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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…

Fourth Annual Holiday Book Drive Celebrates Success

WEST HARTFORD, CONN. (December 29, 2017) – Thanks to the many generous donors who supported the Fourth Annual Greater Hartford Holiday Book Drive, at-risk students across Greater Hartford will have brand new books to call their own. The drive collected more than 3,000 new and used books an…