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Eight Crazy Nights

Come celebrate Hanukkah around town with your friends at B'nai Jacob!

Each night, unless otherwise noted, we will gather in front of a congregant’s home.
We’ll light candles, sing a little, and enjoy a yummy Hanukkah treat!

2nd Candle on Monday 11/29        Home of Ros Sperling,                                       5:00pm
3rd candle on Tuesday, 11/30        Fieldstone Village                                             4:00pm
4th candle on Wednesday, 12/1    Hanukkah Family Celebration at CBJ                  5:30pm
5th candle on Thursday 12/2         Home of Deb Fried and Kal Watsky                    5:00pm
6th candle on Friday 12/3             Whitney Center                                                 3:30pm
7th candle on Saturday 12/4         On ZOOM with Havdalah and Trivia Night             6:00pm
8th candle on Sunday 12/5           Home of Sami Merit and Josh Dembsky              5:00pm


B’nai Jacob’s Annual
Family Hanukkah Celebration
Join us for this festive and fun family celebration!

Wednesday, December 1 at 5:30pm

Bring your own Hanukkah Menorah, and light the candles with friends.  Enjoy dinner, including latkes and sufganiot, with games and activites for kids of all ages.

Join the fun for another
during Hanukkah just after we light the 7th candle together.  Fun for the whole family!

Saturday Night, December 4 at 6:00pm

If you played last year, you’ll remember how much fun it was.  If you missed it, please join us this time.  Lot’s of laughs, and you might just make a new friend since the teams are randomly assigned.  

This year the cost is only $18 per screen!

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CBJ Town Hall Meetings
We are hosting four more Town Hall events as opportunities for you to be heard about matters of significance for the synagogue.
Sunday, December 5 at 11am     Topic: Cantor/Music
Sunday, January 30 in the afternoon (Time TBA)    Topic: Family Programming
Sunday, February 27 at 9:30am    Topic: Volunteerism
 Sunday, March 13 at 9:30am    Topic: Synagogue Financial Update, Membership
We look forward to lively discussions! Please join us!

Sunday evening, December 19 at 7pm
Jesse Cedarbum, M.D.

Stories and Places
Wandering the Past in the Present
Jesse Cedarbaum, BJ member and avid student of history and archaeology, will present an illustrated talk about exciting recent archaeological discoveries in Israel.


Monday Nights at 7:30pm
Rabbi Rona Shapiro

Faith in Jewish Tradition

UPDATED Zoom link:

Meeting ID: 847 0875 1890

Upcoming class dates:  Nov, 29, Dec 6, 13,  Jan 31,  Feb 7, 14, 28

Congregation B’nai Jacob is a vibrant Conservative synagogue committed to the full expression of Jewish life for all its members and families. Our members come from all over the Greater New Haven community.

Explore your Judaism more deeply, connecting to others who are on the same journey, and enrich your spiritual life. We offer meaningful and lively Shabbat and holiday services; numerous educational programs for adults, children, and families; a rich array of social action programming; and opportunities to connect to one another.

Sun, November 28 2021 24 Kislev 5782