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Simsbury scholar-in-residence weekend features renowned composer

Simsbury scholar-in-residence weekend features renowned composer

By Cindy Mindell   SIMSBURY – Cantor Mark Perman likes to find the spiritual dimension in just about any musical genre. The Brooklyn native has been steeped in music and… Read more »

Jews & Jazz

Jews & Jazz

Conversation with Michael Lasser  By Cindy Mindell   There are a lot of Jewish names in the index of America’s Songs II, a new book on the explosion of popular music… Read more »

The State of the Tribe, 2014

The State of the Tribe, 2014

Annual study of American Jewry shows higher numbers, fewer institutions  By Cindy Mindell   One hundred years from now, when historians look back on American Jewry in the late 19th century… Read more »

Beyond Crown: Southern Connecticut takes steps to keep its community kosher

Beyond Crown: Southern Connecticut takes steps to keep its community kosher

By Howard Blas   Several weeks ago, Hartford Courant commentator Colin McEnroe summed up the imminent demise of West Hartford’s Crown Supermarket in a brief Courant blog post entitled, “Nooooooo.”… Read more »

Three reports from the AIPAC Convention

Three reports from the AIPAC Convention

Dateline: Washington, D.C. On March 2 – 4, many rabbis, students and Jewish community leaders from Connecticut were among the 14,000 attendees at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee… Read more »

Purim – Sunday, March 16th

Purim – Sunday, March 16th

Purim & the poor in Israel By Judy Lash Balint/JNS.org   Israelis take Purim seriously—kids get the day off school, many towns put on a lively Purim parade, and the… Read more »

Two Stamford women win National Jewish Book Award

Two Stamford women win National Jewish Book Award

The woman’s voice in Kaddish By Cindy Mindell   STAMFORD – Some of the most thoughtful ideas emerge from the most difficult experiences. Barbara Ashkenas was mourning the loss of… Read more »

And Justice for All

And Justice for All

An Israeli woman fights terrorists…one lawsuit at a time By Cindy Mindell   If you think terrorism can’t be successfully combated, you haven’t heard of Nitsana Darshan-Leitner. The attorney from… Read more »

Steal a Pencil for Me

Steal a Pencil for Me

New opera tells the story of love and survival during the Holocaust By Cindy Mindell   In June 1943, Ina Soep, the wealthy and beautiful daughter of an Amsterdam diamond-cutter, met… Read more »

Dim the Lights!

Dim the Lights!

The Mandell JCC Hartford Jewish Film Festival — March 20 – 30   Silence your cell phones, unwrap your candies, make note of the exits — the reel is about… Read more »

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