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ADL helps Stratford police in anti-Semitic graffiti incident

ADL helps Stratford police in anti-Semitic graffiti incident

As the Ledger went to press, the Stratford police department was investigating anti-Semitic graffiti spray-painted on several road signs and a foreclosed residential property near Wilcoxson Avenue and Charlton Street over… Read more »

Merrill Mandell elected president of Jewish Family Services

Merrill Mandell elected president of Jewish Family Services

WEST HARTFORD – Merrill Feldman Mandell was elected president of the Jewish Family Services of Greater Hartford Board of Directors on June 18. Active in many communal organizations, including the… Read more »

Bernard Kavaler elected president of U of Hartford alumni group

Bernard Kavaler elected president of U of Hartford alumni group

WEST HARTFORD – Bernard L. Kavaler of West Hartford has been elected president of the Alumni Board of Directors of the University of Hartford Alumni Association. A 1979 graduate of… Read more »

West Hartford rabbi and chaplain plans next chapter… in Israel

West Hartford rabbi and chaplain plans next chapter… in Israel

By Cindy Mindell   WEST HARTFORD – After 30 years as chaplain of Hebrew Health Care in West Hartford, Rabbi Gary Lavit celebrated his retirement in May – but not… Read more »

Paying tribute to the Rebbe at the Capitol

Paying tribute to the Rebbe at the Capitol

A special event marking the 20th yahrzeit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson z”l was held at the State Capitol in Hartford on Wednesday evening, July 9. An… Read more »

Helping HHC residents help themselves

Helping HHC residents help themselves

Hebrew Health Care (HHC) residents who are no longer appropriate to receive traditional rehabilitation therapies in the HHC gym will now be able to receive care through HHC’s “As Desired”… Read more »

Trading Places

Trading Places

From Southbury to Greenwich, Federation exec transitions to new community By Cindy Mindell   GREENWICH—Shelly Katz began her tenure as executive director of the Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut in… Read more »

Rebecca Goldberg named president of Ahavath Achim Sisterhood

Rebecca Goldberg named president of Ahavath Achim Sisterhood

MILFORD – Rebecca Goldberg has been appointed president of the Sisterhood at Congregation Ahavath Achim in Fairfield. In accepting the leadership position, Goldberg also becomes a member of the synagogue’s… Read more »

Conversation with Rabbi Stephen Fuchs

Conversation with Rabbi Stephen Fuchs

West Hartford rabbi shares the modern-day wisdom of Torah stories By Cindy Mindell   WEST HARTFORD – The number 40 has deep significance in Jewish tradition. Noah endured 40 days… Read more »

Keeping up with the Lanxners

Keeping up with the Lanxners

By David Ruran   We met Cantor Moshe and Lydia Lanxner in 1976, when I was serving as educational director of Beth El Temple in West Hartford. The Lanxners had… Read more »

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