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Happy Chanukah from Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford

On Sunday night we will gather to light the first of eight candles marking the celebration of Chanukah. It is a time each year that we recall the great miracle when a relatively small number of Jews overcame extreme odds through extraordinary skill, perseverance, tenacity and some divine int…

Happy Thanksgiving from Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, we'd like to take this opportunity to personally thank you for all that you've done and all you continue to do for our community through your support of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford and our 40+ partners and programs here, in Israel and in Jewi…

An Urgent Update from Howard Sovronsky

The Palestinian leadership, with key Arab support, is set to submit a new draft resolution to the Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), declaring, among other things, that the Western Wall is "solely and exclusively an integral par…

JFGH Condemns the Deadly Spree of Terror Attacks in Israel

The Greater Hartford Jewish community is horrified by the senseless killings that have taken place over the last two weeks in Israel. We are deeply concerned and pained by the escalating violence which has taken the lives of so many innocent people and we pray that calm will be restored as q…

A Holiday Message from Howard

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is a day that allows us to confront the many uncertainties in our lives as we pray for a future filled with hope, health and happiness. Many of us will recite Yizkor in memory of those we still hold dear, whose lives impacted us in so many ways. We pray to b…