Adath Israel hosts open house on Aug. 30

On Sunday, Aug. 30, at 5 p.m., Congregation Adath Israel will open its doors to individuals and families in the greater Danbury and Fairfield County area who are interested in learning about their synagogue and its offerings.

Adath Israel is located at 115 Huntingtown Road in Newtown. Light refreshments will be served.

Congregation Adath Israel is a conservative egalitarian synagogue dedicated to sustaining Jewish culture, learning and spirituality. They offer families and individuals a connection with Judaism that will endure and be passed on to future generations.

Education is an important part of their culture, with religious school and B’nai Mitzvah program. Adath Israel also offers adult education programs including its own B’nai Mitzvah program. Religious as well as social programs and events catering to all ages are an integral part of Adath Israel’s framework.

Social programs have included comedy nights, concerts and speakers. The Men’s Club and Sisterhood sponsor events including Book Club, mah jongg. sports outings, charity support and progressive dinners. They celebrate and offer Jewish life-cycle rituals for members and their families.

High holiday tickets are included with membership, including two guest tickets per membership for extended family members.

Adath Israel was founded in the early 1900s by a small group of Orthodox Jews who fled poverty and persecution in Eastern Europe. The original synagogue was built on Huntingtown Road in 1919. In 1979, Adath Israel changed its affiliation from Orthodox to Conservative to better meet the needs of area residents.

A new building down the road from the original synagogue opened its doors in September 2007 with modern facilities to accommodate the growing demands of religious, educational and social programs and events.

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