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Standing up for Israel on campus

Standing up for Israel on campus

Pro-Israel college students prepare for a tough year By Cindy Mindell   When Israel declared its statehood 65 years ago, there was little ripple effect at American universities. At the… Read more »

Introducing…the Gemach

Introducing…the Gemach

Reviving the free loan society in Greater Hartford By Cindy Mindell   WEST HARTFORD – Lending without interest is a core Jewish mitzvah. Jewish law, spelled out in the book… Read more »

Jewish High School of Connecticut finds a new home

Jewish High School of Connecticut finds a new home

By Cindy Mindell   STAMFORD – It’s official: the Jewish High School of Connecticut (JHSC) has been approved for a special permit by the Stamford Planning Board and a variance… Read more »

Politics no roadblock to Jewish praise of U.S. religious freedom envoy nominee

Politics no roadblock to Jewish praise of U.S. religious freedom envoy nominee

By Dmitriy Shapiro/JNS.org/Washington Jewish Week   After being vacant for nearly a year, the role of America’s ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom will likely soon be occupied by Rabbi David… Read more »

Connecticut welcomes its new Clergy

Connecticut welcomes its new Clergy

By Cindy Mindell   Every summer, Jewish congregations throughout Connecticut prepare to welcome new clergy. The Ledger caught up with this year’s group of rabbis and cantors, some who are… Read more »

Standing with Israel…in Israel

Standing with Israel…in Israel

Four Connecticut rabbis head for the Jewish state (between rocket attacks and flight bans) By Cindy Mindell   WESTPORT – Four Jewish leaders from Fairfield County stood with Israel by… Read more »

Making the case for Israel, in Hartford

Making the case for Israel, in Hartford

By Cindy Mindell   WEST HARTFORD – It’s challenging enough to advocate for Israel in normal times. But when the Jewish state is engaged in a military conflict and portrayed… Read more »

Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Hillary Clinton takes on Jon Stewart The night after Jon Stewart spent a full two-and-a-half minutes lambasting Israel for its counter-terror operation in Gaza – the host of The Late… Read more »

Summer Camp Round-up

Summer Camp Round-up

Summer is in full swing … and Connecticut campers are enjoying lots of fun in the sun!  Here are some scenes from Jewish camps around the state.   Extreme Makeover:… Read more »

Conversation with Dr. Donna Divine

Conversation with Dr. Donna Divine

Hamas had several reasons to instigate its current conflict with Israel, says a Mid-East expert…and Israel wasn’t one of them By Judie Jacobson   HARTFORD – West Hartford resident Dr…. Read more »

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