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The Jewish Community Stands with Charleston

The Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford and the Jewish community of Connecticut are deeply saddened by the racially motivated shooting that took place last night at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. We strongly condemn this violent and h…

Happy Shavuot (and a Favorite Recipe!) from Howard

What do Mt. Sinai, the Book of Ruth and blintzes have in common? Shavuot! This will be a very special weekend as we welcome Shabbat and then Shavuot, which begins on Saturday evening. Shavuot commemorates the giving of the Ten Commandments on Mt. Sinai; the Book of Ruth; and Ruth's choice …

A Shabbat Message from Howard Sovronsky

This has been a very solemn week as the world remembers all those lost during the Holocaust. This Shabbat is a time for us to not only remember those who have perished, but to celebrate the strong and vibrant Jewish global community that stands united to insure the continuity of the Jewish p…

A Shabbat Message from Howard Sovronsky

Like so many Jews around the world, I have been watching with deep anticipation the process and outcome of the Israeli elections. As non­-participatory observers, it is sometimes difficult to grasp what role we play in this exercise of democracy. But we as a Federation community are not as …

Bringing Purim to Life in New Ways

It is with great pride that I share two stories from this week, both related to Purim, which we celebrate next week. I hope you will be as inspired as I was not only by the thoughtfulness of the students involved but in how far their hard work goes in building a living bridge between people.…