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From across the pond – Hebrew High School chooses a new leader

From across the pond – Hebrew High School chooses a new leader

By Cindy Mindell   WEST HARTFORD – After a decade leading Hebrew High School of New England, Rabbi Daniel Loew has declared this year his last. He will be succeeded… Read more »

Wesleyan Jewish students reject Hillel’s Israel guidelines

Wesleyan Jewish students reject Hillel’s Israel guidelines

JNS.org with the Jewish Ledger   A group of 12 current and former Jewish student leaders at Wesleyan University in Middletown announced that the Hillel International-affiliated Wesleyan Jewish Community has… Read more »

Yeshiva University’s largest class of new rabbis includes two from Connecticut

Yeshiva University’s largest class of new rabbis includes two from Connecticut

By Cindy Mindell   Two Connecticut natives are among the largest and latest class of rabbis ordained at Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS). At the ordination ceremony held… Read more »

Israelis in America – A voice for Israelis abroad

Israelis in America – A voice for Israelis abroad

New local council supports Israelis in the diaspora  By Cindy Mindell   WESTPORT – Nitzy Cohen calls herself the “epitome” of a diaspora Israeli. “I came to the U.S. because… Read more »

ADL Audit 2013

ADL Audit 2013

Anti-Semitic incidents rise in Connecticut, decline across U.S.   Special to the Ledger   HAMDEN – The number of documented anti-Semitic incidents in Connecticut increased in 2013, according to the… Read more »

PASSOVER RECIPES

PASSOVER RECIPES

Cheesy Spinach Matzah Lasagna (Dairy, Gebrokts) Serves 4-6 “Are you Kosher Like Me?” Liz Rueven asks on her website called, appropriately, “Kosher Like Me” (www.kosherlikeme.com). If you are, the Westport cook… Read more »

The next big thing

The next big thing

Major Israel-experience initiative finds a home in Connecticut By Cindy Mindell   SHELTON – What will $65,000 purchase in the American education marketplace? One year at an elite university, two… Read more »

Kwibuka means Zakhor

Kwibuka means Zakhor

Why the 20th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda should matter to the Jewish people By Professor Avinoam Patt   Kwibuka means Zakhor.* This year, Rwanda marks the 20th anniversary of the… Read more »

Changing of the guard – The Jewish Ledger continues under new ownership

Changing of the guard – The Jewish Ledger continues under new ownership

By Judie Jacobson   HARTFORD — As the Connecticut Jewish Ledger prepared to celebrate a milestone anniversary in June, the 85-year-old weekly – one of the country’s oldest  – also… Read more »

Conversation with Ted Merwin

Conversation with Ted Merwin

In their heyday, delicatessens were places where Jews could have one foot in the Jewish world and one in the American world, says a deli expert. By Cindy Mindell   Ted Merwin,… Read more »

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