Community News & Events

  • Opportunity to Train and Volunteer for the
    Fairfield Community Emergency Response Team
    Established 2007


    Do you know how to help in a major disaster such as a flood, winter storm or hurricane? Do you want to help? This free training is for you. Training will include disaster preparedness, terrorism, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, disaster psychology, fire safety and shelter operations.Saturdays March 4 - April 1 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Note for Shabbat observers : If you have a large enough group of people who would like to train and volunteer but are unable to do so on a Saturday, I might be able to schedule training on a different day in the future.

    For information contact: Norma Peterson - citizencorps@optonline.net.

  • Consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County (FJP). FJP works locally and with our national and international partner organizations to save and improve Jewish lives here and around the world. Donations can be made via this secure link.

  • Jewish Senior Services needs Minyan Menschen: JSS is in great need of men to help make the daily Minyan to help Residents say Kaddish 365 days of the year. Our Minyan hours will not overlap with most synagogue’s Minyans. Feel free to contact Rabbi Stephen Shulman, Director, Pastoral Services at (203) 396-1001 or emai.sshulman@jseniors.org for exact service times.

    Jewish Senior Services Hospice Volunteer Training

    The goal is to have trained Hospice volunteers in clusters all over Fairfield County so that when the need presents itself, volunteers do not have to travel far.  Chaifetz Family Hospice will be holding a two-day Hospice Volunteer Training Program.  Training will be held at Jewish Senior Services on Park Avenue, Bridgeport on Sunday, February 5th and February 12th from 9:00am-4:30pm.  Training materials and meals will be provided free of charge.  If you would like to sign up or to learn more about hospice training, please contact Ellen Ashkins at (203) 365-6417 or eashkins@jseniors.org.

  • Jewish Family Services Updated Volunteer Information: Please call or email Ellen Ashkins (203-365-6417 or Eashkins@jseniors.org) if you are interested in volunteering at JSS. There are many wonderful volunteering opportunities including one-to-one visits, writing letters, transporting residents to activities, and hospice care.

  • Judaic Studies at UConn A new major in Judaic Studies is now officially part of the UConn Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life curiculum. The Bachelor of Arts in Judaic Studies may be obtained in general or classical Judaic Studies. The general Judaic Studies major provides a broader perspective and includes a course concentration in the modern period. The classical track focuses on the pre-modern experience, especially in the biblical and rabbinic periods. Visit the UConn website for details and to download a plan of study form.

    Alef-Tav Hebrew for Children, Weekly on Wednesdays: A new program from Israelis-in-CT in collaboration with The Israel House. This is a language program for children who understand or speak Hebrew. Classes will be taught by certified Israeli teachers and will meet weekly on Wednesday afternoons, starting November 2. For details and registration, contact Lilach or Hillit at israelisinct@hotmail.com.

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1571 Stratfield Road
Fairfield, CT 06825

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