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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 »

Three generations of helping the bereaved

Three generations of helping the bereaved

Jonathan Green joins the family business By Cindy Mindell FAIRFIELD – Sixty-five years after Abraham L. Green opened Fairfield County’s first funeral home to serve the Jewish community, his grandson… Read more »

Doom and gloom or rich opportunity?

Doom and gloom or rich opportunity?

Jewish Connecticut Responds to the Pew Survey of American Jews By Cindy Mindell Now that the dust has settled a bit on the Pew Research Center’s “A Portrait of Jewish… Read more »

A Torah of Their Own

A Torah of Their Own

Hebrew high school’s new Torah completes a family’s personal story By Cindy Mindell WEST HARTFORD – This story begins with tefillin and ends, 75 years later, with a Torah scroll. … Read more »

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