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Judge Sydney W. Elkin elected to lead CT Probate Assembly

Judge Sydney W. Elkin elected to lead CT Probate Assembly

HARTFORD – The Connecticut Probate Assembly elected Judge Sydney W. Elkin of West Hartford as president-judge during the assembly’s annual meeting on Monday, April 7. The Probate Assembly, which comprises… Read more »

Alzheimer’s Family Training Seminar

Alzheimer’s Family Training Seminar

SOUTHBURY — A free four-part Alzheimer’s Association Family Training Seminar for Caregivers is being offered at the Jewish Federation of Western CT, 444 Main St. North in Southbury. The program… Read more »

Alan Gross goes on hunger strike in Cuba

Alan Gross goes on hunger strike in Cuba

(JNS.org) American-Jewish prisoner Alan Gross, who has been held in Cuba since late 2009, said he is going on a hunger strike to protest his treatment by both the Cuban… Read more »

Bereaved Israeli families protest prisoner release

Bereaved Israeli families protest prisoner release

(JNS.org) Bereaved families and victims of Palestinian terrorist attacks staged a mock Passover seder as part of a demonstration outside the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem on Thursday, Israel Hayom reported. The… Read more »

Kerry: Israel led to impasse

Kerry: Israel led to impasse

(JNS.org) During a Senate Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Tuesday, April 8, Secretary of State John Kerry focused heavily on Israeli moves in his explanation of what he believes has… Read more »

China’s ancient Jewish community celebrates Passover

China’s ancient Jewish community celebrates Passover

(JNS.org) China’s ancient Jewish community in Kaifeng celebrated a traditional Passover seder for what may be the first time in centuries. The seder was sponsored by Shavei Israel, an Israeli… Read more »

Cornell students table Israel divestment

Cornell students table Israel divestment

(JNS.org) Cornell University’s Student Assembly on Thursday voted 15-8 (with one abstention) to indefinitely table a resolution that asked the university to divest from companies doing business with Israel. If… Read more »

J-Serve: Teens add color to Mitzvah Day

J-Serve: Teens add color to Mitzvah Day

J-Serve is the International Day of Jewish Youth Service through which more than 10,000 Jewish teens from across the globe serve their communities to make the world a better place…. Read more »

A message of hope for Passover

A message of hope for Passover

It’s been at least 35 years since the B’nai B’rith Horeb Lodge in New Haven started its annual kosher-for-Passover food drive for the financially strapped. Lodge chair Harold Miller says… Read more »

Israeli soldier talks at UConn – and takes on anti-Israel group

Israeli soldier talks at UConn – and takes on anti-Israel group

An Israeli soldier named Chen visited UConn at Storrs one recent evening to recount for students his personal experiences serving in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), and the insights he… Read more »

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