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Gospel Shabbat to Celebrate Martin Luther King

In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, B’nai Jacob in Woodbridge welcomes back the Valley Soul and Shoreline Soul Choirs for the Gospel Shabbat service, concert and dinner on Friday, January 17, 2020.

The Valley Soul and Shoreline Soul Gospel choirs, under the direction of the…

PJ Library Relaunches Bagels & Babies

Bagels & Babies is a place to meet other families with babies and plant seeds of belonging and friendship by building small communities with shared values. Together, we will share the imperfections and joys of being a parent.

Stacey Battat, PJ Library’s educator and mindfulness teacher, w…

An Immigrant’s Suitcase Inspires Memories, Laughter and Tears

For a few hours on December 8, 2019, friends of Jewish Community Alliance for Refugee Resettlement (JCARR) stepped back in time. Under the direction of Debbie Chasen, a professional talent agent and Temple Emanuel of Greater New Haven member, brave, non-professional models made their way dow…

Caregivers Also Need Care and Support

by MiriYam Judd
 
The stress that family caregivers feel is not understandable to those unfamiliar with this role. While caregiving can have numerous rewards, it can be easy to forget about the emotional, physical and mental well-being of the person providing that care.
 
Our community…

Tu B’Shvat: A Hands-On Lesson in Jewish Environmentalism

By Sam Forman
 
No Jewish holiday is complete without a hands-on experience. Tu B’Shvat, the Jewish New Year for Trees, is no exception. Denoted in the Talmud as one of four “New Year” celebrations, the holiday is accompanied by traditions such as eating an eclectic sampling of tree…