JHSFC Monthly Programs

Stimulating, enlightening, thought-provoking and entertaining, JHSFC programs cover the spectrum of important issues to our community and nation. The overall approach to each year’s well researched programming for the community is to ensure a balance of newsworthy, political and cultural topics for the series.

Throughout the year, we engage outstanding speakers from across the region and beyond. Programs are usually offered once a month on Sundays and held in synagogues, at the JCC, or other locations where we are invited guests and continue to be a popular and integral part of the outreach to the community. Programs are free and open to the whole community with light refreshments served.

JCC membersEarly Members of the JCC

Although most of our programs are held in Stamford, each year we strive to also hold presentations in other towns. For example, in the last few years we have held programs in Greenwich at the Greenwich Historical Society — a first for the JHSFC —— and at the New Canaan Library and Temple Shalom, Norwalk. Our list of collaborations also continues to grow as we serve the communities in Lower Fairfield County: Harry Bennett Branch of Ferguson Library, JCC/Tzahal Shalom, UJF/Bureau of Jewish Education & Tapestry, Atria, Temple Sinai, Temple Beth El, Agudath Sholom, Chabad of Stamford, the Darien Public Library and the Polish Society.

Programs in the past have covered a wide range of topics illustrating our Jewish Heritage with music, both classical and rock n' roll, Jewish in comedy and America’s westward movement, and contemporary topics, such as, finance with a look at frugality, science about the latest research in Jewish genetics, and so much more. Each year, we make time to commemorate the Holocaust with special programming, last year partnering with the Child Holocaust Survivors. Additionally, successful partnering with the BJE brought the Albanian Ambassador to the United Nations to our community and the JCC. *

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Please click here to learn more about past monthly programs sponsored by the Society.

In Case You Missed This Program . . .

JHSFC Introduction


Sunday, March 26, 2017
Temple Sinai
Stamford, CT

JHSFC Past Programs

Sunday, January 8, 2017
Temple Beth El
Stamford, CT


Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Harry Bennett Branch, Ferguson Library
Stamford, CT


Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Israeli Poetry and Songs

Presenters: Richard Schwartz
and Yael Stolarsky, JCC Israeli Shlicha

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
A Poetry Dialogue

Presenters: Richard Schwartz
and Or Berger, JCC Israeli Shaliach


Jewish Heritage Month Celebration

Come celebrate the countless contributions Jewish citizens have made during our 350 years in the State of Connecticut.

Reception will include refreshments, a pictorial history of Connecticut's Jewish community and a visual display commemorating the resilience, perseverance and impact of Connecticut's Jewish farmers through history.

RSVP to Ayelet Weber at aweber@jfact.org

The Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County is a sponsor of this program.

Monday, June 5, 2017
Old Judiciary Room, State Capitol
210 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106

FREE and Open to the Public.

Norma and Milton Mann Lecture

The Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County announces its Inaugural Norma and Milton Mann Lecture to honor the memory of two outstanding leaders of our community. Both Norma Mann, z'l and Milton Mann, z'l were patrons and long serving Board Members of The Jewish Historical Society.

The lecture "Nuremberg Lessons -- What Happened Then and Why It Matters Now" will focus on the increasingly relevant legacy of the Nuremberg Trials.

This topic was chosen because Milton Mann was an eye witness to the historic proceedings, as an observer to the trials.

Join us on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Temple Beth El, Stamford, at 11:00 AM for the lecture, which is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served at 10:30 AM.

The speaker, John Q. Barrett, is a Professor of Law at St. John's University in New York City, where he teaches Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure and Legal History. Professor Barrett, a renowned teacher, writer, public commentator and lecturer, is well known both in the United States and internationally. In November 2015, Professor Barrett was moderator and gave the introductory lecture in the famous Nuremberg courtroom at the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials.

JHSFC Summer Classes

There's No Time like the Present to Explore and Record Your Family's Past: Take a 3-week Genealogy course and find out how . . .

We all wish we had had more questions while our elders were alive. Rather than live with regret, we invite you to take this class and learn how you can find and use historical records to explore your family's history. And how to share and save your work for posterity. As well as answering your questions about DNA for Genealogy. Your family, including people who have yet to be born, will thank your efforts!

The class will be taught at the JHSFC Archives with computers provided (or you can bring your laptop or tablet, though bigger screens are better).

Three Wednesdays:
July 12th, 19th and 26th
1PM - 3PM
Fee: $36

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