Events are listed by date

  • Kever Avot

    Sunday, September 22 | 2 PM | New Haven Holocaust Memorial

    Join the Jewish community of New Haven on Kever Avot to support the families of Holocaust survivors. Kever Avot honors the tradition of visiting the graves of loved ones to recite kaddish before the Jewish High Holy Days.

  • Women's Philanthropy Opening Event: Hearts of Hope

    Tuesday, September 24 | 7 PM | Beckerman Lender Jewish Community Building

    Join us as Women's Philanthropy & Hearts of Hope paint with purpose. Come create healing art to benefit people of all ages in hospitals, cancer centers, and those suffering from serious illness, trauma and loss, or simply someone who needs encouragement, gratitude or love.

  • 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

  • Community-Wide Mega Event

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

    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.

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.

  • What does it mean to be Jewish in Modern Russia?

    Tuesday, May 21 | 11:30 AM- 2:30 PM | Beckerman Lender Jewish Community Building

    Join the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven Women's Philanthropy & Central Connecticut ORT partner as they present What does it mean to be Jewish in Modern Russia with guest speaker Mikhail (Misha) Libkin.

  • 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.

  • 2019 Annual Meeting

    Wednesday, July 10 | 7-9 PM | Beckerman Lender Jewish Community Building

    Please save the date for our annual celebration. Join us as we elect our new Board members, reflect on the past year's accomplishments, and honor award recipients. More to be announced.

  • Grill n' Chill Concert Series

    Thursday, August 29 | 5-8 PM | Beckerman Lender Jewish Community Building

    End summer with our Grill n' Chill series finale. The concert begin at 5 PM. Enjoy live music and good company. Kosher BBQ will be available for purchase. This event is BYOB.

  • 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!