Calendar: December 16–25


Dec. 16
Pack-a-Trolley Comfort Cases
Help provide children in foster care the hope and dignity they deserve by participating in the Pack-a-Trolley fifth annual event to benefit Comfort Cases. Make a difference in the life of a child this holiday season by donating backpacks, backpack items or monetary contributions. Backpack items might include pajamas, dental-hygiene items, books and/or stuffed animals. Items will be accepted on Dec. 16 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the trolley in front of Royal Sonesta Harbour Court at 550 Light St. in Baltimore. For more information about the organization or to donate items at a later date, call Barrie Carr at 301-605-7813 or email:

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Dec. 16
Chanukah Fun for Your Little One
Enjoy holiday songs, art projects and other family fun for you and your child at the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC, at 3506 Gwynbrook Ave. Suite 148, Owings Mills, Md. The community event will begin at 10 a.m. These activities are designed with young children, ages 12 months to 3 years, in mind. Space is limited. For more information, visit: and also to learn about other Chanukah-related programs this month.
Price: members free, guests $5

Dec. 18
‘Festival of Lights’ Celebration With Oseh Shalom
Celebrate the “Festival of Lights” together with this free community event featuring the lighting of personal menorahs, a sing-a-long, latkes, doughnut holes, dreidel games, an outdoor menorah-lighting and a fire-juggler performance on the front lawn. The event will take place at 7515 Olive Branch Way in Laurel, Md. from 5 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Register at: for free latkes. For those unable to attend in person, stay in touch with the community by joining via Zoom. The link will be provided upon registration.

Dec. 19
Power of Protest: The Movement to Free Soviet Jews
See this traveling exhibit at the Jewish Museum of Maryland to learn about American efforts, starting in the late 1960s all the way through 1990, to free Jews in the Soviet Union who were denied their rights to live freely, practice Judaism or leave the country. The museum is located at 15 Lloyd St. in Baltimore. For more information , email Julia Feldman at:
Price: children $4, students $6, seniors $8, general admission $10

Dec. 22
Salute war Veterans at Chanukah Time
Jewish Uniformed Service Association of Maryland and the Jewish War Veterans of Maryland will hold a menorah-lighting on the fifth night of Chanukah at 6 p.m. to honor war vets, who will also participate in the candle-lighting. Also on tap will be a gelt drop, homemade latkes, a cooking-decorating activity and arts-and-crafts projects. The family-friendly, hour-long event will be held at the JUSA Center, 2316 Sugarcone Road in Baltimore.
RSVP to:

Dec. 25
JVC’s Community Mitzvah Day: all invited to join
Donate your time to the Jewish Volunteer Connection in assembling 2,200 winter care packages, preparing hundreds of bagged meals and participating in other hands-on service projects while you learn about the mitzvah of giving. This event is open to individuals and families of all ages and abilities. This year the event will be held at 8100 Stevenson Road in Pikesville, Md.
It runs from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Register online to participate at:

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