Chanukah Torch Run
December 11 – 9:00 a.m.
All interested runners are invited to join in the fun. We’ll meet at the top of East Rock Park and run to Mishkan Israel (a 2.5 mile course). We’ll be carrying the authentic torch found in Modiin, the town where Chanukah originated. At the conclusion, the torch will be used to light a hanukkiah at a special Chanukah assembly for the Religious School. All the children will sing their favorite Chanukah songs and get to eat latkes and applesauce and get a special Chanukah treat
December 11 – 10:00 a.m.
CMI holds its 16th annual Mitzvah Mall. Put your holiday shopping into perspective by giving the gift of charity. Over 25 local, national and international charitable organizations will be participating. Both adults and children are encouraged to “shop” the mall. The event is open to the community.
December 16 – 5:45 p.m.
Everyone is invited to CMI’s annual community Chanukah Dinner. The dinner features traditional Friday night foods as well as latkes and other favorite Chanukah treats. Reservations are available online. Reservations are due December 12.
Our Chanukah Family Service follows at 7:00 p.m.
December 18 – 10:00 a.m.
Our Chevra Hands Caring Shawl Group is in action. The group makes shawls, lap quilts and blankets to give to newborns, seniors and others for whom being wrapped in love would be a comfort. Anyone interested is welcome.
December 21 – 12:00 noon
The Group will be discussing Our Crowd by Stephen Birmingham. Anyone interested is welcome. Bring your lunch. Coffee and tea are provided.
Nu Haven Kapelye Community Concert
December 25 – 4:00 p.m.
CMI hosts the annual Nu Haven Kapelye Community Concert with Cantor Giglio and an ensemble of CMI and community musicians. Listen, dance, sing and be joyful.