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.  

CONECT Winter Assembly with Governor Ned Lamont, key State Representatives and Senators – Thursday, January 30th at Mount Aery Baptist Church

Taste of Torah with Course Electives 2020 – featuring though-provoking sessions led by Jewish clergy and educators from throughout Upper Fairfield County – Keynote Speaker, Sarah Hurwitz, author of Here All Along – Saturday, February 1, 7:00-9:00 at Congregation Beth El, Norwalk

Congregation Beth El cordially invites you to Dueling Pianos at Jewish Senior Services on Saturday, February 8

Congregation Beth El is holding an open to all players Mah Jong Tournament on Sunday, February 9 – register by clicking here by February 2

Fairfield Stronger Together with speaker Milton Steinberg, Professor Emeritus, Fordham University – will speak on objections often put forward as reasons to limit immigraion to the U.S. and will evaluate those objections for their veracity. – Friday, February 14 at 1:00 p.m. at the home of Mary Kay Frost, 220 Deep Woods Road, Fairfield.  RSVP to Sharon Kaley.

FEDERATION FOR JEWISH PHILANTHROPY COMMUNITY READ
kaddish.com by Nathan Englander – Join us for an exploration of kaddish.com, moderated by B’nai Israel congregant and professional book-discussion leader, Kelle Ruden.

Sunday, February 23 at 2:00 p.m.—B’nai Israel Natt Family Library
Monday, February 24 at 5:00 p.m.—Fairfield  University, Canisius Hall, Room 8, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield Special guest:  Professor Ellen Umansky
Sunday, March 1 at 3:00 p.m.—The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road, Westport

And, Save the Date:  Nathan Englander delivers the Diane Feigenson Lecture in Jewish Literature:  “Guilt, Memory, and the Beta-God:  Nathan Englander on kaddish.com

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 bennettcenter@fairfield.edu / 203-254-4000, ext. 2066.

The Men’s Club and Women’s Auxiliary of Jewish Senior Service present a new Networking Breakfast Series with Scott C. Nevins, principal at Bernstein Private Wealth Management – Wednesday, February 19, 7:30-8:30 a.m.

The Bennett Center for Judaic Studies – Joan and Henry Katz Lecture in Judaic Studies presents Dueling Loyalties:
Honor, Citizenship, and Antisemitism in Nineteen Century German”
– Wednesday, February 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Living with Loss – Bereavement Support Group with Jewish Family Services at Congregation Beth El in Norwalk- Mondays, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.