Jewish Community Events

Upcoming (non-GSJC sponsored) Jewish Community Events:

12th Annual International Holocaust Remembrance Day:

Sunday January 30, 7:00pm via Zoom

The United Nations General Assembly designated January 27—the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau—as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this annual day of commemoration, the UN urges every member state to honor the victims of the Nazi era and to develop educational programs to help prevent future genocides.

The program also includes the presentation of the 2022 Chesed Award to Andy Sarkany, which is bestowed on individuals who demonstrate exemplary “acts of loving kindness”. The Simon Konover Recognition for Excellence in Holocaust Education award will be presented to the following educators: Kimberly Ballaro, Ian Lowell, Jessica Palliardi and Lauren Thompson. This year, they are also recognizing Classical Magnet and the three Fairfield Middle Schools with a new award, The HERO Center Award for Schoolwide Excellence in Teaching Holocaust and other Genocides.

Join them to commemorate this important day.  Registration is required and the program is free. Please register here.

For more information, visit their website at


A Conversation with Rebecca Frankel
January 24, 2022 7:00 PM via Zoom
Named a top 10 history book of 2021 by Smithsonian Magazine, Into the Forest: A Holocaust Story of Survival, Triumph, and Love is a remarkable story written by New York Times bestselling author,
Rebecca Frankel. The product of 5 years of impeccable research and countless hours spent in conversation with Ruth Lazowski about her family’s experiences during the Shoah, this book sheds light onto a little known aspect of the Holocaust.

Click here to register.

Advance registration required | Zoom link provided the day of the event.

Mandell JCC Hartford Jewish Film Festival 2022

Mark March 24 – April 10 in your calendars! The program brochure will be available online in about a month, and tickets will be available for advance purchase. This year you can look forward to an international slate of contemporary feature films, historical dramas, comedies, and thought-provoking documentaries.
The 2022 lineup also includes a classic vintage film starring Yiddish theater legend Molly Picon; a newly-restored print of the much-loved Hester Street; a surprising documentary about the Jewish family who owned the home of the US President; and a nostalgic tribute to The Automat hosted by none other than Mel Brooks.


This link is to the Jewish Greater Hartford’s virtual community calendar:

Below are links for resources providing Information about Jewish news, activities and programs in the greater Hartford/Connecticut area.

The Jewish Ledger

Jewish Federation

Mandell JCC of Greater Hartford

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