Calendar: December 25–January 4

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Dec. 25-26
Chanukah Wonderland at the JCC
Join other Jewish families at the Weinberg Park Heights JCC in celebrating Chanukah with arts, crafts, olive press demonstrations, moon bounces, a toddler corner, photo booth and more. Special activities include face-painting, balloon animals, cookie-decorating and candle-making. The Wonderland is open on Dec. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a senior-friendly hour on Dec. 26 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Register ahead of time for a faster check-in and to enter a raffle:
Price: For members, the cost is $18 per family; guests are $25 per family.

Dec. 27
Canton Anti-Racism Alliance Meeting
The Canton Anti-Racism Alliance is a group of volunteers working to make long-term, impactful changes in hopes of fostering a more diverse, equitable, inclusive and welcoming community, particularly for minority populations. The meeting will be hosted online. Attendance is free, but registration is required. Sign up at:

Dec. 27
Facing West: The True Story of One Family’s Journey From India to Israel
Hear Rahel Museleah share her family’s story about their journey from India to Israel. This free presentation will include original letters, archival photos, pioneer songs of that period and Baghdadi-Indian Jewish songs that express yearning for Zion and serve as a reminder of what Israel means. This presentation is the personal story of Musaleah’s aunt and uncle from Calcutta, who made aliyah to Palestine in 1945 and lived through the establishment of the State of Israel. The event will take place at 11 a.m. Register online at:

Dec. 31
30th Annual New Year’s Eve Interfaith Prayer Celebration
Join members of the Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Buddhist faiths in giving thanks for the blessings of this year and praying for more blessings to come in 2023. This free event, held at the St. Ignatius Church at 740 N. Calvert St. in Baltimore, will feature music by its choir, as well as cantors, instrumentalists, guest soloists and a brass ensemble. The program begins at 8:30 and ends at 9:30 p.m. Come early for pre-event music at 8 p.m. For more information and directions on parking, see:

Jan. 4
Tu B’Shevat: Finding Your Fertile Ground
This free event is part of an ongoing Zoom series by the Jewish Community Services. These meetings are designed to offer support through conversations and resources to help couples navigate fertility challenges through the rhythm of Jewish life. All are invited to attend, though it is requested to pre-register. Individuals and couples can do so online at:

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