Hudson Jewish Community Forum


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Dear Friends:   

It's hard to believe that it's December already, and time for all of the Chanukah Happenings. From lighting the menorah, to spinning the dreidel, to eating latkes and sufganiyot, this is a wonderful and festive time of year for all ages. 

Make sure to attend at least a couple of events this month, some great programs to choose from include; Downtown Menorah Lighting (Dec. 8), Latkes & Vodka for Young Professionals (Dec. 9), Hoboken Hanukkah Bar Crawl with Moishe House (Dec. 10), Chanukah Tot Shabbat at Temple Beth-El (Dec. 17), Pre-Chanukah Dinner & Havdalah with "Ammi/My People" (Dec. 17), Latke Cook-Off Contest with CBJ, TBE, & Temple Emanu-El (Dec. 18), Hanukkah Concert featuring Rick Recht with Kaplan Preschool (Dec. 18), Chanukah Workshop with Chabad at Home Depot (Dec. 18), Hanukkah Family Party with IAC (Dec. 18), Community Chanukah Party at Cong. Mt. Sinai (Dec. 24), Hunan Chanukah with CBJ (Dec. 25), Chanukah Casino with Mesorah NJ (Dec. 26), Chanukah Supper & Songfest with Temple Beth Am (Dec. 28), and Chabad Young Professionals Chanukah Soiree (Dec. 29). All details for these listings and others are included in the Events section of the December newsletter. 

So, light, spin, nosh, and enjoy this festive Chanukah season with friends and family. Happy Chanukah!


Michelle Levine, Chairperson 
Hudson Jewish Community Forum, A New Jersey Nonprofit Corporation having 501(c)(3) status
"HudsonJewish: Connecting Our Community" 



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Upcoming Events

Sun, Dec 4th, @9:30am
Family Day Book Fair
Thu, Dec 8th, @5:00pm
Holiday Lighting Ceremony
Fri, Dec 9th, @8:00pm
Latkes and Vodka Young Professionals
Sat, Dec 10th, @7:00pm
Film: Welcome to Kutshers
Tue, Dec 13th, @7:00pm
Judaism in Spanish
Sun, Dec 18th, @11:00am
Hanukkah Concert featuring: Rick Recht
Sun, Dec 18th, @1:00pm
Latke Cook-off Contest
Mon, Dec 19th, @12:00pm
Lunch & Learn

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