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B’NAI MITZVAH

December 17th, 2014 | by LedgerOnline

BENJAMIN ARKY, son of Kathleen and Lawrence Arky, will celebrate his bar mitzvah on Saturday, Dec. 20 at Temple Sinai in Newington. HAYLEY BARON, daughter of Shari and Lloyd Baron, will celebrate her bat mitzvah on ... Read More


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KOLOT – Rediscovering Jewish Tradition

December 17th, 2014 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Richard Plavin I was very impressed by Ron Kadden’s wonderful Kolot article about Sukkot in Jerusalem (“Sukkot in Jerusalem,” Dec. 5, 2014). It made me look forward to spending Sukkot in the Holy City ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Miketz

December 17th, 2014 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb As December 25 approaches, we see the evidence that we do indeed live in a predominantly Christian country. Images of Santa Claus and his reindeer, evergreen trees with dazzling decorations, crucifixes ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Vayeshev

December 10th, 2014 | by LedgerOnline

By Tzvi Hersh Weinreb In this week’s Torah portion, Vayeshev (Genesis 37:1-40:23) we meet Joseph, the dreamer. He was not the first person in the Bible to dream. His great-grandfather Abraham dreamt and his father Jacob ... Read More


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B’NAI MITZVAH

December 10th, 2014 | by LedgerOnline

TALYA BRAVERMAN, daughter of Tamar Braverman and Talya Braverman, will celebrate her bat mitzvah on Saturday, Dec. 13 at Congregation Mishkan Israel in Hamden. LUCAS DURHAM, son of Charlene Durham and Keff Durham, will celebrate his ... Read More


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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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