• Jewish Community Campus to Be Revitalized

    Work on our Jewish community building continued over the summer with major strides made with regard to the vetting and hiring of an architect and construction management firm—Svigals & Partners and PAC Group, respectively.

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    Work on our Jewish community building continued over the summer with major strides made with regard to the vetting and hiring of an architect and construction management firm—Svigals & Partners and PAC Group, respectively.

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    Work on our Jewish community building continued over the summer with major strides made with regard to the vetting and hiring of an architect and construction management firm—Svigals & Partne...

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    Work on our Jewish community building continued over the summer with major strides made with regard to the vetting and hiri...

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  • Seventh Annual Murray Lender 5K Bagel Run Set for Sept. 17

    On your mark, get set, go! The Seventh Annual Murray Lender 5K Bagel Run is set for Sunday, Sept. 17, at the JCC of Greater New Haven, 360 Amity Road in Woodbridge.

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    On your mark, get set, go! The Seventh Annual Murray Lender 5K Bagel Run is set for Sunday, Sept. 17, at the JCC of Greater New Haven, 360 Amity Road in Woodbridge.

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    On your mark, get set, go! The Seventh Annual Murray Lender 5K Bagel Run is set for Sunday, Sept. 17, at the JCC of Greater New Haven, 360 Amity Road in Woodbridge.

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    On your mark, get set, go! The Seventh Annual Murray Lender 5K Bagel Run is set for Sunday, Sept. 17, at the JCC of Greater...

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  • Everyone Counts…No Matter Where You Are, What You Have

    There may be differences among us and our circumstances vary, but when a child is hungry, a family needs financial help, a Jewish education is desired, a senior needs transportation or a home-cooked meal, we respond. Near or far, the needs are great and we can help.

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    There may be differences among us and our circumstances vary, but when a child is hungry, a family needs financial help, a Jewish education is desired, a senior needs transportation or a home-cooked meal, we respond. Near or far, the needs are great and we can help.

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Jewish Education


 

  • JHSC Welcomes Largest Ninth-Grade Class Since Opening

    This year, the Jewish High School of Connecticut (JHSC) welcomes the largest ninth-grade class since the school opened in 2010. More than 25 students will join their upper classmen for the fall semester of 2017.

    “The community has started to realize the phenomenal opportunities that JHSC offers, and this class is a reflection of the success of our graduates as well as the reputation of our academics,” said Rabbi Elisha Paul, Head of School.

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    This year, the Jewish High School of Connecticut (JHSC) welcomes the largest ninth-grade class since the school opened in 2010. More than 25 students will join their upper classmen for the fall semester of 2017.

    “The community has started to realize the phenomenal opportunities that JHSC offers, and this class is a reflection of the success of our graduates as well as the reputation of our academics,” said Rabbi Elisha Paul, Head of School.

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Advocacy


 

  • Netanyahu thanks U.S. lawmakers for their strong support of Israel

    (JNS.org) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Tuesday with a bipartisan delegation from the U.S. Congress, thanking the lawmakers for their “strong support” of the Jewish state, according to a statement from the Israeli leader’s office.

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    (JNS.org) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Tuesday with a bipartisan delegation from the U.S. Congress, thanking the lawmakers for their “strong support” of the Jewish state, according to a statement from the Israeli leader’s office.

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Philanthropy & Leadership


 

  • Comic Relief Event Aids Immigrant Bail Fund

    The interfaith community is uniting for “Comic Relief” to support the Immigrant Bail Fund on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. at Congregation Mishkan Israel, 785 Ridge Road in Hamden. The evening, which is co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven, features the comic genius of Rabbi Bob Alper, Rev. Susan Sparks, and Gibran Saleem. Families, who have been directly served by the Immigrant Bail Fund, will also share their stories. Tickets are $10 each or $30 for a family.

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    The interfaith community is uniting for “Comic Relief” to support the Immigrant Bail Fund on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. at Congregation Mishkan Israel, 785 Ridge Road in Hamden. The evening, which is co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven, features the comic gen...

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    The interfaith community is uniting for “Comic Relief” to support the Immigrant Bail Fund on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. at Congregation Mishkan Israel, 785 Ridge Road in Hamden. The ...

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    The interfaith community is uniting for “Comic Relief” to support the Immigrant Bail Fund on Thursday, Oct. 12, at...

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  • JFS Welcomes Caplan as New Board President

    At the Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven’s Annual Meeting on June 14, a new slate of officers of the Board of Directors was sworn in.

    The new officers are: President Linda Caplan, Vice President Ilene Rosalimsky Bronen, Treasurer Joel Sachs, and Secretary Laura Elman.

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    At the Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven’s Annual Meeting on June 14, a new slate of officers of the Board of Directors was sworn in.

    The new officers are: President Linda Caplan, Vice President Ilene Rosalimsky Bronen, Treasurer Joel Sachs, and Secretary Laura Elman.

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    At the Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven’s Annual Meeting on June 14, a new slate of officers of the Board of Directors was sworn in.

    The new officers are: President Linda Ca...

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    At the Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven’s Annual Meeting on June 14, a new slate of officers of the Board ...

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  • Camp Gan Campers Unite for Good Cause

    What happens when you combine 350 campers from three different camps, lots of spirit, and a fundraiser for a great cause? On July 20, Camp Gan Israel campers spent the day at Camp Gan Israel of Westport participating in an “Insane Inflatable Run” to raise funds for Chai Lifeline, an organization which supports children with debilitating illnesses. Campers solicited friends, family members, neighbors, and others to sponsor their run, and raised $10,000.

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    What happens when you combine 350 campers from three different camps, lots of spirit, and a fundraiser for a great cause? On July 20, Camp Gan Israel campers spent the day at Camp Gan Israel of Westport participating in an “Insane Inflatable Run” to raise funds for Chai Lifeline, an ...

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    What happens when you combine 350 campers from three different camps, lots of spirit, and a fundraiser for a great cause? On July 20, Camp Gan Israel campers spent the day at Camp Gan Isra...

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    What happens when you combine 350 campers from three different camps, lots of spirit, and a fundraiser for a great cau...

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    What happens when you combine 350 campers from three different camps, lots of ...

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  • Saving Lives…One Teen at a Time

    What does animal-assisted therapy do for at-risk youth in Israel? It gives them life.

    Children who have been removed from their families due to domestic violence and abuse or because their families were unable to keep them at home grow up at Bet Singer.

    Bet Singer works to develop individual therapeutic programs for each child according to his/her needs, while integrating the child as much as possible in the community and strengthening the child’s ties with his/her family.

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    What does animal-assisted therapy do for at-risk youth in Israel? It gives them life.

    Children who have been removed from their families due to domestic violence and abuse or because their families were unable to keep them at home grow up at Bet Singer.

    Bet Singer works to develop ...

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    What does animal-assisted therapy do for at-risk youth in Israel? It gives them life.

    Children who have been removed from their families due to domestic violence and abuse or because th...

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    What does animal-assisted therapy do for at-risk youth in Israel? It gives them life.

    Children who have been remove...

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    What does animal-assisted therapy do for at-risk youth in Israel? It gives the...

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  • Women of Vision Society Provides Grant for JFS Domestic Violence Program

    According to national statistics, domestic violence is the single greatest cause of injury to women. Although the frequency and severity of this behavior varies, from willful intimidation, physical assault, battery and sexual assault, it often includes physical and sexual violence, economic or psychological coercion and emotional abuse.

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    According to national statistics, domestic violence is the single greatest cause of injury to women. Although the frequency and severity of this behavior varies, from willful intimidation, physical assault, battery and sexual assault, it often includes physical and sexual violence, economic or psychological coercion and emotional abuse.

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  • We Celebrate Vibrancy, Strength in Our Community

    The days are a little shorter, the air is a little crisper, the leaves are beginning to tinge with the faintest of colors – fall is here!

    The summer months were anything but quiet in our community and the world. Jewish learning experiences happened in day and overnight camps at Gan Israel, JCC Day Camps and Camp Laurelwood where kids tapped into the fun of being Jewish.

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    The days are a little shorter, the air is a little crisper, the leaves are beginning to tinge with the faintest of colors – fall is here!

    The summer months were anything but quiet in our community and the world. Jewish learning experiences happened in day and overnight camps at Gan ...

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    The days are a little shorter, the air is a little crisper, the leaves are beginning to tinge with the faintest of colors – fall is here!

    The summer months were anything but quiet in ...

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    The days are a little shorter, the air is a little crisper, the leaves are beginning to tinge with the faintest of col...

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    The days are a little shorter, the air is a little crisper, the leaves are beg...

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  • Kristallnacht Commemoration Celebrates Mystery of Human Goodness

    “I lied, stole and even killed...I had to save those children….I would do it again.” Marion Pritchard

    Congregation Or Shalom’s 11th annual Kristallnacht Commemoration is set for Sunday, Nov. 5, at 9 a.m. at the synagogue, which is located at 205 Old Grassy Hill Road in Orange.

    This year’s commemoration will honor the late Marion Pritchard, who helped save about 150 Dutch Jews, mostly children, in the midst of the Holocaust.

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    “I lied, stole and even killed...I had to save those children….I would do it again.” Marion Pritchard

    Congregation Or Shalom’s 11th annual Kristallnacht Commemoration is set for Sunday, Nov. 5, at 9 a.m. at the synagogue, which is located at 205 Old Grassy Hill Road in Orange.

    This year’s commemoration will honor the late Marion Pritchard, who helped save about 150 Dutch Jews, mostly children, in the midst of the Holocaust.

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  • The Towers Celebrates 50 Years

    In 1967, the founders of Tower One, Irving Enson, Beatrice Horowitz, Linda Kantor, Jim Vlock and Leanor Wexler, envisioned a living space that would be a “college-style” dormitory for people 62 and older.

    The 21-story high-rise, independent living community, located at 18 Tower Lane in New Haven, was designed by renowned architect Charles Moore and was completed in 1971. The founders of Tower One could not have anticipated the wonderful community that has blossomed some 50 years later.

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    In 1967, the founders of Tower One, Irving Enson, Beatrice Horowitz, Linda Kantor, Jim Vlock and Leanor Wexler, envisioned a living space that would be a “college-style” dormitory for people 62 and older.

    The 21-story high-rise, independent living community, located at 18 Tower Lane in New Haven, was designed by renowned architect Charles Moore and was completed in 1971. The founders of Tower One could not have anticipated the wonderful community that has blossomed some 50 yea...

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  • JCC’s Exciting New Arts & Culture Season Offers Something for Everyone

    The fall line-up of cultural arts events presented by the JCC of Greater New Haven will bring authors, performers and community partners together for another burst of enriching programs that audiences of all ages can enjoy.

    The talents of local, national, and international artists will grace lecterns and stages across the Greater New Haven catchment: from Cheshire to Chester, Madison to Milford.

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    The fall line-up of cultural arts events presented by the JCC of Greater New Haven will bring authors, performers and community partners together for another burst of enriching programs that audiences of all ages can enjoy.

    The talents of local, national, and international artists will grace lecterns and stages across the Greater New Haven catchment: from Cheshire to Chester, Madison to Milford.

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  • Local HaZamir Chapter Starting

    A New Haven Chapter of HaZamir, the international Jewish teen choir, will begin holding auditions and rehearsals this month on Sundays for new members and their parents at a location to be determined.

    Teens in grades 9-12 will get the chance to sing Jewish choral music, join an international pluralistic youth movement and meet other Jewish teens from across the United States and Israel. The group will be conducted by B’nai Jacob’s Cantor Malachi Kanfer.

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    A New Haven Chapter of HaZamir, the international Jewish teen choir, will begin holding auditions and rehearsals this month on Sundays for new members and their parents at a location to be determined.

    Teens in grades 9-12 will get the chance to sing Jewish choral music, join an intern...

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    A New Haven Chapter of HaZamir, the international Jewish teen choir, will begin holding auditions and rehearsals this month on Sundays for new members and their parents at a location to be...

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    A New Haven Chapter of HaZamir, the international Jewish teen choir, will begin holding auditions and rehearsals this ...

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    A New Haven Chapter of HaZamir, the international Jewish teen choir, will begi...

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  • All-Jewish Championship Team Drew Crowds, Made History

    The Atlas Club was organized in 1906 by a group of six young men. The founders were Irving Albert, Phillip Greenberg, Samuel Levi, Maurice Bailey, Sam Greenberg and Sam Savage. The club became unified in 1913. In 1916, the club was incorporated.

    Its most significant achievement was the creation of a championship basketball team between 1920 and 1924.

    The Atlas Club was organized in 1906 by a group of six young men. The founders were Irving Albert, Phillip Greenberg, Samuel Levi, Maurice Bailey, Sam Greenberg and Sam Savage. The club became unified in 1913. In 1916, the club was incorporated.

    Its most significant achievement was the creatio...

    The Atlas Club was organized in 1906 by a group of six young men. The founders were Irving Albert, Phillip Greenberg, Samuel Levi, Maurice Bailey, Sam Greenberg and Sam Savage. The club became unif...

    The Atlas Club was organized in 1906 by a group of six young men. The founders were Irving Albert, Phillip Greenberg, Samuel Le...

    The Atlas Club was organized in 1906 by a group of six young men. The founders were Irv...

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  • Temple Beth David Announces Author-in-Residence Weekend

    Temple Beth David, 3 Main St, Cheshire, will hold its Author-in-Residence Weekend from Nov. 11-12 at the synagogue. The event is sponsored by TBD Connections along with TBD Education Fund and donors to adult education and the JCC of Greater New Haven.

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    Temple Beth David, 3 Main St, Cheshire, will hold its Author-in-Residence Weekend from Nov. 11-12 at the synagogue. The event is sponsored by TBD Connections along with TBD Education Fund and donors to adult education and the JCC of Greater New Haven.

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  • JFS Launching New Divorce Support Group

    Moving on after a divorce can be challenging. There are ups and downs, and feelings that can be hard to discuss with others who haven’t been through the same experience.

    JFS of Greater New Haven is starting a support group to create a sense of community for those who are divorced, divorcing or separated.

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    Moving on after a divorce can be challenging. There are ups and downs, and feelings that can be hard to discuss with others who haven’t been through the same experience.

    JFS of Greater New Haven is starting a support group to create a sense of community for those who are divorced, d...

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    Moving on after a divorce can be challenging. There are ups and downs, and feelings that can be hard to discuss with others who haven’t been through the same experience.

    JFS of Greate...

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    Moving on after a divorce can be challenging. There are ups and downs, and feelings that can be hard to discuss with o...

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    Moving on after a divorce can be challenging. There are ups and downs, and fee...

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  • This Year Marks 40th Anniversary of Holocaust Memorial

    This year’s special Kever Avot service coincides with the 40th anniversary of the New Haven Holocaust Memorial, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 2 p.m. at the memorial, which is located in Edgewood Park on Whalley Avenue in New Haven.

    The New Haven Holocaust Memorial was the first such Holocaust memorial built on public land in the United States when it was dedicated in 1977.

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    This year’s special Kever Avot service coincides with the 40th anniversary of the New Haven Holocaust Memorial, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 2 p.m. at the memorial, which is located in Edgewood Park on Whalley Avenue in New Haven.

    The New Haven Holocaust Memorial was the first such Holocaust memorial built on public land in the United States when it was dedicated in 1977.

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  • Jewish Family Service Guides Parents with Entire Adoption Process

    Making the choice to adopt a baby is often not an easy one. There are many emotions and decisions that come into play. The wait for a child can be long. Paperwork can be tedious. Eligibility requirements can be confusing. Many people don’t know where to turn for guidance.

    Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven and Amy Rashba, LCSW, JFS’s Adoption Coordinator, help guide families through every step of the adoption process.

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    Making the choice to adopt a baby is often not an easy one. There are many emotions and decisions that come into play. The wait for a child can be long. Paperwork can be tedious. Eligibility requirements can be confusing. Many people don’t know where to turn for guidance.

    Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven and Amy Rashba, LCSW, JFS’s Adoption Coordinator, help guide families through every step of the adoption process.

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  • Say Hello to Our New Young Emissaries

    The new Young Emissaries from Israel have arrived! Rotem Linchevski lives in Moshav B’nai Zion, near Ra’anana, with his parents and younger brother and sister. In high school, his major was music and psychology/sociology.

    Talya Machpood lives in Eilat, Israel’s southernmost city, with her parents and younger brother. She chose to major in biology and French.

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    The new Young Emissaries from Israel have arrived! Rotem Linchevski lives in Moshav B’nai Zion, near Ra’anana, with his parents and younger brother and sister. In high school, his major was music and psychology/sociology.

    Talya Machpood lives in Eilat, Israel’s southernmost city, with her parents and younger brother. She chose to major in biology and French.

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  • JCL Orientation Program Set for Sept. 26

    Volunteering to read at an area school for just one hour each week can completely transform the life of a child.

    The Jewish Coalition for Literacy (JCL) is offering an information and orientation session for prospective volunteers at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Woodbridge Club, 10 Milhaven Road (off Ansonia Road) in Woodbridge. All adults are welcome and no prior experience is required. Abel Catering will provide a light breakfast.

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    Volunteering to read at an area school for just one hour each week can completely transform the life of a child.

    The Jewish Coalition for Literacy (JCL) is offering an information and orientation session for prospective volunteers at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Woodbridge Club, 10 Milhaven Road (off Ansonia Road) in Woodbridge. All adults are welcome and no prior experience is required. Abel Catering will provide a light breakfast.

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  • Holiday Craft Fair Returns to JCC on Dec. 3

    Marking the first community-wide event at the JCC since the fire shuttered its doors, the popular Holiday Craft & Gift Fair returns on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 50 vendors will be setting up shop at 360 Amity Road for the Holiday Fair, celebrating its 14th year.

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    Marking the first community-wide event at the JCC since the fire shuttered its doors, the popular Holiday Craft & Gift Fair returns on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 50 vendors will be setting up shop at 360 Amity Road for the Holiday Fair, celebrating its 14th year.

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