Congregation B'nai Israel

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Around the Community

We’re happy to share with you events that are taking place around the community.  You’ll find events from area synagogues, the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County, PJ Library, Fairfield University and other organizations sharing information that we think might be of interest to you.  

Nathan Englander delivers the Diane Feigenson Lecture in Jewish Literature:  “Guilt, Memory, and the Beta-God:  Nathan Englander on

Thursday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m.—Fairfield University, Barone Campus Center Oak Room, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield
For more information please contact / 203-254-4000, ext. 2066.

New Jewish Senior Services Hospice Volunteer Training Dates
Chaifetz Family Hospice will be holding a 2-Day Hospice Training for people interested in giving their time and compassion to JSS clients in Fairfield County.  Training will be held at Jewish Senior Services, 4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT on Sunday, March 22nd  and Sunday, March 29th  from 9 am – 5 pm.  Training materials and meals will be provided free of charge.  If you would like to sign up or to learn more about hospice training, please contact Ellen Ashkins at (203) 365-6417 or by email at

Debut Novelist, Jennifer Rosner, will be at the Westport Library on Tuesday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m. speaking on her novel The Yellow Bird Sings. Set in Poland as World War II rages, a mother hides with her young daughter, whose slightest sound may cost them their lives. It is a gripping novel about the unbreakable bond between parent and child and the triumph of humanity and hope in the darkest circumstances. Read more on the author.

Adolph and Ruth Schnurmacher Lecture in Judaic Studies presents Cotton Capitalists:
American Jewish Entrepreneurship in the Reconstruction Ere
 with Michael R. Cohen, PhD, Author and Chair of Dept. of Jewish Studies, Tulane University – Thursday, March 19 at 7:30 in the Kelley Center Presentation Room at Fairfield University

Fairfield Stronger Together will be meeting on Friday, March 27 at 1:00 p.m. at the home of Mary Hogue, 165 Stonewall Lane, Fairfield. Mary will be speaking on The Pollinator Pathway.  Read more and RSVP

Order your Purim baked goods at B’Tayanon Kosher Catering by Jewish Senior Services. Orders must be place in advance. JSS Purim Bakery Menu 2020.