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At the head of the class

November 12th, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

The Hartford Jewish Coalition for Literacy (HJCL) kicked off its 2014-2015 program at the Mandell JCC in West Hartford in late October, infusing in volunteers a final dose of inspiration and advice before sending them out ... Read More


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Four honored in Fairfield County

November 12th, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

On Sunday, Nov. 2, close to 250 guests, including Senator Richard Blumenthal and Weston First Selectwoman Gayle Weinstein, came together to honor Liz and Avi Kaner and Laurie and Jeffrey Gross at the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) ... Read More


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Saluting Israeli soldiers in Stamford

November 5th, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

Over 130 guests were on hand to honor former IDF soldier Avi Dichter, chairman of the Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims in Israel, at the Friends of Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Westchester/CT Chapter’s Annual ... Read More


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Words of wisdom in Waterbury

November 5th, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

They were a little too young to vote, nonetheless, students at the Yeshiva K’tana of Waterbury paid rapt attention to the words of inspiration delivered by Governor Dannel Malloy, who stopped by for a visit just ... Read More


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Finding himself in Germany

November 5th, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

Rabbi Stephen Fuchs, rabbi emeritus of Congregation Beth Israel in West Hartford, was honored to give the semester opening lecture at the University of Potsdam School of Jewish Theology in Germany last month. Fuchs discussed his ... Read More


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Food for thought in Hartford

November 5th, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

Dr. Adolfo Roitman, curator of the Shrine of the Book, which houses the Dead Sea Scroll collection at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem – one of the world’s leading archaeological museums – was treated to a ... Read More


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Hollywood meets Hartford

October 29th, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

Adam Sloves returned home to West Hartford over the Columbus Day weekend with a few friends – 21 fellow Emerson College film students. Sloves was directing his senior thesis project, “My Kid’s Dog.” Emerson College is ... Read More


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Special Delivery

October 29th, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

Youth volunteers (l to r) Abby Azia, Sadie Margolis, and Liv Drazen, all of West Hartford, flank Ruthan Wein, director of volunteer resources at Hebrew Health Care in West Hartford, before delivering mail to residents on ... Read More


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Classroom in a trunk

October 29th, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

Sixth-graders at Black Rock Elementary School in Bridgeport gathered around the school’s Holocaust “teaching trunk.” The brainchild of Bridgeport resident Gail Ostrow, an adjunct professor of English at Fairfield University, the trunk is filled with young ... Read More


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Sukkot on campus

October 29th, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

The Fairfield University community gathered in a campus sukkah constructed by the school’s Carl and Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies to commemorate the Jewish fall harvest festival of Sukkot. Students, faculty and staff shared meals, ... Read More


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