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Ridgefield rabbi takes the helm at Yale’s Slifka Center

Ridgefield rabbi takes the helm at Yale’s Slifka Center

By Cindy Mindell NEW HAVEN – Rabbi Leah Cohen, who for the past 13 years served as spiritual leader of Temple B’nai Chaim in Georgetown, is the new executive director… Read more »

Malloy signs CT law barring state contracts benefiting Iran

Malloy signs CT law barring state contracts benefiting Iran

Special to the Ledger HARTFORD – Flanked by legislators and leaders of Connecticut’s pro-Israel community, Governor Dannel P. Malloy formally signed legislation Friday authored by State Rep. Matt Lesser of… Read more »

National group funding cancer research in Israel expands into CT

National group funding cancer research in Israel expands into CT

By Cindy Mindell STAMFORD – It’s easy to get inspired by Israel, the young and little country that could, when the media focuses on its “start-up nation” status. But what… Read more »

Shalom, Chaverim!  Introducing Connecticut’s New Spiritual Leaders

Shalom, Chaverim! Introducing Connecticut’s New Spiritual Leaders

By Cindy Mindell Every summer, several Connecticut synagogues welcome new rabbis and cantors to the bimah. This year, eight new rabbis and two new cantors join our Jewish community. The… Read more »

SPOTLIGHT ON  LAZER LLOYD

SPOTLIGHT ON LAZER LLOYD

A leading blues musician comes home to Connecticut  By Mara Dresner Musician Lazer Lloyd is coming home to Connecticut to play at the Shoreline Jewish Festival on August 11. Lloyd,… Read more »

Anthony Weiner under fire for donation from Al Jazeera lobbyist

Anthony Weiner under fire for donation from Al Jazeera lobbyist

(JNS.org) Former congressman Anthony Weiner, who is facing growing pressure to quit the race for mayor of New York City after the revelation that he continued “sexting” on social media long after… Read more »

Conversation with Wendy Grinberg

Conversation with Wendy Grinberg

Jewish educational consultant revamps Greenwich Hebrew school By Cindy Mindell GREENWICH – This has been a time of revamping for Greenwich Reform Synagogue (GRS). Along with selling off its property,… Read more »

LET THE SUN SHINE IN — Connecticut synagogues go solar

LET THE SUN SHINE IN — Connecticut synagogues go solar

By Cindy Mindell STAMFORD – Just before Erev Rosh HaShanah this September, a light switch will be flipped in the sanctuary of Temple Beth El (TBE) in Stamford. The ner… Read more »

Conversation with … Jeremy Jacobson

Conversation with … Jeremy Jacobson

  An intelligence analyst on the ground in the Mideast discusses the turmoil in Egypt – and what it means for Israel   In 2011, popular protests in Egypt ousted Hosni Mubarak… Read more »

National world affairs discussion group comes to Sherman 


National world affairs discussion group comes to Sherman 


By Cindy Mindell   SHERMAN – With the incessant flow of information that defines the 21st century, it is difficult to imagine an oasis where one can process and discuss… Read more »

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