Interfaith Theology Course
Tuesdays 11:00 am-12:00 pm, beginning Oct. 9
Westport and Weston clergy are joining together to offer this brand new course on interfaith theology. Clergy from various denominations will each teach a segment of the course, sharing different perspectives on creation, revelation, redemption good and evil, covenant, and many other topics. No registration is necessary.
Saturday Morning Minyan and Torah Study
Saturdays at 9:00 am
Join this lay-led group for Shabbat services, bagels and the study of the weekly parashah.
“Back to Berlin” Documentary Film Screening
Nov 7 at 7:00 pm
This epic journey marries biker-flick and Holocaust documentary. In 2015, the European Maccabi Games (aka the Jewish Olympics) were held at the site of Hitler’s infamous 1936 Berlin Olympics for the first time since WWII. Back to Berlin follows 11 Israeli motor-bikers carrying the Maccabi torch from Tel Aviv to Berlin, retracing the tracks of the original 1931 Maccabiah riders. Along their moving and inspirational journey they reveal how they or their family survived the Holocaust. In partnership with Temple Israel, Jewish Arts & Film Festival of Fairfield County, Federation of Upper Fairfield, and Merkaz Community High School for Judaic Studies.
82 Names, Syria Please Don’t Forget Us
Tuesday, Nov 13, at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
See the Connecticut premier of 82 Names: Syria, Please Don’t Forget Us.This documentary film, a co-production of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Maziar Bahari, is about Mansour Omari, a refugee of torture and imprisonment in Bashar al-Assad’s Syria. In the film, Omari, living in exile, reflects on bringing attention to the brutal regime he escaped from, visiting Holocaust memorials in Germany to learn about the importance of preserving the past and countering extremist ideology. 82 Names is a powerful story of how one man risked his life to document atrocity crimes and bring that evidence to the world.