WEST HARTFORD, CONN. (May 11, 2021) – The Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Hartford strongly condemn the recent escalation of violence targeting civilians in Israel. Hundreds of rockets launched from Gaza have caused mounting deaths and injuries and forced millions to huddle in bomb shelters. We stand in solidarity with Israel, which has the right to defend itself against violence and terror, as does any sovereign nation.
We also call on the Palestinian Authority to stop inciting violence and to demand Hamas cease its rocket fire from Gaza’s densely populated areas, which also puts innocent Palestinians in harm’s way.
We mourn the loss of all innocent life and hope for a quick resolution to this crisis.
Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford protects and enhances the well-being of Jews worldwide through the values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedakah (charity and social justice) and Torah (Jewish learning).
The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford advocates, educates, collaborates, and mobilizes the Jewish community to ensure a strong and secure Jewish future. JCRC builds alliances within and outside the Jewish community, educating and galvanizing the community on issues of social justice, enhancing the community’s understanding of Israel, combating anti-Semitism and hate, and advocating for public policy consistent with Jewish values.