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WHAT’S HAPPENING – August 19 – September 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. 


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. 


Dignity Grows Packing Party
UJA/Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford will host a Dignity Grown “Young Ladies” Night Out Packing party on Aug. 25, 7-8 p.m. Join this effort to pack 100 bas of personal care items for those in need. Suggested sponsorship is $10 per bag. Register at ujf.org/dignity. 


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


“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.


“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


Young Israel LegenDAIRY!
The Young Israel of West Hartford invites everyone – members and nonmembers – to take a break from your Rosh Hanah prep dn enjoy dinner, ice cream and fun with old and new shul friends at the LegenDRAIY Welcome Back Eent on Sept. 5, 4:40 – 6:30 pm. ARSVP optional. For more information: youngisaelwh.org/legendairy.


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. 


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. 

10th Anniversary Murray Lender 5K Bagel Run
The annual Murray Lender 5K Bagel Run Road Race, 2-mile Family Fit Walk and Free Kids’ Costume Run will be held Sept. 19; 8 a.m. registration, 9 am Kid’ Costume Race, 9:30 a.m. Bagel Run and 2 Mile Family Fit Walk, 10:30 a.m. Bagel Breakfast and Awards. Enjoy music, food and activities for the kids. USA Track & Field Cetified 5K court will wind through the residential neighborhoods of Woodbridge. Groups are encouraged. Free  event t-shirts. Save 20% by registering before Sept. 1. For information, visit jewishnewhaven.org. 

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