Messages from the Federation of Western CT

Jewish Federations Update on Major Earthquake in Morocco

On Friday evening, September 8, 2023 a magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Morocco. A quake this devastating has not hit this region for over a decade. 44 miles south of Marrakech, the earthquake’s epicenter overwhelmed the rural town of Ighil, in the Al Haouz province. Men, women, and chi…

2023 Jewish Heritage Day

It was an amazingly positive experience for all who attended the 2023 Jewish Heritage Day Community Leadership Ceremony with the Hartford Yard Goats!


The Klezmer Band performed as the honorees walked into the stadium, the crowd sang Hatikvah and it drew a certain comradery throughout.

Hawaii Wildfire Relief Fund

Dear Federation Members,


We are heartbroken to be watching the Maui wildfires devastating the communities there. The fires have killed dozens and wiped out the historic island of Lahaina. 


The people and communities in Hawaii need us.


Not only is support needed in Maui, but…

The Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut held its Annual Meeting!

The Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut held its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 13. The evening started with a wonderful invocation from Rabbi Eric Polokoffurging us to be brave in the pursuit of what matters most for our community. Before getting to the business of electing office…

Jewish Federations Commemorate Juneteenth

Jewish Federations of North America are proud to commemorate Juneteenth, which marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people were freed. The troops’ arrival came a full two-and-a-half years after the…