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Shabbat on campus

December 3rd, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

More than 100 Clark University students joined together with the Israeli Young Emissaries, as well as community members, host families and local rabbis, for Kabbalat Shabbat services and dinner sponsored by Clark Hillel on the school’s ... Read More


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Rabbinic confab in Brooklyn

December 3rd, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

Rabbi Yisrael Deren of Stamford (front row, 4th from right), was among 4,200 Chabad rabbis from around the world who gathered in New York in late November for the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries, an annual ... Read More


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Wallingford synagogue completes renovations

December 3rd, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

The historic Congregation Beth Israel in downtown Wallingford recently completed two significant capital improvement projects. The synagogue’s iconic stained glass frontispiece was repaired, resulting in more efficient energy usage and increased safety. A bare lot adjacent ... Read More


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On the breakfast run in New York

November 26th, 2014 | by Chris Bonito

Sixteen volunteers from Temple Shearith Israel (TSI) in Ridgefield assembled at the crack of dawn on Sunday morning, Nov. 9, to brew coffee and make breakfast sandwiches. Then they packed up vans with bags filled with toiletries, ... Read More


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United they stand

November 26th, 2014 | by Chris Bonito

Seventy-five teachers from three Jewish day schools in Greater Hartford came together one day earlier this month to share techniques for teaching innovation – a key area of eduation for students in an increasingly integrated, fast-paced ... Read More


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Celebrating assisted living

November 26th, 2014 | by Chris Bonito

Residents of Hoffman SummerWood Community marked National Assisted Living Week in October with a series of celebratory events built around the theme “The Magic of Music.” Kicking off the week on Monday, Oct. 20 was a ... Read More


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In the swim in Hartford

November 26th, 2014 | by Chris Bonito

Twenty-one members of the Mandell JCC’s Sharks Swim Team were honored at the annual banquet of Connecticut Swimming, the local governing body for competitive swimming in the state of Connecticut. The Sharks swimmers were among the ... Read More


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The joys of reading in New Haven

November 20th, 2014 | by Chris Bonito

Norma Jean Mitchell is among Greater New Haven’s many Jewish Coalition for Literacy (JCL) volunteers reading partners who are back in the classroom this year, helping New Haven schoolchildren – like Daniel Juarez (pictured here with ... Read More


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Feeding the hungry in Ridgefield

November 20th, 2014 | by Chris Bonito

(l to r): Haley Fiderer, Jordan Fiderer and Lucy Landzberg were among the students of Ridgefield’s Temple Shearith Israel religious school who helped collect – and then pack up – more than 120 bags of food ... Read More


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