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A Baptism By Fire

by Paul Bass | Jan 13, 2017 1:05 pm | Comments (1)

WTNH Paul Bass PhotoWhen 15 Jewish community centers across the country were evacuated this week due to phoned-in threats, Greater New Haven’s facility was spared — because it had already been evacuated a month earlier, during a four-alarm fire. The staff there was ready.

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Today on WNHH Radio

by Harry Droz | Jan 11, 2017 7:16 am

Lucy Gellman Photo The most recent programs on WNHH radio dive into the politics of the voting process and education inequality, catch up on state education funding, stay update with the JCC renovation process, and explore the controversies associated with the attorney general nomination of Jeff Sessions. 

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They Found Faith In Interfaith Lives

by Lucy Gellman | Nov 25, 2016 11:35 am | Comments (2)

Lucy Gellman Photo. Sitting in a drafty, castle-like Presbyterian church on Easter Sunday with my partner’s family, I could feel anxiety bubbling up with each hymn I didn’t know. Around us, the white walls of his church stretched out toward the ceiling like long, sinister fingers. The organ struck a round note. A light wind pressed at the side door, rattling its heavy handles.

My God, the God I had grown up with as a Reform Jewish kid —  who wasn’t a being at all, but a set of principles around social justice and tikkun olam  —  was nowhere to be found. And that scared me, because it meant that there wasn’t room for another faith in my life or the life of my potential children.

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The Latest On WNHH Radio

by Lucy Gellman | Nov 23, 2016 8:22 am

Lucy Gellman Photo The latest programs on WNHH hop from family law practice to Russian history, pause to consider the Declaration of Independence and mull over what the founding fathers would have thought of Donald J. Trump, and scratch the surface of interfaith life in New Haven.

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