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Greenwich congregation seeks new home

Greenwich congregation seeks new home

Greenwich congregation seeks new home By Cindy Mindell ~ GREENWICH – After 20 years at 257 Stanwich Road, Greenwich Reform Synagogue (GRS) is moving to a temporary home while it… Read more »

March of the Living: 3 survivors join CT teens for trip to Auschwitz & Israel

March of the Living: 3 survivors join CT teens for trip to Auschwitz & Israel

By Cindy Mindell ~ Every year, thousands of teens from around the world converge on Poland and Israel for March of the Living (MOTL). They come to Poland on Yom… Read more »

“What makes you you?” The Identity Project gains new momentum

“What makes you you?” The Identity Project gains new momentum

By Cindy Mindell ~ BLOOMFIELD – Bloomfield public schools director of visual and performing arts Dr. Joseph Olzacki and Rabbi Philip Lazowski of Bloomfield created the Identity Project in 2007… Read more »

Q & A with Ellin Yassky: Starting over at 50-something… in Israel

Q & A with Ellin Yassky: Starting over at 50-something… in Israel

By Cindy Mindell ~ FAIRFIELD – Ellin Yassky understands the true meaning of “bashert.” Just a few months ago, the longtime Fairfield resident realized that she needed to make a… Read more »

Close to a cure: Greater Hartford takes on rare Jewish genetic disease

Close to a cure: Greater Hartford takes on rare Jewish genetic disease

By Cindy Mindell ~ WEST HARTFORD – It’s not often that philanthropic donors to a medical cause can see their money pushing researchers over the finish line. But those helping… Read more »

Bagel Beach:  Jewish Milford experiences a renaissance…again

Bagel Beach: Jewish Milford experiences a renaissance…again

By Cindy Mindell ~ MILFORD – Jews have been coming to the beaches of Long Island Sound in Milford since the early 1900s, escaping the summer heat of cities like… Read more »

Where Jewish professionals & laypeople meet: Am Hayam – The People of the Sea

Where Jewish professionals & laypeople meet: Am Hayam – The People of the Sea

By Cindy Mindell ~ OLD SAYBROOK – When Jewish communal professionals summer in the same community, chances are that they may eventually find one another. That is the story behind… Read more »

Reaching the age of Moses: At 120, BEKI has much to be proud of

Reaching the age of Moses: At 120, BEKI has much to be proud of

By Cindy Mindell ~ NEW HAVEN – With the typical 20th-century ebb and flow of Jewish populations in and out of many New England cities, it’s unusual for an urban… Read more »

Rescued Torah scroll finds a new home in Southington

Rescued Torah scroll finds a new home in Southington

By Cindy Mindell ~ SOUTHINGTON – It’s been several years since Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation (GSJC) has considered adopting a World War II-era Torah scroll. Finally, last month, their plans… Read more »

Scholarships help grow tomorrow’s nurses

Scholarships help grow tomorrow’s nurses

By Cindy Mindell ~ WEST HARTFORD – The Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford is probably best known for the grants it awards annually to local community organizations and agencies…. Read more »

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