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Eruv Will Be Back Up

by Paul Bass | Feb 15, 2017 1:17 pm | Comments (1)

If you happened to notice a rabbi checking 11 miles worth of telephone poles around town in the wake of last week’s snowstorm, here’s what he was up to:  Making sure that religiously observant New Haven Jews can stroll babies and carry prayer books when Sabbath rolls around.

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A Baptism By Fire

by Paul Bass | Jan 13, 2017 2:05 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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