Hundreds of people in a partying mood gathered at Blue Back Square in West Hartford on Dec. 9 – the second night of Chanukah – to watch a master ice carver sculpt a giant menorah from a block of ice. The ice was joined by fire when the menorah was lit by Dana and Jonathan Keller and their two daughters. The “cool” celebration continued under a heated tent with crafts, music, magic acts and, of course, lots of latkes and other Chanukah treats.
Young Jewish Professionals (YJP), a group sponsored by the Schneerson Center for Jewish Life in CT and Jewish Twenties and Thirties, couldn’t let Chanukah hurry by without a party at Episode, in Norwalk. Pictured here are YJP party goers trying their hand at spinning dreidels upside down.
Music students at Congregation Kol Haverim in Glastonbury, led by cantorial soloist Tami Cherdack, from performed their annual Holiday Concert on Dec. 16 for the residents of Glastonbury’s Mountain Laural. Pictured (front row, l to r) Aliya Babineau, Eva Mulholland, Sam Sugerman, Carly Weinstein, Aiden Babineau; (back row, l to r) Daniel Gorman, Tami Cherdack, Julien Zubkov, Madeline Kesten, Rebecca Shiller. Photo credit: Peter Sugerman