2020 WINTER – Elissa Kaplan, Greatest Show on Earth

Thursdays at 1:10-2:50pm 
January 16, 23, 30 and February 6

This course requires advance registration and payment.


Our love affair with the circus has lasted for over 200 years. According to Ernest Hemingway, “The circus is the only ageless delight that you can buy for money. Everything else is supposed to be bad for you. But the circus is good for you. It’s the only spectacle I know that, while you watch, it gives the quality of a truly happy dream.” Let’s come together to share our circus experiences, grounded in circus history.  Get your popcorn ready; the show is about to begin!

Dr. Elissa Kaplan earned a BA in German Language and Literature, an MA in Comparative Literature, an M. ED and a doctorate in Educational Leadership.  Over a seventeen-year period, Elissa has served as Director of Education at four synagogues in Maryland and Connecticut.  She is the founder and director of Growing Projects, an educational consulting company and currently is the President of The Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County.

                              4 sessions starting Thursday, January 16 at 1:10PM