Jewish Life & Learning

The Mandell JCC is committed to providing programs, services and resources that help to enrich our members’ and the community’s Jewish journeys, at any stage.

Be part of our community that is a destination for Jewish engagement, learning and celebration - a place where individuals and families can encounter Jewish ideas, principles, practices and values.  We believe, practice and promote universal and Jewish values that bring meaning to our world.  We are committed to providing a warm, welcoming environment for the entire Greater Hartford community.



Programs and Classes

Aleph: The Institute of Jewish Ideas
Chase Family Gallery - features Jewish-themed art exhibits and lectures
Hartford Jewish Film Festival - features a week-long celebration of Jewish films
Interfaith Connection
Israel Connection
The Neshama Center for Lifelong Learning








Class Start Date End Date Time
Advanced Hebrew Language, Culture & Film     3:30pm
American Jewish History     5:00pm
American Jewish Novel     5:00pm
Arabic Language & Culture I     4:50pm
Cafe Europa 3/17/2020   12:00pm
Culture and Society in the Near East     7:30pm
Elementary Conversational Hebrew I     5:00pm
Friends of Yiddish 1/12/2020 3/8/2020 10:30am
Fundamentalism in the Near East     7:30pm
Hebrew Language Intermediate II     10:50am
Intro to World Religions     5:00pm
Israel: History & Society     2:05pm
Join Our K'Tantanim Family Little Ones (and big ones) 1/12/2020 4/26/2020 3:00pm
Kabbalah & Coffee with Rabbi Shaya Gopin Tuesdays ongoing 8:15am
Pondering the Parasha Wednesdays ongoing 11:45am
Responses to the Holocaust     2:55pm
Tangling with Talmud Wednesdays ongoing 10:30am



Jewish Resources


Our knowledgeable staff is available to assist you in sifting through the plethora of Jewish resources in our community. We are happy to make suggestions, as we support you and your family on your journey to enhance Jewish life in any way possible.


Please feel free to reach out to our staff for assistance:

Susan Lentini, Family Room Coordinator

Danielle Moghadam, Director of Israel Programming and Jewish Engagement

Jane Pasternak, Director of Jewish and Family Life,



Jewish Holidays

Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford


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