Jewish Community Events

Greenwich YMCA Social-Emotional Learning Panel
Wednesday, October 3 from 7 - 8:15 p.m. • YMCA of Greenwich, 2nd Floor
An interdisciplinary panel of experts will discuss social-emotional learning and its impact on individuals in an academic, home, and work setting. Moderated by Martha Sud of Sivik Learning, the panelists include Sergio Ezama, Global Head of HR for PepsiCo; Nora Anderson, Carmel Academy’s Head of School; Rebecca Comizio, New Canaan School Psychologist and SEL Curriculum Developer; Dr. Nelson Dorta, Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Columbia University; Elizabeth Greig, Nurse Practitioner in Functional Medicine, Blum Center For Health; and Dr. Ann Heekin, University Professor of Interfaith Studies and Executive Director of the Don Bosco Community Center. This dynamic panel will help audience members to enhance their learning in order to become better parents, partners, friends and co-workers. The program is for parents of children and teens of all ages. There no cost for this program, but please RSVP to


Join Carmel Academy for its Open House!
Sunday, October 28 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. • 270 Lake Avenue campus in Greenwich, CT
Guests will have an opportunity to meet with the school’s leadership and faculty, interact with current students, parents and alumni, and experience the authentic, engaging and experiential learning that takes place at Carmel Academy every day. Children will participate in a hands-on, interactive learning activities.  Carmel Academy is a forward-thinking community day school for children of all Jewish affiliations, serving students from transitional kindergarten through eighth grade.   Please RSVP to Director of Admissions, Ella Shteingart, at or 203.983.3503. 


Message from Jewish Senior Services Regarding wait lists
What a difference a year makes!  We’re so proud of how we’ve changed lives with Connecticut’s first “Household Model” nursing home (The Jewish Home).  Consistent with Jewish values and traditions, the Mission of Jewish Senior Services® is to assure Jewish seniors the health care, housing and geriatric services required to achieve the highest possible quality of life reasonably attainable for them. With that said, we’d like to remind you that it’s never too early to put your loved ones name on the WAIT LIST for Long-Term Care and Assisted Living – please know that members of the Jewish Community will be welcomed on a priority basis.  There are no costs or obligations. For more information, please contact Liz Lockwood at 203.396.1024 or


JBS (Jewish Broadcasting Service)
JBS is available on Optimum Channel 138, on DIRECTV Channel 388, and on Roku under “Educational”. Or you can stream it at Programming includes a range of educational, cultural, and public interest offerings from some of the most distinguished and knowledgeable teachers and commentators today as well as daily news and weekly live Friday night services from Central Synagogue in NY at 6 p.m.


Support Groups

Let’s Talk
Seniors talk about common interests and concerns, facilitated by a Schoke Jewish Family Service counselor.

Thursdays, Beginning March 15, every other week at 10:30 a.m. •  Jewish Senior Services, 4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport
Free to all. Contact Rebekah Kanefsky, at 302.921.4161 or email at

Tuesdays at 11 a.m. • Stamford JCC
Free to all. Contact Sheila Duggan at 203.921.4161 or

Thursdays at 1 p.m. • Westport Senior Center, 21 Imperial Avenue, Westport. 
Free to all. Contact Sheila Duggan at 203.921.4161 or

Mondays at 12:45 p.m. • Bigelow Center for Senior Activities, 100 Mona Terrace, Fairfield.
Contact Amanda Geffner at 203.921.4161 or


Schoke JFS Spousal Bereavement Group
Mondays at 10:30 a.m. • Congregation B’nai Israel, 2710 Park Avenue, Bridgeport and
Fridays at 10:30 a.m., • Stamford JCC
Gather to share feelings and exchange ideas in a non-judgmental environment that provides emotional, practical, and spiritual support for grieving the loss of a spouse or significant other. Contact Amanda Geffner, Schoke JFS Therapist at 203.921.4161 or


Subscribe to Our Newsletter!

Next Upcoming Event...


Family Play Time at The J!

Come drop in and play at The J! Riding toys, balls, crafts, snacks and more! FREE to JCC Members MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS’ BENEFITS