Greater Washington Coalition for Jewish Life


All Things Jewish Considered (ATJC)

There are many mitzvot (good deeds) that are without measure…and the study of Torah is equal to them all, because it leads to them all. – Morning liturgy

Study is an important part of living an active Jewish Life. At the Coalition, we gather together every other month on a Saturday for a meaningful Shabbat study session called “All Things Jewish Considered.” Topics vary each month, and are selected by Coalition members. Rabbi James works hard to ensure that each session is filled with lots of laughing, learning, and meaning. Each gathering lasts for two hours and includes a light lunch. All texts are provided in English and no prior learning experience is required to participate. If you have a topic you would like to see addressed at ATJC, send an email to Rabbi James.

Thoughts from the Rabbi

Dr Abraham Twerski wrote that, “in spirituality, the searching is the finding and the pursuit is the achievement.” Prayer and celebration in the Coalition are about searching for meaning through the wisdom of Jewish tradition. And, we join together in community for Shabbat and holiday experiences that are inspiring, meaningful and relevant.

At the Coalition, we welcome people from all religious backgrounds, all ages, and all walks of life to join in – to uplift each other and to grow together. We celebrate holidays with meaningful rituals and discussions as well as joy and laughter, music and food, and a strong sense of community. Whether you are already a member or are interested in learning more about our community, please join us!

Jewish Resources

No matter what your connection to Judaism is, you’ll find programming that appeals to you at the Coalition. No matter how you engage with Jewish life, we are here to serve you. We have gathered several web resources that can provide useful information about Jewish life in Litchfield, and the Jewish world.