Press Releases

JFNA Statement on the Death of George Floyd

The Jewish Federations of North America is outraged and sickened by the violence of the Minneapolis police officers that led to the death of George Floyd. We share in the heartbreak, pain and sorrow provoked by his loss and the loss of many others through sordid acts of hate and bigotry. May…

JCPA Statemet of Solidarity with the Black Community

The Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven and its Jewish Community Relations Council is signed on this statement of solidarity authored by the Jewish Council for Public Affair. 

A Statement of Solidarity 
We, the undersigned, are outraged at the killing of George Floyd at the hands …

JCRC Open Letter on the Killing of Mr. George Floyd


Thursday, May 28, 2020

Dear Friends,

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) at the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven is outraged by the killing of Mr. George Floyd, a subdued, handcuffed  African American man, pleading for help, was suffocated by a former Minneapolis poli…

What Shavuot is All About

By Eliraz Shifman Berman

Most people who have heard about the holiday of Shavuot know that it has something to do with dairy products. Why? There are different reasonings but, between you and me, it is hard to tell. And it is probably related to other customs of the holiday. So, what is …

Cautious & Careful Steps Toward Reopening

Recently several of our community’s congregations have reminded us that while their operations may have ceased in their buildings due to the pandemic, their synagogues never closed.  We applaud our Greater New Haven congregations for continuing to support and serve their members.

The Jew…