A calendar of events throughout Connecticut and parts of Massachusetts.
Local Jewish community organizations are invited to submit events to the calendar. Events must be received one week prior to the bi-weekly publication of the Ledger. Send submissions to Ledger editor Judie Jacobson at email@example.com. We reserve the right to edit calendar items.
SUNDAY, MAY 21
Stamford, Conn.— Friendship Day & Walk. Show your support for individuals with special needs and other special friends; 12:30-2:30; at Westhill High School, rain or shine. Information: friendshipdayct.com.
Windsor, Conn.—“Night at the Air Museum,” annual fundraiser celebrating Young Israel of West Hartford’s 53 years; 7 p.m. at the New England Air Museum; dessert; buffet. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org. $136
MONDAY, MAY 22
West Hartford, Conn.(virtual)— A Conversation with David de Jong, author of Nazi Billionaires: The Dark History of German’s Wealthiest Dynasties; 7 – 8 p.m. on Zoom. Hosted by Voices of Hope. Information: ctvoicesofhope.org.
West Hartford, Conn.—TLPI Grants Celebrationand Senior Send-Off; kosher dinner and desserts; open tall teens, their families andcommunitry members; 6:30-8:15 p.m.; hosted by JT Connect at the Mandell JCC, 335 Bloomfield Ave. Information: email@example.com.
Woodbridge, Conn.—A Great Day of Fun for All Ages! 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Touch a Truck, an interactive, hands-on, outdoor event day for families with kids age 1—12. that allows children to climb on, explore and discover their favorite trucks and vehicles, including fire engines, police cars and construction trucks. Includes over 20 different vehicles, food, arts & crafts, bounce house and DJ fun for everyone. Rain or shine. PLUS…Expecting Expo 2023. If you have little ones in pre-K or younger, your planning to adopt or expecting a new addition to your family soon, this community-wide event is a wonderful way for families to learn about all the local support available to help you embark of this journey Great for grandparents too. Featuring: expert presetations, breakout sessions, a Bump Booth for photos, giveaways a “Shalom Baby Cafe” and more. At the JCC of Greater New Haven, 360 Amity Rd. Hosted by the JCC and the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven. For a schedule of events, visit jccnh.org.
TUESDAY, MAY 23
Greenwich, Conn.— Power of the Flower. Help the Jewish Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy sow the seeds of love by brightening homes of local seniors and Holocaust survivors with potted plants. At Greenwich Reform Synagogue. Information: ujajcc.org. $18/to sponsor one plant.
TUESDAY, MAY 23 – WEDNESDAY, MAY 24
Hartford, Conn.—“The Future of Judaism in America,” a two-day conference to celebrate publication of this book (including the e-book) co-edited by Mark Silk and Jerome Chanes. The conference will begin on May 23 at 3 p.m.,with an overview by Silk and Chanes,with comments by others, and a reception at 6.p.m.
The conference is an occasion to honor the memory of Leonard Greenberg as well as to mark 27 years of Trinity University’s Greenberg Center, from which Mark Silk will retire at the end the summer. Mark Silk is director of the Greenberg Center’s Center for the Study of Religion Public Life at Trinity College in Hartford. Jerome A. Chanes is at Baruch College in New York City.
SUNDAY, JUNE 4
West Hartford, Conn. — Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford 50th Anniversary Celebration featuring a performance by Cantor Gideon Zelermeyer, followed by dinner; honoring the Society’s founders, past presidents and past directors. Information and reservations (by May 5): jhsgh.org, (860) 727-6170. (See story in Around SNE)
West Hartford, Conn.—Allegra Levy and her 11-piece band present a family-friendly concert! A West Hartford native and rising star on the international jazz scene, Allegra will perform songs from her debut album for children and families, Songs for You and Me. 11 a.m. at the Mandell JCC, 335 Bloomfield Ave. Information: mandelljcc.org/ Tickets: $12/adults, $8/child
THURSDAY, JUNE 8
Southbury, Conn.— Love & Knishes Luncheon with PierceCampbell; 12 p.m. lunch, musical performance by T-Bone Stances (guitar) and Brian Gillie (keyboards), at 1 p.m., at Jewish Federation of Western CT, 444 Main St. North. Reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org, (203) 405-7009.
SUNDAY, JUNE 11
Greenwich, Conn.—Greenwich Teens Unite to Learn About the Holocaust, 5:30-7 p.m.; hosted UJA-JCC Greenwich at Arch Street TeenCenter; featuring teen author Suzette Shift who discusses her new book for young adult readers, Running for Shelter, the true story of how her grandmother Inge who grew up during the Holocaust. Pizza and soft drinks. FREE, registration required.
Sherman, Conn.— Sunday Speaker Series: “American Revolution—Red White and Jewish,” featuring Eric Chandler who will share the stories the children of Abraham who fought for separation from England. 1 p.m. at. JCC in Sherman, 9 Rte 39 South. Information: jccinsherman.org.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21
Stamford, Conn. (stream online)— Davis Film Festival presents “Genealogy of a Murder: Coffee and Light Biteswith Author Lisa Belkin”; 10:30 a.m., at the home of Karen Ross (address provided upon registration). Meet award-winning journalist and author Lisa Belkin as she shares her thoughts on her new book: Genealogy Of A Murder, A multigenerational tale of three families whose paths collide Independence Day weekend in 1960 with the murder of a police officer. Information: $10