JCC News

Kanter’s Fiber Artwork Exhibited at BEKI

Using history as a guide, fiber artist Rachel Kanter creates tallitot for women. Inspired by the four cornered robes worn by Hebrew priests in Biblical times, and designed using vintage apron patterns from the 20th century, these tallitot bring everyday motifs of American women’s lives int…

Superman’s Jewish Origins Revealed

by Yelena Gerovich
New American Acculturation Coordinator

Eighty years ago, in 1938, two Jewish childhood friends, the sons of recent European immigrants, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, were elated to sell their character Superman to DC Comics for $130. A phenomenon was born. Siegel later re…

New BLELC Director Believes Strong Home-School Connection Is Crucial

The Beverly Levy Early Learning Center of the JCC of Greater New Haven recently welcomed Lisa Bickford as its new Educational Director. Bickford brings more than 16 years of experience as a director of early childhood education centers and programs.

The first thing Bickford noticed when she…

Emissaries Excited About Their Adventure

by Ziv Peleg & Noa Saitowitz
Our Young Emissaries from Israel

Why are most people afraid of new beginnings?

We are Noa Saitowitz and Ziv Peleg, the new Young Emissaries of Greater New Haven. Ziv is from Ram-On, in the Gilboa - Afula region and Noa is from Matan, half an hour from Tel Aviv.…

BEKI Presents Pirkei Avot Discussion Series

In the months ahead, Beth El – Keser Israel will present a series of discussions about Pirkei Avot, The Wisdom of our Sages, celebrating the newly published “Pirkei Avot Lev Shalem,” translated and edited by Rabbi Martin S. Cohen, whose prior books include an edition of Psalms and a pr…