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Conversation with Marion Grodin

Conversation with Marion Grodin

“Maybe Jews are funny because we’ve always faced such profound adversity and we carry a spirit of survival.”  By Cindy Mindell Marion Grodin is the daughter of comedian, actor, and… Read more »

Connecticut strengthens business ties with Israel

Connecticut strengthens business ties with Israel

By Cindy Mindell In December, the state Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and the Israel Tech Transfer Organization (ITTN) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the first… Read more »

High-tech comes to Hebrew school in Southbury

High-tech comes to Hebrew school in Southbury

By Cindy Mindell SOUTHBURY – A Fairfield County synagogue used to publicize its religious school with a lawn sign portraying a smiling boy holding a soccer ball and the promise:… Read more »

The new Jewish food movement

The new Jewish food movement

As a people who started out as an agricultural nation, Jews have been thinking about kashrut – what is “fit” to eat – for nearly 3,000 years. And a growing number… Read more »

Conversation with Steve Sherman

Conversation with Steve Sherman

Shmita: “From perceived scarcity to revealed abundance” By Cindy Mindell   FALLS VILLAGE – Tu B’Shevat is the Jewish holiday that tends to bring out the Jewish community’s collective green… Read more »

CT Academic Institutions React to Resolution to Boycott Israel

CT Academic Institutions React to Resolution to Boycott Israel

By Abigail Adams Judie Jacobson and JNS.org also contributed to this report   On Dec. 16, after a week of on-line voting, members of the American Studies Association, a professional… Read more »

Surprise Package

Surprise Package

Carmel Academy head is treated to a visit from her soldier son Special to the Ledger When Nora Anderson, head of school at Carmel Academy in Greenwich, stood in front… Read more »

2013 | Top Stories in Connecticut

2013 | Top Stories in Connecticut

JANUARY Joshua Henkin, author of The World Without You, is named recipient of the 2012 Edward Lewis Wallant Award from the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University… Read more »

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 »

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