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Counting Our Progress

How do you transform a ragged mass of slaves escaping unimaginable tyranny into a functioning, viable society whose laws, principles and values would help form today's modern world? It all started in the desert, when Moses was commanded to organize this mass of people into groups and then co…

Federation Condemns Arson at New Haven Mosque

The Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Hartford strongly condemn the act of arson committed Sunday at the Diyanet Mosque in New Haven. Acts of violence against a religious or cultural group are never acceptable, and this cowardly act o…

Women of Impact: Sadie Rain Levy

May 2019

Each month our Women of Impact profile features a local woman, nominated by a local community member, who is making an impact in our community. For this month’s profile, Meredith Chandler spoke with Sadie Rain Levy, a middle school student who is already making her mark both ins…

From Sadness to Celebration

Friends, earlier this week, organizations from across our community came together to commemorate Yom HaZikaron (Israel's Memorial Day) and celebrate Yom HaAtzmaut (Israel's Independence Day) in a unique transition ceremony. In this week's Shabbat message, Rabbi Tuvia Brander of Young Israel …

Standing Together

Last night, our community gathered together - Jews, Christians, Muslims and other people of goodwill - to stand against hatred and to stand up for love, tolerance, inclusion and respect.  It was one of many such gatherings held this week in the aftermath of the Poway shooting.

Prior to the…