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August 2021

Richard Moschel Memorial - Chautauqua Opera Company 2021

In collaboration with the Everett Center at Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua Opera Company remembers Richard Moschel and his life.

Performances by Jared Esguerra, Chasiti Lashay, and Yazid Gray. Music by Carol Rausch. Video Editing by Diane Machin.


August 2010

Gabriel Bach/Eli Rosenbaum (2010) at Everett Jewish Life Center


July - August 2011

Buffalo Spree Magazine

Buffalo Spree July - August 2011

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July 4, 2010

The Jerusalem Post

In New York, an artsy adult summer camp

By Stacey Morris

Last summer saw the dedication of the newly built Everett Jewish Life Center that houses meeting space for programming and community events, a library, an industrial-sized kosher kitchen and hotel-like overnight accommodations.

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March 9, 2010

Excitement is building at the Everett Center in anticipation of a wonderful second season. The programs planned thus far are numerous and eclectic. Our own Jewish Film Festival will be held throughout the summer with screenings and discussions held on a weekly basis. Brown bag lunches, book reviews and an array of wonderful speakers are scheduled.

Dr. Deborah Lipstadt,  American historian and author of the book "Denying the Holocaust" will speak during the first week of the season. Additional speakers confirmed for this summer include Dr. Adam Chalom, Dean for North America of the International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism, Rabbi Steve Gutow, Executive Director of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and  Menachem Daum, director, producer and screenwriter, whose film, "Hiding and Seeking: Faith and Tolerance after the Holocaust" has won world wide acclaim. Dr. Andrew Bostom, author of "The Legacy of Jihad" will share his insights and information about Islam and Judaism with us and Dr. Leonard Cole, Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University and an expert on bioterrorism will be with us during Week 9.  

These are just a few of the highlighted speakers and programs planned for the upcoming season.  
There is much more to follow, with additional speakers and a special  multi-week exhibit and presentation from the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in Cleveland now in the final planning stages. 

July 27, 2009

Professor Elie Wiesel with Board President Edith Everett

Nobel Laureate, writer, political activist and professor Elie Wiesel visits the Everett Jewish Life Center, July 27, 2009.

Coincident with his presentation and visit to Chautauqua, Wiesel is shown touring the new Everett Jewish Life Center in Chautauqua with Board President Edith Everett.

July 3, 2009

Cleveland Jewish News

Village voices: Chautauqua's Jews

On July 5, Chautauqua, a 19th-century Protestant-founded village in western New York, will welcome its first official Jewish community center.

By Douglas J. Guth
Senior Staff Reporter

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May 2009

Education Update

The Everett Foundation Gives a Home to New Interfaith Life Center

The new Everett Center was funded through a lead gift from Edith Everett, a long-time Chautauquan, and her family in memory of her husband, Henry Everett, and with private donations from the broader community.

By Richard Spivak

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March/April 2009

Moment Magazine Logo

Letter from Chautauqua

The Protestant, intellectual playground founded in the 19th century is now home to a thriving Jewish community...

By Nadine Epstein

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Fall 2008

The Chautauquan

Lecture Platform | Page 10

Week Two will celebrate and honor the inauguration of the Everett Jewish
Life Center in Chautauqua by presenting a Jewish scholar of extraordinary renown, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, author of the past two decades' most widely selling book on Judaism, Jewish Literacy, the Most Important Things to Know about the Jewish Religion, Its People, and Its History. The week's theme will be "The Jewish Way of Being."

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Photo of the construction of the Everett Jewish Life Center in Chautauqua by Matt Ewalt

September 10, 2008

EJLCC Announce House Host Couple

EJLCC Hosts Marcia and Jerry PopsWe are very pleased to announce that our Host Couple has been hired for the 2009 Season. They are Marcia and Jerry Pops who have been coming to Chautauqua for over 30 years and are very familiar with the Denominational House program having stayed in several over the years.

Jerry has been a professor at West Virginia University since the mid seventies, holds a degree in law and teaches public administration. He has also lectured in the Hall of Philosophy several times. Marcia is a retired probation officer with years of volunteer service to the community.

We look forward to a most wonderful relationship with them.

Spring 2008

The Chautauquan

Photo of the construction of the Everett Jewish Life Center in Chautauqua by Matt Ewalt

August 22, 2007

The Jewish Daily Forward

Intellectual Enclave in Upstate New York To Open
'A Hillel for Adults'

By Claire Levenson

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Chautauqua Foundation

Chautauqua Foundation, Inc. LogoJewish Life Center breaks ground today

July 9, 2007 At 12:15 p.m. today, immediately following the morning lecture, the Jewish community of Chautauqua will break ground on the Everett Jewish Life Center. It will be at the site of the future building, the lot on Massey between Cookman and Peck, next to the Oliver Archives. Funding for the center is a gift of Edith Everett and her family. Edith and her late husband, Henry, have enjoyed time at Chautauqua for almost 30 years, and she remains a dedicated Chautauquan. The center is expected to be open for the 2008 summer season. It will be a Jewish House that will have a kosher kitchen, a library and provide a variety of programs. It is our hope that the non-Jewish Chautauqua community will participate in some of the Jewish House offerings, she said. Since there is a significant Jewish population that comes to Chautauqua and they come from all kinds of backgrounds, we thought it would be a good place to get together, to feel comfortable in a Jewish environment, she said. The Hebrew Congregation has been serving the Jewish community for a long time, and we appreciate what they do, Everett added. But some Jews aren't necessarily synagogue- goers. This will be an additional place for the Jewish community, secular or observant, to gather. The idea is that it will welcome the entire spectrum of Jewish people in the community as well as visitors. The public is welcome and encouraged to join the Everett family and Chautauquas Jewish community at the groundbreaking today.