March 16,
Mandell JCC 5:30pm Includes served lite bites
7:30pm Film
March 18,
Mandell JCC 8:00pm Concession stand opens
9:00pm Film
March 19,
Spotlight Theatres, Hartford 1:00pm SUPERGIRL
Speaker to follow
Spotlight Theatres, Hartford 1:00pm
2 Television Episodes
Spotlight Theatres, Hartford 4:30pm FIRE BIRDS
Spotlight Theatres, Hartford 4:30pm HILL START
Spotlight Theatres, Hartford 7:30pm SABENA HIJACKING - MY VERSION
Spotlight Theatres, Hartford 7:30pm AKA NADIA
Monday, March 20,
Mandell JCC 8:15pm BIG SONIA
Tuesday, March 21,
Emanuel Synagogue 1:00pm JERRY LEWIS: The Man Behind the Clown and The Last Blintz
Refreshments to follow
Emanuel Synagogue 7:00pm MY HERO BROTHER
Speakers to follow
Wednesday, March 22,
Cinepolis West Hartford, Blue Back Square 7:00pm THE WOMEN'S BALCONY
Thursday, March 23,
Cinepolis West Hartford, Blue Back Square 7:00pm THE ORIGIN OF VIOLENCE
Cinepolis West Hartford, Blue Back Square 7:00pm THE LAST BAND IN LEBANON
Friday, March 24,
Mandell JCC 11:00am SHTISEL
Boxed lunches available for purchase
Saturday, March 25,
Mandell JCC 8:00pm Concession stand opens
9:00pm Film
Sunday, March 26,
Bloomfield 8 Theaters, Bloomfield 2:00pm AKA NADIA
Bloomfield 8 Theaters, Bloomfield 2:00pm SABENA HIJACKING - MY VERSION
Bloomfield 8 Theaters, Bloomfield 4:15pm HILL START
Bloomfield 8 Theaters, Bloomfield 4:15pm FIRE BIRDS
Mandell JCC 7:00pm FANNY'S JOURNEY
Includes dessert reception

Invited Guest Speakers

Sunday, March 19

Dr. Alyssa Bennett, MD, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Adolescent Medicine
Alyssa S. Bennett, MD, joined the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Connecticut Children's Medical Center in 2016. Dr. Bennett completed her fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital and was a pediatric resident at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She graduated summa cum laude from Skidmore College and received her medical degree from the Robert Larner, MD College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. Dr. Bennett is board certified in pediatrics and a member of the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine. Her areas of interest include the diagnosis and management of eating disorders and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) as well as contraceptive counseling and Long-acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARC).

Dr. Lisa Namerow, MD, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Dr. Lisa Namerow is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at University of Connecticut School of Medicine and is an attending psychiatrist who provides outpatient subspecialty services at The Institute of Living in Hartford, Connecticut. Dr. Namerow also serves as Director of Consultation Liaison Services of Pediatrics at Connecticut Children's Medical Center. Her specialties are in the area of treatment of med-psych disorders, protocol and clinical pathway development and teaching of medical students, residents and psychology interns and postdoctoral students. She is board certified in Pediatrics, General psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Steve Boyle, CEO of The National Association of Physical Literacy (NAPL) and Principal/Founder of 2-4-1 Sports
Steve Boyle is the CEO of The National Association of Physical Literacy (NAPL) and Principal/Founder of 2-4-1 Sports, a national organization that brings physical literacy using sports sampling to children through camps, clinics. Recently recognized by the Aspen Institute's Sport and Society Program as one of eight model programs in the United States in the original Project Play report, 2-4-1 Sports embodies their motto Life's 2 Short 4 Just 1 Sport(tm). Steve is widely recognized as the national leader in sport sampling and physical literacy. Steve's philosophy focuses on lifelong wellness by recognizing the mind/body connection and the value of nutrition and mindfulness as it relates to physical literacy. As a former Division 1 athlete born to Irish immigrants, Steve has taught and coached throughout the United States. His diverse background in teaching, working with children with cancer, athletic coaching, college advising, life-coaching and counseling makes him a highly sought after speaker and consultant.

Monday, March 20

Thomas J. Loughman, PhD, Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Dr. Loughman assumed the role of the director of the Wadsworth Atheneum in February of 2016 after serving as the Associate Director at the Clark Art Institution in Williamstown, Massachusetts, as well as holding a variety of positions as curator, researcher and teacher within the art field. He is a scholar of Italian art, particularly on the art, architecture, patronage and urbanism of Early Renaissance Florence, subjects on which he has lectured and published. He earned his AB from Georgetown University where he was a George F. Baker Scholar, his MA from Williams College and a PhD from Rutgers University where he was a Fulbright Scholar and Kress Fellow.

Tuesday, March 21

Anne Broadhurst
Anne Broadhurst staffs the Fatality Review Board for Persons with Disabilities for the Connecticut Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities (OPA). The mission of the OPA is to advance the cause of equal rights for persons with disabilities and their families. Ms. Broadhurst received her Master's in Social Work from the University of Connecticut School of Social Work. She has spent her career working in the field of human services. Anne's younger sister and best friend, Katie Broadhurst, lives in a condo not far from Anne in West Hartford. Katie is supported by staff from the Jewish Association for Community Living.

Denis Geary
Denis has been working with individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities since 1974 when he first began volunteering at Special Olympics. With a degree in Special Education, Denis taught for a few years after college, but soon moved his career out of the classroom in into the residential arena running two group homes in Danbury from 1979-1883. Denis moved to Hartford in 1983 and worked 10 years at HARC, most of those years as their Director of Residential Services and then last 24 years as the Executive Director of the Jewish Association for Community Living. He considers his professional association with the Jewish community a privilege and looks forward to continuing his work at JCL.

Janet Gochberg
Janet Scharr Gochberg had the honor of being the older sister to her beloved Elizabeth for 51 years. She is a former Board Member of the Jewish Community Living Association.

Seth Lapuk
Dr. Seth Lapuk is an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, a pediatric cardiologist at Connecticut Children's Medical Center and past Director of the Echocardiography laboratory. He is the past president of the North Central Connecticut Chapter of the American Heart Association and now on the Founders Board of the American Heart Association , and an invited lecturer and presenter at national annual meetings and conferences. He is also the medical director of Pediatric Echocardiography at the Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute School of Cardiac Ultrasound of Connecticut . Dr. Lapuk received both his BS and MD at the University of Connecticut and his pediatric training at Stanford University Hospital. He is also a Board Member of the Jewish Community Living Association.

Janice Rothstein
Janice Rothstein is the Director of Clinical Services at Jewish Family Services of Greater Hartford. With extensive expertise as a special educator and seasoned therapist, Janice provides clinical oversight for all JFS Clinical Services and Mental Health Programs. She has served in her current position since 2001. Ms. Rothstein was the coordinator of the Chronic Needs Program from 1990 to 1998. Janice served on the Board of Directors for JCL and was Board President in the 1990's. Prior to her employment at Jewish Family Services, Ms. Rothstein was a special educator at Capitol Region Education Council in West Hartford, CT.

Sunday, March 26

Margot Jeremias
Margot Jeremias (nee Gunther) was born in 1926 in Heidelberg, Germany. In 1940, she, along with her parents was deported to Gurs Internment camp in Vichy, France. After six months at Gurs, she was transferred to Rives Altes and then to a French Jewish scout camp. With the help of the French Underground, Margot was sheltered for a year at Riscle using a false identity and then worked as a maid for a non-Jewish family until the end of the war. After the French liberation she spent two years at a children’s home is Moissac before reuniting with her sister in New York City. Margot married a German Jew, Martin Jeremias, and raised two daughters in New York City and is the proud grandmother of seven grandchildren and 18 (and counting) great grandchildren.

Avinoam Patt
Avinoam Patt, Ph.D., is the Philip D. Feltman Professor of Modern Jewish History at the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford, where he is also the director of the Museum of Jewish Civilization. Avi previously worked as the Miles Lerman Applied Research Scholar for Jewish Life and Culture at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM). He received his Ph.D. in Modern European History and Hebrew and Judaic Studies from New York University. He is the author and co-author of numerous books, articles, chapters and encyclopedia articles on various topics related to Jewish life before, during and after the Holocaust. He was recently named one of five inaugural JTS Fellows, a new initiative to expand and diversify The Jewish Theological Seminary’s adult learning opportunities.