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Beginning anew, in Israel

Beginning anew, in Israel

With his wife Hannah looking on, Berry Libman, 89, discards his cane and kisses the ground as he steps off a plane and onto the tarmac at Ben Gurion Airport in… Read more »

New England Urgent Care named “Best of 2014” by Hartford magazine

New England Urgent Care named “Best of 2014” by Hartford magazine

WEST HARTFORD – New England Urgent Care has been awarded the “Best Of 2014” recognition from Hartford Magazine’s reader’s poll. Results of the poll appeared in the publication’s May 2014… Read more »

Jewish day schools eligible for new school safety grant

Jewish day schools eligible for new school safety grant

Special to the Ledger   WETHERSFIELD – On Wednesday, July 16­­, Governor Dannel Malloy announced a new State of Connecticut $22 million grant for school security, of which 10 percent… Read more »

Stem Cells: Promises and Reality

Stem Cells: Promises and Reality

Renowned Israeli stem-cell researcher in Fairfield Aug. 6 By Cindy Mindell   A leading Israeli scientist who has pioneered groundbreaking stem-cell reprogamming research will discuss his work on Wednesday, Aug…. Read more »

“Touche” for New Haven teen

“Touche” for New Haven teen

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Aaron Kogan of New Haven has been named the National Fencing Champion in the 15-and-under age group, after winning the 2014 USA Fencing National Championships held June… Read more »

Jonathan’s Dream playground to be rebuilt

Jonathan’s Dream playground to be rebuilt

Kick-off event planned for July 27 The original Jonathan’s Dream, a wooden, wheelchair-accessible, intergenerational playground, was built by more than 1,000 volunteers in 1996 in memory of Jonathan Barzach, who… Read more »

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 »

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