Press Releases

JCARR update: News from Family #2

JCARR was established in 2015 by five area synagogues and the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven, which came together to welcome, sponsor and support refugee families new to our area. Since December 2015, JCARR has welcomed four refugee families as a co-sponsor of IRIS (Integrated Refu…

Rabbinical Council of America condemns racism in US government

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Orthodox Rabbinical Council of America said it “condemns the most recent outburst of racist rhetoric in the highest levels of government,” an apparent reference to President Donald Trump’s call on four Democratic congresswomen to “go back” to unspecified co…

Rabbis speak against president’s ‘racist attack’

As rabbis who have spent our professional lives serving the Jewish and wider community, we take exception to the president’s racist attack on four members of Congress and his suggestion that he is defending Jews from their anti-Semitism.

As Jews we are all too familiar with racist, xenoph…

House Votes Overwhelmingly for Anti-BDS Legislation

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted on Tuesday to condemn the movement to boycott, divest and sanction Israel.

 

The bi-partisan House vote on the non-binding resolution was 398-17. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, who represents Greater New Haven, voted for the resolution. Click he…

A Member of JCARR Organizes a Fundraiser to Support Cause

Jewish Community for Refugee Resettlement (JCARR) was established in 2015 by five area synagogues (Congregation Beth-El-Keser Israel (BEKI), Congregation B'nai Jacob, Congregation Mishkan Israel, Congregation Or Shalom, and Temple Emanuel of Greater New Haven) and the Jewish Federation of G…