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Jessie’s Community Gardens Offers Family-Friendly Gardening Demo

WEST HARTFORD, CONN. (June 6, 2019) – Every year, volunteers across Greater Hartford grow tons of fruit, vegetables and herbs at Jessie’s Community Gardens to help feed local people in need. On Sunday, June 23, the public is invited to learn more about this initiative and pick up tips fr…

Children’s Reading Partners Seeks Summer Volunteers to Read with Students

WEST HARTFORD, CONN. (June 6, 2019) – Children’s Reading Partners is seeking volunteers to read one-on-one with preschool and elementary students at three locations in Bloomfield and Hartford this summer. Its Summer Reading League provides reading enrichment to children at Bloomfield Ear…

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…

Federation Names New President and CEO

WEST HARTFORD, CONN. (May 6, 2019) – Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford has named David Waren as its new president and CEO. Waren is currently vice president of regional operations and advancement for ADL (Anti-Defamation League). He succeeds Howard Sovronsky, who is retiring from the p…

Author & Journalist Jessica Abo to Speak at Living with Intention

WEST HARTFORD, CONN. (May 3, 2019) – Bestselling author and journalist Jessica Abo will discuss how her Jewish values have influenced her career and share advice on living a more authentic, “unfiltered” life at Living with Intention 2019, to be held on Monday evening, May 20, 2019, at …