JFGH Press Room + Archive

Children’s Reading Partners Seeks Volunteers

WEST HARTFORD, CONN. (August 27, 2018) – In just 30 minutes per week, you can help children improve their literacy skills and develop a lifelong love of books. Children's Reading Partners is seeking volunteers for its Elementary Express program, which serves at-risk students in kindergarte…

Jewish Federation President and CEO Howard Sovronsky Announces Retirement

WEST HARTFORD, CONN. (August 13, 2018) – Howard Sovronsky, President and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, announced today that he will retire effective May 1, 2019.

Sovronsky joined the Federation as Interim President and CEO in July 2014 and was named President and CEO o…

Lisa Vaeth Elected Co-Chair of Jewish Cemetery Association of North America

WEST HARTFORD, CONN. (July 2, 2018) – The Board of Directors of the Jewish Cemetery Association of North America (JCANA) has elected Lisa Vaeth as the organization’s new Co-Chair.  She shares the position with Jamie H. Cotel of Community Alliance for Jewish-Affiliated Cemeteries (CAJAC)…

Federation Annual Meeting Celebrates Community Service, Elects New Leaders

WEST HARTFORD, CONN. (June 26, 2018) – Nearly 200 community members and friends of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford gathered to celebrate the past year’s accomplishments, recognize outstanding community service and elect new leaders at the organization’s 73rd Annual Meeting, h…

Statement on U.S. Border Immigration Policy

WEST HARTFORD, CONN. (June 19, 2018) – The Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford strongly condemns the U.S. presidential administration’s policy of separating children from their migrant families at our nation’s southern border.

This inhumane policy – enacted via an April 6, 2018, m…