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Jewish New Year Will Be Welcomed in West Hartford With Family-Friendly Events at JCC

Making and decorating a sukkah will be one of the Mandell JCC's upcoming family friendly events. Submitted photo. (we-ha.com file photo)

The Mandell JCC in West Hartford will hold multiple family friendly Tishrei Holiday events beginning Sept. 23.

Making and decorating a sukkah will be one of the Mandell JCC's upcoming family friendly events. Submitted photo.

Making and decorating a sukkah will be one of the Mandell JCC’s upcoming family friendly events. Submitted photo.

Submitted by Larah Winn, Mandell JCC

The Mandell JCC will bring in the Jewish New Year 5777 with events for the whole family, including readings, tastings, and hands-on activities to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, Sukkot and Simchat Torah, at various locations and at the Mandell JCC, Zachs Campus, 335 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, CT.

The High Holiday festivities at the Mandell JCC begin on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, with Challah Making with PJ Library from 12:40 to 1:30 p.m. On Sunday, Sept. 25, at 10 a.m., families can choose the park of their choice to celebrate all of the Fall Holidays together at PJ Library In the Park – Bee Happy at either Eisenhower Park, West Hartford, Addison Park, Glastonbury, or Buckingham Playground, Avon.

Friday, Sept. 30, celebrate a sweet new year at the Mandell JCC with an Apple, Honey & Challah Tasting from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m.

Fall family fun continues with hayrides, pumpkin picking and cider at PJ and Pumpkins at the Pickin’ Patch, Sunday, Oct. 16, 3 p.m. located at the Pickin’ Patch, 219 Nod Rd., Avon.

Families can celebrate the holiday of Sukkot (Festival of Booths) by making an edible sukkah, decorating the Sukkah and listening to PJ Library stories at one of three Sukkah locations throughout the day on Wednesday, Oct. 19, beginning with Hoffman Summerwood from 12:45 – 1:45 p.m., the Mandell JCC Sukkah from 3 – 4:00 p.m., or the Valley Sports and Community Center from 4 – 5 pm.

For more information on the Mandell JCC’s Tishrei Holiday events, contact the Member Services Center, 860-236-4571, or visitwww.mandelljcc.org. For further information on specific events, contact Jane Pasternak, 860-231-6342,[email protected].

The Mandell Jewish Community Center is open to everyone and supported by funds raised by the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, a recipient of funding from the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford, and a member of the JCC Association of North America. For updates, follow the Mandell JCC on Facebook and Twitter. All dates and programs subject to change.

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