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Coach David Blatt’s NBA hiring hailed as ‘incredible’ for Jewish community

Coach David Blatt’s NBA hiring hailed as ‘incredible’ for Jewish community

By Bob Jacob/Cleveland Jewish News/JNS.org   The National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Cleveland Cavaliers looked near and far during a five-week stretch for a head coach, and they finally found their… Read more »

Summer…time to relax with a good read

Summer…time to relax with a good read

Summertime is the perfect time to dive into a good book. What to read? We asked around for some suggestions – and the responses poured in, some in the form… Read more »

Families of abducted Israeli teens hopeful, as search continues

Families of abducted Israeli teens hopeful, as search continues

By Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org   As the days pass following the abduction of three Jewish teenagers near Hebron, the boys’ families are refusing to succumb to despair despite the… Read more »

Dismantling a Jewish community resource

Dismantling a Jewish community resource

The Koopman Library prepares to close By Cindy Mindell   WEST HARTFORD – As this month comes to a close, so too does the Koopman Library at the Mandell JCC… Read more »

Conversation with Allan Chernoff

Conversation with Allan Chernoff

“There is this myth that in the shtetl life was wonderful before the Nazis came and destroyed everything we had. The truth is that there was a virtual civil war… Read more »

The Voice of The Community

The Voice of The Community

In the spring of 1929, Jewish jurist Louis Brandeis was serving on the Supreme Court; Louis B. Mayer, Sam Warner and other entrepreneurial Jews were inventing Hollywood; the economy seemed… Read more »

Our outstanding leaders

Our outstanding leaders

Samuel Neusner The Ledger’s Founding Father   The story of the Connecticut Jewish Ledger begins in 1929 with the newspaper’s founder, the late Samuel Neusner, who was at the helm… Read more »

1929 – A Year to Remember

1929 – A Year to Remember

• On Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day – seven gangsters rivaling Al Capone are gunned down in Chicago. • On Sept. 17, the Dow hits a peak of 381.17 –… Read more »

Celebrating our history

Celebrating our history

THE THIRTIES 1931 • Unemployment rises to 16.3% as the stock market crash takes effect. • Al Capone is convicted of tax fraud and receives an 11-year prison sentence in… Read more »

Hillel at 90 – The Jewish campus organization comes of age

Hillel at 90 – The Jewish campus organization comes of age

By Alina Dain Sharon/JNS.org   When recent rabbinical school graduate Rabbi Benjamin Frankel began a part-time clerical position in 1923 working with students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign… Read more »

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