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WHAT’S HAPPENING – August 19 – September 19

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. 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25

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. 

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 5

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.

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. 

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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