JCC’s Exciting New Arts & Culture Season Offers Something for Everyone

The fall line-up of cultural arts events presented by the JCC of Greater New Haven will bring authors, performers and community partners together for another burst of enriching programs that audiences of all ages can enjoy.

The talents of local, national, and international artists will grace lecterns and stages across the Greater New Haven catchment: from Cheshire to Chester, Madison to Milford.

Food enthusiasts will savor visits from authors Peter Gethers (“My Mother’s Kitchen”) and history buffs will enjoy the one-man play about Hollywood in the blacklist era, and “A Jewish Joke,” sponsored by CT Humanities and the Jewish Historical Society.

Rabbi and historian, David Dalin, will round out this category with his discussion of Jewish Supreme Court Justices at Temple Beth Tikvah. Abigail Pogrebin’s discussion of her memoir, “My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wandering Jew” at Temple Beth David will provide a welcome perspective during the High Holiday season, and community members interested in deeper reflection can attend a pre-selichot gathering at The Yurt in Woodbridge. This special venue offers a peaceful environment for spiritual exploration and social togetherness.

Further opportunities for Jewish learning will be available at the annual “A Taste of Honey” event on Saturday, Nov. 18, and by attending “Group Night at Long Wharf Theater” for a performance of “The Chosen,” based on Chaim Potok’s award-winning novel.

Children and families will be excited for the Second Annual International Festival, this year taking place at the Whitneyville Cultural Center in Hamden.

Local community groups will offer crafts and activities from around the world, and featured performances by area dance and music groups will entertain and educate.

In addition, a variety of PJ Library programs are happening this fall at libraries, nature paths, and synagogues for all young families raising Jewish children.

Finally, programming for women includes a young professionals’ evening in partnership with Yale’s Slifka Center to screen the documentary, “She Started It,” about women entrepreneurs; the “Great Challah Bake,” at Yale Chabad as part of the international movement called “The Shabbos Project,” and brunch with author Susan Silver, former writer for “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and later a speaker for the Anti-Defamation League, to discuss her book, “Hot Pants in Hollywood.”

For a full list of events, visit www.jccnh.org or contact the Programming Depart.:

Main Line: (203) 387-2424

Mara Balk: Program Director, x300

Grace Koo: Program Associate, x228

Eliana Sugarman: Youth and Family, x306

Stacey Battat: PJ Library, x317


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