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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 »

Daughters of the American Revolution (yes, the DAR) award grant to Connecticut synagogue

Daughters of the American Revolution (yes, the DAR) award grant to Connecticut synagogue

By Cindy Mindell   DANIELSON – This eastern Connecticut community isn’t even a town – it’s a borough of Killingly, 30 miles north of Norwich. But for Jews, Danielson is… Read more »

Conversation with David Horovitz

Conversation with David Horovitz

“That fundamental atmosphere of hostility to Israel, that refusal to accept the legitimacy of Jewish sovereignty, has to change on the Palestinian side.” By Judie Jacobson   David Horovitz is the founding… Read more »

The Sunshine Boys lights up Connecticut stage…with two veteran Jewish actors

The Sunshine Boys lights up Connecticut stage…with two veteran Jewish actors

By Cindy Mindell   As “Lewis and Clark,” Al Lewis and Willie Clark were the toast of vaudeville. After 40 years in the spotlight, and an increasingly contentious relationship, Lewis… Read more »

Shavuot – The Giving of the Torah

Shavuot – The Giving of the Torah

This year, the two-day holiday of Shavuot begins at sundown Tuesday, June 3 (the 5th of Sivan), and will end when the sun sets on Thursday, June 5 (the 7th… Read more »

Sign of the times in Jewish suburbia

Sign of the times in Jewish suburbia

After only 15 years, a Cheshire synagogue closes its doors By Cindy Mindell   CHESHIRE – This year marks the 125th anniversary of Temple B’nai Abraham, a Conservative congregation in… Read more »

Conversation with Sheldon Harnick

Conversation with Sheldon Harnick

In 1964, when Sheldon Harnick wrote the lyrics to Fiddler on the Roof, the creative team was hoping for a one, maybe two, year run. By Cindy Mindell   ­… Read more »

KOLOT – Jew Street, Hartford: The Cradle of the Yankee Peddler

KOLOT – Jew Street, Hartford: The Cradle of the Yankee Peddler

By Robert A. Liftig, EdD   When Bob Liftig read an obscure reference to “Jew Street, Hartford,” he couldn’t resist doing a little digging. ­Here is what he found. Before… Read more »

The Next Generation

The Next Generation

Reaching out to Jewish 20s and 30s   By Cindy Mindell   Last month, Jewish community professionals from around the Northeast gathered to discuss ways to more effectively engage young… Read more »

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