Saturday, October 25, 2014 7:00 pm
|Saturday, October 25, 2014|
LGBT Event, Celebration of Jewish Arts and Culture
Sirius/XM radio’s Broadway host Seth Rudetsky is bringing his hilarious one-man show to Hartford. “Deconstructing Broadway’ is described as a combination of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and “The Daily Show.” The 90 minute tour-de-force features Seth’s trademark “deconstructions,” using his audio/video collection to break down brilliant performances from beloved Broadway divas (Patti LuPone, Betty Buckley), and to showcase The Osmonds singing a medley from “Fiddler On The Roof” or Cher performing all of “West Side Story.” Tickets are $20 general; $15 for Charter Oak, Let’s Go Arts, seniors and students.
Read Courant Theater writer Frank Rizzo’s interview here:
Sunday, October 26, 2014 9:30 am
|Sunday, October 26, 2014|
Tours at 9:30 am and 1:30 pm
Take a guided bus tour and learn about 200 years of Jewish history in the Hartford area.
One of the stops is Charter Oak Cultural Center, the first synagogue built in Connecticut, which housed Congregation Beth Israel.
Tickets: $24 for historical society members; $28 general.
Information: www.ihsgh.org and 860-72706170.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 6:00 pm
|Tuesday, October 28, 2014|
Punk Jews is a documentary that profiles Hassidic punk rockers, Yiddish street performers and African-American Jewish activists. more…
Sunday, November 9, 2014 5:30 pm
|Sunday, November 9, 2014|
Our annual remembrance of the two nights in 1938 that began the Holocaust.
Kristallnacht translates to “Night of Broken Glass.” Throughout Nazi Germany and Austria paramilitary forces and civilians smashed the windows of Jewish-owned businesses and synagogues.
Join us for a night of prayer, music and dance, followed by a community meal.
The remembrance will be interpreted for the deaf.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 7:00 pm
|Tuesday, November 11, 2014|
An evening of original poetry and short stories by local wordsmiths. Hosted by Ralph Gagliardo aka RJ Wordsmyth. Features poets published in the Beat of the Street newspaper. See more here:
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 7:00 pm
|Tuesday, November 18, 2014|
WNPR reporter Jeff Cohen is our guest author/reader for a special Read It and Sleep as part of our Celebration of Jewish Arts and Culture.
His book, “Eva and Sadie and the Worst Haircut Ever,” is based on his interview with his two daughters that became and Internet sensation.
Children can bring their parents. Snacks served. Each family takes home a copy of the book.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 6:00 pm
|Tuesday, November 25, 2014|
Sukkah City chronicles the architecture competition created by bestselling author Joshua Foer (”Moonwalking With Einstein”) and Roger Bennett (a founder of Reboot, a network of young Jewish creative artists). The competition explored the creative potential of the ancient Jewish sukkah, creating a temporary exhibition of 12 sukkahs on New York City.