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Planning for Connecticut’s economic future

Planning for Connecticut’s economic future

UConn goes to Israel to expand academic partnerships  By Cindy Mindell STORRS – A delegation of UConn’s top administrators visited Israel for 10 days in late October and early November, to explore ways… Read more »

Conversation with Toby Perl Freilich

Conversation with Toby Perl Freilich

Documentary filmmaker examines the kibbutz – past, present and future By Cindy Mindell Filmmaker Toby Perl Freilich is a freelance film producer and writer. The daughter of Holocaust survivors from Poland,… Read more »

Paying Tribute to One of Connecticut’s Greatest Rabbinic Heroes: Rabbi Marshall T. Meyer z”l

Paying Tribute to One of Connecticut’s Greatest Rabbinic Heroes: Rabbi Marshall T. Meyer z”l

By Dr. Richard Freund In August 1959, a 29-year-old graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary, Rabbi Marshall T. Meyer, arrived in Buenos Aires with his wife, Naomi, to serve as… Read more »

Connecticut Cantors Explore The changing face of Chazzanut

Connecticut Cantors Explore The changing face of Chazzanut

By Cindy Mindell Talk to any cantor in Connecticut today and you will learn three essential truths that lie at the heart of the profession: Most people don’t know that… Read more »

Jewish educator looks to the Bible for “valuable teaching moments” on treating those with special needs

Jewish educator looks to the Bible for “valuable teaching moments” on treating those with special needs

By Cindy Mindell Dr. Ora Horn Prouser was sitting in a lecture 20 years ago, listening to the speaker name the character traits of the biblical Esau, when she realized… Read more »

ADL New England Region comes under scrutiny

ADL New England Region comes under scrutiny

By Jacob Kamaras/JNS.org The Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) New England Region is being scrutinized for its treatment of allegations of anti-Israel teaching materials in the public school curriculum of Newton, Mass.,… Read more »

PEW. What now?

PEW. What now?

A community conversation with Jack Wertheimer, Dec. 15 By Cindy Mindell WESTPORT – Dr. Jack Wertheimer is known for keeping vigil over the American Jewish community. And he doesn’t shy away… Read more »

Connecticut Celebrates Chanukah

Connecticut Celebrates Chanukah

A calendar of events   WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27 Colchester – Giant Menorah Lighting on the Colchester Town Green, hosted by Chabad Jewish Center; hot cider, latkes, music, raffles; 6 p.m.;… Read more »

The quest to recognize a righteous man

The quest to recognize a righteous man

A West Hartford man’s quest to honor a Ukrainian archbishop By Cindy Mindell WEST HARTFORD — Every year, a commission assembled by Yad Vashem in Jerusalem considers candidates to be honored… Read more »

UN conference highlights plight of Jewish refugees

UN conference highlights plight of Jewish refugees

By Jacob Kamaras/JNS.org NEW YORK – On a boat departing Egypt for America in 1963, Lucette Lagnado’s father screamed “Take us back to Cairo!” He would never come to peace with… Read more »

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