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JFACT Joins Connecticut Governor in Bridge-Building Mission to Israel

The Jewish Federation Association of Connecticut (JFACT) represents and advocates for the state's seven Jewish Federations, including the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford. In doing so, JFACT provides a united voice in lobbying city, state, and federal officials on issues of importance t…

NATAL Mobilizes Mental-Health Support in Wake of Ukraine Crisis

NATAL: Israeli Trauma and Resiliency Center is a Tel Aviv-based nonprofit that addresses war- and terror-related trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder and builds resilience in civil society. It was the first center in Israel to create standardized protocols to cope with trauma and build …

Greater Hartford Mothers Gain Momentum in Israel

Last month, Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford’s Momentum contingent, Cohort Gimel — named for the third letter in the Hebrew alphabet — traveled to Israel on a profound eight-day trip to explore our Jewish homeland and absorb spiritual inspiration. Momentum's year-long journey empo…

Camp Shalom Prepares for Summer of Fun — and Lifetime of Memories

For more than 40 years, Camp Shalom has offered a traditional Jewish day camp experience for children and youth from kindergarten through 10th grade. Located on 75 acres along the Farmington River, the camp and its programs build character and confidence in campers, while allowing them to fo…

To Combat Hate, We Must First Define It

Our Federation's Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) advocates for our Jewish community and mobilizes Jews and their neighbors to ensure a strong and secure Jewish future. In doing this work, we build alliances within and outside the Jewish community, educate and galvanize the communit…