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ADL Connecticut Regional Director Gary Jones, Avi and Liz Kaner, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Laurie and Jeffrey Gross, and ADL Connecticut Regional Board Chair Mitch Weseley. Photo credit: Harold Shapiro

Four honored in Fairfield County

November 12th, 2014 | by Chris Bonito

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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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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Joe goes to college

November 12th, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

On Oct. 28, Connecticut’s former Senator Joe Lieberman addressed hundreds of Yeshiva University (YU) students, faculty and staff on the topic of “Judaism and Public Service” – as the first of a three-part lecture series that ... Read More


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The secrets of a sofer

November 12th, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

One Sunday afternoon in September, Rabbi Gedaliah Druin dropped by Temple Shearith Israel in Ridgefield to enthrall religious school students, as well as the shul’s congregants, with an insider’s look at his sacred work as a ... Read More


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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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