Every summer, Jewish congregations throughout Connecticut prepare to welcome new clergy. The Ledger caught up with this year’s group of four rabbis and one cantor as they were packing up and heading our way from as close by as Westchester, N.Y. and as far away as Santiago, Chile. We introduce three of the new clergy here, and will present the other two in an upcoming issue.
A host of dignitaries, rabbis and Jewish community leaders – including rabbis and representatives from each of Connecticut’s 23 Chabad centers — gathered in the Senate Chamber of the state… Read more
Summertime is the perfect time to curl up with a good book. What to read? Here are some suggestions from people around the state.
By Cindy Mindell ~ Every year, thousands of teens from around the world converge on Poland and Israel for March of the Living (MOTL). They come to Poland on Yom… Read more
By Eli Freund ~ MANCHESTER – In the span of 75 years – a milestone marked with a gala celebration on June 3 — Beth Shalom B’nai Israel (BSBI) in… Read more
By Cindy Mindell ~ OLD SAYBROOK – When Jewish communal professionals summer in the same community, chances are that they may eventually find one another. That is the story behind… Read more
By Judie Jacobson ~ A regular on the CBS hit sitcom “The Big Bang Theory” — in which she plays Sheldon’s friend who is not his girlfriend Amy Farrah Fowler… Read more
By Cindy Mindell ~ NEW HAVEN – With the typical 20th-century ebb and flow of Jewish populations in and out of many New England cities, it’s unusual for an urban… Read more
By Cindy Mindell ~ SOUTHINGTON – It’s been several years since Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation (GSJC) has considered adopting a World War II-era Torah scroll. Finally, last month, their plans… Read more