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Israel Crisis Update: November 13, 2019

Israel Crisis Update: November 13, 2019

Here are the major developments:


  • More than 250 rockets have been fired at Israel by Palestinian Islamic Jihad since 6:00am Tuesday, Israel time.
  • Despite a six-hour lull overnight, the rockets resumed early Wednesday morning.
  • Sirens have cont…

Knowing Our Truth

It has been 18 months since we celebrated the grand re-opening of the Beckerman-Lender JCC Building after fire closed our doors for more than a year. Much hard work was invested by community volunteers to determine the best course in the wake of the fire, leading to a road map that has guide…

JCARR: Living in A Foreign Language

Photo Credit: Lucy Gellman
On September 9, more than 90 people listened to ten storytellers recount their personal experiences about “Living in a Foreign Language.”  The event at East Rock Brewing Company was a fundraiser for JCARR, the Jewish Community Alliance for Refugee …

The Values of the Jewish Federation

Based on a speech delivered by Dr. Stephanie Wain, Major Gifts Chair, at the 2020 Major Gifts Event


The Jewish Federation is guided by three ideals: “Klal Yisrael” - a deep and abiding love for all Jewish people and a sacred promise that we will be there for each other; “Chesed…

An Oldy but a Goody: The Continuing Relevance of the Federation Model

This article was adapted from the speech given by Annual Campaign Chair, Dr. Dena Schulman-Green, at the 2020 Mega Community Event.

Did you know that the first Jewish Federation was founded in Boston in 1895? Its mission was the same as it is today: to see to the needs of the Jewish commun…