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Happy Chanukah!

Happy Chanukah!

Hanukkah menorahs of Israel shed light on Jewish people’s past, present, future By Deborah Fineblum Schabb/JNS.org As winter arrives and the days grow shorter, outdoor lighting is needed more during… Read more »

Who are 2014′s Movers & Shakers?

Who are 2014′s Movers & Shakers?

Each year the Jewish Ledger chooses a few select “Movers & Shakers” from around the Jewish community who have made a difference over the past year.  Here are the Ledger’s… Read more »

Top Stories Around Massachusetts

Top Stories Around Massachusetts

 A look at some of the stories the Jewish Ledger covered in 2014…  On Feb. 12, the Springfield Jewish community held Community Leadership Day, an event that brought together members of the community to… Read more »

The Legacy of Schindler’s List, a conversation with Dr. Stephen D. Smith of the Shoah Foundation

The Legacy of Schindler’s List, a conversation with Dr. Stephen D. Smith of the Shoah Foundation

By Cindy Mindell Last year marked the 20th anniversary of the release of Schindler’s List, a feature film hailed by critics, audiences, educators, public figures, and media personalities throughout the… Read more »

Conversation with…  Rabbi Steven Greenberg: A renowned gay Orthodox rabbi examines the nexus between Judaism and inclusion.

Conversation with… Rabbi Steven Greenberg: A renowned gay Orthodox rabbi examines the nexus between Judaism and inclusion.

By Cindy Mindell Two years have passed since the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards of United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism unanimously approved two model same-sex marriage ceremonies. The end… Read more »

Lander-Grinspoon Celebrating its Chai Anniversary

Lander-Grinspoon Celebrating its Chai Anniversary

By Stacey Dresner NORTHAMPTON – Eighteen years ago, a small group of families in the Upper Pioneer Valley were seeking a Jewish day school education for their children close to… Read more »

Celebrate Jewish Book Month

Celebrate Jewish Book Month

The Springfield JCC and Worcester JCC will welcome a lineup of nationally acclaimed authors just in time for National Jewish Book Month. SPRINGFIELD – In celebration of Jewish Book Month… Read more »

Tarbut Inspires  Israeli Youth through  the Arts

Tarbut Inspires Israeli Youth through the Arts

By Stacey Dresner Members of The Tarbut Community, a group of young Israelis who use the cultural arts as a way to reach out to at-risk youths in Israel, will… Read more »

Conversation with…Dr. Ron Wolfson

Conversation with…Dr. Ron Wolfson

By Laura Porter WORCESTER – From November 7-9, noted educator and author Dr. Ron Wolfson will be in Central Massachusetts to present “Relational Judaism: A Shabbat Weekend Experience.” The program… Read more »

Welcoming our new Israeli Young Emissaries

Welcoming our new Israeli Young Emissaries

This month, Western and Central Massachusetts welcome a new group of Israeli Young Emissaries. “The Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts is thrilled to welcome our new Israeli Emissaries, Noa Elisha… Read more »