Chabad of Fairfield recently opened a new center at 1571 Stratfield Road in the former home of Hillel Academy.

The center will be used to hold its Jewish educational and social programs serving the communities of Fairfield, Easton, Trumbull and Bridgeport. Programs will include Chabad Hebrew School, an after-school religious program teaching Judaism. There will also be "Mommy & Me" programs, youth clubs, pre-holiday workshops, adult education courses and social events, according to a news release.

Registration for the school is open for the 2012-13 year. Classes are held Tuesday afternoons for grades first through seventh and a "First Taste" program for four and five-year-olds is offered Wednesday afternoons. No membership is necessary to attend the school or any program or event.

For information or to schedule a visit, contact Miriam Landa, the school's director, at 203-373-1118 or or visit