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A JCARR Success Story

Jewish Community for Refugee Resettlement (JCARR) was established in 2015 by five area synagogues (Congregation Beth-El-Keser Israel (BEKI), Congregation B'nai Jacob, Congregation Mishkan Israel, Congregation Or Shalom, and Temple Emanuel of Greater New Haven) and the Jewish Federation of G…

Op-ed: How NOT to fight Antisemitism

Ten Ways Not to Fight Antisemitism

November 11, 2019 By Jewish Philanthropy

By David Bernstein

Effectively fighting resurgent Antisemitism on both sides of the political spectrum requires us to kick some old, bad habits.


Here are 10 ways not to fight it:


1. Don’t fight it…

Israel Crisis Update: November 13, 2019

Israel Crisis Update: November 13, 2019

Here are the major developments:


  • More than 250 rockets have been fired at Israel by Palestinian Islamic Jihad since 6:00am Tuesday, Israel time.
  • Despite a six-hour lull overnight, the rockets resumed early Wednesday morning.
  • Sirens have cont…

Knowing Our Truth

It has been 18 months since we celebrated the grand re-opening of the Beckerman-Lender JCC Building after fire closed our doors for more than a year. Much hard work was invested by community volunteers to determine the best course in the wake of the fire, leading to a road map that has guide…

JCARR: Living in A Foreign Language

On September 9, more than 90 people listened to ten storytellers recount their personal experiences about “Living in a Foreign Language.”  The event at East Rock Brewing Company was a fundraiser for JCARR, the Jewish Community Alliance for Refugee Resettlement

JCARR voluntee…