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Statement on the Arrest of a Person Suspected of Bomb Threats to JCCs

Dear Friends,
 
Yesterday the Jewish Federation Association of Connecticut (JFACT) issued a statement on the arrest of a suspect in the recent bomb threats against Jewish institutions. The statement was issued in collaboration with our Federation and several others across Connecticut. The…

Looking Beyond the Looking Glass

When is a mirror more than a mirror? This week we double up on the Torah portion as we conclude reading from the book of Exodus. Vayak'heil and P'kudei describe in more detail the building of the Tabernacle and all of the objects and furnishings that made up this holy place. We are told that…

The Taste of Freedom

What do you get when you combine over 100 people representing 25 faith communities, 10 rabbis, and a bunch of matzoh and haroseth? This isn't a setup for a joke; it's a description of our upcoming Third Annual Cathrine Fischer Schwartz Interfaith Seder, which will take place this Sunday after…

Is It Time to Make a Different Kind of Noise?

Saturday night is a special night: Purim. Some of us will dress up in costumes. Some of us will be preparing hamantashen, and others will be preparing for an old Jewish tradition of supplementing the Megillah reading with schnapps. But all of us who attend a Megillah reading will be equipped…

Security: What Federation Is Doing and How You Can Help

Dear friends,
 
As you know, the past few months have seen an uptick in anti-Semitic incidents across the nation - including bomb threats right here in Greater Hartford. Our Federation's mission is to protect and enhance the well-being of Jews locally, in Israel and around the world. As s…