The public is invited to attend to hear the candidates talk about the issues.
There is no charge for this event.
A reminder from Rabbi Alvin Wainhaus:
All are welcome.
Reservations are required and are due by Wednesday, Feb. 20. The dinner must be paid for at the time of the reservation.
Afterward, everyone went outside with Rabbi Alvin Wainhaus to light an outdoor menorah, sing and dance.
The celebration continued indoors with games, chocolate coins, singing and dancing.
On Tuesday night, Dec. 11, hundreds gathered at the Southern Connecticut Hebrew Academy with Rabbi Shaya Hecht for a special Menorah lighting on the fourth day of Hanukkah.
In the past, the Hebrew Academy has had some really unique Menorahs — Ice Carved, Chocolate, and Lego, all 8-feet tall or more. Then First Selectman Mitch Goldblatt had the honor of lighting each of them.
On Tuesday night Selectman Goldblatt was back to light this year’s candy Menorah. The tall Menorah was constructed of plastic tubes which the children filled with dum dum lollipops, twizzlers and a variety of other candies.
The hall was decorated like a candyland board game with different game stations for added family fun.
An inflatable fun house kept younger children entertained in the middle of the room and Rabbi Hecht served up fresh buttered pop corn.
Date: Sunday, January 20 (Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend)
Where: Mt Snow
Time: Bus leaves Or Shalom at 6:15 a.m., leaves the mountain at 4:30 p.m. to return to Or Shalom
Cost: $35 per person deposit required by Dec. 23 ($15 for children ages 6 & under)
The final cost will be based on the number of people.
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Now is the time to seriously consider our upcoming trip to Israel. The cutoff date for submitting applications is Jan. 1, 2013. We need 15 people to get the reduced airfare. We currently have 9 people who have submitted applications. Remember, the $200 per person deposit is fully refundable up to 90 days before departure. If you are considering this wonderful opportunity, SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATIONS NOW. Applications and a full itinerary are available at the synagogue.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the wonders of ancient and modern Israel. From the Western Wall to Yad Vashem. From the mystical city of Tsefat to the fortress of Masada. From the Dead Sea to Israel’s Riviera Eilat.
Pick up a complete itinerary and application at the synagogue or on the Or Shalom web site (www.orshalomct.org).
Remember, only a $200 deposit per person is required and is fully refundable up to 90 days before departure.
Don’t wait. Reserve your place NOW!
The more people who go, the cheaper the price.
Information can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on this link Or Shalom Israel Trip. If you have any questions or need more information, contact ITC (our tour operator) at 1-800-247-7235 or Herb Marsh 203-430-8845 ([email protected]).
Congregation Beth Elohim, in Park Slope, Brooklyn, has opened its doors as a gathering and organizing place for the community. They are accepting items for collection, preparing and distributing food daily to Far Rockaway and Red Hook, Brooklyn and mobilizing volunteers.
Please either donate directly to their website congregationbethelohim
The latest predictions for our area indicate wide spread power outages and downed trees.
If Or Shalom does not lose power and the office staff is able to get to the building, Or Shalom will be open for people to come in and get water, charge cell phones, check emails, etc.
Unfortunately, we cannot store perishable food items because of our Kosher status.
We hope that everyone stays safe and the predictions are worse than the actual event.
— Congregation Or Shalom Staff