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TORAHPortion: Bo

TORAHPortion: Bo

By Shlomo Riskin ‘May the renewal of the moon be for you [the Festival of] the first day of each month; this month being for you the first of the… Read more »

Volunteers needed… to help preschoolers grow

Volunteers needed… to help preschoolers grow

Help preschoolers develop the skills they will need to learn to read by becoming a Hartford Jewish Coalition for Literacy (HJCL) Preschool Pal reading mentor. Attend a training session on… Read more »

KOLOT: Rediscovering the tzedakah box

KOLOT: Rediscovering the tzedakah box

By Harold Levine I have just completed a rather unscientific survey of 10 Jewish families in the Westport area. I asked the parents in each family whether they recalled the… Read more »

Torah Portion: Vaera

Torah Portion: Vaera

By Shlomo Riskin “Take thy rod, and cast it down before Pharaoh, that it become a serpent” (Exodus 7:9) This is one of the most difficult texts to understand in… Read more »

FILM REVIEW: ‘Follow Me’ tracks an Israeli hero’s journey to Entebbe

FILM REVIEW: ‘Follow Me’ tracks an Israeli hero’s journey to Entebbe

‘Follow Me’ tracks an Israeli hero’s journey to Entebbe By Michael Fox The unexpectedly lovely documentary “Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story” reminds us what an unequivocal Israeli hero looks… Read more »

TORAH Portion: Shemot

TORAH Portion: Shemot

By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin “A new king arose over Egypt who did not know Joseph” (Exodus 1: 8) Why is Joseph, the towering personality of the last four portions of… Read more »

Special Needs Jewish Youth Group

Special Needs Jewish Youth Group

First meeting to be held Jan. 12 A new chapter of United Synagogue Youth (USY) for Jewish young people with special needs between the ages of 12 and 21 has… Read more »

BY THE NUMBERS

BY THE NUMBERS

A Dubious Top Ten (JNS.org) The Simon Wiesenthal Center has released its list of the top 10 antisemitic or anti-Israel slurs uttered during 2012, with the speakers predominantly from Europe… Read more »

Breaking up is hard to do Jewish Family Service works to de-stress the divorce process

Breaking up is hard to do Jewish Family Service works to de-stress the divorce process

By Cindy Mindell West Hartford attorney Bob Katz was serving on the board of Jewish Family Services of Greater Hartford five years ago when he decided that he could be… Read more »

Visiting Friends

Visiting Friends

Hundreds of Fairfield County residents had the opportunity to meet and spend time with three Israel Defense Force (IDF) officers last weekend when the soldiers visited Connecticut for a series… Read more »

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