Press Releases

CT Becomes Home Away From Home for Past Emissary

by MiriYam Judd, Shalom New Haven Intern

Five years ago, Nir Lustig came to America for his very first time to serve as a Young Israeli Emissary for the Jewish community of greater New Haven. Unlike others in the program, he’d never visited before; he had no idea what exactly to expect.

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Shalom Group, a JFS Program, Enjoyed Holiday Craft at JCC MakerSpace

Serving developmentally disabled Jewish adults, the Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven’s Shalom Group offers Jewish educational, holiday, cultural and other social events for people to learn more about Judaism, feel connected to it and develop social relationships with their peers.…

Uzbekistan

Located in the heart of the Great Silk Road, Uzbekistan was conquered by Genghis Kahn and ruled by the Mongolian Empire before becoming part of the Soviet Union. Today, this Islamic country is home to beautiful mosques, exotic architecture, and a historic carpet-making industry. Uzbekistan…

Kosher Food Offerings for the Holidays

by Talya Hyman, Shalom New Haven Intern

Just as spiritual preparation is needed as we approach the High Holy Days, holiday meal preparation simultaneously remains an important feature of our religious traditions. Jewish people are known to be major foodies (our friends and neighbors still c…