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Greenwich interfaith center reconciles religious differences

Greenwich interfaith center reconciles religious differences

By Cindy Mindell   GREENWICH – A couple of years after the Berlin Wall had been smashed to bits, another wall was coming down, much smaller and outside the media… Read more »

New book explores role of Jewish councils during the Holocaust

New book explores role of Jewish councils during the Holocaust

By Cindy Mindell   Dr. Bernard Wasserstein writes to “breathe life into dry bones.” The scholar of modern Jewish history eschews the ahistorical, instead digging unflinchingly into the twilight of… Read more »

Jewish organizations on alert after fatal shootings in Kansas City

Jewish organizations on alert after fatal shootings in Kansas City

  By Heather Norris/JNS.org/Baltimore Jewish Times Kansas’s tight-knit Jewish community was rocked just one day before the beginning of Passover as an alleged gunman took the lives of three people… Read more »

The Many Stories of Passover

The Many Stories of Passover

If I already know the story what’s the point of telling it all over again? By Rabbi Natan Margalit   One of the simple but important sentences that we read… Read more »

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 »

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