Israel & Overseas

Strengthening Jewish communities in Israel and around the world has always been a top priority for the Federation. We build a local community connection to Israel, fund and help implement overseas designated projects, and participate in the collective support for world Jewry.

 

The Federation enhances individual experiences through ongoing, people-to-people relationships, missions, and exchange programs. Missions to Israel and to other overseas Jewish communities serve to strengthen Jewish identity, build Jewish community and grow Jewish philanthropy. For more information on upcoming missions, email jfgnh@jewishnewhaven.org.

ISRAEL NEWS UPDATES

  • Statement on Trump's Signage of Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995

    The Jewish Federation and Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater New Haven support the statement released by the Jewish Federations of North America as follows:

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    The Jewish Federation and Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater New Haven support the statement released by the Jewish Federations of North America as follows:

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    The Jewish Federation and Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater New Haven support the statement released by the Jewish Federations of North America as follows:

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Israel in Shalom New Haven

  • Sandberg Hiked Through the Negev, Thanks to Jewish Foundation Scholarship

    Recognizing the impact of Israel travel/experiences, the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven provides scholarships for both short-term (minimum of three-week program) and long-term organized Israel educational programs for Greater New Haven area youth, ages 14-19.

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    Recognizing the impact of Israel travel/experiences, the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven provides scholarships for both short-term (minimum of three-week program) and long-term organized Israel educational programs for Greater New Haven area youth, ages 14-19.

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    Recognizing the impact of Israel travel/experiences, the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven provides scholarships for both short-term (minimum of three-week program) and long-term orga...

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    Recognizing the impact of Israel travel/experiences, the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven provides scholarships ...

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  • COHEN RE­CALLS THE THRILL OF COM­PET­ING IN MAC­CABIAH GAMES

    Marcy Cohen, of Shelton, still gets emotional when she remembers the thrill of seeing 8,750 Jewish athletes from 80 countries all in one place during the opening ceremonies of the 20th anniversary of the World Maccabiah Games in Israel last summer.

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    Marcy Cohen, of Shelton, still gets emotional when she remembers the thrill of seeing 8,750 Jewish athletes from 80 countries all in one place during the opening ceremonies of the 20th anniversary of the World Maccabiah Games in Israel last summer.

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    Marcy Cohen, of Shelton, still gets emotional when she remembers the thrill of seeing 8,750 Jewish athletes from 80 countries all in one place during the opening ceremonies of the 20th ann...

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    Marcy Cohen, of Shelton, still gets emotional when she remembers the thrill of seeing 8,750 Jewish athletes from 80 co...

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  • Birthright Israel Expands Eligibility


    NEW YORK—Birthright Israel, the largest provider of cultural trips in the world, today announces a decision to introduce a new age category for the first time since the organization’s founding in 1999.

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    NEW YORK—Birthright Israel, the largest provider of cultural trips in the world, today announces a decision to introduce a new age category for the first time since the organization’s founding in 1999.

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    NEW YORK—Birthright Israel, the largest provider of cultural trips in the world, today announces a decision to introduce a new age category for the first time since the organization’...

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    NEW YORK—Birthright Israel, the largest provider of cultural trips in the world, today announces a decision to int...

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  • IDF Paratrooper Speaks to JHSC Students

    The Jewish High School of Connecticut recently hosted Zach Okun, a new graduate of the IDF’s Paratrooper School. Zach is the older brother of JHSC sophomore, Jakob Okun.

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    The Jewish High School of Connecticut recently hosted Zach Okun, a new graduate of the IDF’s Paratrooper School. Zach is the older brother of JHSC sophomore, Jakob Okun.

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    The Jewish High School of Connecticut recently hosted Zach Okun, a new graduate of the IDF’s Paratrooper School. Zach is the older brother of JHSC sophomore, Jakob Okun.

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    The Jewish High School of Connecticut recently hosted Zach Okun, a new graduate of the IDF’s Paratrooper School. Zac...

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    The Jewish High School of Connecticut recently hosted Zach Okun, a new graduat...

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Young Emissary Program

The Israeli Young Emissary Program is a ten-month volunteer service experience. Israeli high school graduates from the Afula Gilboa region who choose to defer their army service serve as young ambassadors for Israel to the communities in their partnership region in Southern New England.