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Hollywood goes biblical

Hollywood goes biblical

By Dr. Richard Freund Dr. Richard Freund is director of the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford. He has consulted on dozens of biblical archaeology… Read more »

A Glastonbury rabbi turns a mystery into a mitzvah

A Glastonbury rabbi turns a mystery into a mitzvah

By Menachem Posner Rabbi Yosef Wolvovsky traveled an hour each way on Jan. 10 to perform a graveside funeral for a man he had never met. Eight of the other… Read more »

Trumbull baseball star to swing his bat for  an Ivy League team

Trumbull baseball star to swing his bat for an Ivy League team

By Cindy Mindell TRUMBULL – Once upon a time, there was a Jewish baseball player from Trumbull High School who pitched for an Ivy League university and was drafted by… Read more »

Conversation with Filmmaker Steven Pressman

Conversation with Filmmaker Steven Pressman

By Cindy Mindell In 1939, a well-to-do, young Jewish couple from Philadelphia engineered the rescue of 50 Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Vienna, the largest such operation during the Holocaust. Once… Read more »

Partnering with heaven – Jewish adoption  in Connecticut

Partnering with heaven – Jewish adoption in Connecticut

By Cindy Mindell   Months after its publication, the Pew Research Center’s survey report, “A Portrait of Jewish Americans,” continues to raise lively debate and discussion throughout the national Jewish… Read more »

Southbury congregation moves on after embezzlement

Southbury congregation moves on after embezzlement

By Cindy Mindell   SOUTHBURY – With the December sentencing of former board president, Jodi Churchill, Beth El Synagogue in Southbury closes the door on a three-year investigation that revealed… Read more »

Reconstructing History

Reconstructing History

Story of the Wooden Synagogue Replication Project will be told in West Hartford By Penny Schwartz   They tell their students, “You can make history.” For the last decade, Laura… Read more »

Connecticut university and Israeli college ink an academic agreement

Connecticut university and Israeli college ink an academic agreement

By Cindy Mindell   WEST HARTFORD – The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) has joined the list of U.S. academic institutions creating partnerships with counterparts in Israel. Last week, the… Read more »

The Jewish leap year doubles a season of joy

The Jewish leap year doubles a season of joy

As opposed to the Gregorian solar year, which is commonly followed in today’s world, the 12 months of the Jewish year reflect the phases of the moon. The difference between the… Read more »

Conversation with Max Missner Budovitch

Conversation with Max Missner Budovitch

An artist explores the mystery of the fish By Cindy Mindell   A decade ago, a New York fishmonger reported to artist Max Missner Budovitch that a carp had spoken… Read more »

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