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Greater Hartford Havurah Initiative Fosters Jewish Community

WEST HARTFORD, CONN. (September 8, 2019) – Jewish individuals and families in Greater Hartford who want to build friendships around a shared interest now have additional support to do so, thanks to the Greater Hartford Havurah Initiative, a recently launched partnership of the Jewish Feder…

Children’s Reading Partners Seeks Volunteers for 2019-2020 School Year

WEST HARTFORD, CONN. (August 27, 2019) – In just 30 minutes per week, you can help children improve their literacy skills and develop a lifelong love of books. Children's Reading Partners is seeking volunteers for its Elementary Express program, which serves at-risk students in kindergarte…

Community Diaper Drive Benefits Homeless Families

WEST HARTFORD, CONN. (July 10, 2019) – Several local synagogues and Jewish agencies are partnering this summer to collect disposable diapers and other supplies for homeless families with young children at CRT’s East Hartford Community Shelter. The Community Diaper Drive runs from now thr…

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…