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Building Leadership Skills in At-Risk Israeli Youth

Did you know that your generous contributions to Federation’s Annual Campaign help at-risk Israeli youth develop leadership skills? 

Your Federation is part of the Southern New England Consortium (SNEC), which has partnered with the Afula Gilboa region in Northern Israel since 1994. Toge…

Giving Dignity, Giving Thanks

"We usually have a budget to make things easier for families during the holidays. But this year, due to COVID-19, we have nothing left. Having access to Dignity Totes allows us to support individuals and families with important things like soap, shampoo, and toothpaste. It means everything t…

Hartford Area Teens Spread Holiday Joy

JTConnect, one of Federation’s local partners, engages teens from across Greater Hartford in fun and interactive educational, social, and volunteer experiences that are grounded in Jewish values. One of JTConnect’s most popular annual activities is the Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie Bake, whic…

Performing the Truest Act of Kindness

According to Jewish law, caring for the dead is chesed shel emet, "the truest act of kindness." Your contributions to Federation’s Annual Campaign help to provide dignity to the Jewish deceased — both in Greater Hartford through Federation's Association of Jewish Cemeteries and around …

Parents & Teachers Offer Guidance for Tough Conversations about Hate

“The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.” – Elie Wiesel

As Jews, we are all too familiar with the exp…