Press Releases

Crosing the Bridge with Alma Pre-Military Mechina

Anna is one of our Alma mechina participants (a mechina is a pre-army academy) and she is generously sponsored by Women's Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven. 

About Alma:

In Israel, the IDF unit in which one serves sets a young person on a path for years to come. …

Stacey Trachten Recognized at International Lions of Judah Conference

At the International Lions of Judah Conference which raised over $35 million (a 16% increase from last year), Stacey Trachten was recognized as a Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award winner. Since 2004, the prestigious Award has been given to Lions of Judah who have demonstrated the highest ide…

When One Jew Asks Another Jew for Money to Help a Third Jew

An Interview with Dr. Steven Fleischman


Sitting in the comfortable and inviting Fleischman Family Center at the Beckerman-Lender Jewish Community Building, Dr. Steven Fleischman shared about the need for a thriving Jewish community and about federated giving. Dr. Fleischman is the Chair…

Work-Ready Clothes to Those in Need

Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven (JFSGNH) is excited to launch a new program called Ken’s Closet, clothing for men and women.

This program honors the memory of the late Ken Sperling, who had a passion for JFSGNH, as well as a clear understanding of how looking presentable positi…

Make Your Dreams Come True Day

by Yelena Gerovich
New American Acculturation Coordinator

Do you know that January 13 is Make Your Dream Come True Day? We do not know who created this day, when it started, or why, but according to Jewish tradition, the number 13 is a very significant one and considered to be a blessed num…