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Chanukah in Enfield

January 2nd, 2018 | by LedgerOnline

The Festival of Lights got off to a bright start at Enfield Square Mall! On Tuesday evening, Dec. 12, thanks to a special candle-lighting ceremony and celebration hosted by Chabad Jewish Center of Glastonbury. In addition ... Read More


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Somethin’ in the oven in New Haven

December 12th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

Chef Aminah Alsaleh (right) helped friends and family of Congregation Beth El-Keser Israel (BEKI) in New Haven prepare for Chanukah by leading a sufganiyot cooking class one recent afternoon. Alsaleh is a Syrian refugee resettled in ... Read More


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The Hebrew Center Celebrates!

December 12th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

In November, Penni Martin, administrator of the Hebrew Center for Health and Rehabilitation in West Hartford, along with West Hartford Mayor Shari Cantor, welcomed a crowd of more than 100 to an open house celebrating several ... Read More


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Speaking of art

December 12th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

Artist Susan Hoffman Fishman discussed the symbols and history of water in art and art as commentary on contemporary issues at The Emanuel Synagogue in West Hartford on Wednesday, Nov. 15. The congregation’s spiritual leader, Rabbi ... Read More


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Rock the Temple

December 6th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

“Tonight we’re genre-hopping.” That’s the way Elisa Wagner introduced the evening of music about to unfold on the “stage” – aka bimah – of Beth El Temple in West Hartford last Sunday night, December 3. Wagner, ... Read More


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Orange is the new Thanksgiving

December 6th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

On Sunday evening, Nov. 19, it was Congregation Or Shalom’s turn to host the annual Orange Thanksgiving service. More than 250 people of all faiths attended the service at the Conservative synagogue in, what else, Orange, which benefited ... Read More


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Making Thanksgiving even

December 6th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

Sixty-five JTConnect teens used their culinary skills to put the value of gemilut hasadim (acts of loving kindness) into action – and enhance the Thanksgiving holiday for more than 1,200 people throughout the Greater Hartford area. ... Read More


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