Press Releases

A Look into the Jewish Family Service Counseling Program

For over 75 years, Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven has successfully provided counseling to individuals and families throughout the community. Regardless of religious background, race, or stage of life, JFS works tirelessly to get people back on their feet, leading them through dif…

Young Adult Pay a Solidarity Visit to the Diyanet Mosque

by Derek Holodak

Program and Development Associate


On Monday, June 3, members of the Jewish Federation's young adult community, organized by community member Josh Weinstein, joined with the Yale Divinity School's Interfaith Club for a solidarity visit to the Diyanet Mosque of New Haven…

New Haven Eruv Enhances Lives - New Campaign Announced

by Rabbi Fred Hyman, Ed.D 

The experience of Shabbat is intended to be joyous, which in Hebrew is called “Oneg Shabbat."  However, for those who live in a city without an eruv the observance of Shabbat can be challenging.  “Coming from a community that did not have an eruv,” stat…

Omar and Tlaib Visit to Israel Controversy

The Jewish Community Relations Council has been closely monitoring the situation regarding Israel’s decision not to allow Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilan Omar entry into Israel citing a 2017 law that refuses entry to those who knowingly issue a public call for boycotting Israel.


Traveling Through Oceans

by Nurit Kohl

On August 8, 2019 Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven, represented by Eliraz Shifman-Berman and Nurit Kohl, visited our Afula-Gilboa partnership in Israel. The following is the first of a series of stories fom that impactful visit. 

Afula is one of the more diverse cities…