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Hartford educator engages Hebrew High students in the fight to prevent genocide

Hartford educator engages Hebrew High students in the fight to prevent genocide

  By Cindy Mindell WEST HARTFORD – Dr. Joe Olzacki has a simple mission: Prevent genocide and rally others to the cause. Granted, God is in the details. But the… Read more »

AMERICAN JEWISH HERITAGE MONTH: First annual Jewish playwriting competition debuts in New Haven

AMERICAN JEWISH HERITAGE MONTH: First annual Jewish playwriting competition debuts in New Haven

  By Cindy Mindell   NEW HAVEN – On May 5, some 75 theater-goers pulled out their cell phones to text “butter,” “schmear,” or “works” – representing their favorite of… Read more »

60 Minutes:  At War With The Truth

60 Minutes: At War With The Truth

By Cindy Mindell On April 22, 2012 CBS’s 60 Minutes aired “Christians of the Holy Land,” reported by Bob Simon and produced by Harry Radliffe. There were several factual errors… Read more »

“A Jew Grows in Brooklyn” — A Conversation with Jake Ehrenreich

“A Jew Grows in Brooklyn” — A Conversation with Jake Ehrenreich

NEW YORK, N.Y. — When Jake Ehrenreich was growing up in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn in the 1960s, he wanted nothing more than to be an American. But… Read more »

New Haven philanthropist  Morris Trachten z”l  was “a living Torah”

New Haven philanthropist Morris Trachten z”l was “a living Torah”

By Cindy Mindell NEW HAVEN — Morris N. Trachten, a leading Connecticut Jewish philanthropist, died on May 8 at Hospice of Palm Beach County, Fla. He was 87. Born in… Read more »

Rabbi Yitzchok and Leslie Adler to be  honored in  West Hartford

Rabbi Yitzchok and Leslie Adler to be honored in West Hartford

By Leonard Felson WEST HARTFORD — Rabbi Yitzchok Adler, a first-generation American whose German-Jewish parents survived the Holocaust, says he doesn’t remember wanting to do anything else with his life… Read more »

Shavuot – the Festival of Weeks

Shavuot – the Festival of Weeks

Every spring, Jews around the world celebrate the holiday of Shavuot, a two-day holiday, beginning at sundown of the 5th of Sivan and lasting until nightfall of the 7th of… Read more »

Connecticut residents who fought for Israel honored at West Point

Connecticut residents who fought for Israel honored at West Point

By Cindy Mindell Every year since 1966, the American Veterans of Israel Legacy Corporation returns to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point to honor graduate Col. David “Mickey” Marcus… Read more »

Beyond Hava Nagila – Renowned Israeli world-music group mixes it up in Westport

Beyond Hava Nagila – Renowned Israeli world-music group mixes it up in Westport

By Cindy Mindell Last Chanukah, a band of Israeli musicians was sent by the Office of the Prime Minister to perform in Ukraine and Belarus. The group played in Minsk… Read more »

Connecticut rabbi chosen one of 100 “most inspiring” Jewish clergy

Connecticut rabbi chosen one of 100 “most inspiring” Jewish clergy

By Cindy Mindell GLASTONBURY – Rabbi Yosef Wolvovsky was named among the Jewish Daily Forward’s list of “America’s Most Inspiring Rabbis.” The inventory, issued by the newspaper last month, includes… Read more »

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