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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 »

Memorial Day – Shelton WWII vet awarded French Legion of Honor medal

Memorial Day – Shelton WWII vet awarded French Legion of Honor medal

By Cindy Mindell   SHELTON — Irving Glazer was 22 when he jumped off a landing craft into chest-deep water to slog 100 yards inland to the Normandy shore, zigzagging… Read more »

ADL anti-Semitism study is historically large, but how accurate?

ADL anti-Semitism study is historically large, but how accurate?

By Dmitriy Shapiro/JNS.org/Washington Jewish Week   While there seems to be no argument on the size of the Anti-Defamation League’s newly published study on anti-Semitism, concerns have arisen about the… Read more »

Is that all you’re eating?

Is that all you’re eating?

Moment’s Top Ten Jewish-American Foods By Rachel E. Gross   Long ago, a few Jewish foods made themselves an indispensable part of the way Americans eat. So thorough was their… Read more »

Conjugating French antisemitism, present and future

Conjugating French antisemitism, present and future

By Cindy Mindell   Dr. Charles Asher Small has dedicated his life’s work to mapping and decoding what he calls the “crisis of modernity” that is anti-Semitism. Director of the… Read more »

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