39 Strickland Rd, Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-6899.
2:00 pm. Vanderbilt Education Center,. It was more than 200 years after the first Jewish settlement in New Amsterdam that the Jewish community formed a congregation in Fairfield County, Connecticut, but the transient presence of the first Jews slowly changed to grow into a strong community that continues to grow and impact life in Fairfield County. Jewish Historical Society of Lower Fairfield County founder and historian Irwin Miller will present a historical mosaic of the American Jewish experience, with a special focus on the origins of the Jewish community in Greenwich and lower Fairfield County Connecticut. Illustrated by slides from his personal collection, Mr. Miller will share fact and folklore researched over decades to illuminate local American Jewish life and how it grew and changed over time. This program is being held in conjunction with "A Slice of American Jewish Life: Fairfield County 1654-1986," a temporary exhibition at the Greenwich Historical Society to appear in March set in the context of a timeline of national events reflecting Jewish life in America. Admission is free. To participate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and contact info, or call at 203-869-6899, Ext. 10.