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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…

Jewish Leadership Academy Kicks Off with Evening of Learning

WEST HARTFORD, CONN. (December 11, 2017) – Nearly 200 people gathered for a community program on civil discourse co-sponsored by the Jewish Leadership Academy and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Hartford.  Held at the University of Hartford on December 6, 2017, this int…

Statement on Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's Capital

WEST HARTFORD, CONN. (December 7, 2017) - Yesterday, President Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital and announced a plan to move the Embassy of the United States in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, consistent with a bipartisan commitment made over 20 years ago in the J…

Virtual Moment of Silence for Gun Violence Victims on December 14

WEST HARTFORD, CONN. (December 4, 2017) – All are invited to participate in a virtual moment of silence for the victims of gun violence on December 14, 2017 at 9:35 a.m. While this date marks the fifth anniversary of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, which took the lives of 20 c…

Donate a Book This Holiday Season and Help an At-Risk Student Succeed

WEST HARTFORD, CONN. (November 27, 2017) - Children's Reading Partners, Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford and the West Hartford Rotary Club are teaming up for the fourth annual Greater Hartford Holiday Book Drive, which provides new and gently used books to at-risk elementary school stu…