Press Releases

Standing Against Violence and Hate

Dear friends,

We cannot allow ourselves to be numb to the tragedies that continue to happen.  Whether it happens in a Charleston, South Carolina black church, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania synagogue, or Christchurch, New Zealand mosques, each instance is a horrific assault on the values we al…

Statement on today’s shooting at New Zealand mosques

On behalf of the 7 Jewish Federations of Connecticut, we join with people of good will around the world in condemning the horrific attack on two mosques in Christ Church, New Zealand, and the death of 49 people. Once again, people at prayer have been murdered and wounded; once again families mo…

Congregation B’nai Jacob Commemorates 90th Birthday of Martin Luther King

On January 18, Congregation B’nai Jacob hosted a celebration of the 90th birthday of Martin Luther King by including a gospel singing event included in its customary Friday evening service. A combined choir consisting of the Valley Soul and the Shoreline Soul groups, together with the B’…

Seminary Trip Brings Israel to Life for Hodakov

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. For 2019 summer trips, ap…

Jewish Voice for Peace's Stance on Zionism

by Israel Action Network (IAN) of Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA)

Zionism is the movement of the Jewish people to create and build a sovereign state in our historical homeland. In January, the organization Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) explicitly stated that it is anti-Zionist, re…