Women's Film Series: She Started It
Wednesday, September 27 | 7 p.m. | Slifka Center at Yale, New Haven | $5
Following five women over two years as they pitch VCs, build teams, bring products to market, fail and start again, "She Started It" takes viewers on a global roller coaster ride from San Francisco to Mississippi, France and Vietnam. Talkback with Q&A to follow.
Author Abigail Pogrebin: My Jewish Year
Thursday, September 28 | 7 p.m. | Temple Beth David, Cheshire | Free
New York journalist Abigail Pogrebin – a reform Jew whose annual childhood observance covered the High Holidays, Hanukkah, and a couple of Passover seders – decided to embark upon a yearlong journey into understanding Judaism through 18 holidays. Based on her column for The Forward, called “18 Holidays; One Wondering Jew,” the book chronicles Pogrebin’s adventures in Judaism, from Elul, the period of reflection that precedes Rosh Hashanah, to the final Shabbat of the year. RSVP
Author Peter Gethers: My Mother's Kitchen
Sunday, October 15 | 7 p.m. | Woodbridge Town Library, Woodbridge | Free
Although he was raised to love food and wine, Peter Gethers never really learned how to cook. His mother, Judy Gethers, came from the family owners of the Jewish dairy restaurant, Ratner’s, and worked with the likes of Wolfgang Puck and Julia Child in her prime. In an often hilarious and always touching culinary journey, Gethers brings his mother’s friends and loved ones to the table one last time. Talkback with Q&A to follow. RSVP
Learning with Locals: Juli Goodman
Wednesday, October 25 | 7-9 p.m. | GPSCY, New Haven | Free | 21+
Join us at GPSCY for an evening of discussion with Juli. First drink is on us!
A Jewish Joke
Saturday, November 4 | 8 p.m. | Amity High, Woodbridge | M and JFS members: $12 | C: $18 | Amity H.S. Students: $5
Sunday, November 5 | 2 p.m. | Amity High, Woodbridge | M and JFS members: $12 | C: $18 | Amity H.S. Students: $5
”A Jewish Joke” is the story of Bernie Lutz, a Hollywood screenwriter navigating the Communist Blacklist in the 1950s. Actor Phil Johnson commands the stage, with a captivating and educational performance. A talkback with the actor will follow the show with Q & A from the audience. Sponsored by the Jewish Historical Society & CT Humanities. RSVP
Author Susan Silver: Hot Pants in Hollywood: Sex, Secrets & Sitcoms
Tuesday, November 14 | 10:30 a.m. | Woodbridge Club, Woodbridge | M: $5 | C: $10 | Adult
As one of the original writers of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Susan Silver had a highly visible and success- ful career. But only through a continual search for a productive life, the re-connection with Jewish roots and deep involvement with Israel did she find a bigger purpose. From working with Holocaust-related organizations, “adopting” three Israeli soldiers by sending them to college, and a growing commitment to Israel she is now living a full and rewarding life. And life ain’t over yet!
Author David Dalin: Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court
Monday, December 4 | 7 p.m. | Temple Beth Tikvah, Madison | Free | Adult
Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court examines the lives, legal careers, and legacies of the eight Jews who have served or who currently serve as justices of the U.S. Supreme Court: Louis D. Brandeis, Benjamin Cardozo, Felix Frankfurter, Arthur Goldberg, Abe Fortas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer, and Elena Kagan. David Dalin discusses the Jewish justices and presidents who appointed them, the judges’ Jewish background, the antisemitism some of the justices encountered, as well as the antisemitism in the attendant political debates & Senate confirmation battles. Talkback with Q&A to follow. RSVP
JFGNH Night at Long Wharf Theater: The Chosen
Saturday, December 16 | 8 p.m. | Long Wharf Theater, New Haven | Sections D/Center: $58.75, Section B/Mid-Side: $45 | Discount code: JFGNH | Box Office: (203) 787-4282
Brilliant young men from rival yeshivas, Reuven and Danny first meet on a baseball diamond. Growing up in the shadows of imposing and impressive fathers, the young men question their places in the world. Set against the backdrop of 1940s Brooklyn and the specter of war, Posner’s adaptation of Chaim Potok’s award-winning novel is a story of fathers and sons, tradition, modernity, and the difficult choices one must make to achieve understanding.