JFGH Press Room + Archive

Federation Condemns Arson at New Haven Mosque

The Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Hartford strongly condemn the act of arson committed Sunday at the Diyanet Mosque in New Haven. Acts of violence against a religious or cultural group are never acceptable, and this cowardly act o…

Federation Names New President and CEO

WEST HARTFORD, CONN. (May 6, 2019) – Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford has named David Waren as its new president and CEO. Waren is currently vice president of regional operations and advancement for ADL (Anti-Defamation League). He succeeds Howard Sovronsky, who is retiring from the p…

Author & Journalist Jessica Abo to Speak at Living with Intention

WEST HARTFORD, CONN. (May 3, 2019) – Bestselling author and journalist Jessica Abo will discuss how her Jewish values have influenced her career and share advice on living a more authentic, “unfiltered” life at Living with Intention 2019, to be held on Monday evening, May 20, 2019, at …

Federation Condemns Shooting at California Synagogue

Dear friends,
 
Six months to the day since the Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, yesterday we were again confronted with a vicious act of anti-Semitic violence - this time at Congregation Chabad of Poway, California, north of San Diego. Our Federation stands against all such a…

Women of Impact Launch Dignity Project

WEST HARTFORD, CONN. (April 15, 2019) – Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford’s Women of Impact have launched a new initiative to provide much-needed menstrual supplies for local people in need. The Dignity Project meets several times a year to assemble “Dignity Packs” of items not c…