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Life after ‘Star Trek’

Life after ‘Star Trek’

William Shatner shines in the spotlight By Robert Gluck/JNS.org   On April 24, audiences around the country had the chance to feel what it is like to be William Shatner,… Read more »

The roots & fruits of Jewish farming

The roots & fruits of Jewish farming

New exhibition digs deep into Judaism and the land By Cindy Mindell   WEST HARTFORD – It would be difficult to pinpoint the most compelling aspect of “Return to the Land:… Read more »

Cathrine Fischer Schwartz to step down as head of Hartford Federation

Cathrine Fischer Schwartz to step down as head of Hartford Federation

Special to the Ledger   WEST HARTFORD – Cathrine Fischer Schwartz, the longtime president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford (JFGH), announced on Tuesday, May 6 that she is… Read more »

100 years on Orchard Street

100 years on Orchard Street

Historic New Haven synagogue celebrates a milestone By Cindy Mindell   NEW HAVEN – A decade ago, the handful of elderly members still davening at Congregation Beth Israel, founded in… Read more »

Conversation with Abir El Assaad

Conversation with Abir El Assaad

A Lebanese couple works to save their country’s next generation by teaching them to value life and respect one another’s differences By Cindy Mindell   Ahmad and Abir El Assaad… Read more »

Yom Ha’atzmaut: Israel Independence Day

Yom Ha’atzmaut: Israel Independence Day

The Jewish state celebrates the year of the woman By Deborah Fineblum/JNS.org   How is the Jewish state’s 66th birthday celebration different from all other years’ celebrations? Special plans are afoot… Read more »

Cadets in the Holy Land

Cadets in the Holy Land

Jewish Federation and Coast Guard Academy team up on tour By Cindy Mindell   NEW LONDON – During a cold, wet week in early March that passed for springtime in Israel,… Read more »

A “Brief” Look Back

A “Brief” Look Back

New publication spotlights Connecticut’s Jewish lawyers By Cindy Mindell   WEST HARTFORD – Every few years over the past quarter century, the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford has been… Read more »

Conversation with Peter Max

Conversation with Peter Max

From Berlin to Shanghai to Tibet to Israel to New York to the top of the art world By Cindy Mindell   Most Americans alive during the ‘60s and ‘70s know… Read more »

Yom HaShoah

Yom HaShoah

As survivors pass, Holocaust memoir genre braces for significant transformation By Jeffrey F. Barken/JNS.org   As the generation of Holocaust survivors passes, writers and researchers acknowledge the urgent need to ask… Read more »

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