CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19) RESOURCES

Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford is working hard with our partners to slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in our service area and to maintain essential functions. We have compiled this list of resources for your convenience.

For information about a specific Federation partner, please visit their individual website. Click below for a list of links:

COVID-19 Facts

For information on a specific Connecticut town, we encourage you to visit your town's website. Click here for a list of towns we serve.

Virtual Community Events

Get Help with COVID-19

Are you or a Jewish friend or family member in Greater Hartford struggling because of COVID-19? Federation, Jewish Family Services, and the Jewish Community Foundation are coordinating kosher food and meal deliveries, soap and shampoo kits, menstrual hygiene products, and more. Click here for details or to submit a request.

Resources for Individuals & Families

Resources for Businesses & Nonprofits

COVID-19 Community Updates

Click the links below to read our community-wide emails and other communications on COVID-19.  

If you can, please give.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford and the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford have established the Jewish Hartford Rapid Relief and Recovery Fund to address urgent community needs in the wake of COVID-19. Click here to learn more or to donate.

Volunteer Your Time

  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hoffman SummerWood is having challenges with staffing. It is seeking volunteers to help deliver snacks and meals to residents; wash, fold, and deliver laundry to residents; and have friendly check-in visits with residents. Masks and gloves will be provided. To volunteer, please contact Denise Jones or Karen Mudgett at 860.523.3808, or call Denise Jones at 1.617.694.9854.
  • Federation and Jewish Family Services are seeking volunteers to make friendly phone calls to local Jewish seniors, to see how they are doing and whether they might need assistance. To learn more or to volunteer, please email Alana Butler or call her at 860.840.7626.

Donate Medical Supplies

Area hospitals are in desperate need of medical supplies. If you or someone you know has medical supplies that hospitals can use, or if you know someone who sews or can donate material to make masks, please contact one or more of the hospitals linked below.

Keep In Touch with Our Shinshinim

Sadly, due to COVID-19, our 2019-2020 shinshinim (Israeli Young Emissaries) Michal Hacmon and Shaked Buzaglo have been recalled to Israel by the Jewish Agency along with hundreds of their peers from across North America. They have done an incredible job of strengthening the living bridge between Israel and Greater Hartford, impacting the lives of thousands of students and community members across our region. They would love to keep in touch! Click here to email Shaked.