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World-Class Judaic Teaching and Research in Our Own Backyard

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has hampered many facets of life, it has only made the academic output of UConn’s Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life more prolific. Below, Professor Avinoam Patt, Ph.D., Doris and Simon Konover Chair in Judaic Studies and Director of the C…

From Hartford to Texas: Warm Hearts and Helping Hands

“It's what we do; we step up to help our community. It can be Hartford, Dallas, or anywhere in the world. We are built for times like this!” – Carolyn Gitlin, Federation’s Chair of the Board

All Jews are responsible for one another — which is why, when the Dallas and Houston metro…

Memories of a Lost World, from a Living Survivor

“I was given a new name... I was given a new religion... I was told never to mention, at the cost of my life, that I was a Jew.” - Leon Chameides, M.D.

Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford, a local Federation partner, collects, preserves, and shares the history of our region’…

Technical Training Helps Russian Jewish Women Thrive

“[ORT] gave me the opportunity to improve myself — both in professional and personal spheres. I am now confident I will be able to apply for a promotion in the near future.” — Natalia Handel, ORT KesherNet graduate 

Did you know that your donations to Federation’s Annual Campaign…

Engaging Jewish Youth in Old and New Ways

Despite the unexpected challenges posed by COVID-19, the West Hartford chapter of United Synagogue Youth (WHUSY) — the youth movement of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism — has not given up on bringing teens together to celebrate and explore their Jewish identities! In fact, t…