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In late March of 2020, the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford and the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford established the Jewish Hartford Rapid Relief and Recovery Fund to address urgent community needs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The goal of the Fund is to provide financial and human resources to:
The Foundation and Federation seeded the Fund with an initial contribution of $150,000 from existing resources. Between March and November, nearly 500 generous community members contributed more than $800,000 - growing the RRR Fund to nearly $1 million.
We are pleased to report the following grants:
Of the remaining resources, the RRR Fund's Grants Committee has earmarked $40,000 for unanticipated community needs and $137,000 for future humanitarian needs. $175,000 was designated by major donors to establish the Jewish Free Loan Fund of Greater Hartford.
The Federation and Foundation are humbled by the generosity of our local Jewish community and honored to serve you.
Dana Keller and Bruce Fischman, Fund Development Cabinet Co-Chairs
David Rosenthal and Sid Ulreich, Grants Committee Co-Chairs
Gayle Temkin, Chair, Board of Trustees, Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford
Leigh Newman, Chair Emerita, Board of Trustees, Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford
Carolyn Gitlin, Chair, Board of Directors, Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford
Jacob Schreiber, President and CEO, Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford
David Waren, President and CEO, Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford