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Chanukah Events on the Shoreline
Sponsored by Chabad
Chanukah: Sun, Dec. 22- Dec. 30
Branford Menorah Lighting, & Concert

Spread the light of Chanukah with the Jewish community of Branford for a public menorah lighting!

Date: Sunday evening, December 22

Time: 4 pm

Location: Academy on the Green, Branford

Celebrate the first night of Chanukah on the Branford Green on Sunday, Dec 22. The annual menorah lighting will take place at 4:00 PM, followed by a Chanukah party at the historic Academy on the Green. Enjoy delicious Chanukah refreshments, fun activities for the kids, and a special concert of Jewish folk music with Gedalya Sloshay, whose music is a heartwarming experience that weaves together original songs and masterful storytelling. No charge; sponsorships welcome.


The Academy on the Green is a small white building on the southeast corner of  the Branford Green. Address is 200 Montowese St. For more information, please contact us at [email protected] or 203-533-7495.


Guilford Chanukah Puppet Show & Menorah Lighting

Spread the light of Chanukah with the Jewish community of Guilford for a public menorah lighting!

Date: Sunday afternoon, December 29

Time: 2:30 pm Puppet Show

Time: 3:30 pm Menorah Lighting

Location: Guilford Free Library

Celebrate the last night of Chanukah on Sunday, December 29 on the Guilford Green! From 2:30-3:30 PM will be a Chanukah party and puppet show at the Guilford Free Library, then at 3:30 PM we take the party outside by lighting the menorah on the Green. Anita Sobel of Talking Hands Theater presents her handmade puppets in “The Mystery of Hanukkah Harry.” The audience will follow (and help!) friends Joshua and Danny as they seek the elusive Hanukkah Harry by solving clues. This family show for all ages reveals the true Chanukah miracle that lies in our hearts. Delicious holiday refreshments will be served. No charge; sponsorships welcome.

The Guilford Free Library is located at 67 Park Street (corner of Park and Broad). For more information, please contact us at [email protected] or 203-533-7495.


Friday Night Shabbat-Chanukah Dinner

Celebrate Chanukah with your family and friends at Chabad of the Shoreline!

Please join us for services and Shabbat dinner Friday December 13 & 27

The spirited singing, delicious food and meaningful discussion are food for both body and soul.

  Families, singles—all are welcome! No charge.

Please RSVP so we know to expect you!

6:00 PM Services
6:30 PM  Dinner

Sunday Morning Minyan, Breakfast & Class, December 29

Minyan & Breakfast, followed by Torah study. You are welcome to attend one, some or all! Whatever works for you. We look forward to seeing you!

9:00-10:15 AM
Bring your tallit and tefillin (if you own a pair—and we have extras if you don't). Don't be shy if you need to learn the ropes—we are happy to help! Help mourners say Kaddish as well!

10:15-10:45 AM
After davening enjoy a delicious breakfast!

Study Class 10:45 AM -11:30 AM
Join us for some learning! "Kabbala of the 8th Day of Chanukah"


Monday Torah Class

Celebrate Chanukah with your family and friends at Chabad of the Shoreline!

The Art of Biblical Interpretation

The symbolism of Olive Oil in the Torah
Monday December 23, 7:00-8:30 PM

Are you ready to expand your mind?  

Join us every Monday as we join the sages through the ages in the art of Biblical interpretation. These classes are open to all, so bring your friends along.
Contact us for location and to RSVP 203-645-4635 [email protected]

Chanukah Celebration

Get your own Menorah

Electric menorahs are great for display purposes, and are a wonderful medium for publicizing the Chanukah miracle. But the Chanukah lights used to fulfill the mitzvah should be real flames fueled by wax or oil – like the flames in the Holy Temple.  If you know someone who needs Chanukah menorahs and candles, please contact Chabad!

Holiday Guide
Chanukah megasite
Menorah Lighting guide
Chanukah Story
Kids Site