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The 9th Annual Saul Cohen-Schoke Jewish Family Service Lecture Series presents: “Coping with the New Normal: Recover, Recharge and Rejoice”

Schoke Jewish Family Service presents the 9th Annual Saul Cohen-Schoke JFS Lecture, a series of three online presentations by prominent authors focusing on how to “recover, recharge and rejoice” while adapting to the new normal created by COVID-19. Funded by Mimi Cohen and Saul Cohen, z”l, the free lectures are held at 7:30 p.m., and are co-sponsored by UJA/JCC Greenwich, Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County and the UJF Greater Stamford, New Canaan and Darien, in partnership with the Jewish Book Council..

To register, visit For more info, contact Matt Greenberg at (203) 921-4161 or  

Wednesday, Jan. 13 

Jason B. Rosenthal, author of My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me: A Memoir, the response to an essay published in the Sunday New York Times by his wife, Amy Krouse Rosenthal. The essay, called “You May Want to Marry My Husband,” went viral. Soon after, Krouse Rosenthal died of ovarian cancer Rosenthal will talk about the issues related to processing grief and finding the path to hope and joy amongst the pain.

Wednesday, Feb. 10

Tiffany Shlain, Emmy-nominated filmmaker and author of 24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day A Week, will discuss “Tech Shabbat,”  which focuses on regaining your inner calm and connection to people instead of screens. 

Tuesday, Apr. 27 

Best-selling author Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar, co-founder of the Happiness Studies Academy who also taught Happiness Studies at Columbia University, will discuss how to achieve happiness and rejoice in life under challenging circumstances.

Hartford Federation Annual Meeting to feature TED speaker Lior Zoref, Sept. 16
Events at the JCC in Sherman

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