Press Releases

Controversial Conversion Bill Temporarily Halted

The government of Israel has agreed not to move the controversial conversion legislation forward for six months. 
Earlier this week, the Israeli cabinet had advanced a bill seeking to consolidate all conversions to Judaism within Israel under the auspices of the Chief Rabbinate, which adher…

Camp Security and Orientation

In preparation for the start of camp on Monday, June 26th, the staff at JCC Day Camps welcomed Michael Butsch from the FBI for a security training session last Thursday evening. Butsch emphasized the importance of being prepared for any potentially unsafe situation. His presentation was embr…

One Wall for One Jewish People

The Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven is committed to pluralism in our community and at the Kotel (Western Wall). On June 29, a letter was sent to the Israeli prime minister and consul general, 
co-signed by congregational rabbis.  

A sense of unity and jubilation defined the first f…

Scholarship Opportunities through the Jewish Foundation

Jewish Scholarship Initiative (JSI) Deadlines:
Scholarships for area Day Schools & Jewish Preschools: July 14 
Synagogue Schools: October 20 
Camp scholarships: May 4, 2018

College Scholarship Deadlines:
Emma Kohn Podoloff Scholarship Fund of the National Council of Jewish Women: August 1…

What Do You Want to Do Jewishly and How Can We Help?

In 2016, the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven distributed over $2.3 million to charitable organizations, of which, $1.9 million was distributed to local Jewish organizations—our synagogues, the Jewish Federation, for Jews in need and Jewish Family Service, the Jewish Historical Socie…