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Upcoming Events

  • A Jurassic Park Tu B'Shvat Miracle in Israel
    Tue, Jan 26
    Online
    Jan 26, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Online
    What does a 2,000-year-old date taste like?
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  • Mitzvah Hero Awards Ceremony
    Sun, Jan 31
    Online
    Jan 31, 4:00 PM
    Online
    Celebrate those who bring light to the community!
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  • Author Rachel Levy Lesser
    Sun, Feb 07
    Zoom
    Feb 07, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Zoom
    "Life's Accessories: A Memoir and Fashion Guide"
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  • Behind the Pages: Tiffany Shlain
    Wed, Feb 10
    Online
    Feb 10, 7:30 PM
    Online
    Why unplug one day a week?
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  • Passover Cooking Demo with Chef Michael Solomonov
    Tue, Mar 16
    Online
    Mar 16, 8:00 PM
    Online
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  • Behind the Pages: Jason B. Rosenthal
    Wed, Jan 13
    Online
    Jan 13, 7:30 PM
    Online
    My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me: A Memoir
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  • Federation Annual Meeting
    Mon, Jan 11
    Online
    Jan 11, 7:30 PM
    Online
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  • Author Bess Kalb in Conversation
    Mon, Dec 14
    Online
    Dec 14, 2020, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Online
    Bess Kalb discusses her acclaimed memoir, "Nobody Will Tell You This But Me."
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  • Federation Women's Giving Circle
    Sun, Dec 06
    Zoom
    Dec 06, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Zoom
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  • Chanukah Cooking Demo
    Wed, Dec 02
    Zoom
    Dec 02, 2020, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM EST
    Zoom
    Award-winning chef Michael Solomonov is back in your kitchen!
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  • Can Robots Be Jewish?
    Sun, Nov 22
    Zoom
    Nov 22, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
    Zoom
    Author Amy E. Schwartz tackles tough questions about modern-day life with rabbis from across the spectrum of Jewish belief.
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  • What Does Judaism Say About… Space Travel?
    Tue, May 05
    Congregation Beth El Fairfield
    May 05, 2020, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
    Congregation Beth El Fairfield, 1200 Fairfield Woods Rd, Fairfield, CT 06825, USA
    Explore modern-day issues through a Jewish lens with Rabbi Marcelo Kormis and the book, "What Does Judaism Say about...." by Rabbi Louis Jacobs. 9/17 - Reincarnation 11/5 - Happiness 12/10 - Homosexuality 2/4 - Racial discrimination 3/17 - Gambling 4/14 - Love 5/5 - Space travel
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  • Catbird: The Ballad of Barbi Prim
    Sun, Apr 19
    https://zoom.us/j/729286491
    Apr 19, 2020, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    https://zoom.us/j/729286491
    with Cantor Barbara Ostfeld, the first ordained woman cantor in Jewish history
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  • What Does Judaism Say About... Gambling?
    Tue, Mar 17
    Congregation Beth El Fairfield
    Mar 17, 2020, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
    Congregation Beth El Fairfield, 1200 Fairfield Woods Rd, Fairfield, CT 06825, USA
    Explore modern-day issues through a Jewish lens with Rabbi Marcelo Kormis and the book, "What Does Judaism Say about...." by Rabbi Louis Jacobs. 9/17 - Reincarnation 11/5 - Happiness 12/10 - Homosexuality 2/4 - Racial discrimination 3/17 - Gambling 4/14 - Love 5/5 - Space travel
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  • Engaging Interfaith Families for a Thriving Jewish Future
    Sun, Mar 01
    Congregation B'nai Torah
    Mar 01, 2020, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Congregation B'nai Torah, 5700 Main St, Trumbull, CT 06611, USA
    with Edmund Case
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  • Book discussion: "kaddish.com"
    Sun, Mar 01
    Westport Library
    Mar 01, 2020, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Westport Library, 20 Jesup Rd, Westport, CT 06880, USA
    Explore our Community Read with professional book-discussion leader, Kelle Ruden.
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  • 300 Ways to Enliven, Enrich, and Modernize Your Passover Seder
    Sun, Mar 01
    Temple Shalom
    Mar 01, 2020, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
    Temple Shalom, 259 Richards Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850, USA
    with Dr. Murray Spiegel
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  • Merkaz 2020 – A Space Odyssey
    Sat, Feb 29
    The Discovery Museum and Planetarium
    Feb 29, 2020, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    The Discovery Museum and Planetarium, 4450 Park Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06604, USA
    Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Merkaz Community High School for Judaic Studies!
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  • Book discussion: "kaddish.com"
    Mon, Feb 24
    Fairfield University
    Feb 24, 2020, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Fairfield University, 1073 N Benson Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824, USA
    Explore our Community Read with professional book-discussion leader, Kelle Ruden.
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  • Book discussion: "kaddish.com"
    Sun, Feb 23
    Congregation B'nai Israel
    Feb 23, 2020, 2:00 PM
    Congregation B'nai Israel, 2710 Park Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06604, USA
    Explore our Community Read with professional book-discussion leader, Kelle Ruden.
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  • What Does Judaism Say About… Racial Discrimination?
    Tue, Feb 04
    Congregation Beth El Fairfield
    Feb 04, 2020, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
    Congregation Beth El Fairfield, 1200 Fairfield Woods Rd, Fairfield, CT 06825, USA
    Explore modern-day issues through a Jewish lens with Rabbi Marcelo Kormis and the book, "What Does Judaism Say about...." by Rabbi Louis Jacobs. 9/17 - Reincarnation 11/5 - Happiness 12/10 - Homosexuality 2/4 - Racial discrimination 3/17 - Gambling 4/14 - Love 5/5 - Space travel
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  • Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality and a Deeper Connection to Life - In Judaism
    Sat, Feb 01
    Congregation Beth El-Norwalk
    Feb 01, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Congregation Beth El-Norwalk, 109 East Ave, Norwalk, CT 06851, USA
    Author Sarah Hurwitz, former speechwriter to Michelle Obama, keynotes Federation's Taste of Torah community-wide evening of adult Jewish learning.
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  • Bob Dylan’s Jewish Music with Rabbi Stephen Karol
    Sun, Jan 26
    Congregation Shir Shalom of Westchester
    Jan 26, 2020, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Congregation Shir Shalom of Westchester , 46 Peaceable St, Ridgefield, CT 06877, USA
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  • From the Margins to the Center: The Transformative Power of Inclusive Torah
    Sun, Jan 26
    Congregation Beth El
    Jan 26, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Congregation Beth El, 109 East Ave, Norwalk, CT 06851, USA
    Meet Rabbi Lauren Tuchman, the first blind woman in the world to enter the rabbinate.
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  • Meet the Authors: The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia
    Wed, Jan 08
    The Westport Library
    Jan 08, 2020, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Rd, Westport, CT 06880, USA
    Meet Mark Oppenheimer and Liel Leibovitz, hosts of Tablet magazine's "Unorthodox" podcast, and two of the co-authors of "The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia - From Abraham to Zabar’s and Everything in Between."
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  • ADULT INSTITUTE at Merkaz
    Tue, Dec 10
    Congregation B'nai Israel
    Dec 10, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:40 PM
    Congregation B'nai Israel, 2710 Park Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06604, USA
    A 40th Anniversary Gift to the Community
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  • What Does Judaism Say About… Homosexuality?
    Tue, Dec 10
    Congregation Beth El Fairfield
    Dec 10, 2019, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
    Congregation Beth El Fairfield, 1200 Fairfield Woods Rd, Fairfield, CT 06825, USA
    Explore modern-day issues through a Jewish lens with Rabbi Marcelo Kormis and the book, "What Does Judaism Say about...." by Rabbi Louis Jacobs. 9/17 - Reincarnation 11/5 - Happiness 12/10 - Homosexuality 2/4 - Racial discrimination 3/17 - Gambling 4/14 - Love 5/5 - Space travel
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  • Jews and Tattoos: A Conversation
    Sun, Dec 08
    Candlewood Market (Sportsplex@Fairfield)
    Dec 08, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    Candlewood Market (Sportsplex@Fairfield), 85 Mill Plain Rd. Fairfield CT 06824
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  • Chanukah Modern Mosaics Workshop
    Sun, Dec 08
    Temple Shalom
    Dec 08, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    Temple Shalom, 259 Richards Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850, USA
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  • Bridging Divides in 2020: A Concert for Harmony and Wholeness
    Sat, Dec 07
    Temple Israel
    Dec 07, 2019, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Temple Israel, 14 Coleytown Rd, Westport, CT 06880, USA
    INFO & TICKETS: tiwestport.org/billyjonas
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  • ADULT INSTITUTE at Merkaz
    Tue, Dec 03
    Congregation B'nai Israel
    Dec 03, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:40 PM
    Congregation B'nai Israel, 2710 Park Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06604, USA
    A 40th Anniversary Gift to the Community
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  • ADULT INSTITUTE at Merkaz
    Tue, Nov 19
    Congregation B'nai Israel
    Nov 19, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:40 PM
    Congregation B'nai Israel, 2710 Park Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06604, USA
    A 40th Anniversary Gift to the Community
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  • ADULT INSTITUTE at Merkaz
    Tue, Nov 12
    Congregation B'nai Israel
    Nov 12, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:40 PM
    Congregation B'nai Israel, 2710 Park Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06604, USA
    A 40th Anniversary Gift to the Community
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  • ADULT INSTITUTE at Merkaz
    Tue, Nov 05
    Congregation B'nai Israel
    Nov 05, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:40 PM
    Congregation B'nai Israel, 2710 Park Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06604, USA
    A 40th Anniversary Gift to the Community
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  • What Does Judaism Say About… Happiness?
    Tue, Nov 05
    Congregation Beth El Fairfield
    Nov 05, 2019, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
    Congregation Beth El Fairfield, 1200 Fairfield Woods Rd, Fairfield, CT 06825, USA
    Explore modern-day issues through a Jewish lens with Rabbi Marcelo Kormis and the book, "What Does Judaism Say about...." by Rabbi Louis Jacobs. 9/17 - Reincarnation 11/5 - Happiness 12/10 - Homosexuality 2/4 - Racial discrimination 3/17 - Gambling 4/14 - Love 5/5 - Space travel
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  • A Flood of Ideas: A Symposium on Noah, the Great Flood, and Climate Change
    Sun, Nov 03
    Sacred Heart University, West Campus
    Nov 03, 2019, 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM
    Sacred Heart University, West Campus, East Building Auditorium, 3135 Easton Turnpike, Fairfield, CT 06825, USA
    A panel of local clergy and renowned scientists discuss the Noah story in the Abrahamic religions and how it relates to modern-day concerns about climate change.
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  • Judaism, Addiction and Recovery: A Spiritual and Faith-Based Approach
    Wed, Oct 30
    Congregation B'nai Torah
    Oct 30, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Congregation B'nai Torah, 5700 Main St, Trumbull, CT 06611, USA
    An intimate and personal discussion with author and rabbi, Rick Eisenberg
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  • ADULT INSTITUTE at Merkaz
    Tue, Oct 29
    Congregation B'nai Israel
    Oct 29, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:40 PM
    Congregation B'nai Israel, 2710 Park Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06604, USA
    A 40th Anniversary Gift to the Community
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  • FILM & TALKBACK: "Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles"
    Mon, Oct 28
    TCS
    Oct 28, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    TCS, 30 Hillspoint Rd, Westport, CT 06880, USA
    The highly-touted new documentary explores the "Fiddler on the Roof" story through contemporary issues. Post-screening talkbalk with Steven Skybell, starring as “Tevye” in the current National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene’s Yiddish production of "Fiddler on the Roof."
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  • Zion80 Kickoff Concert
    Wed, Sep 18
    The Acoustic
    Sep 18, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    The Acoustic, 2926 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06605, USA
    Jewish music meets Afrobeat! Featuring "Jazz Rabbi" Greg Wall of Westport, Zion80 has been hailed by The New York Times for creating “a truly soulful experience.” Black Rock dining discount for ticket-holders!
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  • What Does Judaism Say About… Reincarnation?
    Tue, Sep 17
    Congregation Beth El Fairfield
    Sep 17, 2019, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
    Congregation Beth El Fairfield, 1200 Fairfield Woods Rd, Fairfield, CT 06825, USA
    Join Rabbi Marcelo Kormis for a look at modern-day issues such as homosexuality, racial discrimination, and space travel through a Jewish lens – monthly from September through May. Tuesdays, 8 AM: 9/17, 11/5, 12/10, 2/4, 3/17, 4/14, 5/5
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