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Posted by: Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford on 2/7/2019
The loss to our community is palpable. As we mourn and grieve the passing of our heroes and visionaries, I can’t help but think about their lives, their struggles, their laughter and tears, their families, and lives well lived. Each obituary gives us the gift of a small glimpse of the highlights of complex and loving people who lived life with passion and commitment to Tikkun Olam. I always read these stories and wish I knew them better in their lifetimes.
Posted by: Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford on 12/20/2018
The Place: Sedona, Arizona – a magical and spiritual place that emits an energy of inner calm. As I hike in the red rocks and climb up, I am at a loss for words. The beauty and exquisite span of the red rocks makes my heart skip beats. I pray that everyone in the world has an opportunity to experience this feeling.
Posted by: Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford on 10/4/2018
It was Sunday, April 28, 1974, and I, along with over 100,000 others, marched on 5th Avenue in New York chanting “1,2,3,4 open up the iron door 5,6,7,8 let my people emigrate.” We marched for the freedom of Soviet Jewry. I was 14 years old and it was the first step in what was to become a lifetime of working on behalf of the Jewish people.
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