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Yossi Klein Halevi and Muslim Thought Leaders to Speak in Greater Hartford

HARTFORD, CONN. (February 25, 2019) – Bestselling Israeli author and journalist Yossi Klein Halevi will speak with Muslim thought leaders about Jewish-Muslim and Israeli-Palestinian relations during two free community programs on March 24 and 25, 2019. Halevi is a senior fellow at the Shal…

Children’s Reading Partners Seeks Volunteers for Preschool Program

WEST HARTFORD, CONN. (January 14, 2019) – Children’s Reading Partners is seeking volunteers to read one-on-one with at-risk preschoolers in Bloomfield this spring. Its Preschool Pals program matches trained volunteers with children who need extra help to get ready for kindergarten.

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Federation Announces Strategic Planning Process

Friends, in lieu of this week's Shabbat message, our Board Chair Cary Lakenbach has prepared a brief update on an important Federation endeavor. Shabbat Shalom! - Howard

Dear friends,

I am writing to share some exciting news. A few months ago, our Federation began a strategic planning proc…

Local Interfaith Leaders Complete Civil Rights Journey

HARTFORD, CONN. (January 10, 2019) – A delegation of 36 Jews and Christians from Greater Hartford has just returned from retracing the historic footsteps of civil rights leaders from Montgomery, Alabama, to Selma and back. The Interfaith Freedom and Justice Ride 2019 traveled from Connecti…

Local Interfaith Leaders Retrace Civil Rights History

HARTFORD, CONN. (December 19, 2018) – Nearly 54 years after the historic marches from Selma, Alabama, to the state capital of Montgomery, a delegation of Jews and Christians from Greater Hartford will retrace the footsteps of civil rights leaders in early January, 2019.
 
Over four days…