Latkes and applesauce, spinning dreidels, schmoozing with friends and copious amounts of beer – seriously, does life get any better than that?

For the sixth consecutive year, Charm City Tribe held its illuminating and joyful “Chanukah Brew Ha Ha: Light Up The Night.” This year’s Festival of Lights soiree was held on Dec. 4 at Union Craft Brewing’s brand new location in the new Union Collective compound in Woodberry.

A program of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore, CCT offers socializing, learning and social action opportunities and programming for 20- and 30-somethings in the diverse backdrop of Baltimore City.

Attendees of the three-hour “Brew Ha Ha” were encouraged to wear their favorite ugly sweaters and enjoy a pint of lager, Chanukah treats, 3D-printed mezzuzot and other activities to celebrate the eight-day holiday celebrating the Maccabean Revolt.

The traditional lighting of the chanukiah for the third night of the holiday was performed by Bolton Street Synagogue’s Rabbi Andy Gordon and Rabbi Jessy Dressin, senior director of Jewish learning and life at the JCC and founder of CCT.

Chanukah sameach!

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