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Upcoming events at Carmel Academy

Building Friendships, Building Communities: Carmel Academy Hosts SEL Program Featuring Renowned Pediatric Neuropsychologist


Join Carmel Academy this Wednesday, January 23rd and learn from expert child neuropsychologist Dr. Michelle Dunn about how parents and professionals can use Social-Emotional Learning to create strong and diverse friendships among children. Dr. Dunn is a professor of neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and is also the Director of the Montefiore-Einstein Center for Autism and Communication Disorders. The program, which includes an audience Q&A, is open to the community at no cost. Registration is required:


Be The Parent Please

Strategies For Parenting Children in a Technological Age

Join Carmel Academy on Monday, February 11th for an evening with author Naomi Schaefer Riley, who will discuss her new book “Be The Parent Please: Stop Banning Seesaws and Start Banning Snapchat.” Schaefer Riley, a former Wall Street Journal writer and mother of three, explores the latest research about the effects of technology usage on children and gives realistic advice to parents on how to monitor and control technology and social media. The evening will begin at 7 p.m. at Carmel Academy, 270 Lake Avenue, Greenwich, CT. Open to the community at no cost. Please register at



Monday, January 28, 2019 1:00PM

Jewish Senior Services 4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT

JOIN US FOR DESSERT AND GAMES! Bridge, Canasta, Mah Jong or Scrabble

Make up your own table with your friends.

We supply the space, you bring your games or cards.

Donation: $10 per person (cash or check at the door) Ann W. Small and Roslyn Stein, Co-Chairs RSVP by Monday, January 21 to Susan Freed at 203-365-6407 or

"Technology for Creating Cousin Bait That Works"

Please join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut on Sunday,  January 20, 2019, at 1:30 pm, at Temple Sinai, 41 West Hartford Rd, Newington, as Tammy Hepps presents "Technology for Creating Cousin Bait That Works". Cousin bait is the information trail you leave for people researching common ancestors. Creating  the trail means posting online content that is optimized for search engines.

Finding cousins can greatly expand your family tree.


Tammy Hepps is well-known in the field of Jewish genealogy.  She gives many  presentations around the world.  She is on the board of and Rauh Jewish Archives. In the past, she has served on the board of JewishGen and many other genealogical organizations.


The program is free and open to the public.  Attend in person at Temple  Sinai in Newington or attend via webinar at


Jewish Senior Services Hospice Volunteer Training

Chaifetz Family Hospice will be holding a 2-Day Hospice Training for people interested in giving their time and compassion to JSS clients in Fairfield County. Training will be held at Jewish Senior Services, 4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT on Sunday, January 27th and Sunday, February 3rd from 9 am – 5 pm. 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 by email at

Time to visit Israel

Beit Chaverim is planning our first community trip to Israel.

Time to make plans to revisit your favorite places, or explore Israel for the first time.  You are going to fall in love- all over again!  This is a great opportunity to feed our minds, souls and bellies (food tastes best in Israel!)

I would like to gauge interest and find out what dates work best for everyone.

Let the office  know what week between 10/22 and 11/20 would work best for you.


 Welcome to our new sponsor of Lunch and Learn!  

Mon, January 21 2019 15 Shevat 5779