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2013 I Top Stories from Around the World

2013 I Top Stories from Around the World

    JANUARY Poland institutes a ban on ritual slaughter, deeming a 2004 exemption that legalized kosher slaughter – shechita – unconstitutional. Politicians from both sides of the aisle, as… Read more »

Movers & Shakers

Movers & Shakers

Daniel Avraham, President, Yale College Council, New Haven It would be impressive enough to learn of an Israeli native studying at an Ivy League university. If she or he had been a… Read more »

2013   |   In Memoriam

2013 | In Memoriam

  Morris Trachten Morris N. Trachten, a leading Connecticut Jewish philanthropist, died May 8 in Palm Beach County, Fla.  He was 87. A native of New Haven, Trachten was known as… Read more »

Turning the Jewish community into a creative canvas – The art of Jeanette Kuvin Oren

Turning the Jewish community into a creative canvas – The art of Jeanette Kuvin Oren

By Cindy Mindell Jeanette Kuvin was just about to complete a PhD program in epidemiology and public health at Yale when she picked up a calligraphy pen and changed the… Read more »

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 »

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