Press Releases

Federation Provides Emergency Assistance to Victims of Tzfat Wildfire

This Sunday (July 16) a wild brushfire swept through the Canaan neighborhood in the northern city of Tzfat, fueled by exceptionally hot, dry weather. Hundreds of individuals and families were evacuated from their homes, some of which sustained irreparable damage and will need to be entirely …

JFS 2017 School Supply Drive

Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven is collecting new school supplies for children and teens whose families use our agency services. We would like to provide for these 100+ children and teens between the ages of 4-17.

The items we are seeking include: new backpacks; crayons (thin …

It's Called Shabbat!

By Stacey Battat
PJ Library of Greater New Haven
Finding family time to JUST BE is one of the many reasons why Shabbat has held such a sacred space in Jewish tradition. With the noise of our modern lives, it also has the power to maintain our sanity while giving our children an unplugged, …

LGBTQ+ Pride Month in Review

By Ruth Douglas
Shalom New Haven Staff
This year, Pride Month celebrations in the U.S. experienced record attendance and support. But the shocking anti-Semitic actions against Jewish marchers at a pride parade in Chicago revealed a disturbing narrative that has recently emerged in the LGBT…

Temple Beth David Teen Installs Cheshire’s First Little Free Library

Juliette Markman, who was called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah at Temple Beth David in June, recently completed a unique and community-friendly service project – Cheshire’s first “Little Free Library” on the temple’s front lawn. Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that …