Press Releases

NEJA Students Lobby Members of Congress on Capitol Hill

West Hartford, CT – Standing in front of Congressman John Larson (D-CT), the four seniors from New England Jewish Academy recently showed off the skills that they had learned at the Schusterman Advocacy Institute High School Summit the previous day. With this rare opportunity, Aaron Snyder…

Shalom from P2G: Operation Moses

The Ethiopian Jewish community prayed for centuries to return to the Land of Israel. Exactly 35 years ago, on Nov. 21st, 1984 'Operation Moses' began- a clandestine mission to bring more than 8,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel within seven weeks.  Thousands of Ethiopian Jews embarked on an ardu…

Building a Tzedakah

 

The Build a Tzedakah Fund allows young people (sometimes at a Bar/Bat Mitzvah age) to take the responsibility of performing the mitzvah (the act of giving charity. From the Hebrew word tzadik, meaning righteous or justice) of tzedakah (a commandment or a good deed) by establishin…

Afula-Gilboa Land Purchasing was Funded by Connecticut Jews

In 1899-1900, the American Jewish Year Book records a chapter of Chovevei Zion in New London, and in 1913 Morris Mallove, a jewler in downrtown New London established the Sons of Zion. Mallove became an active Zionist leader in Connecticut and helped raise funs to purchase land in the Jezree…

JCC, Project CASY Partner to Speed Up Autism Research, Promote Inclusion

The JCC of Greater New Haven has joined with Project CASY (Community Autism Socials at Yale) to not only help speed up the research and understanding of autism but also to create a safe, active, inclusive and life-long community for individuals with autism as well as their families, friends,…