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Community Events and  Programs


The Southwestern CT Agency on Aging and Independent Living

The Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging and Independent Living (SWCAA) is a place to turn when you need unbiased, accurate information to help meet the challenges of aging and disability in the community. Federal and State funding supports SWCAA's information specialists which in turn allows staff to refer based on what you need rather than who will profit. Many of SWCAA's services are provided for free or at a sliding scale. The information line, 800-994-9422 is available to everyone at no charge. 

Click HERE: for more information.


Bereavement Support Group - Schoke JFS of Lower Fairfield County

Contact Amanda Geffner directly regarding the online schedule.

Please note that any interested attendees should contact the group facilitator, Amanda Geffner, LCSW, directly at: 203-921-4161.


Schoke Jewish Family Service of Fairfield County

Pamela & Michael Hirsch Kosher Home Delivered Meal Program


The program delivers five kosher microwave ready meals, provided by Jewish Senior Services, to those in our communities who might have difficulty shopping and preparing their own food.

For more information please contact Jill Knopoff at 203-921-4161 or





Judaism A 2020 Vision 

in partnership with Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County.

Ancient Traditions Through a Contemporary Lens.


What happens when Jewish traditions, rituals, and culture collide with modern-day perspectives, issues, and modalities?
Join us on a year-long exploration to discover a fascinating array of responses and uncover more thought-provoking questions, as the Federation kicks off this new community-wide series of lectures, film screenings, discussions, and more!

Click HERE for a Program Calendar and more information.



The Book Buddy Program will resume at a later date.

Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County and Books2Connect: 

Make a difference in a child's life....Become a Book Buddy!

Develop a meaningful one-on-one relationship with a child.

Tuesdays, 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm, at Brookside Elementary School, Norwalk. 

Spend 1 hour a week during the school year reading with children on a one-to-one basis. The goal of the program is to encourage young children to value reading and become confident and competent readers.

Book Buddies is open to students and volunteers of all faiths.

For more information, please contact Co-Chairs: Lauren Zirn at or Anita Chargar at, visit or call 203-659-3602.



1st & 3rd Sundays, 5-6:30 PM

We welcome all Hebrew levels, from beginner to native speaker! We read and translate Hebrew material, engage in simple conversation, and learn about Jewish and Israeli cultures. It's a friendly group where we share laughter and enjoy a warm camaraderie. INFO Susie Cutler:


Play Scrabble in 2020 at the Easton Public Library Community Room

There are no meetings when the library is closed.

Novices, Enthusiasts & Experts Welcome!

Sundays, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm:

Dates to be determined.

Please bring your Scrabble game with you.

For more information call the library at 203-261-0134 or call Carl Twickler at 203-268-7126; email:

Community Organizations

Congregation Beth El is concerned about the greater Jewish community as well as our local communities.  Our members participate in various ways, from supporting Jewish Family Service and the food pantry to bi-weekly work at Norwalk's Open Door Shelter to Masorti in Israel.  For more information, please contact the Office.

Fri, October 30 2020 12 Cheshvan 5781