Building Community


At the heart of Jewish life for millennia, fostering a strong community is how we survived throughout a perilous history and how we create our better future.


Outreach Programs & Agencies


JCC of Greater New Haven

A popular gathering place for people of all backgrounds, belief, and ages.​ In 2012, the JCC celebrated 100 years of serving the greater New Haven population. More on JCC



Jewish Community Alliance for Refugee Resettlement (JCARR)

Help provide refugee families with comprehensive support as they are welcomed to their new home in the United States. More About JCARR


Jewish Community Relations Council

Advocates for Israel, immigration and healthcare reform throughout greater New Haven and the state. Our prominence in the general community gives us access to decision makers and media, and ensures that issues of importance to our community will be addressed. More on JCRC


Jewish Coalition for Literacy

Reading Partners encourage in children a love of reading, language and stories. There are now 150 JCL volunteer reading tutors at seven local public schools. More on JCL



Jewish Cemetery Association

Manages eight Jewish cemeteries and a free, searchable database of the locations of thousands of Jewish graves in New Haven County. More on JCA


New American Acculturation

Provides educational, cultural and Judaic programs for new AmericansMore on NAA



Women of Vision

Since 1998 the Women of Vision Society, a program of the Jewish Foundation, has distributed more than $110,000 in grants to support speakers for Jewish women’s programming and projects of concern to the Jewish home and family. More on WOV


Yesod Leadership Development Program

Supports our community by aiding the development of excellent volunteer leadershipMore on Yesod


Federation's Shoreline Office

The Federation's annex in Guilford builds a stronger Jewish community on the Shoreline and Lower Connecticut River Valley through a series of programs and events on issues valuable to the community. More on Shoreline Office