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Women of Impact: Carolyn Gitlin

October 2019

Each month our Women of Impact profile features a local woman, nominated by a community member, who is making an impact in our community. For this month's profile, we spoke with Carolyn Gitlin, who has just begun her term as Federation Board Chair. Carolyn was nominated by Lion…

Entering the Fray

We ushered out Yom Kippur Wednesday night and once again were confronted with news of a violent attack against Jews - this time a shooter in Germany who tried to storm a synagogue and, while screaming "Jew," killed two on the outside.

In a just published book entitled How to Fight Anti-Semi…

Steer for the Deep Waters Only

Lee Bolman, author of Leading with Soul, visited Hartford this week and spoke at an event co-sponsored by the Federation's Jewish Community Relations Council and the Jewish Leadership Academy. His theme is that the most effective, inspiring leaders are guided and motivated by a higher purpos…

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Friends, this week has been full of transitions and new beginnings. Most of our local schools are back in session, and on Wednesday I had the pleasure of welcoming our new Israeli Young Emissaries, or shinshinim, Shaked Buzaglo and Michal Hacmon, to Connecticut for the 2019-2020 school year.…

Meet Shaked and Michal, Our 2019-2020 Israeli Young Emissaries

Jewish Federation and Greater Hartford’s Jewish community are delighted to welcome our new Israeli emissaries, Shaked Buzaglo and Michal Hacmon! They are arriving on August 28… they can’t wait and neither can we! If you’d like to host them for a Shabbat dinner or for a longer visit, …