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FEDERATION CALENDAR

Feb

29

Love&Knishes Pierce Campbell

Jewish Federation of Western CT 444 Main St N
Southbury, CT 06488

Mar

05

Dignity Grows

Jewish Federation of Western CT 444 Main St N
Southbury, CT 06488

Mar

14

Mister Kelly’s Nightclub Documentary

Jewish Federation of Western CT 444 Main St N
Southbury, CT 06488

  • Deacon Arthur L. Miller - Annual Meeting 6/13

  • Annual Meeting - 6/13

  • Ellen Allard 6/7/23

  • Ellen Allard 6/7/23

  • Advocacy Day 5/10

  • Advocacy Day 5/10

  • Yom HaShoah Commemoration 2023

  • Author Marc Gellman “Seven Days of Shiva” 9/18

  • Congresswoman Jahana Hayes visits the Jewish Federation of Western CT

  • Annual Campaign Kickoff Breakfast 8/28

 

The Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut is the home office and the lead voice of the Jewish community in Western and Northwestern Connecticut. 

 

  • Solid Gold Times Two 8/29

  • Love&Knishes with Pierce Campbell

  • Jack Lynn – aka “JackSingsDino 6/9/22

EVENT

Love & Knishes

Every month the Jewish Federation of Western CT continues to provide musical performances whether in person or virtual. This program provides an opportunity for our Seniors to come out and enjoy an hour or two with a group of their contemporaries while enjoying music. Each event comes with a delicious Kosher lunch.

 

EVENT

2023 Annual Meeting

The Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut held its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 13, 2023! Our guest speaker, Deacon Arthur L. Miller, was an absolute hit with his motivational remarks. In additions to reports from Pauline and Gary Jones, Roy provided a summary of the work of the Grants and Allocations Committee of the Federation for the past year, noting that we have provided over $400,000 in funding to support Jewish schools, campers, college students, students engaged in Israel study programs, Israeli social service agencies, and local Jewish and secular nonprofit organizations.

 

 

 

 

EVENT

An Unforgettable Rosh Chodesh Event and Celebration 

On Tuesday, June 6th a group of women and men joined our Rosh Chodesh Program with singer and songwriter Ellen Allard, who used songs to help her describe her Jewish journey. We also celebrated Cantor Penny Kessler who is retiring from her position as Senior Cantor of United Jewish Center of Danbury.

 

 

  • Kathy Marks, Program Committee Member, Pauline Zimmerman, Board President and Co-Chair of the Program Committee, author Dani Shapiro and Lisa Miller Board Member and Co-Chair of the Program Committee

  • Author Dani Shapiro

  • Kathy Marks Program Committee Member, member of the Jewish Federation Lion of Judah Society Susan Haber, and Marian Dar.

EVENT

Women's Philanthropy Dinner 2023 

We had an unforgettable time at our Women's Philanthropy Dinner on Tuesday, May 9, 2023. It was an evening filled with inspiring conversations, delicious food and we all had the pleasure of meeting the talented author, Dani Shapiro.

 

 

EVENT

Yom Hashoah Remembrance Day

Monday, April 17th, 2023, 5:45pm

We are so pleased that over 170 community members were able to attend our Yom HaShoah Commemoration on April 17, 2023. 

We encourage those of you who could not attend to view the program here. Our deep appreciation to Rabbi Phillip Lazowski for sharing his story and to the Fay & Max Katz Yom HaShoah Memorial Fund for making this possible.

 

 

EVENT

Virtual Women's Seder - Moving Forward in Harmony

 

On Thursday, March 30, 2023, The Jewish Federation of Western CT celebrated its Annual Women’s Seder virtually, with old friends and new friends from all parts of Western and Northwestern Connecticut. Women’s Seder chairs, Pauline Zimmerman and Lisa Miller, greeted the attendees and set the tone for the welcoming event. 

 

EVENT

Chailights

The purpose of Chailights is to showcase the variety of ways your Federation impacts the various institutions and communities in Western and Northwestern Connecticut. Your support of the Federation enables us to build partnerships and support so many important endeavors. In this section, we hope to give you a greater understanding of the value of your support.

 

 

EVENT

Israelights

The purpose of Israelights is to showcase the variety of ways your Federation impacts various institutions and communities in Israel generally, and particularly in Afula-Gilboa, the Federation’s sister region. Your support of the Federation enables us to enhance the work of so many important social service and community building agencies in Israel. In this section, we hope to give you a greater understanding of the value of your support.

 

 

EVENT

Jewish Young Leadership

The purpose of the Young Leadership group is to provide a forum for future leaders of the Jewish community to get to know one another, to enjoy each other’s company and to learn about the work of the Jewish Federation in Western and Northwestern Connecticut. This group is geared towards ages 22-39

 

 

EVENT

Annual Campaign

We look forward to more opportunities to build our Federation so that together we can create a more cohesive and vibrant Jewish community in Western and Northwestern CT. Your continued support enables us to provide aid both locally and internationally, educational scholarships, camperships to our youth, and support to those in need.

 

 

EVENT

Shine a Light on Anti Semitism

The Shine a Light on Antisemitism campaign, a joint program of all of our State’s Jewish Federations with the support of other Jewish and non-Jewish friends in Connecticut, was a big success. Taking place during Chanukah, the Shine a Light program included a major press conference AT WHICH the Governor endorsed the fight against Antisemitism and issued a strong statement in support of the Jewish Community.