Around the Town: First responders, Hanukkah

Compiled by Sharon Wisch-Ray

Support veterans and first responders

The Martin Hochster Jewish War Veterans Post No. 755 and the Congregation Ahavath Sholom Ladies Auxiliary need help to “Thank a Veteran.” Following Havdallah, at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, the groups have organized a “Make a Star” party.
Stars will be cut from American flags that have been retired and can no longer be flown. The stars will be placed in small clear plastic Baggies with a special message. They will be given to veterans and first responders, thanking them for their service.

Chabad Hanukkah events

Chabad of Arlington and the Mid-Cities will hold two Hanukkah events. At 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 17, Southlake Mayor Laura Hill will light the Hanukkah Torch at Southlake Town Square. Among the festivities will be a live sculpture of an ice menorah, a fire show, doughnuts and latkes.
At 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18, Chabad will “Light up the Night” at Arlington City Hall. In addition to lighting the Star of David menorah, there will be a “fill the dreidel” toy drive to benefit Israeli victims of terrorist attacks.

Daytimers Hanukkah party is Dec. 20

The December gathering of the Daytimers, at noon, Wednesday, Dec. 20, will feature Genie Long. Along with pianist Brad Volk, Long will present a Hanukkah music program. Bring a brown bag lunch and enjoy jelly-filled doughnut holes, coffee, tea and snacks provided by the Daytimers. There will be a slide show and videos of previous Daytimers get-togethers. To make a reservation, contact Larry Steckler at 817-927-2736.
Daytimers is a program of Beth-El Congregation with financial support from the Jewish Federation.

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