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If you build it… they will light

December 14th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

Chanukah came early for Glastonbury kids on Sunday, Dec. 11 when they stopped in at the Home Depot “Menorah Workshop” — and went home with their own handmade menorahs, as well as Home Depot’s signature orange ... Read More


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The Joy of Learning Torah

December 14th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

It was cause for celebration at the Yeshiva Ktana of Waterbury when the school’s first grade boys received their first Torah. Let the studying begin! Email this page... Read More


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Visions of peace

December 14th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

On Sunday, Dec. 4, UConn Professor Jeremy Pressman addressed an enthusiastic crowd at The Emanuel Synagogue in West Hartford as as the second and final part of a series entitled “Positive Visions for Israel, the Region ... Read More


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Hamden woman receives leadership award

December 7th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Hamden native Eliza Kanner, a student at the University of Connecticut, is the recipient of the Campus Leader of Tomorrow Award presented by the international Israel education organization StandWithUs. Kanner, a former ... Read More


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The Plight of the Yazidis

December 7th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

On Sunday, Nov. 20, Yotam Polizer, director of the global partnership program of  IsraAID, Israel’s largest humanitarian NGO, spoke to close to 80 people at The Emanuel Synagogue in West Hartford about the genocide of the ... Read More


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Hartford embraces possibility

November 30th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

Close to 250 guests turned out one recent evening in November to support the “Embracing Possibility,” an annual event hosted by Jewish Family Services of Greater Hartford (JFS) at the West Hartford home of Merrill and ... Read More


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Talking books in Bridgeport

November 30th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

Ben Sanger and Jolie Patten (pictured here with a senior adult named Miriam) were among a group of students from Merkaz Community High School for Judaic Studies who recently gave local seniors a lesson in how ... Read More


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The story of a people in tapestry

November 30th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

A unique Ethiopian Jewish quilt that showcases the history of that community by depicting traditional village scenes and illustrations of familiar Bible stories, is now on display at the Mandell JCC in West Hartford. Once considered ... Read More


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BBYO teens celebrate the spirit of giving

November 22nd, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

One weekend earlier this month, 250 BBYO teens from the group’s Connecticut Region gathered at the Sheraton Hotel at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks for their Fall Convention. The weekend’s theme – “Chapter Spirit Competition” ... Read More


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