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Celebrations Lectures

Rabbi Arthur Waskow

$5 Suggested Donation

“From Climate Crisis to Biblical Wisdom and Back Again: The Midrashic Art of Reinterperting Torah for Today” is the title of Rabbi Arthur Waskow talk at Emanuel Synagogue, 160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford.


Celebrations Community

Mitzvah Mall

Sunday, December 7, 2014 9:00 am

Sunday, December 7, 2014
9:00 am

Beth Israel and Beth El Temple

Instead of shopping for holiday gifts at the mall, why not “buy” crayons for an after-school program, toys for hospitalized children, food for a homeless person or clothes for a victim of domestic violence in your friend’s or relative’s name? more…

Celebrations Lectures

Rabbi Stephen Fuchs

Thursday, December 4, 2014 7:00 pm

Thursday, December 4, 2014
7:00 pm

Rabbi Stephen Fuchs will talk about his new book, “What’s in It for Me: Finding Ourselves in Biblical Narratives.”
Eventbrite - Rabbi Stephen Fuchs Book Talk


Celebrations Film

Film: Sukkah City

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 6:00 pm

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
6:00 pm


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.

Celebrations Community Youth-Programs

Read It And Sleep

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 7:00 pm

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
7:00 pm

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.

Celebrations Community

Kristallnacht Commemoration

Sunday, November 9, 2014 5:30 pm

Sunday, November 9, 2014
5:30 pm

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.

Celebrations Film

Film: Punk Jews

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 6:00 pm

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
6:00 pm


Punk Jews is a documentary that profiles Hassidic punk rockers, Yiddish street performers and African-American Jewish activists. more…

Celebrations Community

Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford Bus Tour

Sunday, October 26, 2014 9:30 am

Sunday, October 26, 2014
9:30 am

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.


Seth Rudetsky: Deconstructing Broadway

Saturday, October 25, 2014 7:00 pm

Saturday, October 25, 2014
7:00 pm

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:

Eventbrite - Seth Rudetsky: Deconstructing Broadway


Celebrations Visual-Arts

The Sexuality Spectrum

Thursday, October 23, 2014 6:00 pm

Thursday, October 23, 2014 6:00 pmtoTuesday, December 16, 2014 1:00 am

Joins us at the opening Oct. 23 from 6 to 8 pm. The exhibition of work by contemporary artists offers an exploration of sexual orientation.  The artists look at social and religious attitudes toward sexuality, issues of marginalization and inclusion, and the influence of the LGBTQ community in the Jewish world.Eventbrite - The Sexuality Spectrum


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