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Federation Trains Community Leaders to Counter Active Security Threats

A strong Jewish community is a vibrant Jewish community – and that’s why your Federation is working with the nationwide Secure Community Network (SCN) to launch a cutting-edge security initiative here in Greater Hartford. The initiative will be publicly launched later this spring, and Fe…

Reclaiming Zionism as a Progressive Cause

Zionism is often misunderstood in progressive circles, and it has become more and more challenging for those who love Israel to advocate on its behalf. One of the missions of Federation's Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) is to enhance the understanding of Israel inside and outside t…

Fighting for Equality for Ethiopian Israeli Jews

Your contributions to Federation’s Annual Campaign have an impact far beyond our region and even our nation. For example, they help to support equal treatment for Ethiopian Israeli Jews through our Israel & Overseas partner Tebeka, a legal aid society specifically focused on this historica…

Women of Impact: Ann Pava

What inspired you to get involved in our Jewish community?

I moved to West Hartford 10 years ago from Springfield, Massachusetts. But even before I moved here, I was part of the Greater Hartford Jewish community. In 1996, I served as the founding board chair of the Hebrew High School of New…

Innovative Hillel Programs Keep Jewish College Students Connected and Safe

During a time like no other, three Greater Hartford Hillels – part of the world’s largest Jewish campus organization – have tapped into their creative side. As the pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the traditional college experience, our Federation’s Hillel partner organizations…