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Filming memory – Israeli documentary filmmaker brings Six Million and One to Wesleyan

Filming memory – Israeli documentary filmmaker brings Six Million and One to Wesleyan

By Cindy Mindell   NEW HAVEN — David Fisher is an Israeli documentary film director, producer, lecturer, and mentor to up-and-coming filmmakers. His documentaries are hailed for their deep, thorough… Read more »

West Hartford’s Crown Supermarket plans to close after 70+ years

West Hartford’s Crown Supermarket plans to close after 70+ years

By Judie Jacobson WEST HARTFORD — For Hartford native Sherry Haller, going to the Crown Supermarket with her parents was like going to a kiddush after Shabbat services. “It was… Read more »

The Valentine’s Day Dilemma

The Valentine’s Day Dilemma

Should Jews celebrate Valentine’s Day? By Judie Jacobson   No, Valentine’s Day was not created by Hallmark and assorted candy companies for the sole purpose of selling cards and sweets…. Read more »

Conversation with Dr. Ron Wolfson

Conversation with Dr. Ron Wolfson

“We need to ask…what strategies are we using to engage people in our institutions, and how can we shift the shape of Jewish engagement?” By Cindy Mindell   Eight months… Read more »

Israel Uncovered – Two CT campus leaders experience the diversity of the Jewish state

Israel Uncovered – Two CT campus leaders experience the diversity of the Jewish state

By Cindy Mindell   What is the best way to foster young Israel advocates? For the campus-based David Project, the key is not only within the Jewish student community, but… Read more »

Spotlight on Ms. Connecticut Senior America

Spotlight on Ms. Connecticut Senior America

By Stacey Dresner   On Feb. 13, an audience at the Fairfield Senior Center was entertained by Ruth Harcovitz, performing “A Musical Valentine: Love Songs in Many Different Styles.” But… Read more »

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 »

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