By Cindy Mindell WEST HARTFORD This month heralds the kickoff of a year-long celebration marking the Centennial of the Mandell Jewish Community Center of Greater Hartford. While precursors to the current JCC existed in Hartford as far back as 1878, the institutions anniversary has traditionally been tallied from 1915. That year, a Talmud Torah (Jewish religious school) building on Pleasant Street in Hartford took in the Young Mens Hebrew Association (YMHA), founded in 1878, and the Young Womens Hebrew Association (YWHA), founded in 1891.

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Were just getting started West Hartfords Mandell JCC celebrates its first 100 years

Marion Barry, the civil-rights leader who became a polarizing political figure during two spans as mayor of Washington, D.C., separated by a prison sentence for drug possession, has died. He was 78

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The Washington Post Marion Barry Marion Barry Jr., the Mississippi sharecroppers son and civil rights activist who served three terms as mayor of the District of Columbia, survived a drug arrest and jail sentence, and then came back to win a fourth term as the citys chief executive, died early on Nov. 23 at United Medical Center in Washington. He was 78.

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Peggy and Ed Robin created funds for their grandchildren that must be used for charitable purposes. Photo by Cyndi Bemel Like many doting grandparents, Peggy and Ed Robin have given their grandchildren small cash gifts over the years.

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Barbara Driscoll, 82 WRENTHAM Barbara (Devlin) Driscoll, 82, of Wrentham, formerly of Hyannis, died Nov. 18, 2014. She was the wife of the late John J.

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Obituaries 11-21-2014

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If there was ever a time to get kosher or halal food in Pittsburgh while at the same time engaging in discussion about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, this is it.

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As CMU's Conflict Kitchen reopens, the discussion of Israeli-Palestinian hostilities continues

Freedom can be a two-edged sword, it seems. To speak against is liberty; to be spoken against is tyranny and racial injustice.

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Hypocrisy & Bnai Brith