We are living in unfathomable and unprecedented times but we are here for you. At times of calm and times of crisis, the Jewish Federation, Foundation, and JCC of Greater New Haven work as one to address the needs in our community. Please open up your hearts, lend a helping hand, and give generously. Remember "Kol Israel Arevim Zeh La'Zeh" (all Jews, all people, are responsible for one another)
We are actively making outreach calls to the 10,000 members of our community, to check on your well-being and match you with the help you need. We also opened a Hotline (475) 800-8010. Please call us if you need help or if you are worried about a loved one. We have also received calls to this Hotline from people offering to volunteer or to donations.
The Jewish Federation and the Jewish Foundation have established the COVID-19/Maimonides Community Response Fun. Jointly we have seeded that fund with $108,000 and $54,000 already went out to Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven and to The Towers at Tower Lane in emergency grants, so they can provide immediate support to those most vulnerable in our community. 100% of donations made to this fund are used towards the cause.
Greater New Haven
The response that we received form our staff and volunteers has been heartwarming. Together, we are making outreach phone calls to members of our community; providing tech support to older adults who are struggling with Face-time and with Zoom so that they can stay connected; running errands to help with medicine and food, and most importantly, we are listening.
Together with our sister communities in the Southern New England Consortium (SNEC), we have contributed $100,000 to the people of our sister city Afula-Gilboa. These funds will help Emek Hospital to purchase some urgently-needed equipment, help feed the elderly, provide for sanitary equipment for the Arab villages in the Gilboa, and support the efforts of the Haifa Rape Crisis Center as some women find themselves home-bound with their rapist.