How We Touch Your Life

Federation makes an important impact on the fields of caregiving, aging, philanthropy, disability, foreign policy, homeland security and health care. We are thought leaders and advocates. Federation and our partner agencies provide services that build the capacity of local Jewish communities. Here’s how:


  • One Happy Camper
  • Mandell JCC Camp and Youth Programs
  • Mandell JCC Early Childhood Center
  • Hillels: UConn, University of Hartford, Trinity
  • Jewish Historical Society
  • Mikveh


  • EmployAbility (employment for those with disabilities)
  • Jewish Association for Community Living
  • Mandell JCC (special needs social/recreational programs)
  • Inclusion (paraprofessionals in Hebrew Schools)


  • Holocaust Survivors
  • Jewish Family Services Older Adult Program
  • Mandell JCC Classes & Services
  • Senior Day Center | Hebrew Healthcare
  • CRT (elderly kosher meals)
  • Hebrew Health Care/Early Memory Loss Support

Community Relations

  • Government Relations
  • Crisis Response
  • Advocacy
  • Media Relations
  • Interfaith Relations
  • Security Planning/Training
  • Anti-Semitism Response


  • Community Connections Leadership and Change Workshops
  • Frank Stavis Leadership Forum
  • Wexner Heritage Program
  • The Howard Jay Siegal Federation Development Institute

Social Commitment

  • Cemeteries
  • JETS
  • Children's Reading Partners
  • Community Forums
  • Jewish Family Services Child and Family Services


  • Jewish Arts and Culture
  • Mandell JCC Family Room
  • LGBTQ Inclusion Initiatives
  • Moishe House
  • Jewish Family Services Volunteer Programs
  • Missions to Israel
  • Federation Volunteer/Committees


  • UConn Judaic Studies
  • Manchester Advisory Committee
  • Passport to Israel
  • Reform Shabbaton
  • WOW!
  • JT Connect
  • Professional Development for Supplemental Jewish Education Professionals
  • Mitnick Conference
  • Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Hartford The Bess & Paul Sigel Hebrew Academy
  • Hebrew High School of New England

Israel and Overseas

  • Joint Distribution Committee
  • World ORT
  • Jewish Agency for Israel
  • Young Emissaries
  • Birthright
  • CT-Israel Technology Initiative
  • JCC Israel Programming/Shaliach
  • Afula Gilboa (sister city in Israel)
  • JCRC initiatives to combat BDS