Hanukkah 2017 Resources

Community Events

Latkes & Vodka

Thursday, December 14 | 7 - 8:30 p.m. | Guilford Yacht Club

 

Join us for latke tastings, drinks & desserts as we celebrate Hanukkah. Live music performed by David Chevan Quartet.

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Community Hanukkah Celebration at the JCC

Monday, December 18 | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. | JCC, Woodbridge

 

FREE Admission! Join us to celebrate the festival of lights! There will be a DJ, games, prizes and latkes! RSVPs are appreciated so all children can receive gelt and dreidels.

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  • Claire's Corner Copia Hanukkah Story Time

    Sunday, December 10 | 2 - 3 p.m. | Claire's Corner Copia, 1000 Chapel St., New Haven

    Come together with your kids ages 2-6 for Hanukkah story time at Claire’s. Look for Dizzy The Driedel outside of Claire’s and come inside for a story and some sweet Hanukkah treats!

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    Sunday, December 10 | 2 - 3 p.m. | Claire's Corner Copia, 1000 Chapel St., New Haven

    Come together with your kids ages 2-6 for Hanukkah story time at Claire’s. Look for Dizzy The Driedel outside of Claire’s and come inside for a story and some sweet Hanukkah treats!

    RSVP

    Sunday, December 10 | 2 - 3 p.m. | Claire's Corner Copia, 1000 Chapel St., New Haven

    Come together with your kids ages 2-6 for Hanukkah story time at Claire’s. Look for Dizzy The Driedel o...

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    Sunday, December 10 | 2 - 3 p.m. | Claire's Corner Copia, 1000 Chapel St., New Haven

    Come together with your kids ages 2...

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    Sunday, December 10 | 2 - 3 p.m. | Claire's Corner Copia, 1000 Chapel St., New Have...

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    Sunday, December 10 | 2 - 3 p.m. | Claire's Corner Co...

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  • Children’s author Renee Londner Event

    Tuesday, December 12 | 4 - 5:30 p.m. | Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison St., New Haven

    “The Missing Letters: A Dreidel Story,” & songs with PJ Library. 5 p.m. Hanukkah lights parade from Mitchell Library to the Westville community menorah. 5:15 p.m. menorah lighting, singing and refreshments.

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    Tuesday, December 12 | 4 - 5:30 p.m. | Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison St., New Haven

    “The Missing Letters: A Dreidel Story,” & songs with PJ Library. 5 p.m. Hanukkah lights parade from Mitchell Library to the Westville community menorah. 5:15 p.m. menorah lighting, singing and refreshme...

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    Tuesday, December 12 | 4 - 5:30 p.m. | Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison St., New Haven

    “The Missing Letters: A Dreidel Story,” & songs with PJ Library. 5 p.m. Hanukkah lights parade from Mi...

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    Tuesday, December 12 | 4 - 5:30 p.m. | Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison St., New Haven

    “The Missing Letters: A Dreidel St...

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    Tuesday, December 12 | 4 - 5:30 p.m. | Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison St., New Haven...

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    Tuesday, December 12 | 4 - 5:30 p.m. | Mitchell Libra...

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  • Hanukkah at Guilford Free Library

    Thursday, December 14 | 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. | Guilford Library, 67 Park St., Guilford

    Annual reading of Eric Kimmel’s book, “Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins,” will be read by Julie Harris, an accomplished actor, and Hesch Sommer D. Min, Retired Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Beth Tikvah. Holiday music with movement and snacks afterwards, led by Stacey Battat of PJ Library.

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    Thursday, December 14 | 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. | Guilford Library, 67 Park St., Guilford

    Annual reading of Eric Kimmel’s book, “Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins,” will be read by Julie Harris, an accomplished actor, and Hesch Sommer D. Min, Retired Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Beth Tikvah. Hol...

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    Thursday, December 14 | 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. | Guilford Library, 67 Park St., Guilford

    Annual reading of Eric Kimmel’s book, “Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins,” will be read by Julie Harri...

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    Thursday, December 14 | 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. | Guilford Library, 67 Park St., Guilford

    Annual reading of Eric Kimmel’s boo...

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    Thursday, December 14 | 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. | Guilford Library, 67 Park St., Guilford
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  • Story and Sing-along at Barnes & Noble

    Sunday, December 17 | 10 a.m. and 12, 2, 3:30 & 5:30 p.m. | Barnes & Noble, 1375 Boston Post Rd., Milford

    Storytime and Sing-along througout the day with area clergy.

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    Sunday, December 17 | 10 a.m. and 12, 2, 3:30 & 5:30 p.m. | Barnes & Noble, 1375 Boston Post Rd., Milford

    Storytime and Sing-along througout the day with area clergy.

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    Sunday, December 17 | 10 a.m. and 12, 2, 3:30 & 5:30 p.m. | Barnes & Noble, 1375 Boston Post Rd., Milford

    Storytime and Sing-along througout the day with area clergy.

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    Sunday, December 17 | 10 a.m. and 12, 2, 3:30 & 5:30 p.m. | Barnes & Noble, 1375 Boston Post Rd., Milford

    Storytime and ...

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    Sunday, December 17 | 10 a.m. and 12, 2, 3:30 & 5:30 p.m. | Barnes & Noble, 1375 Bo...

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    Sunday, December 17 | 10 a.m. and 12, 2, 3:30 & 5:30 ...

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    Sunday, December 17 | 10 a.m...

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    Sunday, December 1...

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  • Claire's Corner Copia Hanukkah Story Time

    Sunday, December 17 | 2 - 3 p.m. | Claire's Corner Copia, 1000 Chapel St., New Haven

    Come together with your kids ages 2-6 for Hanukkah story time at Claire’s. Look for Dizzy The Driedel outside of Claire’s and come inside for a story and some sweet Hanukkah treats!

    RSVP

    Sunday, December 17 | 2 - 3 p.m. | Claire's Corner Copia, 1000 Chapel St., New Haven

    Come together with your kids ages 2-6 for Hanukkah story time at Claire’s. Look for Dizzy The Driedel outside of Claire’s and come inside for a story and some sweet Hanukkah treats!

    RSVP

    Sunday, December 17 | 2 - 3 p.m. | Claire's Corner Copia, 1000 Chapel St., New Haven

    Come together with your kids ages 2-6 for Hanukkah story time at Claire’s. Look for Dizzy The Driedel o...

    RSVP

    Sunday, December 17 | 2 - 3 p.m. | Claire's Corner Copia, 1000 Chapel St., New Haven

    Come together with your kids ages 2...

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    Sunday, December 17 | 2 - 3 p.m. | Claire's Corner Copia, 1000 Chapel St., New Have...

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    Sunday, December 17 | 2 - 3 p.m. | Claire's Corner Co...

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    Sunday, December 17 | 2 - 3 ...

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    Sunday, December 1...

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Hanukkah Stories from Shalom New Haven

  • LOCAL JEW­ISH AU­THOR RE­LEASES NEW HANUKKAH BOOK FOR CHIL­DREN

    Just in time for Hanukkah, local author Renee Londner, of Prospect, recently released her third children’s book entitled, “The Missing Letters, A Dreidel Story.” The book, illustrated by Iryna Bodnaryk, tells the story of how three of the four Hebrew letters at the dreidel maker’

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    Just in time for Hanukkah, local author Renee Londner, of Prospect, recently released her third children’s book entitled, “The Missing Letters, A Dreidel Story.” The book, illustrated by Iryna Bodnaryk, tells the story of how three of the four Hebrew letters at the dreidel maker’

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    Just in time for Hanukkah, local author Renee Londner, of Prospect, recently released her third children’s book entitled, “The Missing Letters, A Dreidel Story.” The book, illustrate...

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    Just in time for Hanukkah, local author Renee Londner, of Prospect, recently released her third children’s book enti...

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    Just in time for Hanukkah, local author Renee Londner, of Prospect, recently r...

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  • How do you spell Hanukkah?

    At InterfaithFamily.com, we spell it H-A-N-U-K-K-AH. But search our site and you’ll find references to CHANUKAH (157 search results), HANNUKAH (72), HANUKAH (46), CHANUKKAH (13) and HANUKA (5).

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    At InterfaithFamily.com, we spell it H-A-N-U-K-K-AH. But search our site and you’ll find references to CHANUKAH (157 search results), HANNUKAH (72), HANUKAH (46), CHANUKKAH (13) and HANUKA (5).

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    At InterfaithFamily.com, we spell it H-A-N-U-K-K-AH. But search our site and you’ll find references to CHANUKAH (157 search results), HANNUKAH (72), HANUKAH (46), CHANUKKAH (13) and HANU...

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    At InterfaithFamily.com, we spell it H-A-N-U-K-K-AH. But search our site and you’ll find references to CHANUKAH (157...

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  • Hanukkah in New Haven: Light Up Our Community

    The PJ Library book, “Gracie’s Night: A Hanukkah Story,” by Lynn Taylor Gordon, is about a sweet Hanukkah mitzvah for the homeless. It closes with a lovely poem:

    Become Someone’s Miracle; be someone’s light! Give up just one gift on one Hanukkah night. Someone in need could be waiting for you. Gracie would say “it’s the right thing to do!”

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    The PJ Library book, “Gracie’s Night: A Hanukkah Story,” by Lynn Taylor Gordon, is about a sweet Hanukkah mitzvah for the homeless. It closes with a lovely poem:

    Become Someone’s Miracle; be someone’s light! Give up just one gift on one Hanukkah night. Someone in need could b...

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    The PJ Library book, “Gracie’s Night: A Hanukkah Story,” by Lynn Taylor Gordon, is about a sweet Hanukkah mitzvah for the homeless. It closes with a lovely poem:

    Become Someone’...

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    The PJ Library book, “Gracie’s Night: A Hanukkah Story,” by Lynn Taylor Gordon, is about a sweet Hanukkah mitzva...

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    The PJ Library book, “Gracie’s Night: A Hanukkah Story,” by Lynn Taylor ...

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Area Synagogue Hanukkah Events

Hanukkah Recipe: 

 

Walnut-Cherry Cheese Latkes With Chunky Cherry-Applesauce 

They make a wonderful light supper, breakfast, or brunch. Or serve the latkes as a finish to a more elaborate meal.

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS

1/2 lb. farmer cheese (a 7.5 oz. package is fine), drained

2 tablespoons cream cheese, room temperature

4 large eggs, separated

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon almond extract

5 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon light brown granulated sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup dried tart cherries, plumped in hot water 10 minutes, then drained

1/3 cup finely chopped lightly toasted walnuts

Unsalted butter and mild vegetable oil, like avocado or canola, for frying

 

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Combine both cheeses, egg yolks, and extracts in a food processor and process until well-blended and smooth. Add the flour, sugar, and salt, and pulse to blend. Transfer the batter to a large bowl. Mix in cherries and walnuts.

2. Whip the egg whites in a separate bowl until stiff, but not dry. Gently fold the whites into the batter.

3. Heat 2 tablespoons each of butter and oil in a heavy 10- to 12-inch skillet over medium heat until hot but not smoking. Working in batches, drop the batter by heaping tablespoonfuls into the skillet, and fry until the bottoms are golden brown, 2-3 minutes. Turn, using two spatulas, and cook other side until lightly browned, 1-3 minutes. Remove and transfer to plates or keep warm on a heated platter or in baking sheet in a 200-degree oven, while you repeat with remaining batter. Add more butter and oil if necessary, always allowing the fat to get hot before adding more batter. Serve with chunky cherry-apple or other fresh fruit sauce. Yield: 3-4 servings