 Amity Road in Woodbridge. The event will begin at 7 p.m. with Havdallah led by Rabbi Josh Whinston of Temple Beth David in Cheshire. Study sessions will begin at 8 p.m. and run until 9:45 p.m., followed by coffee and dessert from 10:15-11 p.m. at which attendees will have the opportunity to meet and greet the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven’s new CEO, Judy Diamondstein.
Featured speakers include, scholar and author Rabbi Dr. Lawrence Hoffma of Hebrew Union College, who will discuss Jewish spirituality, and Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer, president of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America and the author of Shuva: The Future of the Jewish Past, who will discuss Jewish leadership in a time of crisis. Other topics to be discussed at the community learning event include the role of faith-based communities in reacting to climate change, the crisis of Islam, uncovering poetry in the Torah, great Prime Ministers of Israel (given in Russian), Kabbalah, Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services, Jewish music, Jewish foods, Judaism and global warming and Jews in astronomy.
Admission is $18/adults, $12/students/seniors. In case of inclement weather, please call (203) 387-2522 after 6:15 p.m. on Jan. 30 for an update or text “follow jccnhalerts” to 40404 for facility updates, cancellations and closings. The snow date for the program is Saturday, Feb. 6.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call (203) 387-2522, ext. 300.