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CJEL Fellows Program Announces First Participants

WEST HARTFORD, CONN. (April 2, 2018) – Four local Jewish educators have been selected to participate in Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford’s CJEL Fellows program, an intensive two-year professional development program designed to help synagogue school teachers build their classroom sk…

Greater Hartford Celebrates Israel at 70

WEST HARTFORD, CONN. (March 6, 2018) – Greater Hartford’s Jewish community is excited to commemorate the State of Israel’s 70th birthday with a year of celebrations, cultural activities and educational programs.  

The Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford and the Mandell Jewish Comm…

Interfaith Panel Will Discuss “The Meaning of Jerusalem”

HARTFORD, CONN. (February 2, 2018) – Three world religions - and millennia of conflict and coexistence - converge in the ancient city of Jerusalem. On February 21, leaders from the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim communities will come together in Hartford for a moderated panel discussion abo…

Children’s Reading Partners Seeks Volunteers to Read with Preschoolers

WEST HARTFORD, CONN. (January 31, 2018) – Children’s Reading Partners is seeking volunteers to read one-on-one with at-risk preschoolers in Hartford and Bloomfield this spring. Its Preschool Pals program matches trained volunteers with children who need extra help to get ready for kinde…

Jewish Community Launches Food Drive for Families Displaced by Hurricane

WEST HARTFORD, CONN. (January 12, 2018) – Thousands of Puerto Rican and other Caribbean individuals and families displaced by Hurricane Maria are expected to come to Greater Hartford to begin a new life. More than 1,300 have already arrived. You can help them by donating boxed and canned f…