Press Releases

Jewish Historical Society: Samuel Campner, New Haven’s Jewish Mayor

The Jewish Historical Soecity spotlights Samuel Campner, a young Jewish figure who made a difference in New Haven politics and in the local Jewish community during the early 1900s as New Haven’s youngest, briefest and only Jewish mayor.

How Your Campaign Donations are Powering the Community

Amy Holtz, Chief Development Officer

The Jewish Federation annual campaign is the backbone of our community; it is here in “normal” times and during a crisis such as a global pandemic (COVID-19), hurricane relief, anti-Semitic incidents and other emergency efforts. We can only help thro…

Greater New Haven's Grinspoon Award for Excellence in Jewish Education

The Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven is partnering with Harold Grinspoon Foundation to create a Greater New Haven’s Harold Grinspoon Award for Excellence in Jewish Education. This opportunity gives our community the chance to recognize the outstanding educators among us. With special…

US Census 2020

Dear Jewish Federation,

What we declare when we answer the Census 2020 is that we are here, and we are part of  “we the people,”  and we refuse to be excluded. While we currently cannot gather together in community spaces we can each do something for the long term good of our entire c…

Cantor Jennifer Boyle Joins Temple Beth Tikvah

Temple Beth Tikvah is delighted to announce Cantor Jennifer Boyle as the new cantor-educator as of July 1. She was ordained in June 2020 from Hebrew College in Boston, has a master’s degree in Jewish education, and a certification in interfaith family Jewish engagement from Hebrew College.…