Family service, dinner, blood drive at congregation

Neve Shalom, 250 Grove Ave., Metuchen, will host a family service and Hanukkah dinner Dec. 7. The family service, led by students, will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by a catered dinner. The cost is $15 per adult and $5 per child ages 2-12; there is no charge for children under age 2. For more information and to obtain registration forms, call (732) 548-2238, ext. 14, or e-mail Reservations must be made by Dec. 2. Neve Shalom will host its annual Hanukkah blood drive in memory of Michael Allan Thompson on Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. To make a platelet or wholeblood appointment, contact Bruce Levin at or (732) 906-1922. Those who plan to donate must bring their donor card or ID.

An Israeli Hanukkah Fair will be held 9-11 a.m. Dec. 9. The event will feature crafts, hands-on activities, computer games, videos, food and more for children ages 5-16. There will be a Hanukkah Song Fest at 9:40 a.m. The event is free, and all Hebrew school students are expected to attend. Parents and guests are welcome. For more information, call (732) 548-2238, ext. 14, or e-mail