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Finding Alois – The Search for the Nazi who saved a Viennese Jewish family

Finding Alois – The Search for the Nazi who saved a Viennese Jewish family

By Cindy Mindell NEW HAVEN – The story of the Wachs family is part Book of Exodus, part Hollywood blockbuster, part thriller with one mystery yet unsolved: what happened to… Read more »

SHALOM, NEW HAVEN

SHALOM, NEW HAVEN

MESSAGE FROM Sydney A. Perry, Chief Executive Offficer In his book of 1988, Where Are We?, the recently deceased writer, liberal, and activist, Leonard Fein, offered an important inquiry into American… Read more »

Teaching memory as a second language

Teaching memory as a second language

Rwandan educators learn about the Holocaust at Hartford’s Greenberg Center By Cindy Mindell WEST HARTFORD – For a month this summer, the University of Hartford was home to 40 Rwandan… Read more »

Conversation with Rabbi Jeremy Bruce

Conversation with Rabbi Jeremy Bruce

“There is an expression, ‘The teacher can be either a sage on the stage or a guide on the side.’ We want to move toward education that is more faciliatory… Read more »

DEPRESSION

DEPRESSION

An expert talks about depression…what it is, how to recognize it, how to get help By Judie Jacobson   On Monday, August 11, actor and comedian Robin Williams shocked the… Read more »

Connecticut welcomes two new Hillel directors

Connecticut welcomes two new Hillel directors

By Cindy Mindell   Rabbi Susan Schein values Conn College’s dedication to developing diverse and inclusive communities NEW LONDON – This year has seen some significant milestones for Jewish life… Read more »

NCSY at 60

NCSY at 60

Connecticut NCSYers credit a grassroots approach to the youth group’s ongoing success By Avigayil Halpern NCSY, formerly the National Council of Synagogue Youth, has had a presence in Connecticut for… Read more »

Conversation with Joan Seliger Sidney

Conversation with Joan Seliger Sidney

In her new book, a Connecticut poet sings the music of our lives – births and deaths, friends and family, sickness and health By Avigayil Halpern STORRS – Joan Seliger… Read more »

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 »

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