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.

The Beat: Spoken Word

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 7:00 pm

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
7:00 pmto9:00 pm


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:

Eventbrite - The Beat: Spoken Word

The Wall: Sarah Schneiderman

Artist Talk: Wednesday, Nov. 12, Noon to 1 pm

Sarah Schneiderman covers The Wall with “Shades of Similarity.”  The exhibit includes three hand-knit blankets and six hand-knit scarves that represent richness, variety, and diversity.


Sacred Arts Workshops

Sunday, November 16, 2014 10:00 am

Sunday, November 16, 2014
10:00 amto12:00 pm

Sundays, 10 am to Noon.
November 16 | December 14
Charter Oak Cultural Center and The Academy for Jewish Religion present workshops to study Jewish texts through the arts.

November’s topic: “Dwelling in Circus Tents: The Circus Arts as a Window into Jacob and Esau” by  Ora Horn Prouser and Ayal Prouser.

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:

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 an Internet sensation.
Children can bring their parents. Snacks served. Each family takes home a copy of the book.

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.

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


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