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From Dreams to Reality

What kind of community do you create when all you have is a dream? 

I often think about the Jews who settled here in generations past. When they arrived in Greater Hartford, there were no synagogues, no schools, no Jewish community center, restricted country clubs, and no social services s…

Women of Impact: Sheila Fox

November 2018

Each month our Women of Impact profile features a local woman, nominated by a local community member, who is making an impact in our community. For this month's profile, Meredith Chandler spoke with Sheila Fox, a generous, loyal Federation donor and member of Beth El Temple wh…

When Stones Are More than Rocks

I love to hike, and I have a habit of collecting stones as a reminder of where I have been. A simple rock becomes a treasured reminder that evokes feelings and memories of a past experience.

This week's Torah portion, Vayeitzei, continues the story of Jacob as he flees after tricking his fa…

When Brothers Fight

Shabbat is supposed to be a day devoted to family and community - a day when we greet each other with a message of peace. That peace was shattered in Pittsburgh. The horrific attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue diminished our confidence for the safety of our communities and our belief that …

Statement on Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting in Pittsburgh

Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford Condemns Horrific Shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford is shocked and saddened by the mass shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday. Words are insufficient to convey our com…