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Ruby Kantor ’24 wears a necklace with her name in Hebrew, embracing her Jewish heritage.

Antisemitism fluctuates due to a lack of education about Jewish culture

Ruby Kantor ’24, Arts Editor November 29, 2022

I frequently recall the last day of my sophomore year, and how this one experience taught me the value of words.  I remember walking into my Spanish class to find my classmates indulging in food and...

The number of people in the world who still hold highly negative views toward the Jewish community is significant. This makes it more important than ever to speak up and inform in order to help the defamation.

Anniversary of Kristallnacht prompts reflection on Modern Anti-Semitism

Emily Goldstein ’23, Public Relations Director November 23, 2021

Nazis burned synagogues to the ground, Jewish homes and businesses were vandalized and thousands of Jews were arrested or killed on November 9, 1938, . Kristallnacht or “The Night of Broken Glass”...

Staples students celebrate passover amid COVID-19

Jake Gersh ’21 April 4, 2021

Tables are set up and displayed with materials as teens begin to get ready to tie-dye either their mask, socks or shirts.

CTEEN Tie-Dye Event Fosters Community

Rebecca Kanfer '21, Paper Sports Editor October 16, 2020

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.

Jewish high holy days celebrated COVID-19 style

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

Ivy Prince, Web A&E Editor 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...

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

Jewish teens congregate for Pimp My Pumpkin event

Kaila Finn, Web News Editor 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

Becca Rawiszer, Web Opinions Editor 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

Talia Hendel, Web Managing Editor 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

Claire Lewin, Associate Managing Editor 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

Cadence Neenan, Web Managing Editor 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...

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