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PJ Library Helps JFGNH Connect Jewish Families and Celebrate Jewish Life

Grants will strengthen social connections and increase opportunities for Jewish experiences and learning across the United States and Canada

 

WOODBRIDGE, CT – New Haven-area families raising Jewish children will now have more opportunities to participate in Jewish life, thanks to a gra…

Farewell Rabbi Offner

On July 1, 2021, after nine years of inspired and inspirational leadership, Rabbi Stacy K. Offner will retire from her position as Rabbi of Temple Beth Tikvah in Madison.

Originally from Long Island, Rabbi Offner graduated as a religion major from Kenyon College, magna cum laude. After rece…

A Torah Scroll Finds a New Home

This season, Camp Laurelwood has been able to welcome a Torah scroll to their camp. The scroll, along with seven other Torah scrolls, one haftorah, one megillah, and many other artifacts, belonged to the old Jewish Home for the Aged in New Haven and had been in storage since the Jewish Home …

Local Rabbi Co-hosts Podcast Giving a Voice to Generations of Women Rabbis

“I had a sudden thought one day, while walking in the rain, that it should be a podcast about women rabbis, and that Marci would be the perfect co-host,” says Rabbi Emma Gottlieb, one of the rabbis at Temple Israel in Cape Town, South Africa. Rabbi Marci Bellows, spiritual leader at Cong…

JCARR Driving Teacher Opens Door to U.S. Rite of Passage

By Clifford Wolff

For many refugees getting a driver’s license is a rite of passage in becoming American. While most of us who grew up here learned from our parents or at school, for the adult JCARR refugees, we volunteers teach them to drive.

First comes the “knowledge test,” whi…