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Why Should Your Child Attend a Jewish Overnight Camp?

Jewish overnight camps have evolved tremendously over the years. There are now many styles and specialty options, including science and sports camps. More importantly, these camps have a proven track record of strengthening children’s Jewish identity and connection to the Jewish com-munity…

Jewish Organizations Demand U.S. Support for the Rohingya People

In this letter to the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee leadership, members of the Jewish Rohingya Justice Network (JRJN), a consortium of 25 Jewish organizations representing all four major denominations of Judaism, advocated for the rights of the persecuted Rohingya people. They ask…

2019 Highlights for BBYO Connecticut Valley Region

BBYO Connecticut Valley Region had a great start to 2020 while also celebrating its  2019 successes. Highlights from 2019 included the BBYO Connecticut Valley Region Kickoff, which welcomed more than 400 Jewish teenagers to Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury. Another stand-out event was th…

From Czechoslovakia to Connecticut: Teens at Temple Emanuel

Every year, the seventh-grade religious school class at Temple Emanuel of Greater New Haven in Orange learns about the Holocaust. In 2019, the teens were tasked with researching the origins of the Holocaust Memorial Scroll on loan to Temple Emanuel from the Memorial Scrolls Trust in Westmins…

Women’s Philanthropy Sets Its Heart on Social Action

by Talya Hyman, Shalom New Haven Staff Writer 

Participants painted from their hearts at the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven’s Women’s Philanthropy opening event on September 24, 2019. In a partnership with Hearts of Hope, a nonprofit organization focused on compassionate outre…