SOUTHINGTON – On Aug. 28, the Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation is set to hold its community-wide summer picnic at the Recreation Park in the Plantsville area as a means of bringing area residents together to learn more about the organization and its connected communities.
All are welcomed to the event, starting at noon and finishing up by 3 p.m.
The congregation holds services in the First Congregational Church of Southington’s small sanctuary on the Town Green twice a month. Rabbi Alana Wasserman leads study groups, b’nai mitzvah preparations, life cycle events, services and congregational representation with programs gathering a variety of faiths in communal events.
Representatives said that despite the small size of the congregation, it has taken on the unique and vital responsibility as the restorers and guardians of a Holocaust-surviving Torah whose origination dates back to the seventeenth century.
The Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation is affiliated with the Union of Reform Judaism and was started in 1984. To RSVP or get more information, email email@example.com pertaining to the picnic’s attendance. Area residents may also visit the congregation’s website, call 860-276-9113 or visit the congregation’s Facebook page.