Press Releases

Expedited planning process

In light of the fire that has disrupted the Jewish community operations at the JCC campus on Amity Road, the Jewish Federation undertook an expedited planning process.  It is not often in the lifetime of a community that the “pause button” can be pressed to take a step back and evalua…

Why I Go to Camp Every Summer

By Rabbi Michael Farbman
Temple Emanuel of Greater New Haven

Every summer, I get to spend two weeks at URJ Camp Eisner, serving as a Rabbi on Faculty. Every day, I get to teach and play, and teach through play, and enjoy the magnificent Jewish “bubble” that the camp creates for every ch…

Your Campaign Dollars at Work at camp Laurelwood

In today’s secular world, it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep our children connected to their Jewish heritage, culture and traditions. Without these strong ties to their religion and each other, youth and young adults are less likely to make Judaism an integral part of their own …

SCHA Students Tour Israel

Twenty-seven seventh and eighth grade students from Southern Connecticut Hebrew Academy spent 10 days in February on the Middle School Israel Experience Trip. They traveled throughout Israel, to sites both ancient and modern. In addition to traveling all through Jerusalem, including the Old …

JCARR’s Rays of Hope

By Jean Silk
Coordinator, Jewish Community Alliance for Refugee Resettlement

What is it like to be a refugee in America in 2017? Amidst all the political debate in Washington, D.C., about President Trump’s refugee bans, what often gets lost is the voice of the refugee. In celebration of W…