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Woman of Impact: Gayle Temkin

Our Woman of Impact profile features a local woman making a notable impact in our community. For this issue, we spoke with Gayle Temkin, who has become involved with many of Greater Hartford’s Jewish agencies and organizations. Gayle began her professional career at State of Israel Bonds, …

Making Greater Hartford Home via “Good. Great. Greater Hartford”

“Good. Great. Greater Hartford” welcomes all Jews, especially young professionals and families, to the Greater Hartford area through a host of concierge-style services. Program Director Max Beede provides new and soon-to-be residents with valuable information about local Jewish life, inc…

January 2023 Woman of Impact: Evi Shekhman

Our Woman of Impact profile features a local woman making a notable impact in our community. For this issue, we spoke with Evi Shekhman, a former healthcare executive, philanthropist, wife, and mother of three in Farmington. Evi and her colleagues were recently featured in local and national…

Jewish Free Loan Fund Moves into Third Year Changing Lives for the Better

The pandemic’s earliest days brought distress and economic uncertainty throughout Greater Hartford — and the Jewish community was no exception. In response to the financial strain many experienced, Federation responded with the introduction of the Jewish Free Loan Fund (JFLF) in November…

JFGH Lay Leaders Help Bring Hundreds of Ethiopian Jews to Israel

Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) and their partner, the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), have facilitated aliyah for more than 97,000 Jewish Ethiopians. The video and text below tell the story of a recent mission that brought more than 215 Ethiopian Jews to Israel to fullfill their…