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KOLOT – The evil eye should not look upon you!

April 19th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Charlotte “Blu” Berman When I was a new bride, many moons ago, the only superstitions I had involved avoiding walking under ladders, sidestepping black cats, and knocking on pieces of wood. I felt that those ... Read More


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Yiddish Book Center Open House May 1

Yiddish Book Center Open House May 1

April 19th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

The Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Mass. will host its spring Community Open House on Sunday, May 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free daylong celebration features a talk by literary critic and poet Adam Kirsch ... Read More


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Shabbaton for parents of LGBT kids

Shabbaton for parents of LGBT kids

April 19th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

Parents and adult relatives of LGBT children are invited to spend a Shabbaton at the Eshel Parents’ Retreat, Friday, May 13 — Sunday, May 15 at Berkshire Hills Eisenberg Camp in Copake, N.Y. Rabbi Chaim Rapoport will be ... Read More


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Spotlight on Nathan Edelstein

April 14th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

West Hartford teen & friends bring the personal touch back to letter-writing By Cindy Mindell WEST HARTFORD – With U.S. school curricula ditching courses in penmanship, the day may not be far off when young people have ... Read More


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On the road in Jewish Cuba

April 14th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

This past February, the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford sponsored “Shalom Cuba,” an eight-day tour of Cuba’s Jewish sites, past and present. Twenty-four travelers enjoyed the beautiful, sunny landscape, friendly hospitality and fascinating history of ... Read More


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A gift from the heart

April 14th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

Throughout February, residents and staff of Hoffman SummerWood Community in West Hartford dedicated their efforts to raising funds to be donated to the American Heart Association. They created heart-themed crafts and other items that were sold ... Read More


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Volunteers sought to help resettle refugees

April 14th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

Jewish Community Alliance for Refugee Resettlement (JCARR), a collaboration of four synagogues working together to co-sponsor refugee families arriving in the Greater New Haven area, is seeking volunteers to help in the resettlement of three siblings ... Read More


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A Championship Season

April 6th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

Gabriel Frommer, a fourth grader at Solomon Schechter Academy in New London, was recently named 2016 Connecticut State Champion in Pommel Horse, Level 5 (age 9-10). The accomplished gymnast and his Thames Valley Gymnastics teammates also ... Read More


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