Congratulations to our new
JHSFC President, Elissa Kaplan
** Elissa's bio **
The Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County is one of the largest secular Jewish organizations in Fairfield County, Connecticut.
As we enter our 31st year,
we invite you to join us.
We need your help in telling your community's story
so that we can together explore it further, preserve
it and share it. Who were the first Jews in your community?
Why did they come, what did they accomplish?
How did the community change and grow?
Who were and are the Jewish movers and shakers in
the Jewish and overall community? What Jewish institutions
were established? Through our archives in Fairfield County and our programs,
library, traveling exhibit and oral/video history projects we discover and
maintain our communities' collective memory dating back to the first recorded
Jewish presence in our area in the late 1600's.
Help us capture your special story, so your community will be included in the greater story that is the Jewish story of Fairfield County, Connecticut.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Moral Culpability, Impossible Loss, and Jewish Identity:
by Jay Greenfield
A stunning decades-spanning debut novel, about a man forced to confront his moral culpability, the legacy of impossible loss, and the claims of his Jewish identity.
Paul Hartman, coming of age in postwar Rockaway, grows up haunted by the specter of his cousin Max, an Auschwitz survivor, and Max’s mysterious cache of diamonds, which fund Paul’s Harvard Law education and even sparkle in his fiancée’s engagement ring. When a stranger from his past confronts him with an impossible demand, one that could destroy his law career, his marriage and his sense of self, Paul must make choices that will change his fate forever.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
@ 7:00 PM
1441 Post Road
Darien, CT 06820
All Programs Free and Open to the Public.
This publication presents a broad historical view of the Jewish people of Stamford, Darien, and New Canaan, Connecticut and Pound Ridge, New York from the era just prior to the American Revolution to the 1900s.
This book, authored by Samuel Koenig, Ph.D., offers a unique study documenting the Jewish community of Stamford from 1889 to 1939.
Please visit our exhibit case with an outstanding collection from the Society's Archives.
On display at the Stamford JCC
Volunteers are the heart of any non-profit organization.
However, volunteers are our ENTIRE organization ... the JHSFC is an all-volunteer Society.
Please consider volunteering to assist the JHSFC with its mission to collect historical artifacts related to Jewish life in Fairfield County and with its ongoing program activities.
No experience necessary! All activities come with training ...
please call (203) 359-2196
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County is a recipient agency of
United Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford, New Canaan and Darien.
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