Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Beer Mitzvah to be held at Hamden temple

HAMDEN - Temple Beth Sholom and the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven will hold a Beer Mitzvah from 8 p.m. to midnight Dec. 11 from 8 p.m. to midnight at 1809 Whitney Ave.

"Not only will this 21+ event have food and live music — like a traditional Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration — but it will also feature a beer tasting," organizers said in a statement.
Dance to a wide range of music from the energetic Steamroller Band, enjoy a Kosher hot dog buffet and taste local and regional beers, including Shmaltz; Sierra Nevada, and Blue Point Brewing Co,, the statement said.

Non-alcoholic beverages will be available.

Advance tickets are $40 for beer tasting and dance; $30 for dance only. Tickets at the door are $45/$35 (cash only). Kosher hot dog buffet is included in ticket price.

Reserve advance tickets by emailing your name, mailing address and number of tickets to Include “Beer Mitzvah Tickets” in the subject line. An advance tickets order form also is available to download at

Only those 21 or older may participate in the event. A valid photo ID will be required at the door.
"This major fundraiser will enable Temple Beth Sholom to carry on the local, state and national charitable activities in which the synagogue is currently engaged," the statement said. "The event will also benefit the Jewish Federation and the Jewish Family Service’s new Jewish Community Social Work Outreach Support (SOS) Program. The SOS Program is a partnership of Jewish Family Service and the Jewish Federation that has been created to make a positive impact on the lives of families in our community."

Learn more about the SOS program at

For more information, please contact Brian Lakin at

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