JFGH Press Room + Archive

May 18 “Living with Intention” Focuses on Optimism in Difficult Times

WEST HARTFORD, CONN. (April 14, 2017) – Lisa Friedman Clark likes to call herself the "luckiest unlucky" person she knows. Everything in her life has been big – both physically and experientially. At 6’1” with bright red hair, she clearly stands out in a crowd. Yet it is her life sto…

Caring Community Senior Shopping Program Seeks Volunteers

WEST HARTFORD, CONN. (April 14, 2017) – The Caring Community Senior Shopping Program is seeking pairs of volunteers to assist older Jewish adults with grocery shopping and create a Jewish cultural connection. 

The Senior Shopping Program – which was recently launched by the Jewish Co…

Famous Attorney to Speak on Battling Terrorism through the Court System

WEST HARTFORD, CONN. (April 10, 2017) – The fight against terrorism happens on many fronts - and on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, Greater Hartford residents will have opportunity to learn how the battle is being waged in courtrooms across the globe.

Attorney Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, Presid…

Statement on the Arrest of a Person Suspected of Bomb Threats to JCCs

Dear Friends,
 
Yesterday the Jewish Federation Association of Connecticut (JFACT) issued a statement on the arrest of a suspect in the recent bomb threats against Jewish institutions. The statement was issued in collaboration with our Federation and several others across Connecticut. The…

Annual Interfaith Seder Draws Over 100 People from 25 Faith Communities

WEST HARTFORD, CONN. (March 21, 2017) – Over one hundred people from 25 different faith communities participated in the Cathrine Fischer Schwartz Annual Interfaith Seder on Sunday, March 19, at Congregation Beth Israel in West Hartford.

Each year this unique program, which is free and o…