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Community Support Helps Jewish Camp Emerge Stronger than Ever

As if the onset of a pandemic weren’t enough of a challenge, Camp Laurelwood – Connecticut’s premier Jewish summer camp – was simultaneously in the midst of another transition this spring: onboarding a new executive director. Fortunately, generous donations to Federation and Foundat…

Tips to Build Resilience - by Israeli Teens, for Israeli Teens

Sometimes the best advice comes from a peer – someone who can not only listen but also speak from a place of experience and empathy. This is particularly true for teenagers, who often feel ignored and misunderstood by parents and other adults. 

Israeli teens are no exception to this rule…

Expanding Access to Jewish Camping

“Every summer my kids can't wait to go to overnight Jewish summer camp. It is an oasis that creates memories that last the entire year. Due to the pandemic, it has been almost 18 months since they have been to Eisner Camp; yet they still talk about it. Jewish overnight camp is not cheap. T…

Helping Connecticut Remember the Holocaust, Virtually

This past January marked 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz. Yet despite the passing of time, Holocaust and genocide education remain crucial to combating anti-Semitism and other forms of hate. That's why Federation is proud to support Voices of Hope, a local nonprofit founded by de…

Helping the Helpers, Here and in Israel

Your contributions to Federation’s Annual Campaign help treat and support Israelis traumatized by war and terrorism – and this year, our Israel & Overseas partnership with NATAL: Israel Trauma and Resiliency Center’s Stronger Together program benefited both Israelis and Greater Hartfor…