• Why I Go to Camp Every Summer

    Every summer, I get to spend two weeks at URJ Camp Eisner, serving as a Rabbi on Faculty. Every day, I get to teach and play, and teach through play, and enjoy the magnificent Jewish “bubble” that the camp creates for every child, every teen

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  • From the JCC to Team Israel

    “If you become a successful athlete, you should let people know where you’re from,” Josh Zeid told the New Jersey Jewish Standard, which is a philosophy he has lived up to throughout his entire athletic career as a relief pitcher. A New Haven native

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  • Near-Humanitarian Catastrophe in Eastern Ukraine

    What started as a political crisis in November 2013 has evolved into armed conflict and near-humanitarian catastrophe in eastern Ukraine. As social and economic conditions in the country continue to deteriorate

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Jewish Education


 

  • Emissaries at JCC Day Camp

    Four Israeli teen emissaries will join JCC Day Camps for an Israel Week program this summer. These emissaries are high school graduates from Afula-Gilboa, selected and trained by the Jewish Agency for Israel. They will be volunteering for one week with Camp prior to beginning their army service. The Israeli Emissary program is made possible through support from the

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    Four Israeli teen emissaries will join JCC Day Camps for an Israel Week program this summer. These emissaries are high school graduates from Afula-Gilboa, selected and trained by the Jewish Agency for Israel. They will be volunteering for one week with Camp prior to beginning their army ...

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    Four Israeli teen emissaries will join JCC Day Camps for an Israel Week program this summer. These emissaries are high school graduates from Afula-Gilboa, selected and trained by the Jewis...

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    Four Israeli teen emissaries will join JCC Day Camps for an Israel Week program this summer. These emissaries are high...

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    Four Israeli teen emissaries will join JCC Day Camps for an Israel Week progra...

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  • Scholarship Opportunities Through the Jewish Foundation

    The Jewish Scholarship Initiative (JSI) provides scholarships for area day schools, synagogue schools, Jewish preschools and camps. Thanks to a generous donor in our community, last year JSI distributed $87,000 in local scholarships. Scholarships are need-based and are for Jewish households residing in Greater New Haven. Qualifying schools

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    The Jewish Scholarship Initiative (JSI) provides scholarships for area day schools, synagogue schools, Jewish preschools and camps. Thanks to a generous donor in our community, last year JSI distributed $87,000 in local scholarships. Scholarships are need-based and are for Jewish househo...

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    The Jewish Scholarship Initiative (JSI) provides scholarships for area day schools, synagogue schools, Jewish preschools and camps. Thanks to a generous donor in our community, last year J...

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    The Jewish Scholarship Initiative (JSI) provides scholarships for area day schools, synagogue schools, Jewish preschoo...

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    The Jewish Scholarship Initiative (JSI) provides scholarships for area day sch...

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  • SCHA Students Tour Israel

    Twenty-seven seventh and eighth grade students from Southern Connecticut Hebrew Academy spent 10 days in February on the Middle School Israel Experience Trip. They traveled throughout Israel, to sites both ancient and modern. In addition to traveling all through Jerusalem, including the Old City and the Kotel, some of the highlights of the trip were visits to the Judean desert, the Dead Sea, and Masada in the South; Machon Ayalon and Holon in the West; and

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    Twenty-seven seventh and eighth grade students from Southern Connecticut Hebrew Academy spent 10 days in February on the Middle School Israel Experience Trip. They traveled throughout Israel, to sites both ancient and modern. In addition to traveling all through Jerusalem, including the ...

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    Twenty-seven seventh and eighth grade students from Southern Connecticut Hebrew Academy spent 10 days in February on the Middle School Israel Experience Trip. They traveled throughout Isra...

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    Twenty-seven seventh and eighth grade students from Southern Connecticut Hebrew Academy spent 10 days in February on t...

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  • National Children's Book Week

    THE FIRST WEEK OF MAY IS NATIONAL CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK. PJ Library books and other picture books are a great way to celebrate this week and engage your children in discussing the great lessons inherent in all of these books!

    THE FIRST WEEK OF MAY IS NATIONAL CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK. PJ Library books and other picture books are a great way to celebrate this week and engage your children in discussing the great lessons inherent in all of these books!

    THE FIRST WEEK OF MAY IS NATIONAL CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK. PJ Library books and other picture books are a great way to celebrate this week and engage your children in discussing the great lessons in...

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  • JHSC Students Create a Banner for Shabbat Across Stamford

    As the saying goes, “More than Jews keep Shabbat, Shabbat keeps the Jews.” On March 3, Stamford hosted its annual “Shabbat Across Stamford,” which celebrates the unity of Jews through the observance of Shabbat and the communal enjoyment of a Friday night meal. This year

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    As the saying goes, “More than Jews keep Shabbat, Shabbat keeps the Jews.” On March 3, Stamford hosted its annual “Shabbat Across Stamford,” which celebrates the unity of Jews through the observance of Shabbat and the communal enjoyment of a Friday night meal. This year

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    As the saying goes, “More than Jews keep Shabbat, Shabbat keeps the Jews.” On March 3, Stamford hosted its annual “Shabbat Across Stamford,” which celebrates the unity of Jews thro...

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    As the saying goes, “More than Jews keep Shabbat, Shabbat keeps the Jews.” On March 3, Stamford hosted its annual ...

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    As the saying goes, “More than Jews keep Shabbat, Shabbat keeps the Jews.”...

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  • Better Together: An Intergenerational Program for Seniors and Teens

    Hebrew High School of New England has partnered with the Mandell JCC to link students in Rabbi Aharon Skoglund’s chumash class with seniors in the community. The group gathers monthly to talk about a wide range of topics. Recent discussions have included immigration and Israel, the Jewish perspective on genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and human rights issues. The students’ and seniors’ enthusiasm is evident as they express their points of view and share life exper...

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    Hebrew High School of New England has partnered with the Mandell JCC to link students in Rabbi Aharon Skoglund’s chumash class with seniors in the community. The group gathers monthly to talk about a wide range of topics. Recent discussions have included immigration and Israel, ...

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    Hebrew High School of New England has partnered with the Mandell JCC to link students in Rabbi Aharon Skoglund’s chumash class with seniors in the community. The group gathers mon...

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    Hebrew High School of New England has partnered with the Mandell JCC to link students in Rabbi Aharon Skoglund...

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  • Teva Tuesday: A Weekly Outdoor Classroom Experience

    This is the first year of a new program called “Teva Tuesday” in our multi-age fourth and fifth grade classroom at Ezra Academy. The program integrates secular studies, Judaic studies, science, holidays, writing and social/emotional development, as well as cultivates a community of excited, motivated and hands-on learners.

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    This is the first year of a new program called “Teva Tuesday” in our multi-age fourth and fifth grade classroom at Ezra Academy. The program integrates secular studies, Judaic studies, science, holidays, writing and social/emotional development, as well as cultivates a community of e...

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    This is the first year of a new program called “Teva Tuesday” in our multi-age fourth and fifth grade classroom at Ezra Academy. The program integrates secular studies, Judaic studies,...

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    This is the first year of a new program called “Teva Tuesday” in our multi-age fourth and fifth grade classroom at...

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    This is the first year of a new program called “Teva Tuesday” in our multi...

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  • UConn Hillel

    UConn Hillel is going all-out with a semester packed with social events, guest speakers, Israel programming and so much more! On the first day of classes, over 100 students attended the Welcome Back Bagel Brunch, and over 100 students were hosted for the first Shabbat of the semester. UConn Hillel hung out with Jonathan the Husky at the recent campus-wide Involvement Fair. For more information on what’s happening this semester, check out www.uconnhillel.org/calendar - anyone...

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    UConn Hillel is going all-out with a semester packed with social events, guest speakers, Israel programming and so much more! On the first day of classes, over 100 students attended the Welcome Back Bagel Brunch, and over 100 students were hosted for the first Shabbat of the semes...

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    UConn Hillel is going all-out with a semester packed with social events, guest speakers, Israel programming and so much more! On the first day of classes, over 100 students attended...

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    UConn Hillel is going all-out with a semester packed with social events, guest speakers, Israel programming and...

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  • JCARR Joyfully Welcomes New Syrian Family

    On Thursday, Jan. 26, JCARR welcomed a new refugee family from Syria. The normal anticipation and anxiety we feel in awaiting the family’s arrival—this was our third family over the past 12 months—was heightened by the announcement of a proposed Executive Order that would halt refugee entry into the U.S. for 120 days, and would cease the admittance of nationals of Syria.

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    On Thursday, Jan. 26, JCARR welcomed a new refugee family from Syria. The normal anticipation and anxiety we feel in awaiting the family’s arrival—this was our third family over the past 12 months—was heightened by the announcement of a proposed Executive Order that would ha...

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    On Thursday, Jan. 26, JCARR welcomed a new refugee family from Syria. The normal anticipation and anxiety we feel in awaiting the family’s arrival—this was our third family over...

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    On Thursday, Jan. 26, JCARR welcomed a new refugee family from Syria. The normal anticipation and anxiety we fe...

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    On Thursday, Jan. 26, JCARR welcomed a new refugee family from Syria. T...

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  • Muslim Coalition of CT Stands with Jewish Community

    The Jewish community is both heartened and strengthened by the beautiful words of support by the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut in their press release today. Their words echo the same tone we struck when we wrote a letter of support just recently to our Muslim brothers and sisters at the West Haven mosque who were the object of similar hate.

    There is no room for intolerance, intimidation and persecution in our society, and as long as we stand united by our common values we will t...

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    The Jewish community is both heartened and strengthened by the beautiful words of support by the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut in their press release today. Their words echo the same tone we struck when we wrote a letter of support just recently to our Muslim brothers and sisters at th...

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    The Jewish community is both heartened and strengthened by the beautiful words of support by the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut in their press release today. Their words echo the same ton...

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    The Jewish community is both heartened and strengthened by the beautiful words of support by the Muslim Coalition of C...

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    The Jewish community is both heartened and strengthened by the beautiful words...

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  • JCARR’s Rays of Hope

    What is it like to be a refugee in America in 2017? Amidst all the political debate in Washington, D.C., about President Trump’s refugee bans, what often gets lost is the voice of the refugee. In celebration of World Refugee Day on June 20, I thought it was time to bring that voice, that perspective, to our community.

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    What is it like to be a refugee in America in 2017? Amidst all the political debate in Washington, D.C., about President Trump’s refugee bans, what often gets lost is the voice of the refugee. In celebration of World Refugee Day on June 20, I thought it was time to bring that voice, th...

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    What is it like to be a refugee in America in 2017? Amidst all the political debate in Washington, D.C., about President Trump’s refugee bans, what often gets lost is the voice of the re...

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    What is it like to be a refugee in America in 2017? Amidst all the political debate in Washington, D.C., about Preside...

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  • JCRC Legislative Breakfast

    Members of the Jewish community met with state representatives at the Jewish Community Relations Council Legislative Breakfast on March 20. Senator Len Fasano & Rep. Themis Klarides, along with Rep. Pat Dillon, shared their support for new hate crime legislation, encouraging the community and legislature to come together and say “no more,” and to view this as an opportunity to set a tone for what Connecticut will stand for.

    Members of the Jewish community met with state representatives at the Jewish Community Relations Council Legislative Breakfast on March 20. Senator Len Fasano & Rep. Themis Klarides, along with Rep. Pat Dillon, shared their support for new hate crime legislation, encouraging the community and leg...

    Members of the Jewish community met with state representatives at the Jewish Community Relations Council Legislative Breakfast on March 20. Senator Len Fasano & Rep. Themis Klarides, along with Rep...

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  • Ensuring Your Safety & Security

    Over the past several months, there have been an alarming number of reported hate crimes and anti-Semitic inspired incidents directed at Jewish communities throughout the country. The recent fire at the JCC and the bomb threats experienced in January and February followed heightened local awareness to issues around safety and security.

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    Over the past several months, there have been an alarming number of reported hate crimes and anti-Semitic inspired incidents directed at Jewish communities throughout the country. The recent fire at the JCC and the bomb threats experienced in January and February followed heightened loca...

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    Over the past several months, there have been an alarming number of reported hate crimes and anti-Semitic inspired incidents directed at Jewish communities throughout the country. The rece...

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  • Murphy, DeLauro and Klarides Meet with Jewish Community Leaders

    The Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven and its Jewish Community Relations Council, along with Jewish community leaders, met with U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, state Rep. Themis Klarides and First Selectman Ellen Scalettar on Thursday, Feb. 23, at Congregation B'nai Jacob, to discuss security issues and the rise in anti-Semitism and acts of hate across the country. There have been 64 incidents of threats against JCCs across the country, including two made to our ...

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    The Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven and its Jewish Community Relations Council, along with Jewish community leaders, met with U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, state Rep. Themis Klarides and First Selectman Ellen Scalettar on Thursday, Feb. 23, at Congregation B'nai ...

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    The Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven and its Jewish Community Relations Council, along with Jewish community leaders, met with U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, state R...

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  • Moment Tells Story of Syrian Family Helped by JCARR

    On the night of the presidential election, Nov. 8, Jewish Community Alliance for Refugee Resettlement (JCARR) welcomed a new refugee family from Syria.The parents and three young children hadn't slept in 50 hours. It had been four years since they fled civil war in Syria for Jordan, and just 16 days since their sponsors were confirmed. They did not ask about the election when they arrived in New Haven.

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    On the night of the presidential election, Nov. 8, Jewish Community Alliance for Refugee Resettlement (JCARR) welcomed a new refugee family from Syria.The parents and three young children hadn't slept in 50 hours. It had been four years since they fled civil war in Syria for Jorda...

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    On the night of the presidential election, Nov. 8, Jewish Community Alliance for Refugee Resettlement (JCARR) welcomed a new refugee family from Syria.The parents and three young ch...

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    On the night of the presidential election, Nov. 8, Jewish Community Alliance for Refugee Resettlement (JCARR) w...

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  • A Letter to Netanyahu

    In Jan. 2016, the Israeli Knesset passed a law that expanded the non-Orthodox prayer section located in Robinson’s Arch at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. The plan for the alternative section has yet to be implemented. In Dec. 2016, leaders from the Sephardic Orthodox Shas party, the haredi Orthodox United Torah Judaism party, Jewish Home party and Likud party submitted a bill that would place the site under the jurisdiction of the Chief Rabbinate and the rabbinic courts, who would ...

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    In Jan. 2016, the Israeli Knesset passed a law that expanded the non-Orthodox prayer section located in Robinson’s Arch at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. The plan for the alternative section has yet to be implemented. In Dec. 2016, leaders from the Sephardic Orthodox Shas party, the ha...

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    In Jan. 2016, the Israeli Knesset passed a law that expanded the non-Orthodox prayer section located in Robinson’s Arch at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. The plan for the alternative sec...

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    In Jan. 2016, the Israeli Knesset passed a law that expanded the non-Orthodox prayer section located in Robinson’s A...

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Philanthropy & Leadership


 

  • Check In and Check Out Women's Philanthropy!

    It is a special pleasure to share all that Women’s Philanthropy has been up to over the past several months. Our newly structured leadership cabinet has been meeting monthly to revisit all aspects of Women’s Philanthropy in order to truly operationalize our updated mission statement.

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    It is a special pleasure to share all that Women’s Philanthropy has been up to over the past several months. Our newly structured leadership cabinet has been meeting monthly to revisit all aspects of Women’s Philanthropy in order to truly operationalize our updated mission statement.

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    It is a special pleasure to share all that Women’s Philanthropy has been up to over the past several months. Our newly structured leadership cabinet has been meeting monthly to revisit all as...

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  • Women's Philanthropy Announces Sabra Society

    The Sabra is a symbol of the native Israeli - tough on the outside and sweet on the inside. The Sabra endures and continues to thrive, just as we do and our community does. We are pleased to announce the Sabra Society, a new program through Women’s Philanthropy at the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven that recognizes women who contribute $365 -$1,799 to the Annual Campaign. We are thrilled to introduce this new initiative and will roll

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    The Sabra is a symbol of the native Israeli - tough on the outside and sweet on the inside. The Sabra endures and continues to thrive, just as we do and our community does. We are pleased to announce the Sabra Society, a new program through Women’s Philanthropy at the Jewish Federation...

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    The Sabra is a symbol of the native Israeli - tough on the outside and sweet on the inside. The Sabra endures and continues to thrive, just as we do and our community does. We are pleased ...

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  • Barry Vine Send a Kid to Camp Scholarship Fund

    By David S. Fischer, M.D. “Jews of New Haven” Editor
    For the past 65 years or more, the Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Greater New Haven or its predecessors have operated a summer camp for children of its members, but accepts children of non-members for a higher tuition fee. In 1953, 10-year old Barry Vine was fortunate to receive a scholarship to the camp. He has never forgotten that experience

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    By David S. Fischer, M.D. “Jews of New Haven” Editor
    For the past 65 years or more, the Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Greater New Haven or its predecessors have operated a summer camp for children of its members, but accepts children of non-members for a higher tuition fee. In 1...

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  • Your Campaign Dollars at Work at Camp Laurelwood

    In today’s secular world, it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep our children connected to their Jewish heritage, culture and traditions. Without these strong

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    In today’s secular world, it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep our children connected to their Jewish heritage, culture and traditions. Without these strong

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    In today’s secular world, it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep our children connected to their Jewish heritage, culture and traditions. Without these strong

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  • Yesod Lays the Foundation for Future Leaders

    What do an IT professional, a nurse, a lawyer, a robotics Ph.D., and a graphic designer all have in common? They are all local, rising Jewish community lay leaders who recently began the Yesod Leadership Program. On March 7, the men and women above and an additional 14 men and women joined together for their first Yesod class.

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    What do an IT professional, a nurse, a lawyer, a robotics Ph.D., and a graphic designer all have in common? They are all local, rising Jewish community lay leaders who recently began the Yesod Leadership Program. On March 7, the men and women above and an additional 14 men and women joined to...

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  • Your Campaign Dollars at Work in Eastern Ukraine

    What started as a political crisis in November 2013 has evolved into armed conflict and near-humanitarian catastrophe in eastern Ukraine. As social and economic conditions in the country continue to deteriorate, every aspect of daily life is affected. The estimated 200,000 Jews of Ukraine — the world’s fifth largest Jewish population — are not immune. They face a crumbling economy, terrifying realities of ongoing conflict, political instability, ethnic tensions and anti-Semitism.

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    What started as a political crisis in November 2013 has evolved into armed conflict and near-humanitarian catastrophe in eastern Ukraine. As social and economic conditions in the country continue to deteriorate, every aspect of daily life is affected. The estimated 200,000 Jews of Ukrain...

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    What started as a political crisis in November 2013 has evolved into armed conflict and near-humanitarian catastrophe in eastern Ukraine. As social and economic conditions in the country c...

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  • Tax-Smart Charitable Giving Opportunities

    FOR THOSE 70 1 /2 & OVER
    The IRA Charitable Rollover is an opportunity for donors to establish an endowment or make an outright charitable gift with a tax-free distribution from your IRA. Consider taking advantage by making a non-taxable distribution from your IRA to the Jewish Foundation, Jewish Federation Annual Campaign, synagogues, local agencies, or any charitable program or organization. You can designate the distribution for current needs or endowment purposes.

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    FOR THOSE 70 1 /2 & OVER
    The IRA Charitable Rollover is an opportunity for donors to establish an endowment or make an outright charitable gift with a tax-free distribution from your IRA. Consider taking advantage by making a non-taxable distribution from your IRA to the Jewish Foundati...

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    FOR THOSE 70 1 /2 & OVER
    The IRA Charitable Rollover is an opportunity for donors to establish an endowment or make an outright charitable gift with a tax-free distribution from your IRA....

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    FOR THOSE 70 1 /2 & OVER
    The IRA Charitable Rollover is an opportunity for donors to establish an endowment or make a...

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    FOR THOSE 70 1 /2 & OVER
    The IRA Charitable Rollover is an opportunity for do...

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    The IRA Charitable Rol...

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  • Preparing for What’s Next

    I’ve been able to visit our historic homeland Israel many times, beginning when I was 16 years old with BBYO. As we are about to celebrate Israel’s 69th birthday, there is much to be proud of, and yet still so much that can be divisive. Differing opinions is the Jewish way—since the early days of Hillel and Shammai, our people have debated the issues and found ways to peaceably agree to disagree.

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    I’ve been able to visit our historic homeland Israel many times, beginning when I was 16 years old with BBYO. As we are about to celebrate Israel’s 69th birthday, there is much to be proud of, and yet still so much that can be divisive. Differing opinions is the Jewish way—since th...

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    I’ve been able to visit our historic homeland Israel many times, beginning when I was 16 years old with BBYO. As we are about to celebrate Israel’s 69th birthday, there is much to be p...

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    I’ve been able to visit our historic homeland Israel many times, beginning when I was 16 years old with BBYO. As we ...

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    I’ve been able to visit our historic homeland Israel many times, beginning w...

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  • Mitzvah Day Makes an Impact

    185 volunteers joined the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven at its Mitzvah Day volunteering event on Sunday, March 5, to help lend a hand in the community in fulfillment of a mitzvah. Projects took place at four sites around Greater New Haven, and impacted over 1,000 people.

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    185 volunteers joined the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven at its Mitzvah Day volunteering event on Sunday, March 5, to help lend a hand in the community in fulfillment of a mitzvah. Projects took place at four sites around Greater New Haven, and impacted over 1,000 people.

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  • New Haven Native Snags Win for Team Israel

    “If you become a successful athlete, you should let people know where you’re from,” Josh Zeid told the New Jersey Jewish Standard, which is a philosophy he has lived up to throughout his entire athletic career as a relief pitcher. A New Haven native and an active JCC youth member, Zeid came through with an impressive win for Team Israel in the World Baseball Classic

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    “If you become a successful athlete, you should let people know where you’re from,” Josh Zeid told the New Jersey Jewish Standard, which is a philosophy he has lived up to throughout his entire athletic career as a relief pitcher. A New Haven native and an active JCC youth m...

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    “If you become a successful athlete, you should let people know where you’re from,” Josh Zeid told the New Jersey Jewish Standard, which is a philosophy he has lived up to thr...

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    “If you become a successful athlete, you should let people know where you’re from,” Josh Zeid told the Ne...

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    “If you become a successful athlete, you should let people know where...

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    “If you become a successful athlete, yo...

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  • Gennadiy Sorochan: A Holocaust Survivor's Story

    Our community takes its responsibility to preserve the collective memory of the Holocaust seriously. We gathered for our Yom HaShoah Community Observance on April 23, in keeping with the annual commemoration. Survivors in our community were recognized and the victims remembered. Here is the story of one survivor.

    Our community takes its responsibility to preserve the collective memory of the Holocaust seriously. We gathered for our Yom HaShoah Community Observance on April 23, in keeping with the annual commemoration. Survivors in our community were recognized and the victims remembered. Here is the story of one survivor.

  • On Shavuot, We Are All Jews-By-Choice

    I feel bad for Shavuot – the lesser-known, infrequently celebrated, but super important, holiday in late spring. It should be one of the biggest festivals on our calendar. It is one of the Shalosh Regalim, the three pilgrimage holidays of ancient Judaism. Plus, it celebrates the receiving of the Torah on the top of Mt. Sinai.

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    I feel bad for Shavuot – the lesser-known, infrequently celebrated, but super important, holiday in late spring. It should be one of the biggest festivals on our calendar. It is one of the Shalosh Regalim, the three pilgrimage holidays of ancient Judaism. Plus, it celebrates the receiving of the Torah on the top of Mt. Sinai.

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  • Temple Beth David Welcomes New Rabbi

    Temple Beth David of Cheshire is proud to announce that Rabbi Micah S. Ellenson will join the TBD community as rabbi beginning July 1. Rabbi Ellenson comes to Temple Beth David with a wealth of experience, warmth and enthusiasm. “I feel very blessed to come to a community that has so many wonderful things going on.

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    Temple Beth David of Cheshire is proud to announce that Rabbi Micah S. Ellenson will join the TBD community as rabbi beginning July 1. Rabbi Ellenson comes to Temple Beth David with a wealth of experience, warmth and enthusiasm. “I feel very blessed to come to a community that has so m...

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    Temple Beth David of Cheshire is proud to announce that Rabbi Micah S. Ellenson will join the TBD community as rabbi beginning July 1. Rabbi Ellenson comes to Temple Beth David with a weal...

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    Temple Beth David of Cheshire is proud to announce that Rabbi Micah S. Ellenson will join the TBD community as rabbi b...

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    Temple Beth David of Cheshire is proud to announce that Rabbi Micah S. Ellenso...

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  • New Assistant Director to Join Camp Laurelwood

    It is with great pleasure that we announce that Louis Lasko has joined Camp Laurelwood as our new assistant director.
    Lasko brings 10 years of summer camp experience to this position. Prior to Camp Laurelwood, Lasko served three years as the director of day camp at the Jewish Community Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. He also served as the assistant director of Camp O-la-mi and the director of the Kids Place after school program at the Stamford JCC in Stamford.

    It is with great pleasure that we announce that Louis Lasko has joined Camp Laurelwood as our new assistant director.
    Lasko brings 10 years of summer camp experience to this position. Prior to Camp Laurelwood, Lasko served three years as the director of day camp at the Jewish Community Center in...

    It is with great pleasure that we announce that Louis Lasko has joined Camp Laurelwood as our new assistant director.
    Lasko brings 10 years of summer camp experience to this position. Prior to Cam...

    It is with great pleasure that we announce that Louis Lasko has joined Camp Laurelwood as our new assistant director.
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    It is with great pleasure that we announce that Louis Lasko has joined Camp Laurelwood ...

    It is with great pleasure that we announce that Louis Las...

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    It is with great pleas...

  • Time for Vacation and Gefile Fish

    Do you like gefilte fish? How about architecture? If you like both, you would enjoy and understand the fish motifs in Frank Gehry’s amazing architectural works. Gehry was born in 1929 in Toronto to Polish Jewish parents. In a recent interview, Gehry said, “I grew up in a Talmudic household, and the Talmud starts with the question ‘Why?’ It is a built-in formula for curiosity, and curiosity is the lifeblood of creativity. If you are not curious, you can’t do anything.”

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    Do you like gefilte fish? How about architecture? If you like both, you would enjoy and understand the fish motifs in Frank Gehry’s amazing architectural works. Gehry was born in 1929 in Toronto to Polish Jewish parents. In a recent interview, Gehry said, “I grew up in a Talmudic household, and the Talmud starts with the question ‘Why?’ It is a built-in formula for curiosity, and curiosity is the lifeblood of creativity. If you are not curious, you can’t do anything.”

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