Together, we can create a more cohesive and vibrant Jewish community in Western and Northwestern Connecticut.

The Jewish Federation of Western CT is the home office and lead voice of the Jewish community in Western Connecticut. The Federation works collaboratively with our community members and the synagogues, educational institutions and other Jewish organizations throughout our Region. Together, we can create a stronger and more cohesive Jewish community in Western and Northwestern Connecticut. 

The Jewish Federation of Western CT seeks to be the place, in both real and virtual settings, for thriving Jewish life, community and values.




Who We Impact 

The Jewish Federation of Western CT provides a range of financial support and services to individuals and community organizations in our part of Connecticut, to Jewish communities throughout the world and in Israel. especially in our partnership region of Afula-Gilboa in northeastern Israel. We continue to help feed the hungry, find shelter for those in need and serve as a clearing house for people who need immediate support or guidance. However, we do so much more. We help our constituent Jewish schools (both synagogue and day schools) educate our Jewish students by providing each institution a yearly stipend based on the number of students they serve. We also provide camperships and scholarships directly to our students and their families.


Who We Serve

Bethel, Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Canaan, Colebrook, Cornwall, Danbury, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Middlebury, Morris, Naugatuck, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Norfolk, North Canaan, Oxford, Plymouth, Prospect, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sandy Hook, Sharon, Sherman, Southbury Thomaston, Torrington, Warren, Washington, Waterbury, Watertown, Winchester, Wolcott, and Woodbury. We also support our partnership region of Afula-Gilboa in Israel.


Local Grant & Scholarship Opportunities:

We are now accepting Local Grant Applications from September 1, 2023 through October 12, 2023!

Local Grants

Click here to apply! September 1, 2023 through October 12, 2023

International/Israel Scholarship

Application opens October 1, 2023 through November 30, 2023. 


Application opens January 15, 2024 through March 15, 2023. 

College Scholarships

Application opens April 1, 2024 through May 15, 2023. 



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From local grants, education and food programs to economic development, community building and education Israel, your donation to us goes further to help those in need.


Our Community Needs You


With your supporting our annual campaign, your contribution allows us to provide services to a wide range of people who need our help. From local grants and food programs to economic development and education abroad, your donation to us goes further to help those in need.

The following things are possible because of you:


A family will appreciate a hot meal.

Someone will learn how to better handle the loss of a loved one.

A teen will be able to attend a Jewish overnight summer camp.

Provide winter clothes to young children.