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What Does Judaism Say About… Space Travel?
Tue, May 05
Congregation Beth El Fairfield
May 05, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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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