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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We reserve the right to edit calendar items..
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14
Greenwich, CT— ShalOHM Yoga; feel good by doing good for Israel; weekly, 7 – 8:30 p.m.; All class registrations donated to Israel Emergency Fund. At Temple Shalom Greenwich. Information: ujajcc.org.$54; $75; $180
Greenwich, Conn.— Lit Cafe in The Gallery: A Morning with Local Authors, Daisy Florin and Alex Troy; 10 am. Presented by UJA-JCC Greenwich at YWCA Greenwich, 259 E. Putnam Ave. Daisy Alpert Florin lives in Greenwich and is the author of My Last Innocent Year, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. In this debut novel, still recovering from her mother’s death, Isabel leaves her widowed father, the owner of a Jewish deli on the Lower East Side, for a small private college in New England. An encounter with an Israeli student ends in disaster, and she embarks on an ill-advised secret affair with a married professor. A coming-of-age story about a young woman learning to trust her voice as she moves toward independence.
Alex Troy lives in Wilton and Florida and worked as a lawyer and investor for 30 years before deciding to become an educator. The Academy of Smoke and Mirrors: A Boarding School On The Brink is his first novel. In it Jeff, a former hedge fund manager and lawyer, takes the helm of failing Hampton Acres Hebrew Academy. Was it crazy spending $150 million to create the world’s only Jewish boarding school and put it in rural Georgia? Or was it crazier still for Jeff to believe he could save the school? Then danger presents with a bomb threat, and Jeff must decide whether saving the school is
possible…..or whether he’ll be lucky to save. Reservation and infomation: ujajcc.org. $10
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16
Greenwich, CT—Lunch & Learn with Yuliya Mazur: “Deborah, the prophet to Golda, the prime minister.” At 12:30 pm. From Deborah, the prophet, to Golda, the prime minister, Jewish history has no dearth of strong women who stepped up to the plate in the moments of national crisis. We will consider two female leaders far apart in history but close in actions. In person or on Zoom. Register by noon, Wednesday, Nov. 15 to receive lunch. Information: ujajcc.org.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19
Greenwich, CT— PJ Library Family Fun Event: Teach your children to be the light; 3:30-5p.m.; Teach your children the important Jewish value of caring for their community. Gather with other PJ Library families to assemble Chanukah care packages for Schoke Jewish Family Service and make the Festival of Lights even brighter for Holocaust survivors in Fairfield Count. Information: ujajcc.greenwich. $54/family
Greenwich, CT — David Film Festival: “Sky Raiders.” At 5 pm. Stream online. This uplifting film for the entire family follows Yotam, who is obsessed with flying, but his overprotective mother disapproves. When he and his classmate Noa find a rare antique plane in the junkyard, they team up with Morris, a grumpy old former pilot. Together they try to bring the aircraft back to life, just in time for the annual Air Show. Information: ujajcc.org. $9
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21
Danielson, CT (in person and online)— 68th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, 7 pm; at Temple Beth Israel, 39 Killingly Dr.; hosted by Temple Beth Israel Preservation Society and the Federated Church of Christ. An interfaith service followed refreshments and socializing. Donations will be given to a local charity. Bring non-perishable food items (canned, boxed, or bagged items) especially high protein items such as meats, poultry, fish, nut butter and/or personal hygiene items by Nov. 19: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfQLSI6Q2q81oKKScXPL4ulEb5zId_YIgmPGhg3aTrWAo7v6A/viewform
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3
Danielson, CT— Celebrate the Rededication of Temple Beth Israel which had to be renovated after flooding due to frozen pipes last February. Event at 1 pm. add a unique flavor to our celebration, is the introduction of “Recipes Revival,” a cookbook that features cherished recipes from the Temple Sisterhood dating back nearly 70 years. This cookbook is a testament to the enduring bonds and traditions that have bound us together and honors Naomi and Marty Weiner, longtime members of our close. A limited number of cookbooks available for purchase. Latkes will be served and the annual retired Rev. Greg Thomas Chai Stakes Dreidel Tournament will be played. RSVP by Nov. 19. Temple Beth Israel is located at 39 Killingly Dr.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 21
Greenwich, CT—“Something Wonderful: An Afternoon with Richard Rodgers,” narrated by Jack Viertel, 3 pm at The Milbrook Club, hosted by UJA-JCC Greenwich; $36 early/before Nov. 21; $50/general admission. For information: ujajcc.org.