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Beyond Crown: Southern Connecticut takes steps to keep its community kosher

Beyond Crown: Southern Connecticut takes steps to keep its community kosher

By Howard Blas   Several weeks ago, Hartford Courant commentator Colin McEnroe summed up the imminent demise of West Hartford’s Crown Supermarket in a brief Courant blog post entitled, “Nooooooo.”… Read more »

Three reports from the AIPAC Convention

Three reports from the AIPAC Convention

Dateline: Washington, D.C. On March 2 – 4, many rabbis, students and Jewish community leaders from Connecticut were among the 14,000 attendees at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee… Read more »

Purim – Sunday, March 16th

Purim – Sunday, March 16th

Purim & the poor in Israel By Judy Lash Balint/JNS.org   Israelis take Purim seriously—kids get the day off school, many towns put on a lively Purim parade, and the… Read more »

Two Stamford women win National Jewish Book Award

Two Stamford women win National Jewish Book Award

The woman’s voice in Kaddish By Cindy Mindell   STAMFORD – Some of the most thoughtful ideas emerge from the most difficult experiences. Barbara Ashkenas was mourning the loss of… Read more »

And Justice for All

And Justice for All

An Israeli woman fights terrorists…one lawsuit at a time By Cindy Mindell   If you think terrorism can’t be successfully combated, you haven’t heard of Nitsana Darshan-Leitner. The attorney from… Read more »

Steal a Pencil for Me

Steal a Pencil for Me

New opera tells the story of love and survival during the Holocaust By Cindy Mindell   In June 1943, Ina Soep, the wealthy and beautiful daughter of an Amsterdam diamond-cutter, met… Read more »

Dim the Lights!

Dim the Lights!

The Mandell JCC Hartford Jewish Film Festival — March 20 – 30   Silence your cell phones, unwrap your candies, make note of the exits — the reel is about… Read more »

Jewish teens tackle world issues at Yeshiva University’s Model UN

Jewish teens tackle world issues at Yeshiva University’s Model UN

By Cindy Mindell STAMFORD – The United Nations is in session. Sam Collins, Croatian delegate to the World Intellectual Property Organization, rises to address the debate on a topic currently… Read more »

Conversation with Josh Aronson

Conversation with Josh Aronson

Award-winning film director brings Orchestra of Exiles to Westport Mar. 23 By Cindy Mindell   In the early 1930s, Hitler began firing Jewish musicians across Europe. Overcoming extraordinary obstacles, Polish-Jewish violinist… Read more »

Solomon Schechter announces new head of school

Solomon Schechter announces new head of school

By Cindy Mindell   WEST HARTFORD – The coming academic year will see a change in leadership at Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Hartford. Andrea Kasper has been appointed… Read more »

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