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Jewish educator looks to the Bible for “valuable teaching moments” on treating those with special needs

Jewish educator looks to the Bible for “valuable teaching moments” on treating those with special needs

By Cindy Mindell Dr. Ora Horn Prouser was sitting in a lecture 20 years ago, listening to the speaker name the character traits of the biblical Esau, when she realized… Read more »

ADL New England Region comes under scrutiny

ADL New England Region comes under scrutiny

By Jacob Kamaras/JNS.org The Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) New England Region is being scrutinized for its treatment of allegations of anti-Israel teaching materials in the public school curriculum of Newton, Mass.,… Read more »

PEW. What now?

PEW. What now?

A community conversation with Jack Wertheimer, Dec. 15 By Cindy Mindell WESTPORT – Dr. Jack Wertheimer is known for keeping vigil over the American Jewish community. And he doesn’t shy away… Read more »

Connecticut Celebrates Chanukah

Connecticut Celebrates Chanukah

A calendar of events   WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27 Colchester – Giant Menorah Lighting on the Colchester Town Green, hosted by Chabad Jewish Center; hot cider, latkes, music, raffles; 6 p.m.;… Read more »

The quest to recognize a righteous man

The quest to recognize a righteous man

A West Hartford man’s quest to honor a Ukrainian archbishop By Cindy Mindell WEST HARTFORD — Every year, a commission assembled by Yad Vashem in Jerusalem considers candidates to be honored… Read more »

UN conference highlights plight of Jewish refugees

UN conference highlights plight of Jewish refugees

By Jacob Kamaras/JNS.org NEW YORK – On a boat departing Egypt for America in 1963, Lucette Lagnado’s father screamed “Take us back to Cairo!” He would never come to peace with… Read more »

Israeli tech curriculum comes to Connecticut

Israeli tech curriculum comes to Connecticut

By Cindy Mindell WOODBRIDGE – The Jewish High School of Connecticut (JHSC) in Woodbridge is the first school in the state to offer the Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education’s… Read more »

Where were you when…

Where were you when…

On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Connecticut remembers moment frozen in time By Judie Jacobson On Friday, Nov. 22, 1963, I was sitting in Mrs. Crystal’s… Read more »

Israeli Field Hospital in Philippines Treating Hundreds of Patients a Day

Israeli Field Hospital in Philippines Treating Hundreds of Patients a Day

By Linda Gradstein/The Media Line The Israeli team of 125 doctors, nurses, and logistics officers arrived on the Philippine island of Cebu on Thursday night, Nov. 14 and started treating… Read more »

Conversation with Lee Shai Weissbach

Conversation with Lee Shai Weissbach

Louisville professor examines Jewish life in small-town America By Cindy Mindell Lee Shai Weissbach is professor of history at the University of Louisville, where he has also served as chair… Read more »

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