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.
MONDAY, APRIL 17
Cos Cobb, Conn.— Annual Holocaust Memorial Day, Yom Hashoah, Communal Gathering, featuring guest speaker Aliza Erber, who will share her story of survival as a hidden child. At Greenwich Reform Synagogue, 92 Orchard St., 7 p.m. Register at ujajcc.org.
TUESDAY, APRIL 18
New Haven, Conn. – “Yom Hashoah – We Remember,” a participatory, experiential BEKI Sisterhood Zoom program, honoring those who perished and those who survived the Shoah, at 7:30 p.m. If you are a descendant of a survivor and would like to share some words, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Yellow candles will be available in the BEKI lobby during the week preceding the program. Zoom Link: tinyurl.com/bekiuschmooze
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19
Avon, Conn.— Dedication of the Abby Weiner Holocaust Memorial Library and Memorial Portrait; 7 p.m. at Avon High School. Refreshment served. Hosted by AHS UNICEF and Amnesty International clubs.
Greenwich, Conn.— Dignity Grows Packing Party, 10. a.m. – 12 noon; held pack tote bags willed with sanitary products. Hosted by UJA-JCC Greenwich at their office, 1 Holly Hill Lane. Information: ujajcc.org. $18
Storrs, Conn.— Remembering The Shoah; 4:15-7 p.m. at the Dodd Center for Human Rights at UConn Storrs. Featuring guest speaker Holocaust survivor Nina Jacobs, and a panel discussion on the importance of Holocaust education in light of the rise in antisemitism on college campuses. Hosted by JFACT. For more information: (860) 727-5701.
THURSDAY, APRIL 20
Southbury, Conn.— Love & Knishes Luncheon with PierceCampbell; 12 p.m. lunch, musical performance by former CT State Troubadour Pierce Campbell at 1 p.m., at Jewish Federation of Western CT, 444 Main St. North. Reservations: email@example.com, (203) 405-7009.
SUNDAY, APRIL 23
Stamford, Conn.— Celebrate Israel at 75 with UJA-JC Greenwich and UJF Stamford, at Stoke Jewish Family Service, 196 Greyrock Place; screening of the Israel film “Wasserman—The Rain Man,” with a discussion led by Pam Ehrenkranz, CEO of UJA-JCC Greenwich; light breakfast. At 11 a.m. $18/includes breakfast and film. Register at ujajcc.org.
THURSDAY, APRIL 27
West Hartford, Conn. “An Evening with Erez Kaganovitz,” Mandell JCC, 7 p.m. Erez Kaganovitz, photographer and the human behind the Humans of Israel, has helped bridge a cultural gap in society both within and outside Israel. His work brings understanding, emotional connection, and unity to many around the world.
THURSDAY, MAY 4
Southbury, Conn.— Love & Knishes Luncheon with PierceCampbell; 12 p.m. lunch, musical performance Alyce & Gary Bertz at 1 p.m., at Jewish Federation of Western CT, 444 Main St. North. Reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org, (203) 405-7009.
TUESDAY, MAY 9
Windsor, Conn.— Dignity Grows packing party, followed by a traditional Mediterranean-style dinner and drinks to celebrate Lag B’Omer. Childcare available. RSVP by April 25. Sponsored by The Catalyst of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford. For more information: jewishhartford.org.
THURSDAY, MAY 11
Greenwich, Conn. – “The Land of Milk and Funny.” UJA-JCC of Greenwich Annual Celebration honoring the Weitzman Youth Award recipients and celebrating Israel at 75, win performance by comedian Joel Chasnoff, at the Bruce Museum. Information:ujajcc.org.
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)
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: email@example.com, (203) 405-7009.