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New High Holiday prayer book reflects a changing denomination

September 27th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

Connecticut Reform congregations among those adopting ‘progressive’ machzor By Cindy Mindell Three years after its publication, the Pew Research Center’s Portrait of American Jews is still reverberating throughout the Jewish community. From denominational movements to individual ... Read More


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Jewish playwriting contest

September 21st, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

The 2017 Jewish Plays Project is now accepting submissions of full-length plays on contemporary Jewish themes. The top 10 finalists will have portions of their plays performed in various cities in front of a panel of ... Read More


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Worldwide sukkah directory enters 23rd year 

September 21st, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

The worldwide registry of sukkahs – a directory designed to help Jews celebrating the holiday to locate a sukkah near them at which they can eat – is now available online at www.localsukkah.org. The idea of ... Read More


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Kolot – Yale and the Jews

September 14th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Dr. Norman M. Mann I grew up in Hartford during the Depression. My parents operated a grocery store that was open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. each day, seven days a week. I worked there ... Read More


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CT Jazz Festival features international talent

September 14th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

Manchester – The First Annual BSBI Jazz Festival will be held at Cheney Hall in Manchester, Thursday, Oct. 13 through Sunday, Oct. 16. The festival is sponsored by Beth Sholom B’nai Israel of Manchester. The three-day ... Read More


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