Press Releases

Group Exercise for Emotional & Social Wellness

By Susan Donovan
Director of Group and Virtual Exercise
JCC of Greater New Haven

A powerful stimulus for enhancing emotional wellness, working out with others can contribute enormously to your health. Regular exercise itself will elevate levels of neurotransmitters like dopamine, which help…

Trachten-Zachs Hillel House Marks 10 Years

On Sunday, May 1, 100 guests joined the UConn Hillel for a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the campus Trachten-Zachs Hillel House, honoring two UConn alumni, Lawrence “Larry” Handler (‘67), and Dori Jacobs (‘22), for their outstanding contributions to UConn Hillel.

A cum laud…

JSCREEN Changes Lives… One Family at a Time

JScreen New Haven, a public health initiative that provides detection for preventable hereditary cancers and Jewish genetic diseases, is changing lives everyday by providing reproductive genetic screening and cancer genetic screening to Jewish individuals and couples.

Now, the vital home sc…

Jewish Family Service Names Alissa Wurtzel CEO

The Board of Directors of Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven is delighted to announce the appointment of Alissa Wurtzel as our new CEO.

For the past twenty years, Alissa has spent her professional life improving the social and emotional welfare of individuals and families, most rece…

Jewish groups react to mass shooting in Buffalo

By Dmitriy Shapiro

(JNS) While no Jewish people were victims of Saturday’s shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y., in which 10 people were killed and three injured, Jewish communal organizations reacted strongly to the incident, which was allegedly inspired by the suspect’s racist a…