Community Calendar

A calendar of events hosted and sponsored by agencies and members of the Greater New Haven & Shoreline communities.

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Dec 23, 2019
Chanukah
Dec 24, 2019
Chanukah
Dec 25, 2019
Chanukah
Dec 25, 2019
Christmas
Dec 26, 2019
Chanukah
Dec 27, 2019
Chanukah
Dec 28, 2019
Chanukah
Dec 29, 2019
Chanukah
Dec 30, 2019
Chanukah
Dec

1 2019

Friends of Classical Connecticut Present Nenad Ivović

3:00PM - 4:30PM  

JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge, CT 06525

 

Friends of Classical Connecticut 
 
Bring your family and friends for an afternoon of classical music at the J! Nen…

Dec

2 2019

Parent Education Program New Haven (2 Part Course)

5:30PM - 8:30PM  

Jewish Family Service
1440 Whalley Ave.
New Haven, CT 06515

The Parent Education Program is mandated by the State of Connecticut for all parents of children under 18 getting a d…

Dec

3 2019

Parent Education Program New Haven (2 Part Course)

5:30PM - 8:30PM  

Jewish Family Service
1440 Whalley Ave.
New Haven, CT 06515

The Parent Education Program is mandated by the State of Connecticut for all parents of children under 18 getting a d…

Dec

3 2019

Federation Board of Directors Meeting

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Beckerman Lender Jewish Community Center
360 Amity Road
Woodbridge, CT 06525

 

Federation Board of Directors Meeting

Dec

4 2019

ADL Annual Board Meeting

6:00PM - 9:00PM  

ADL
1952 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor
Hamden, CT 06517

 

Connecticut ADL Annual Board Meeting

Dec

4 2019

CBJ Book Group : "The Weight of Ink "by Rachel Kadish

7:30PM - 9:00PM  

Congregation B'nai Jacob
75 Rimmon Rd
Woodbridge, CT 06525

Set in London of the 1660s and of the early twenty-first century, The Weight of Ink is the interwoven tale of two wom…

Dec

5 2019

Parent Education Program Guilford (2 Part Course)

5:30PM - 8:30PM  

Jewish Family Service
1440 Whalley Ave.
New Haven, CT 06515

The Parent Education Program is mandated by the State of Connecticut for all parents of children under 18 getting a d…

Dec

5 2019

Reception and Talk by Painter Richard McBee at BEKI

6:00PM - 8:00PM  

Congregation Beth El–Keser Israel (BEKI)
85 Harrison Street
New Haven, CT 06515-1724

 

A reception will be held in the BEKI Art Gallery on Thursday, December 5 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, with a gallery talk…

Dec

6 2019

FAMILIES INVITED TO CELEBRATE TOT SHABBAT AT CMI

Congregation Mishkan Israel invites families with children 6 years …

Dec

7 2019

Westville Synagogue University Film Night presents 'Gentleman’s Agreement'

7:30PM - 10:00PM  

Westville Synagogue
74 West Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06515

Movie sponsored by Westville Synagogue's Adult Education Program.

Movie 'Gentleman’s Agreement', followed by a dis…

Dec

8 2019

FAMILIES INVITED TO CELEBRATE TOT PROGRAM AT CMI

Congregation Mishkan Israel invites families with children 6 years …

Dec

8 2019

JCC 16th Annual Holiday Craft and Gift Fair

10:00AM - 3:00PM  

JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd
Woodbridge, CT 06525

The 16th Annual Holiday Craft and Gift Fair!
Over 50 vendors are planing to showcase their goods for community.
A fun…

Dec

8 2019

Candle Making & Story Time

11:00AM - 3:00PM  

Coogan Pavillion, Edge wood Park
Corner of Whalley & Fitch
New Haven , 06515

Come dip your own Candle, hear the Chanuka Story, Make a Chanuka craft & enjoy delicious Chanuka Treats as well as re…

Dec

8 2019

An Immigrant's Suitcase: A Vintage Fashion Show to Benefit JCARR

4:00PM - 6:00PM  

Private Residence, available upon registration

Orange, CT

 

Join us for a vintage fashion show to benefit the Jewish Community Alliance for Refugee Resettlement (JCARR) featurin…

Dec

8 2019

JOSEPH and the TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

4:30PM - 6:00PM  

Downtown Cabaret Theater
263 Golden Hill Street
Bridgeport,

Join the Jewish Historical Society of Greater New Haven at a 4:30 matinee perfomance December 8, 2019 of JOSEPH and t…

Dec

9 2019

Foundation Board Meeting

6:00PM - 9:00PM  

West Rock Room
360 Amity Road
WOODBRIDGE, CT 06525

 

West Rock Room

Dec

10 2019

Shalom Group Menorah Painting

5:00PM - 7:00PM  

The Clay Date
146 Amity Road
New Haven, CT 06515

Do you like to paint? If so, join Rachel Scolnic Dobin and your friends from the Shalom Group at The Clay Date, 146 A…

Dec

11 2019

The Towers at Tower Lane Board of Directors Meeting

5:30PM - 7:00PM  

Nicole Merritt
18 Tower Ln
New Haven, CT 06519

The Towers at Tower Lane Monthly Board Meeting

Dec

11 2019

Ezra Academy Board Meeting

6:30PM - 9:00PM  

Ezra Academy
75 Rimmon Road
Woodbridge, CT 06525

Executive Committee - 6.30
Full Board - 7.30
Ezra Academy Youth Lounge

Dec

11 2019

Candle Creations

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge, CT 06525

Join us for a night of candle making in the JCC MakerSpace. We will have both hand-dipped or rolled wax sheets availa…

Dec

11 2019

Westville Synagogue University presents Rabbi Carl Astor

7:30PM - 9:00PM  

Westville Synagogue
74 West Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06515

Lecture sponsored by Westville Synagogue's Adult Education Program.

Rabbi Carl Astor will discuss "Family Matters: A…

Dec

12 2019

Parent Education Program Guilford (2 Part Course)

5:30PM - 8:30PM  

Jewish Family Service
1440 Whalley Ave.
New Haven, CT 06515

The Parent Education Program is mandated by the State of Connecticut for all parents of children under 18 getting a d…

Dec

12 2019

Latkes & Vodkas Hanukkah Celebration

6:30PM - 8:30PM  

Guilford Yacht Club
379 New Whitfield Street
Guilford, CT 06437

CANCELLED.

Dec

12 2019

Adult Woodworking

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge, CT 06525

Join us in the JCC MakerSpace and learn the basics of woodworking with simple hands-on projects to build your confide…

Dec

13 2019

COMMUNITY INVITED TO CHANUKAH DINNER AT MISHKAN ISRAEL

Celebrate Chanukah in joyful surroundings. The community is i…

Dec

14 2019

BBYO Connecticut Valley Region Stomp It Out 2019

7:30PM - 10:30PM  

JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge, CT 06525

Party with purpose & ‘stomp out’ stigmas around discussing mental health!

Registration ends December 8th

Dec

14 2019

Westville Synagogue Melava Malka

7:30PM - 10:00PM  

Westville Synagogue
74 West Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06515

Westville Synagogue Melava Malka featuring

“Laughter for Survival” by local humorist Joyce Saltman.

An elegant …

Dec

15 2019

Parent Education - New Haven Parts 1 & 2

9:00AM - 4:00PM  

Jewish Family Service
1440 Whalley Ave.
New Haven, CT 06515

The Parent Education Program is mandated by the State of Connecticut for all parents of children under 18 getting a d…

Dec

15 2019

Brunch and book talk with the authors of The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia

10:00AM - 12:00PM  

BEKI
85 Harrison St. at Whalley Avenue
New Haven, CT 06515

Deeply knowing, highly entertaining, and just a little bit irreverent, this encyclopedia of all things Jewish and…

Dec

15 2019

MISHKAN ISRAEL HOSTS ANNUAL MITZVAH MALL

Congregation Mishkan Israel
Sunday, December 15, from 10:00 AM  – 12:00…

Dec

15 2019

Musical IQ Hanukkah Drumming Program

10:00AM - 12:00PM  

Temple Beth Sholom
1809 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06517

MUSICAL IQ HANUKKAH DRUMMING PROGRAM
Temple Beth Sholom
1809 Whitney Ave., Hamden | 10 a.m.
FREE A program for childr…

Dec

15 2019

EARLY HANUKKAH CELEBRATION FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES
Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek
55 East Kings Highway, Chester |…

Dec

15 2019

Jewish Singles Hanukkah Party

2:00PM - 4:00PM  

Temple Beth David of Cheshire
3 Main Street
Cheshire, CT 06410

Latke lovers unite! Please join other Jewish singles in their 40s, 50s, and 60s from the Greater Hartford & New Haven…

Dec

15 2019

Lights of Connecticut: Connecticut Cantors Sing the Songs of Chanukah

4:00PM - 6:00PM  

Congregation B'nai Jacob
75 Rimmon Rd
Woodbridge, CT 06525

This wonderful holiday musical event will feature Cantors Sandy Bernstein of Temple Shalom of Greenwich, Luis Cattan …

Dec

16 2019

JCC Board of Directors Meeting

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

 

Monthly Meeting

Dec

18 2019

Annual Shalom Group Chanukah Party

5:00PM - 8:00PM  

Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven
1440 Whalley Ave.
New Haven, CT 06515

Join us for the Annual Shalom Group Chanukah Party. Come celebrate with the lighting of the JFS menorah and learn abo…

Dec

18 2019

Staff Party

5:00PM - 7:00PM  

JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge, CT 06525

 

All staff is invited to a very special holiday staff party! Join us for an art project in the MakerSpace & food & dri…

Dec

18 2019

SHAZAM! EZRA ANNUAL HANUKKAH PRODUCTION

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Ezra Academy
75 Rimmon Road
Woodbridge, CT

SHAZAM! EZRA ANNUAL HANUKKAH PRODUCTION
Ezra Academy B’nai Jacob Auditorium
75 Rimmon Rd., Woodbridge | 7 p.m.
Ezra…

Dec

18 2019

Westville Synagogue University Presents Joseph Fleischman

7:30PM - 9:00PM  

Westville Synagogue
74 West Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06515

Lecture sponsored by Westville Synagogue's Adult Education Program.

Joseph Fleischman will discuss "The Kabbalistic…

Dec

19 2019

PJ Library's Hanukkah Storytime, Songs & Fun at Mitchell Library

4:00PM - 4:45PM  

Mitchell Library
Harrison St
New Haven, CT 06515

Hanukkah Storytime, Songs & Fun at Mitchell Library
Join Stacey Battat and enjoy the spirit, treats, songs & stories …

Dec

19 2019

Menorahs and Martinis

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Chabad Westville
133 Vista Terrace
New Haven, CT

MENORAH AND MARTINIS
Chabad Westville
133 Vista Terrace, New Haven | 7:00 PM | $18 per person

Jewish Women Circle in…

Dec

20 2019

HANUKKAH STORY TELLING, SHABBAT DINNER, FAMILY SERVICE

5:00PM - 9:15PM  

Temple Beth Sholom
1809 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06517

HANUKKAH STORY TELLING, SHABBAT DINNER, FAMILY SERVICE

Temple Beth Sholom
1809 Whitney Avenue, Hamden | 5 p.m. | FRE…

Dec

20 2019

PRE-HANUKKAH SHABBAT

6:00PM - 8:00PM  

Temple Emanuel of Greater New Haven
150 Derby Avenue
Orange ,

PRE-HANUKKAH SHABBAT
Temple Emanuel of Greater New Haven
150 Derby Ave., Orange | 6 p.m. | $10 per person/$25 per fam…

Dec

20 2019

Pre-Chanukah Service & Dinner at Temple Emanuel

6:00PM - 8:30PM  

Temple Emanuel
150 Derby Avenue
125 Lawrence St
Orange, CT 06477

Pre Chanukah family dinner at Temple Emanuel

Come celebrate Shabbat pre-Chanukah with your extended Temple Emanuel F…

Dec

22 2019

PJ LIBRARY STORIES & SONGS | PJ Library and BEKI
Beth El Keser (BEKI) Synagogue
85 Harrison St., New Haven 11 a.m. | …

Dec

22 2019

Menorah Lighting and Jewish Folk Music Concert at Academy on the Green

4:00PM - 6:00PM  

Academy on the Green
200 Montowese Street
Branford, CT 06405

Menorah Lighting and Jewish Folk Music Concert on the Branford Green
Branford—Celebrate the first night of Chanukah…

Dec

22 2019

Grand Menorah Lighting in Westville

4:30PM - 5:30PM  

Corner of Whalley & Blake
Corner of Whalley & Blake
New Haven , CT 06515

Menorah Lighting, Refreshments & the Gelt Drop with the Fire Department

Dec

22 2019

FIRST NIGHT OF HANUKKAH

5:00PM - 7:00PM  

Congregation Or Shalom
205 Old Grassy Hill Road
Orange, CT

FIRST NIGHT OF HANUKKAH
Congregation Or Shalom
205 Old Grassy Hill Rd., Orange | 5 p.m. | FREE

Gather with Rabbi Wai…

Dec

22 2019

POPCORN MENORAH LIGHTING, FAMILY FUN, AND STORY TIME

5:00PM - 7:00PM  

Westfield Connecticut Post Mall
1201 Boston Post Rd
Milford, CT 06460

POPCORN MENORAH LIGHTING, FAMILY FUN, AND STORY TIME
PJ Library and Chabad of Milford - Hebrew Congregation of Woodmo…

Dec

22 2019

LATKE DINNER AND SERVICE

6:00PM - 8:00PM  

Beth Israel Synagogue
22 North Orchard Street
Wallingford, CT

LATKE DINNER AND SERVICE
Beth Israel Synagogue
22 N Orchard St., Wallingford
6 p.m. | FREE (donations appreciated)

B…

Dec

22 2019

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS: Hanukkah Pop-up Menorah Lightings in the Community

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22 | 6:30 PM


THE SILVERMAN…

Dec

23 2019

Amity Stop & Shop Latke Demo

3:00PM - 5:00PM  

Stop & Shop Amity
112 Amity Rd
Woodbridge, 06525

Sharing the joy of Chanukah with the wider community and encouraging kosher shopping @ the Amity Stop and Shop. It w…

Dec

23 2019

Latke Hour

3:00PM - 5:00PM  

Stop & Shop Amity
224 west rock ave
New Haven, NY 06515

Support Local Supermarkets & join the Latke Hour at Stop & Shop Amity for Menorah Lighting & a grand raffel!

Dec

23 2019

Anuual Reading of Herschel & Hanukkah Goblins with PJ Library

4:00PM - 4:45PM  

Guilford Free Library
67 Park St.
Guilford, CT 06437

Join PJ Library, spin dreidels, light candles, sing songs and participate in an interactive reading for Herschel & Th…

Dec

23 2019

HANUKKAH PARTY IN CHESHIRE

4:00PM - 6:00PM  

Currier Woods Club House
25 Promontory Drive
Cheshire, CT

HANUKKAH PARTY IN CHESHIRE | Kollel Tiferet Zekeinim Levi Yitschak Vechochmat Nashim

Currier Woods Club House
25 Pro…

Dec

23 2019

GRAND PUBLIC MENORAH LIGHTING AND CELEBRATION

5:00PM - 7:00PM  

Yeshiva Beis Dovid Shlomo
292 Norton Street
New Haven, CT

GRAND PUBLIC MENORAH LIGHTING AND CELEBRATION
Yeshivas Beis Dovid Shlomo-Yeshiva Gdolah Chabad
New Haven Green | 5 p.…

Dec

23 2019

MENORAH LIGHTING AT THE J

5:00PM - 7:00PM  

JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge, CT 06525

MENORAH LIGHTING AT THE J | JCC and the Center for Jewish Life and Learning, Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven
J…

Dec

23 2019

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Hanukkah Pop-up Menorah Lightings in the Community

MONDAY, DECEMBER 23
THE BRACKMAN’S | Levi & …

Dec

24 2019

Westville Synagogue Hanukkah Celebration: Pizza & Panoply

4:30PM - 7:00PM  

Westville Synagogue
74 West Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06515

Join the Westville Synagogue community for our annual Hanukkah Celebration, once again including pizza and Panoply (t…

Dec

24 2019

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Hanukkah Pop-up Menorah Lightings in the Community

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24
Are you in your 20’s or…

Dec

24 2019

Bluegrass Music at BEKI

7:30PM - 9:30PM  

Congregation Beth El–Keser Israel (BEKI)
85 Harrison Street
New Haven, CT 06515-1724

 

In tribute to the late Stacy Phillips, his band, The Bluegrass Characters, will continue the tradition of their annua…

Dec

25 2019

HANUKKAH ON ICE | Chabad of Shelton

2:00PM - 4:00PM  

Chabad of Shelton-Monroe
120 Soundview Avenue
Shelton, CT

HANUKKAH ON ICE | Chabad of Shelton
Sport Center of CT
784 River Rd., Shelton | 2 p.m.
$15 per person, $20 at the doo…

Dec

25 2019

MISHKAN ISRAEL TO HOST ANNUAL FAMILY & COMMUNITY CONCERT

Congregation Mishkan Israel announces its annual Family and…

Dec

25 2019

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Hanukkah Pop-up Menorah Lightings in the Community

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25
THE HASS FAMILY HOME
Or…

Dec

26 2019

BRING ON THE LIGHT - A HANUKKAH LIGHT AND SOUND GATHERING

7:30PM - 9:30PM  

The Yurt
550 Amity Road
Woodbridge, CT

BRING ON THE LIGHT - A HANUKKAH LIGHT AND SOUND GATHERING
The Yurt
550 Amity Road, Woodbridge | 7:30 p.m. | $10 sugge…

Dec

27 2019

COMMUNITY INVITED TO CHANUKAH SERVICE AT MISHKAN ISRAEL

The community is invited to Congregation Mishkan Israel’s …

Dec

28 2019

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Hanukkah Pop-up Menorah Lightings in the Community

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28
THE BEN-ESTI’S | Hadas…

Dec

28 2019

ANNUAL MENORAH LIGHTING ON THE MILFORD GREEN

6:30PM - 8:30PM  

Milford Green
Broad Street
Milford, CT 06460

ANNUAL MENORAH LIGHTING ON THE MILFORD GREEN
Chabad of Milford | Hebrew Congregation of Woodmont
Milford Green (cente…

Dec

28 2019

Orchard Street Shul Community Chanukah Party

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Orchard Street Shul
232 Orchard Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Latke Cookoff Competition (for adults and kids)
Pulled Beef Taco Bar
Donut Menorah
Music and Crafts

$18 - Adult
$8 -…

Dec

29 2019

Hanukkah Family Fun Day at the J

10:00AM - 12:00PM  

JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge, CT 06525

The Center for Jewish Life and Learning alongside the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven and Holidays Our Way pre…

Dec

29 2019

Chanukah Puppet Show & Menorah Lighting

2:30PM - 4:00PM  

Guilford Free Library
67 Park Street
Guilford, CT 06437

Guilford—Celebrate the last night of Chanukah on Sunday, December 29 on the Guilford Green! From 2:30-3:30 PM will …

Dec

29 2019

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Hanukkah Pop-up Menorah Lightings in the Community

SUNDAY. DECEMBER 29
THE BASHEVKIN-DUNSKER’S …