• Created by Teens for Teens

    JTE, Jewish Teen Education, is a year-old program in the Greater New Haven area created by teens for teens. JTE has completed two very successful semesters with great feedback from participating students. In the Fall of 2018, JTE will offer a range of classes, ranging

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    JTE, Jewish Teen Education, is a year-old program in the Greater New Haven area created by teens for teens. JTE has completed two very successful semesters with great feedback from participating students. In the Fall of 2018, JTE will offer a range of classes, ranging

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  • Partial Facilities Reopen at JCC

    On Monday, June 26, JCC members embraced the long-awaited pool, racquetball courts, and Playscape reopening at the JCC on Amity Road.

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    On Monday, June 26, JCC members embraced the long-awaited pool, racquetball courts, and Playscape reopening at the JCC on Amity Road.

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    On Monday, June 26, JCC members embraced the long-awaited pool, racquetball courts, and Playscape reopening at the JCC on Amity Road.

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    How did it all start? From what humble beginnings? From whose dreams? Aided by the memories of many individuals, we have gleaned the following history of the work of many dedicated volunteers whose names were never recorded. Camp Laurelwood has grown through the generosity and efforts of many people.

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Jewish Education


 

  • Madrichim at Temple Emanuel

    Imagine the look on a young child’s face, when they realize their teacher is one of the teens who used to help out in their classroom!
    At Temple Emanuel in Orange they’re making that happen, specifically by partnering with teens that have completed three years of training in TE’s madrichim program.

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    Imagine the look on a young child’s face, when they realize their teacher is one of the teens who used to help out in their classroom!
    At Temple Emanuel in Orange they’re making that happen, specifically by partnering with teens that have completed three years of training in TE’s ...

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    Imagine the look on a young child’s face, when they realize their teacher is one of the teens who used to help out in their classroom!
    At Temple Emanuel in Orange they’re making that ...

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    Imagine the look on a young child’s face, when they realize their teacher is one of the teens who used to help out i...

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    Imagine the look on a young child’s face, when they realize their teacher is...

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    Imagine the look on a young child’s face, when...

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  • Jewish High School of CT Students Research Recycling Mitigation

    Ever since the Industrial Revolution, many nations of the world have tried to come up with varying conservation methods to prevent the depletion of important non-renewable resources. The United States in particular has become aware of

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    Ever since the Industrial Revolution, many nations of the world have tried to come up with varying conservation methods to prevent the depletion of important non-renewable resources. The United States in particular has become aware of

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    Ever since the Industrial Revolution, many nations of the world have tried to come up with varying conservation methods to prevent the depletion of important non-renewable resources. The U...

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    Ever since the Industrial Revolution, many nations of the world have tried to come up with varying conservation method...

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    Ever since the Industrial Revolution, many nations of the world have tried to ...

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    Ever since the Industrial Revolution, many natio...

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    Ever since the Industri...

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    Ever since th...

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  • Scholarship Opportunities through the Jewish Foundation

    Last year, thanks to a generous donor in our community, Jewish Scholarship Initiative distributed $87,000 in local scholarships. These needs-based scholarships are for Jewish households residing in Greater New Haven. Qualifying schools include: Southern Connecticut Hebrew Academy, Ezra Academy and Bais David Yeshiva of New Haven. Qualifying Jewish camps include Camp Laurelwood, JCC Day Camps, Camp Gan Israel and local synagogue camps.

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    Last year, thanks to a generous donor in our community, Jewish Scholarship Initiative distributed $87,000 in local scholarships. These needs-based scholarships are for Jewish households residing in Greater New Haven. Qualifying schools include: Southern Connecticut Hebrew Academy, Ezra A...

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    Last year, thanks to a generous donor in our community, Jewish Scholarship Initiative distributed $87,000 in local scholarships. These needs-based scholarships are for Jewish households re...

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    Last year, thanks to a generous donor in our community, Jewish Scholarship Initiative distributed $87,000 in local sch...

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    Last year, thanks to a generous donor in our community, Jewish Scholarship Ini...

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    Last year, thanks to a generous donor in our com...

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    Last year, th...

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  • Three Teens Granted Scholarships for Summer in Israel

    The Jewish Foundation wishes mazel tov to our Israel Experience Scholarship recipients, each of whom received a scholarship from the Jewish Foundation to attend a summer program in Israel:

    The Jewish Foundation wishes mazel tov to our Israel Experience Scholarship recipients, each of whom received a scholarship from the Jewish Foundation to attend a summer program in Israel:

    The Jewish Foundation wishes mazel tov to our Israel Experience Scholarship recipients, each of whom received a scholarship from the Jewish Foundation to attend a summer program in Israel:

    The Jewish Foundation wishes mazel tov to our Israel Experience Scholarship recipients, each of whom received a scholarship fro...

    The Jewish Foundation wishes mazel tov to our Israel Experience Scholarship recipients,...

    The Jewish Foundation wishes mazel tov to our Israel Expe...

    The Jewish Foundation wishes maz...

    The Jewish Foundation ...

  • Created by Teens for Teens

    JTE, Jewish Teen Education, is a year-old program in the Greater New Haven area created by teens for teens. JTE has completed two very successful semesters with great feedback from participating students. In the Fall of 2018, JTE will offer a range of classes, ranging from cooking and yoga to Israeli politics and comparative religions, for students entering grades 8 to 12.

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    JTE, Jewish Teen Education, is a year-old program in the Greater New Haven area created by teens for teens. JTE has completed two very successful semesters with great feedback from participating students. In the Fall of 2018, JTE will offer a range of classes, ranging from cooking and yo...

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    JTE, Jewish Teen Education, is a year-old program in the Greater New Haven area created by teens for teens. JTE has completed two very successful semesters with great feedback from partici...

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    JTE, Jewish Teen Education, is a year-old program in the Greater New Haven area created by teens for teens. JTE has co...

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Advocacy


 

  • State Security Grant Available to the JCC

    State security grants are now available for JCC preschools to the tune of $1 million in matching funds, based on need. CT Senate Bill 1014, which passed in late June of 2017, extends eligibility to private schools and to licensed childcare centers and preschools that have received security threats.

    “The inclusion of JCC preschools in the grant is critical in light of the need for increased security in our institutions”, said Judy Alperin, CEO of the Jewish Federation ...

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    State security grants are now available for JCC preschools to the tune of $1 million in matching funds, based on need. CT Senate Bill 1014, which passed in late June of 2017, extends eligibility to private schools and to licensed childcare centers and preschools that have received...

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    State security grants are now available for JCC preschools to the tune of $1 million in matching funds, based on need. CT Senate Bill 1014, which passed in late June of 2017, extend...

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    State security grants are now available for JCC preschools to the tune of $1 million in matching funds, based o...

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    State security grants are now available for JCC preschools to the tune ...

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  • Controversial Conversion Bill Temporarily Halted

    The government of Israel has agreed not to move the controversial conversion legislation forward for six months.
    Earlier this week, the Israeli cabinet had advanced a bill seeking to consolidate all conversions to Judaism within Israel under the auspices of the Chief Rabbinate, which adheres to Orthodox standards. The bill’s critics, who represent all streams of

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    The government of Israel has agreed not to move the controversial conversion legislation forward for six months.
    Earlier this week, the Israeli cabinet had advanced a bill seeking to consolidate all conversions to Judaism within Israel under the auspices of the Chief Rabbinate, which a...

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    The government of Israel has agreed not to move the controversial conversion legislation forward for six months.
    Earlier this week, the Israeli cabinet had advanced a bill seeking to con...

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    The government of Israel has agreed not to move the controversial conversion legislation forward for six months.
    Ear...

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    The government of Israel has agreed not to move the controversial conversion l...

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  • Connecticut Increases Penalties for Hate Crimes

    In response to rising incidents of hate in our communities, the Jewish Federation’s Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), in tandem with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), celebrated the recent passage of new, tougher hate crimes legislation in Connecticut.

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    In response to rising incidents of hate in our communities, the Jewish Federation’s Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), in tandem with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), celebrated the recent passage of new, tougher hate crimes legislation in Connecticut.

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    In response to rising incidents of hate in our communities, the Jewish Federation’s Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), in tandem with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), celebrated...

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    In response to rising incidents of hate in our communities, the Jewish Federation’s Jewish Community Relations Counc...

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    In response to rising incidents of hate in our communities, the Jewish Federat...

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    In response to rising incidents of hate in our c...

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Philanthropy & Leadership


 

  • Cool Reads for Summer 2017

    Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven celebrated the first day of summer by hearing about all the best books of the season at the Guilford Yacht Club with Roxanne J. Coady of R.J. Julia Booksellers.

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    Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven celebrated the first day of summer by hearing about all the best books of the season at the Guilford Yacht Club with Roxanne J. Coady of R.J. Julia Booksellers.

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    Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven celebrated the first day of summer by hearing about all the best books of the season at the Guilford Yacht Club with Roxanne...

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    Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven celebrated the first day of summer by hearing about al...

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    Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven celebrated the...

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    Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Gr...

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  • A Conversation with Robyn Teplitzky About a Women’s Mission to Israel

    Jewish Federations of North America’s National Women’s Philanthropy is proud to present Heart to Heart 9: Empowering. Exhilarating. Extraordinary. Through this special trip, curated particularly for women, you can embark on a life-changing odyssey

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    Jewish Federations of North America’s National Women’s Philanthropy is proud to present Heart to Heart 9: Empowering. Exhilarating. Extraordinary. Through this special trip, curated particularly for women, you can embark on a life-changing odyssey

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    Jewish Federations of North America’s National Women’s Philanthropy is proud to present Heart to Heart 9: Empowering. Exhilarating. Extraordinary. Through this special trip, curated pa...

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    Jewish Federations of North America’s National Women’s Philanthropy is proud to present Heart to Heart 9: Empoweri...

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    Jewish Federations of North America’s National Women’s Philanthropy is pro...

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    Jewish Federations of North America’s National...

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    Jewish Federations of N...

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    Jewish Federa...

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  • What Do You Want to Do Jewishly and How Can We Help?

    In 2016, the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven distributed over $2.3 million to charitable organizations, of which, $1.9 million was distributed to local Jewish organizations—our synagogues, the Jewish Federation, for Jews in need and Jewish Family Service, the Jewish Historical Society, the Jewish

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    In 2016, the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven distributed over $2.3 million to charitable organizations, of which, $1.9 million was distributed to local Jewish organizations—our synagogues, the Jewish Federation, for Jews in need and Jewish Family Service, the Jewish Historical S...

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    In 2016, the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven distributed over $2.3 million to charitable organizations, of which, $1.9 million was distributed to local Jewish organizations—our sy...

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    In 2016, the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven distributed over $2.3 million to charitable organizations, of whic...

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    In 2016, the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven distributed over $2.3 mill...

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    In 2016, the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Ha...

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    In 2016, the Jewish Fou...

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  • Federation's Partner Provides Emergency Assistance in Sri Lanka

    Federation has a long history of responding to disasters around the world, no matter how near or how far. The devastating flooding in Sri Lanka, which happened in the end of May, was no different. Our overseas partner JDC (Jewish Joint Distribution) immediately sprung into action as they received reports of the event.

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    Federation has a long history of responding to disasters around the world, no matter how near or how far. The devastating flooding in Sri Lanka, which happened in the end of May, was no different. Our overseas partner JDC (Jewish Joint Distribution) immediately sprung into action as they...

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    Federation has a long history of responding to disasters around the world, no matter how near or how far. The devastating flooding in Sri Lanka, which happened in the end of May, was no di...

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    Federation has a long history of responding to disasters around the world, no matter how near or how far. The devastat...

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    Federation has a long history of responding to disasters around the world, no ...

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    Federation has a long history of responding to d...

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    Federation has a long h...

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    Federation ha...

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  • Bar Mitzvah Puts Caring for Others at the Top of HIs List

    Robert Farbman, a seventh grader at Amity Middle School in Bethany who became Bar Mitzvah at Temple Emanuel in May, has dedicated his mitzvah project to JCARR, the Jewish Community Alliance for Refugee Resettlement. Over the last few months, Robert spent time with a Syrian refugee family sponsored by JCARR, playing with the children and

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    Robert Farbman, a seventh grader at Amity Middle School in Bethany who became Bar Mitzvah at Temple Emanuel in May, has dedicated his mitzvah project to JCARR, the Jewish Community Alliance for Refugee Resettlement. Over the last few months, Robert spent time with a Syrian refugee...

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    Robert Farbman, a seventh grader at Amity Middle School in Bethany who became Bar Mitzvah at Temple Emanuel in May, has dedicated his mitzvah project to JCARR, the Jewish Community ...

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    Robert Farbman, a seventh grader at Amity Middle School in Bethany who became Bar Mitzvah at Temple Emanuel in ...

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    Robert Farbman, a seventh grader at Amity Middle School in Bethany who ...

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  • Your Campaign Dollars at Work

    The Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven is committed to lead, build, strengthen and renew our dynamic local Jewish community while simultaneously providing

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    The Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven is committed to lead, build, strengthen and renew our dynamic local Jewish community while simultaneously providing

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    The Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven is committed to lead, build, strengthen and renew our dynamic local Jewish community while simultaneously providing

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    The Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven is committed to lead, build, strengthen and renew our dynamic local Jewish ...

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    The Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven is committed to lead, build, streng...

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    The Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven is co...

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  • Mazal Tov: Coveted Kavod Key Awarded to Deserving Recipients

    At the annual meeting of the Jewish Federation, Foundation and JCC of Greater New Haven, longtime JCC member Soudi Bakhtiaria’s acceptance speech about her Kavod Key Society Award was filled with admiration, heartfelt praise and many

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    At the annual meeting of the Jewish Federation, Foundation and JCC of Greater New Haven, longtime JCC member Soudi Bakhtiaria’s acceptance speech about her Kavod Key Society Award was filled with admiration, heartfelt praise and many

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    At the annual meeting of the Jewish Federation, Foundation and JCC of Greater New Haven, longtime JCC member Soudi Bakhtiaria’s acceptance speech about her Kavod Key Society Award was filled ...

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    At the annual meeting of the Jewish Federation, Foundation and JCC of Greater New Haven, longtime JCC member Soudi Bakhtiar...

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    At the annual meeting of the Jewish Federation, Foundation and JCC of Greater New H...

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  • Graduation for Yesod Community Leadership Program

    On June 7, at the annual meeting of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven, men and women graduated from the Yesod Community Leadership Program. They had spent the last three months learning with and from each other, under the expert leadership of former Federation CEO Sydney Perry. Perry led and facilitated nine classes, assisted by Yesod’s diligent program consultant, Olga Markus.

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    On June 7, at the annual meeting of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven, men and women graduated from the Yesod Community Leadership Program. They had spent the last three months learning with and from each other, under the expert leadership of former Federation CEO Sydney Perry. Perry led and facilitated nine classes, assisted by Yesod’s diligent program consultant, Olga Markus.

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  • 2017 Women of Vision Grant Recipients

    This year, the Women of Vision Society awarded grants totaling $12,500. Women of Vision provides women in our community with an easy and accessible way to become lifelong philanthropists through this permanent, restricted endowment fund. The endowment was

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    This year, the Women of Vision Society awarded grants totaling $12,500. Women of Vision provides women in our community with an easy and accessible way to become lifelong philanthropists through this permanent, restricted endowment fund. The endowment was

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    This year, the Women of Vision Society awarded grants totaling $12,500. Women of Vision provides women in our community with an easy and accessible way to become lifelong philanthropists t...

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    This year, the Women of Vision Society awarded grants totaling $12,500. Women of Vision provides women in our communit...

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    This year, the Women of Vision Society awarded grants totaling $12,500. Women ...

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Community


 

  • JFS 2017 School Supply Drive

    JFSGNH is collecting new school supplies for children and teens whose families use our agency services. We would like to provide for these 100+ children and teens between the ages of 4-17.

    JFSGNH is collecting new school supplies for children and teens whose families use our agency services. We would like to provide for these 100+ children and teens between the ages of 4-17.

  • What Makes a Community?

    One definition I looked up said “a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.” Another said “a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common.” The Greater New Haven Jewish community is so much more than a collection of zip codes and mailing addresses, so I believe that the first description that speaks to kinship, shared values and goals defines us better.

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    One definition I looked up said “a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.” Another said “a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common.” The Greater New Haven Jewish community ...

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    One definition I looked up said “a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.” Another said “a group of people living in the sa...

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    One definition I looked up said “a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, inter...

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    One definition I looked up said “a feeling of fellowship with others, as a r...

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    One definition I looked up said “a feeling of ...

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  • Honorable Menschen: Lynn Bullard

    Lynn Bullard is the Director of Yeladim Early Learning Center at the JCC. This year marks her 30th anniversary at the JCC, but her ties to the JCC and the local Jewish community began much earlier. Bullard grew up in the area, as a teen regularly taking the bus downtown to the JCC on Chapel Street. This lifelong engagement is the root of her devotion and commitment to the organization and the community that it supports.

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    Lynn Bullard is the Director of Yeladim Early Learning Center at the JCC. This year marks her 30th anniversary at the JCC, but her ties to the JCC and the local Jewish community began much earlier. Bullard grew up in the area, as a teen regularly taking the bus downtown to the JCC on Chapel Street. This lifelong engagement is the root of her devotion and commitment to the organization and the community that it supports.

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  • On Stage with The Towers Residents

    Residents of Tower One/Tower East have been participating in an exciting, year-long project. The Elder Playwright Program is collaboration between Long Wharf Theatre and Tower One/Tower East. This past season, 15 participants from The Towers attended every show in the LWT 52nd Season.

    Residents of Tower One/Tower East have been participating in an exciting, year-long project. The Elder Playwright Program is collaboration between Long Wharf Theatre and Tower One/Tower East. This past season, 15 participants from The Towers attended every show in the LWT 52nd Season.

  • Honoring Those Who Have Helped in Challenging Times

    At its Annual Meeting on Wednesday June 7, the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven honored the Woodbridge Volunteer Fire Department, Woodbridge Police Department, Ellen Scalettar, First Selectman, and Terry Gilbertson, Town of Woodbridge Building Official, as well as community volunteers, area synagogues and Jewish agencies with the Robert Eisner Community Service Award.

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    At its Annual Meeting on Wednesday June 7, the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven honored the Woodbridge Volunteer Fire Department, Woodbridge Police Department, Ellen Scalettar, First Selectman, and Terry Gilbertson, Town of Woodbridge Building Official, as well as community volunte...

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    At its Annual Meeting on Wednesday June 7, the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven honored the Woodbridge Volunteer Fire Department, Woodbridge Police Department, Ellen Scalettar, First...

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    At its Annual Meeting on Wednesday June 7, the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven honored the Woodbridge Volunteer...

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    At its Annual Meeting on Wednesday June 7, the Jewish Federation of Greater Ne...

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  • Temple Beth Tikvah Celebrates 40 years

    In the early 1950’s, using a Torah borrowed from Congregation B’nai Jacob in Woodbridge, about 35 Jewish families purchased a small building in Branford to form the East Shore Jewish Center. Slowly, there was an influx of Jewish families to the shoreline, prompting a need for larger facilities. After the building was sold, High Holiday services were temporarily held at various homes, schools and churches.

    In the early 1950’s, using a Torah borrowed from Congregation B’nai Jacob in Woodbridge, about 35 Jewish families purchased a small building in Branford to form the East Shore Jewish Center. Slowly, there was an influx of Jewish families to the shoreline, prompting a need for larger facilitie...

    In the early 1950’s, using a Torah borrowed from Congregation B’nai Jacob in Woodbridge, about 35 Jewish families purchased a small building in Branford to form the East Shore Jewish Center. Sl...

    In the early 1950’s, using a Torah borrowed from Congregation B’nai Jacob in Woodbridge, about 35 Jewish families purchased...

    In the early 1950’s, using a Torah borrowed from Congregation B’nai Jacob in Woodbr...

    In the early 1950’s, using a Torah borrowed from Congre...

    In the early 1950’s, using a T...

    In the early 1950’s,...

  • LGBTQ+ Pride Month in Review

    This year, Pride Month celebrations in the U.S. experienced record attendance and support. But the shocking anti-Semitic actions against Jewish marchers at a pride parade in Chicago revealed a disturbing narrative that has recently emerged in the LGBTQ+ community.

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    This year, Pride Month celebrations in the U.S. experienced record attendance and support. But the shocking anti-Semitic actions against Jewish marchers at a pride parade in Chicago revealed a disturbing narrative that has recently emerged in the LGBTQ+ community.

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  • JFS Welcomes New Professionals

    Ariel Blau joins the JFS team as its newest licensed psychotherapist. Ariel grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is ready to assist both English and Spanish speaking members of our community. Amy Pressman joins Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven as its new Director of Marketing. She is excited to help publicize and advance the mission of JFS and increase its awareness throughout Greater New Haven County.

    Ariel Blau joins the JFS team as its newest licensed psychotherapist. Ariel grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is ready to assist both English and Spanish speaking members of our community. Amy Pressman joins Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven as its new Director of Marketing. She is...

    Ariel Blau joins the JFS team as its newest licensed psychotherapist. Ariel grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is ready to assist both English and Spanish speaking members of our community. Am...

    Ariel Blau joins the JFS team as its newest licensed psychotherapist. Ariel grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is ready to...

    Ariel Blau joins the JFS team as its newest licensed psychotherapist. Ariel grew up in ...

    Ariel Blau joins the JFS team as its newest licensed psyc...

    Ariel Blau joins the JFS team as...

    Ariel Blau joins the J...

  • Welcome to America: Summer Cycling

    June 2017 marks two-hundred years since Karl Drais invented the two-wheeler principle of today’s bicycle. Almost 125 years later, this invention has saved many Jewish lives.

    June 2017 marks two-hundred years since Karl Drais invented the two-wheeler principle of today’s bicycle. Almost 125 years later, this invention has saved many Jewish lives.

  • JFS Plans Adoption Homestudy Group

    Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven is planning its upcoming Adoption Homestudy Group. Home study courses are offered by JFS periodically throughout the year for families interested in adopting infants and younger children.

    Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven is planning its upcoming Adoption Homestudy Group. Home study courses are offered by JFS periodically throughout the year for families interested in adopting infants and younger children.

  • JCC Family Funday Featuring Touch-A-Truck

    Touch-A-Truck was a blast this year! Many thanks to all of our sponsors, trucks, and entertainers who joined us! Ezra students and parents did an amazing job face painting. We had a super cool magic show, pony rides, vendors, train rides, bounce house, obstacles course, food, and prizes!

    Touch-A-Truck was a blast this year! Many thanks to all of our sponsors, trucks, and entertainers who joined us! Ezra students and parents did an amazing job face painting. We had a super cool magic show, pony rides, vendors, train rides, bounce house, obstacles course, food, and prizes!

  • Decades of Jewish Camping in CT

    Jewish camping has longstanding roots in Greater New Haven. As early as 1931 community leaders felt that Jewish camping experience was of paramount importance. It was then that Women’s Auxiliary group of the Young Men’s Hebrew Association of the Jewish Community Center (JCC) sat forth to find a location for what would one day become Camp Laurelwood.

    Jewish camping has longstanding roots in Greater New Haven. As early as 1931 community leaders felt that Jewish camping experience was of paramount importance. It was then that Women’s Auxiliary group of the Young Men’s Hebrew Association of the Jewish Community Center (JCC) sat forth to find a location for what would one day become Camp Laurelwood.

  • Camp Security and Orientation

    In preparation for the start of camp on Monday, June 26th, the staff at JCC Day Camps welcomed Michael Butsch from the FBI for a security training session last Thursday evening. Butsch emphasized the importance of being prepared for any potentially unsafe situation.

    In preparation for the start of camp on Monday, June 26th, the staff at JCC Day Camps welcomed Michael Butsch from the FBI for a security training session last Thursday evening. Butsch emphasized the importance of being prepared for any potentially unsafe situation.