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KOLOT – Sukkot in Jerusalem

December 3rd, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

By Ron Kadden As the Jewish calendar approaches Chanukah, my wife and I are still savoring our recent trip to Israel for Sukkot. We love spending Sukkot in Israel, and have celebrated the holiday in Jerusalem ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Vayishlach

December 3rd, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

By Shlomo Riskin We left Jacob last week leaving Laban and Laban-land behind, heaven-bent on returning to the land of Abraham and to the house of Isaac. Jacob understands that his inner self has been overtaken ... Read More


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BNAI MITZVAH

B’NAI MITZVAH

December 3rd, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

JESSE HERMAN, son of Karen and Bret Herman, celebrated his bar mitzvah on Saturday, Nov. 29 at Temple Israel in Westport. SYDNEY HIRSCH, daughter of Barbara and Gerald Hirsch, will celebrate her bat mitzvah on Saturday, ... Read More


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New program opens Jewish camping experience to many

December 3rd, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) has launched BunkConnect (BunkConnect.org), a new national program that matches eligible families with nonprofit Jewish summer camps at a more affordable price. “BunkConnect … takes a fresh ... Read More


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BIRTH

November 26th, 2014 | by Chris Bonito

ELLA ROSE NEWMAN was born on Sept. 22 at 8:35 a.m. Ella Rose is the daughter of Jessica and Michael Newman of Trumbull. She is the granddaughter of William and Joan Newman of West Hartford, and ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Vayetze

November 26th, 2014 | by Chris Bonito

By Shlomo Riskin The Bible presents two models for finding one’s life partner: the Isaac-Rebekah arranged marriage model, and the romantic Jacob-Rachel model. In both instances, there must be “love” (ahava): The Bible informs us that ... Read More


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BNAI MITZVAH

B’NAI MITZVAH

November 26th, 2014 | by Chris Bonito

TESS GORDON, daughter of Paul and Sheri Gordon of Temple Israel in Westport, celebrated her bat mitzvah on Sunday, Nov. 23 in Israel. JESSE HERMAN, son of Bret and Karen Herman, will celebrate his bar mitzvah ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Toldot

November 20th, 2014 | by Chris Bonito

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb My paternal grandfather, Chaim Yitzchak Weinreb, was an old-school Jew, with roots in the region of eastern Poland known as Galicia. He had studied under renowned Talmudists back in the old ... Read More


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B’NAI MITZVAH

November 20th, 2014 | by Chris Bonito

RACHEL COHEN, daughter of Laura and David Cohen, will celebrate her bat mitzvah on Saturday, Nov. 22 at Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek in Chester. EMILY GELL, daughter of Rachel and Jeffrey Gell, will celebrate her ... Read More


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In the Sukkah

November 20th, 2014 | by Chris Bonito

In October, SummerWood residents invited friends and family to share a meal with them – and enjoy musical entertainment by “The Klezmen” – in the sukkah of the West Hartford senior living community... Read More


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