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Q&A with Charles Asher Small…Former YIISA director creates an academic network to expand the scholarly exploration of modern-day antisemitism

Q&A with Charles Asher Small…Former YIISA director creates an academic network to expand the scholarly exploration of modern-day antisemitism

By Cindy Mindell Last June, Yale University shut down the groundbreaking Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism (YIISA), the first and only such academic initiative in the U.S…. Read more »

Jewish identity as an extracurricular activity: Revamped national high school program plants seeds in CT

Jewish identity as an extracurricular activity: Revamped national high school program plants seeds in CT

By Cindy Mindell In 1984, Congress passed the Equal Access Act, requiring public schools to provide equal access to extracurricular clubs. As a result, many student organizations like Bible-study groups… Read more »

Jewish Bridgeport’s “Hidden gem” nears 30th anniversary

Jewish Bridgeport’s “Hidden gem” nears 30th anniversary

By Cindy Mindell BRIDGEPORT – The face of the greater Bridgeport Jewish community is the property at 4200 Park Avenue, the Jewish Center for Community Services (JCCS), home to UJA/Federation… Read more »

Busting stereotypes through slam poetry: “The Hebrew Mamita” comes to CT

Busting stereotypes through slam poetry: “The Hebrew Mamita” comes to CT

By Cindy Mindell A guy walks up to Vanessa Hidary in a bar and they hit it off; he asks her to meet him for dinner the following week. Hidary… Read more »

 

Two years later, Jewish cemetery lawsuit is dismissed 

Two years later, Jewish cemetery lawsuit is dismissed 

By Cindy Mindell COLCHESTER – The dispute between Congregation Ahavath Achim and a congregant over the creation of a new interfaith cemetery has been resolved. Maria Balaban of Colchester filed… Read more »

New photo exhibit to highlight Jewish women’s lives in Israel and Stamford

New photo exhibit to highlight Jewish women’s lives in Israel and Stamford

By Cindy Mindell STAMFORD – In celebration of International Women’s Day, the Stamford JCC will mount “A Woman’s Life,” a photo exhibit by and about women in Stamford and Afula,… Read more »

Young Judaea gains independence

Young Judaea gains independence

By Cindy Mindell As of this month, Young Judaea, the oldest Zionist youth movement in North America is on its own. In a collaborative agreement, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization… Read more »

Chabad of Fairfield opens new center in Fairfield

Chabad of Fairfield opens new center in Fairfield

By Cindy Mindell FAIRFIELD – Chabad of Fairfield will open a new Chabad Center in the building that formerly housed Hillel Academy, at 1571 Stratfield Road. “We’re very excited about… Read more »

“Unlocking the Secrets of David Ben-Gurion’s Archives”: Dr. Avigad Vonshak in West Hartford Sept. 5

“Unlocking the Secrets of David Ben-Gurion’s Archives”: Dr. Avigad Vonshak in West Hartford Sept. 5

By Cindy Mindell WEST HARTFORD – Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) was inspired by the vision of Israel’s first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion, who believed that the future of… Read more »

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