Hanukkah Events

Come Spin the Dreidel at CBSRZ's Festivities

All are welcome to spin the dreidel on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 11 a.m. as children join the youth and educators at CBSRZ for a fun Hanukkah celebration.

This celebration with include crafts, singing, and lots of games and Hanukkah food favorites.

Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek

55 East Kings Highway in Chester

(860) 526-8920, office@cbsrz.org


Westville Synagogue Hosts Party

Westville Synagogue is hosting a Hanukkah Party on Sunday, Dec. 17, from 7-10 p.m. All are welcome.

Westville Synagogue 74 West Prospect St. New Haven. (203) 389-9513, www.westvilleshul.org


Hanukkah Celebration at Mishkan Israel

Celebrate Hanukkah in joyful surroundings. The community is invited to Congregation Mishkan Israel’s Hanukkah Dinner and Service on Friday, Dec. 15.

Dinner begins at 5:45 p.m. with a Shabbat dinner that features traditional Friday night foods as well as latkes and other favorite Hanukkah treats. The evening will conclude with a Shabbat Family Service at 7 p.m. followed by a special oneg. There is a fee for dinner.

Congregation Mishkan Israel

785 Ridge Road, Hamden

(203) 288-3877



Enjoy Candle Lighting, Stories, Songs with PJ Library

Celebrate Hanukkah with Dizzy the Dreidel and PJ Library on Sunday, Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 17, from 2-3 p.m. at Claire’s Corner Copia, 1000 Chapel Street, New Haven, and enjoy a free Hanukkah storytime!

On Sunday, Dec. 17, PJ Library will also hold a free Family Hanukkah Story, Songs & Candle Lighting at Barnes & Noble, 1375 Boston Post Road in Milford. Come together to celebrate Hanukkah with candle lighting, story and songs with PJ Library, families with young children and area clergy and friends. All are welcome. Drop in at one of five programs to hear a story and sing-a-long with the rabbi. Program times are 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Stacey Battat, PJ Library Professional, at (203)387-2424, x 317, or sbattat@jewishnewhaven.org. 


BYOL - Bring Your Own Latkes to Temple Emanuel

Temple Emanuel celebrates Shabbat Hanukkah with a special Pot-Latka Dinner and Service on Dec. 15.

Bring your family’s favorite latkes to share with Temple Emanuel and stay for the Shabbat Service beginning at 6:30 pm.

For more information, call (203) 397-3000. Temple Emanuel of Greater New Haven is located at 150 Derby Ave. in Orange. ​


Read ‘Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins’ with Rabbi Sommers & PJ Library

On Dec. 14 from 4:30-5:30 p.m., come to the Guilford Free Library, 67 Park St. in Guilford, for the annual reading of “Hershel & the Hanukkah Goblins” and a PJ Library Hanukkah sing and dance along. The program is free and open to the public.

Please RSVP to Guilford Free Library at: guilfordfreelibrary.org or call (203) 453-8282.

For more information, contact Stacey Battat, PJ Library Professional for Greater New Haven, at (203) 387-2424 x317.


Community Hanukkah Celebration Set for Dec. 18 at JCC Campus

Join together with the community to light the menorah and celebrate Hanukkah with a DJ, latkes, games and giveaways on Monday, Dec. 18, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the JCC of Greater New Haven, 360 Amity Road in Woodbridge.

JCC Youth Programming and Family Events Coordinator

Eliana Sugarman | elianas@jccnh.org, (203) 387-2424, x306. 


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