Rabbi Stephen Fuchs

Thursday, December 4, 2014 7:00 pm

Thursday, December 4, 2014
7:00 pm


Fresh from his stint as visiting scholar and spiritual leader in Northern Germany, Rabbi Stephen Fuchs, former head of the World Union for Progressive Judaism and former senior rabbi at Congregation of Beth Israel in West Hartford, is hosting a book launch for his groundbreaking work, What’s In It for Me? Finding Ourselves in Biblical Narratives.
Eventbrite - Rabbi Stephen Fuchs Book Talk


HICO Presents Connecticut Composers

Saturday, December 6, 2014 7:30 pm

Saturday, December 6, 2014
7:30 pm

Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra presents music by regional composers  Robert Carl, Ryan Jesperson, Jessica Rudman, Ken Steen, and Frank Vasi. Tickets are available online or at the door; $20 general, $10 student/senior/Charter Oak and LetsGoArts members. Tickets and information

Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Sunday, December 7, 2014 1:30 pm

Sunday, December 7, 2014
1:30 pmto4:00 pm

Don’t miss this rare chance to hear a visionary thinker as he re-interprets stories from the Torah. Think of Eden spoiled by an oil spill. Re-imagine Pharoah and the Plagues seen through climate change. Think of the biblical command to let the Earth rest every seven years as we struggle with drought and crop failures. Come, listen and learn.
Sunday, Dec. 7, 1:30 to 4 pm., Emanuel Synagogue, 160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford.
Donation $5. Information: www.charteroakcenter.org
Eventbrite - Rabbi Arthur Waskow Lecture


Holiday Sing Along

Thursday, December 11, 2014 7:00 pm

Thursday, December 11, 2014
7:00 pm

Sometimes you just want to sing with other people.
Join us for our 4th Community Sing Along.
The Susans will lead us. Susan Campbell – book author, college professor and community activist -joins with Susan Mazer, director of Charter Oak’s music programs, in some of your favorite holiday songs.
Bring some baked goods to share and we’ll provide the beverages.
Suggested donation: $5
Eventbrite - Holiday Sing Along

Sacred Arts Workshops

Sunday, December 14, 2014 10:00 am

Sunday, December 14, 2014
10:00 amto12:00 pm

Charter Oak Cultural Center and The Academy for Jewish Religion present workshops to study Jewish texts through the arts.
December’s topic: “Joseph — The Original Aesthetic, Dreaming in Technicolor” by rabbis Hanniel Levenson and Jeff Hoffman.

Eventbrite - Sacred Arts Workshops
For workshop descriptions:  click here:

Kwanzaa Joins First Night Celebration

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 6:00 pm

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Sankofa Kuumba presents its annual Kwanzaa celebration at Charter Oak Cultural Center as part of First Night Hartford, running from 6 to 8 pm.  Learn the seven principles of Kwanzaa through the artistic gifts of story, song and dance. This community celebration has the theme of Faith or Imani, the 7th principle of Kwanzaa. This annual event also pays homage to both recent and ancient ancestors: family, friends, artists and community leaders who paved the way and will honor the artists who have participated in the past 25 years of public Kwanzaa celebrations initiated by Sankofa Kuumba. Free.

Thanks to the Greater Hartford Arts Council for their support of Kwanzaa.

The Wall: Sarah Schneiderman

Runs through December 12

Sarah Schneiderman’s installation “Shades of Similarity” is up on The Wall.”  The exhibit includes three hand-knit blankets and six hand-knit scarves that represent richness, variety, and diversity.


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