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  • 13th Annual Kristallnacht Commemoration

    Sunday, November 17 | 9 AM | Congregation Or Shalom

    Kristallnacht or “the Night of Broken Glass” was a Nazi-organized pogrom that took place in Germany Nov. 9-10, 1938, in which Jewish people were violently attacked and Jewish property vandalized. Kristallnacht is now recognized as the beginning of the Holocaust. This year's annual Kristallnacht commemoration will honor Holocaust survivor Jacob Morewitz.

  • March of the Living Informational Session

    Tuesday, November 26 | 7-8:30 PM | Beckerman Lender Jewish Community Building

    The March of the Living is a two-week international experience bringing Jewish teens (11 & 12th graders) from around the world together each spring to bear witness in Poland and celebrate the Jewish Homeland in the State of Israel. Parents and teens, we invite you to come learn about this amazing Jewish experience.

  • Latkes & Vodkas Hanukkah Celebration

    Thursday, December 12 | 6:30-8:30 PM | Guilford Yacht Club

    Join us for a fun-filled Hanukkah celebration. Enjoy vodka cocktails paired with a delicious light dinner. Kashrut observed. Music by Charles Rosenay. Reservation required.

Past Events

  • 3rd Annual Mitzvah Day

    Sunday, April 7 | 9 AM - 3 PM | Multiple Locations

    Join together with hundreds of community members in acts of kindness. Make phone calls to raise money for the Federation Annual Campaign. Donate your time and your energy - you will be glad you did!

  • Marc Dollinger: Black Power, Jewish Politics

    Monday, April 8 | 7 PM | Temple Beth David of Cheshire

    Dr. Marc Dollinger holds the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility at San Francisco State University. He has served as research fellow at Princeton University’s Center for the Study of Religion as well as the Andrew W. Mellon Post-doctoral Fellow and Lecturer in the Humanities at Bryn Mawr College, where he coordinated the program in Jewish Studies.

  • Beckerman Jewish Film Series Presents: "Who Will Write Our History?"

    Tuesday, April 9 | 7 PM | Beckerman Lender Jewish Community Building

    In November 1940, a secret band of journalists, scholars, and community leaders decided to fight back against Nazi forces. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, this clandestine group vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda not with guns or fists but with pen and paper. In this feature documentary, their story is finally told using rare footage and stunning dramatizations.

  • Jamie Bernstein: Famous Father Girl

    Sunday, April 14 | 2 PM | JCC Vine Family Auditorium

    Daughter of composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein offers a rare look at her father in an intimate and evocative memoir. Bernstein mines the emotional depths of her childhood and invites us into her family's private world. Fantastic characters populate the Bernsteins' lives, including: the Kennedys, John Lennon, Stephen Sondheim, and Lauren Bacall. Bernstein's beautiful memoir is a great American story about one of the greatest Americans.

  • Yom HaShoa Community-Wide Commemoration

    Sunday, May 5 | 1-3 PM | The Towers

    Gather with the Jewish community of Greater New Haven to commemorate Yom HaShoa. Tagan Engel, Executive Producer of the radio show and podcast, “The Table Underground: Stories of food, radical love and creative social justice” will join us as a featured speaker.

  • Yom HaZikaron Ceremony

    Tuesday, May 7 | 6:30 PM | JCC of Greater New Haven

    Yom HaZikaron is the national remembrance day observed in Israel for all Israeli military personnel who lost their lives in the struggle for the establishment of the State of Israel and for those who have been subsequently killed while on active duty or from terrorist attacks. Join our young emissiaries Ziv Peleg and Noa Saitowitz on this Israeli Memorial Day for a Shirei Lochamim session to honor and remember the lives lost.

  • Mangal & Mingle

    Thursday, May 9 | 5:30-7:30 PM | Beckerman Lender Jewish Community Building

    Help us celebrate Israeli Independence Day with this Israeli-style BBQ. Food, family fun, and singalongs for all who join in on the festivities. This festive event will also feature a PJ Library story walk, arts and crafts project, and a discussion.

  • Handbag Bingo

    Thursday, May 30 | 7 - 8:30 PM | Beckerman Lender Jewish Community Building

    SOLD OUT. Enjoy a delicious dessert reception as we play several rounds of BINGO. Prizes include unique handbags by MZ Wallace, Tory Burch, Ted Baker/London, Shiraleah/Chicago, Chanel, Michael Kors, Longchamp, Kate Spade, ZAC/Zac Posen & More!

  • Who Pulls the Strings? Judaism in the Jewish State

    Monday, June 17 | 7 - 8:30 PM | Beckerman Lender Jewish Community Building

    Join us for wine, cheese & discussion with Yair Ettinger on Who Pulls the Strings? Judaism in the Jewish State. Yair Ettinger is an Israeli journalist who primarily focuses on religion and politics in Israel and in the Jewish world.

  • Cool Reads for Hot Days

    Tuesday, June 25 | 6:30 - 9 PM | Guilford Yacht Club

    Panel discussion and dinner. Hear from Roxanne Coady, founder and owner of R.J. Julia Booksellers, James Mustich, author of 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die, and Matthew Dicks, author, educator & storyteller. Pre-registration is required.

  • Murray Lender 5K Bagel Run

    Sunday, September 15 | 8-11:30 AM | JCC of Greater New Haven

    Join us for the Ninth Annual Murray Lender 5K Bagel Run sponsored by Titan Energy. Run our 5K race, walk our 2-Mile Family Fit Walk, or inspire your children to participate in the Kids Fun Run. Our post-race block party will feature live music, pygmy goats, and of course bagels!

  • Jewish Coalition for Literacy Orientation & Information Session

    Tuesday, September 24 | 9:30 AM | JCC of Greater New Haven

    For just one hour a week, you could bring the joy of reading to the children in your community. All are welcome. No prior experience required. RSVP requested. Please contact Emily Kurz at

  • "Pizza in the Hut" Sukkot Dinner & Sustainability Discussion

    Wednesday, October 16 | 6 - 8 PM | Beckerman Lender Jewish Community Building

    Help us celebrate the holiday of Sukkot by joining us for a kosher pizza party in our sukkah! Celebrate, shmooze, and Indulge. BYOB. Fun for the whole family. Stay for a free discussion (with vegan desserts) about food sustainability and sourcing in the Jewish community.

  • Community-Wide Mega Event

    Sunday, October 27 | 7 PM | Beckerman Lender Jewish Community Building

    Final Call to buy tickets. This event is almost SOLD OUT. Join us for our star-studded Annual Campaign kickoff event. World-famous impersonators, the Edward twins, take to the stage and perform as your favorite legendary Superstars. Come watch Sonny & Cher, Billy Joel, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, and Barbara Streisand sing their top hits.

  • Red Barn of Woodbridge Pop Up Boutique

    Wednesday, October 30 | 9 AM - 2 PM | JCC of Greater New Haven

    Join us for our very first Pop Up Boutique! In collaboration with The Red Barn of Woodbridge, we are bringing convenience to fashion like never before. For a limited time at the JCC, the Red Barn will be selling clothing, shoes, jewelry, and even gifts. FREE Guest passes available.

  • Intersectionality & New-Media in Israel with Sivan Rahav Meir

    Monday, November 4 | 7-8:30 PM | William Harkness Hall, Room 116, 100 Wall Street, New Haven

    The World Mizrachi Sclichim Program, the Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale, Yale Friends of Israel, and the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven present Intersectionality and New-Media in Israel: a conversation with Sivan Rahav Meir.

  • We Remember Pittsburgh

    Wednesday, November 6 | 7:15-8:45 PM | Beckerman Lender Jewish Community Building

    Gather with our community to commemorate the most brutal attack on a Jewish synagogue in American history. Join us for a memorial service, discussion led by key speaker Mark Oppenheimer, and Q&A on the current environment of antisemitism and security.