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Staying Israeli in the Diaspora

November 5th, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

NORWALK – Recent studies show that secular Israelis living abroad find it difficult to pass on “Israeliness” to their children. A survey conducted this year by the Israeli American Council found a 17 percent intermarriage rate ... Read More


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Making Thanksgiving happy for families in need

November 5th, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

For the second year running, West Hartford’s Crown Supermarket and Jewish Family Service (JFS) kosher food pantry have teamed up to sponsor their Thanksgiving Donation Bag program. Crown fills reusable shopping bags with all the side dishes ... Read More


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20th Anniversary of the Making of Schindler’s List

October 29th, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

Shoah Foundation’s Dr. Stephen Smith to speak in Hartford In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the making of the Academy Award-winning film “Schindler’s List” and the subsequent establishment of the USC Shoah Foundation, filmmaker Steven ... Read More


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Dr. Frederic Leder honored in Fairfield

October 29th, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

FAIRFIELD – Dr. Frederic Leder was recognized as Most Honored Manyan Person of the Year at a special breakfast hosted by Congregation Beth El of Fairfield on Sunday, Oct. 26. From New York City, Leder and ... Read More


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Calling All Jewish Veterans

October 29th, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

Beth El Temple will honor Jewish veterans in a multi-generational program on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 11 a.m. The West Hartford congregation has held the annual tribute since 2004, organized by Beth El’s Chai Society. In ... Read More


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A Red Hot Hartford Reunion…in Florida

October 29th, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

Legendary entertainer Sophie Tucker was a native of Hartford – so it seems only fitting that Hartford’s Jewish community would take a special interest in a film documenting the rags-to-riches story of her eventful life. The ... Read More


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Remembering Hartford’s old neighborhoods

October 22nd, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

WEST HARTFORD – Stories about favorite teachers, cantankerous neighbors, friendly shopkeepers, devastating floods and dangerous fires, as well as winter days spent ice skating in Keeney Park, are just some of the many reminiscences that make ... Read More


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