Events are listed by date

  • Friends of the J Thank you Event & Raffle Drawing

    Sunday, January 26 | 12:30-2 PM | JCC of Greater New Haven

    Join us as we celebrate all those who generously gave to our Friends of the J Campaign. Donors who gave gifts of $100 or more were entered into a raffle. Raffle winners will be announced following a classical concert by Elm City Winds.

  • No Hate in New Haven Press Conference

    Sunday, January 26 | 5 PM | Congregation Beth El - Keser Israel

    Let’s rally together and express our united voice against anti-Semitism, fear, hate, and bigotry in all of its forms. New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker will join faith leaders from across the Elm City to proclaim that hate has no home in New Haven.

  • Taste of Limmud New Haven: Volunteer Training

    Sunday, January 26 | 2-4 PM | The Yurt, Woodbridge

    Limmud North America is providing us with training for our New Haven Team! Embrace the Limmud value of collaboration and become a volunteer today. You have the power to bring together the Jewish community for one beautiful day of learning.

  • Jewish-Inspired Yoga

    Tuesdays | January 28 - February 18 | 7-7:50 PM

    This Jewish inspired Yoga class will be spiritually based on the Jewish holidays, values and music. You will gain balance, strength and better focus all while stretching, meditating, breathing and flowing through a vinyasa.

  • Tu B'Svhat STEAM Fair

    Sunday, February 9 | 1-4 PM | JCC of Greater New Haven

    Tu B’shvat STEAM Fair will celebrate the Jewish New Year of Trees with hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering,
    Art, and Math experiences.

  • 2020 Legislative Breakfast

    Wednesday, April 1 | 8:30-10 AM | Connecticut State Capitol

    Save the date! Join us for a breakfast and a face-to-face meeting with our Connecticut legislators! We will discuss our legislative priorities and issues of importance for the Jewish Community, with our local elected officials.


Past Events

  • A Taste of Syria with Sabra Society

    Wednesday, January 22 | 7-9 PM | Beckerman Lender Jewish Community Building

    Join us for a hands-on cooking demo highlighting Chef Khadija, a Syrian refugee who came to Connecticut with the support of JCARR. Limited space. Reservations required.

  • Musical Brunch & Learn with Noah Diamondstein

    Sunday, January 12 | 11 AM | Beckerman Lender Jewish Community Building

    Join artist, multi-instrumentalist, songleader and rabbinical student Noah Diamondstein for music, conversation, and bagels. This event is open for all donors to the 2020 Annual Campaign. RSVP is required by Tuesday, January 7 at 5 p.m.

  • How to Respond to Anti-Semitism and BDS on Campus

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

    Join ADL, JTE and the Federation for our interactive and FREE workshops (for students and parents/grandparents) on anti-semitism and anti-Israel bias on campus. Increase your understanding, explore effective resources and learn how to respond.

  • Solidarity March in NYC: No Hate No Fear

    Sunday, January 5 | 11 AM | Foley Square, NYC

    When anti-Semitism strikes our community, we stand up and we stand together. This is a call to people of all backgrounds and faiths, join us in Foley Square this Sunday as we say no to hate and fear.

  • Festival of Lights: Pop-up Menorah Lighting

    Sunday, December 22 - Sunday, December 29

    Celebrate Hanukkah with your community! Join us as we come together to share holiday traditions, light the menorah, indulge in festive arts & crafts, enjoy doughnuts and latkes, and so much more. Space is limited, so please reserve your spot today.

  • Hanukkah Family Fun Day: Holidays Our Way

    Sunday, December 29 | 10 AM - 3 PM | JCC of Greater New Haven

    Family Fun Day gets revamped for Hanukkah. Enjoy a “Maccabee” inflatable obstacle course, Hanukkah themed Arts & Crafts, a Hanukkah themed “Escape-the-room," and of course... your favorite Hanukkah foods!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • "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.

  • 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

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!