Archive | May, 2013

Best Hikes in New Haven, CT

28 May

David Chorney was born in New Haven, CT, and attended the University of New Haven. He continues to live and work in the area, where he manages his own financial services firm. In his free time, he enjoys exploring his town by biking, hiking, and camping.

New Haven is famous around the world as the home of the prestigious Ivy League school Yale University. However, there are many attractions for nonscholars, as well. Connecticut offers many beautiful hiking excursions. Here are some of the most popular hikes in the state:

1. Sleeping Giant State Park: Located in Hamden, this park offers two miles of mountaintop and a scenic trail leading to a stone observation tower atop Mount Carmel, affording a great view of Long Island Sound.

2. Racebrook Tract: Spread across nearly 400 acres in Orange and Woodbridge, the Racebrook Tract offers two intertwining and meandering trails that take hikers through lands featuring a variety of wildlife, as well as fences and buildings from the early 1900s.

3. Steep Rock Association: The association maintains more than 40 miles of trails through three preserves known as Hidden Valley, Steep Rock, and Macricostas. Hikers who walk all 40 miles can become members of the Steep Rock Association.


Upcoming Events at the Beth El-Keser Israel Synagogue

8 May

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Outside of his work with Financial Concepts Unlimited, LLC, asset manager David Chorney of New Haven, CT, gives back to his community in several ways. He contributes to the New Haven Downtown Soup Kitchen, Westville Alliance, and the Jewish Coalition for Literature. He also sits on the board of Beth El-Keser Israel (BEKI), his synagogue.

BEKI frequently brings in guest lecturers to serve as Dar-shanim or preachers. In April and May, the synagogue will welcome a speaker from the BEKI Religious School and a rabbi celebrating the 72nd anniversary of his bar mitzvah. Other upcoming events at the synagogue include ongoing efforts such as a Saturday Shabbat Shalom Torah study, a Rashi study group reading the Book of Shoftim, Hebrew classes, and a Wednesday study group for rabbis. Additional information can be found at