Daily Five: Christmas Vespers, Paula Ackerman, Calendar Posting

Five things to know for December 12

1. Another partly cloudy day today, with a high temperature of 42 degrees and overnight low of 30 degrees. Sunrise is 7:06 a.m., sunset is 4:19 p.m.

2. Connecticut College holds one of its holiday traditions today at the Harkness Chapel. All are welcome to the Christmas Vespers service of carols and lessons. This begins at 5 p.m.

3. One of New London’s churches has also let us know about their midweek Advent services on the events calendar. The Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer service starts at 5:30 p.m.

4. Interested in adding your own event to this calendar? Head over to the events page and click “Add an Event” to do so.

5. Paula Ackerman became the first woman to lead a mainstream Jewish congregation on this day in 1950 when she became the interim spiritual leader at Temple Beth Israel in Meridian, Miss. Ackerman’s husband served as the rabbi of the synagogue and Ackerman took over spiritual duties for three years after his death.

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