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JCRC Statement on the Death of George Floyd

WEST HARTFORD, CONN. (June 1, 2020) – The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Hartford, part of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, decries the senseless and unnecessary death of George Floyd in Minneapolis several days ago. We stand with the Black community and all commun…

Woman of Impact: Rona Gollob

April 2020

Our Woman of Impact profile features a local woman, nominated by a community member, who is making an impact in our community. For this issue, we spoke with Rona Gollob, a Federation Board member and philanthropist involved with the Israel and Overseas Committee. Rona also travel…

Women of Impact: Jessica Zachs

March 2020

Our Woman of Impact profile features a local woman, nominated by a community member, who is making an impact in our community. For this issue, we spoke with Jessica Zachs, the co-chair of Federation's Dignity GrowsTM initiative, which provides menstrual supplies and toiletries to…

COVID-19 Update and Shabbat Message

Dear friends,

Thirty-three years ago, on Sunday, December 6, 1987, while I was studying for final exams at UConn Law School, I received a call from Bob Fishman, then Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council, asking me to meet at him at Bradley Airport for a flight that was departi…

COVID-19 and Our Jewish Community

Dear friends,
 
As most of you know, the second case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) was confirmed in Connecticut on Monday. Local school districts and athletic conferences have begun canceling large public events on the recommendation of the of the State Department of Public Healt…