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Jewish high holy days celebrated COVID-19 style

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services could not be held in person due to COVID-19. Many synagogues in Westport and across the country instead held services via livestream or Zoom. People were still able to observe the holidays from their homes without making contact with others.
October 1, 2020

Snacking on apples and honey, hanging out with family and friends, attending services and fasting looked a lot different this year when Jewish families celebrated Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.  Due...

Birthright Booms for Staples Grads

Birthright Booms for Staples Grads
June 9, 2016

Birthright Israel is a well-known program among the Staples Community. Many students go the summer after their first year in college to travel across Israel and be a part of the program. Birthright...

Jewish teens congregate for Pimp My Pumpkin event

Staples students Annie Haroun ’16 and Eliza Donovan ’16 start the pumpkin carving process by outlining their idea.
October 22, 2015

Fall was in the air on Sunday, Oct. 19 at Westport United Synagogue Youth’s second teen event, Pimp My Pumpkin. Jewish students in Westport gathered to bond over hot chocolate, Judaism-themed pumpkin...

Fasting is no piece of cake

Fasting is no piece of cake
September 25, 2015

The majority of people who hear about Jews fasting on Yom Kippur shrug it off or don’t seem to think much about what goes into depriving yourself from food and water for 24 interminable hours. Yom Kippur...

Students hit the books on Hanukkah

December 9, 2014

Usually, students do not receive any time off to celebrate Hanukkah. As a result, students rejoiced last year when Hanukkah fell in conjunction with Thanksgiving Break, and gave them a few...

All I want for Hanukkah this year

December 8, 2014

According to old myths, when you throw a coin into a wishing well, your wish comes true. When I was young, I innocently believed this tale and begged my parents for pennies whenever I caught a glimpse...

I favor menorahs to Christmas lights

December 8, 2014

Hi, my name is Cadence Neenan, and I’m a self-identified wannabe Jew. It all began in the Bar/Bat Mitzvah era. As a simple, awkward 13-year-old, I went to synagogue after synagogue on Saturday mornings...

Succeed from sundown to sundown

Succeed from sundown to sundown
September 19, 2014

With countless pizza, sushi, and frozen yogurt restaurants scattered all over town, it seems to be Westport’s job to prevent fasting.  So from sundown to sundown, on October 3 to October 4, the Jewish...

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