NEW! Zionist Ideas Study Group
Explore Israel’s amazing journey from 1948 to today using the book, The Zionist Ideas: Visions for the Jewish Homeland ― Then, Now, Tomorrow by Gil Troy, with foreword by Natan Sharansky, the most comprehensive Zionist collection ever published. The Zionist Ideas sheds light on the surprisingly diverse and shared visions for realizing Israel as a democratic Jewish state. Sponsored by Hadassah Stamford and The J.
Thursdays, 10 – 11 a.m.
Member $24 / Community $30 (3 sessions)
plus cost of book and study guide (purchased separately)
Neshama Yoga is a fusion of Kundalini Yoga and Jewish spirituality. These two systems of ancient wisdom share much in common. At their core, they provide the practitioner access to the pathways to connect with G-d on a deep, spiritual level. No prior experience needed. Suitable for all fitness levels. Led by Jackie Tepper.
Fridays, 9 – 10:30 a.m.
Jan. 11 – Apr. 5 (No class Feb. 15)
Member $228 / Community $264 (12 sessions)
To register or for more information, contact Noa Bober, JCC Israeli Shlicha, at 203-487-0961 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Israeli Film Series
Join us throughout the year for award-winning films direct from Israel. Following each film, the JCC Israeli Shlicha will lead us in a meaningful discussion. All films are shown at 7 p.m. at the JCC.
December 13 • Maktub
Two criminals decide to change their ways and become real life-angels as they go on a journey of wish fulfillment for people who leave notes at the Kotel.
January 17 • Woman’s Balcony
An accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a gender rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem in this rousing, good-hearted tale about women speaking their truth to patriarchal powers.
February 21 • Next to Her
Twenty-seven-year-old Sheli is faced with the difficulties of raising her mentally challenged 24-year-old sister, Gaby, alone.
March 28 • The Settlers
An intimate look at life inside Jewish settlements in the West Bank.
Community Shlichut Program
The Volunteer Shlichut program, created by the Jewish Agency for Israel, is committed to strengthening Jewish identity and creating a connection between Diaspora Jewry and the State of Israel. The JCC Israeli shlicha (emissary) works directly within the community, with children, students and adults, to impart Jewish heritage and Zionism, to encourage members of the community to visit Israel, to provide the community with a taste of Israel, to organize a wide range of educational activities based on the Jewish calendar cycle, and to represent Israel before the general public.