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The Jewish Federation of Greater Fairfield County

Holocaust Resource Center

Honor. Preserve. Educate.

Youth Grants

Helping Young Jewish Community Members

Merkaz

Fostering Future Jewish Leaders

PJ Library

Free Story Books for Jewish Children

Dignity Grows

Fighting Period Poverty One Tote at a Time

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Welcome to the Federation

Connecting Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Georgetown, Monroe, Norwalk, Redding, Ridgefield, Rowayton, Southport, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport, and Wilton.

We are reimagining Jewish life in innovative ways, online and on the groundby offering meaningful programs that enrich Jewish identity. We address community need, inspire our youth, feed the hungry, strengthen Israel, and lead a united front against antisemitism.

We are here for you. We are here for good.

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Thanks to our fabulous Dignity Grows Committee members - Jessica Siegel, Shellie Tapfar and Ilene Sumberg - we packed 100 tote bags filled with menstrual hygiene products at Temple Israel’s mitzvah day. Together, we are ending period poverty, one tote at a time. To join our effort, cover the cost of a $10 tote, host a pack or join our team click here: https://shalomct.org/dignity-grows/

Also, be sure to join us at our upcoming women`s event, Cocktails for a Cause, on May 22nd which benefits Dignity Grows! Click Here for Tickets: https://shalomct.salsalabs.org/CocktailsForACause05222024/index.html
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Tomorrow at the Westport Library! Join us at 7PM for a talk about how Yahya Sinwar’s Leadership Changed Hamas ...

Register for Finding My Father’s Auschwitz File at shalomct.org ...

Hear from Reuven Hasan, professor of political science at Hebrew University, about the changing political landscape in Israel. Sign up at the link in bio to join us on zoom. ...

TONIGHT


Our presence is essential. Be there by 5:15pm. Wear your kippah, bring Israeli flags and homemade banners and encourage your friends and family to attend! We will bring hostage posters for all!!

City Council is located at 45 Lyon Terrace, Bridgeport.

The Bridgeport City Council Miscellaneous Matters Committee Meeting will be meeting in the City Council Chambers to vote on whether to bring the RESOLUTION TO RESCIND 20-23 Ceasefire Resolution to the full council March 4.
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City Council will NOT meet tonight.
They will meet on WEDNESDAY, February 28th.
Please plan on being at Bridgeport City Council at 5:15PM

The Bridgeport City Council Miscellaneous Matters Committee Meeting will be meeting in the City Council Chambers to vote on whether to bring the RESOLUTION TO RESCIND 20-23 Ceasefire Resolution to the full council March 4. 

City Council is located at 45 Lyon Terrace, Bridgeport.

Let us know you will be there to show how important to the community it is that this resolution be rescinded! It must pass through this committee to be taken up March 4.  

While public comment is not permitted, our presence is essential. Be there by 5:15pm. 

Wear your kippah, bring Israeli flags and homemade banners and encourage your friends and family to attend! We will bring hostage posters for all!! https://shalomct.salsalabs.org/BridgeportCityCouncilMeeting022824/index.html
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Join us this Thursday, Feb 15th to enjoy an evening out while volunteering to sort PJ Library books to send to displaced kids in Israel! ...

The Jewish Federation of Greater Fairfield County is now offering a limited number of Summer Camp Grants, available only through our local synagogues, for kids ages 6-16 to attend summer camp. Grants are up to $1,800 each. All kids need to do is fill out the application below and give it to your Rabbi, who will submit to us. ...

Please RSVP for TONIGHT’s Community Mobilization Training session at the Federation office (4200 Park Ave., Bridgeport) at 7 PM, with Evan Bernstein, VP for Community Relations at The Jewish Federations of North America.   

RSVP https://shalomct.salsalabs.org/CommunityTraining02072024
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Mini & Me is growing! Join us on Thursdays at 11 AM for songs, games and to be part of the fun. ...

Community Training Session THIS Wednesday, 2/7 at 7pm.                                                                                   
We are mobilizing neighbors in our Greater Fairfield County catchment area to begin talks with our city council members, selectmen, and mayors about using the Jewish community as a resource and discovering how we can maintain peace in the community. Volunteers are needed to represent each community: Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Georgetown, Monroe, Norwalk, Redding, Ridgefield, Rowayton, Southport, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport, and Wilton.

We will be having a community training session at the Federation office (4200 Park Ave., Bridgeport) on February 7 at 7 PM, with Evan Bernstein, VP for Community Relations at The Jewish Federations of North America.  RSVP: Carin@shalomct.org
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Join the HRC and Merkaz Saturday evening for a reading of NIGHT at Night under the stars at the Discovery Museum Planetarium. Sign up at: linktr.ee/fedshalomct ...

In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day we welcomed survivors and their families to Federation’s HRC (Holocaust Resource Center) to commemorate International Holocaust Awareness Day. We heard from HRC Founding Educator, Shelley Kreiger, how it is more important than ever to build a network of first and second generation family members to share their relatives survival stories in our local communities and schools. We also had a chance to view the many Adopt-a-Survivor program storyboards that adorn the walls of the HRC. If you are interested in learning more about the HRC, please visit https://shalomct.org/holocaust-resource-center/ ...

Happy Tu Bshvat from all of us at Jewish Federation of Greater Fairfield County! 🌳 🍎 ❤️ ...

For the first time ever we are pleased to announce that our Allocations & Grants process is open to non-profit organizations in our Greater Fairfield County catchment area! Apply for full grants and micro-grants by Feb 26, 2024. ...

Apply now for a grant to connect to Israel! 🇮🇱
Grants are available until March 1st for students in 8th grade through college for up to $2000. Email in your application once complete to allocations@shalomct.org.
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Join us tomorrow evening at our free, open to the community, Yom HaZikaron - Yom Ha'Atzmaut event tomorrow beginning at 7:00 pm at Or Hadash.

This event will take us from the solemn Yom HaZikaron, Israel's national memorial day for fallen soldiers and victims of terror attacks, to the celebratory Yom Ha'Atzmaut commemorating the Israeli Declaration of Independence on May 14, 1948.

The program will feature first-hand accounts of the October 7th attacks from two Israeli heroes, a light BBQ dinner hosted by Or Hadash, and a Yom HaZikaron observance followed by a Yom Ha'Atzmaut celebration which includes a silent disco, Israeli food, Israeli dancing, and a roundtable discussion with Israeli heroes. It is an evening not to be missed!

Dinner is sold out!
RSVP is required. shalomct.salsalabs.org/CelebrateIsrael051424/index.html
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Join us tomorrow evening at our free, open to the community, Yom HaZikaron - Yom HaAtzmaut event tomorrow beginning at 7:00 pm at Or Hadash.

This event will take us from the solemn Yom HaZikaron, Israels national memorial day for fallen soldiers and victims of terror attacks, to the celebratory Yom HaAtzmaut commemorating the Israeli Declaration of Independence on May 14, 1948.

The program will feature first-hand accounts of the October 7th attacks from two Israeli heroes, a light BBQ dinner hosted by Or Hadash, and a Yom HaZikaron observance followed by a Yom HaAtzmaut celebration which includes a silent disco, Israeli food, Israeli dancing, and a roundtable discussion with Israeli heroes. It is an evening not to be missed!

Dinner is sold out!
RSVP is required.  https://shalomct.salsalabs.org/CelebrateIsrael051424/index.html
2 weeks ago

Thanks to our fabulous Dignity Grows Committee members - Jessica Siegel, Shellie Tapfar and Ilene Sumberg - we packed 100 tote bags filled with menstrual hygiene products at Temple Israel’s mitzvah day. Together, we are ending period poverty, one tote at a time. To join our effort, cover the cost of a $10 tote, host a pack or join our team click here shalomct.org/dignity-grows/

Also, be sure to join us at our upcoming women's event, Cocktails for a Cause, on May 22nd which benefits Dignity Grows! Click Here for Tickets: shalomct.salsalabs.org/CocktailsForACause05222024/index.html
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Thanks to our fabulous Dignity Grows Committee members - Jessica Siegel, Shellie Tapfar and Ilene Sumberg - we packed 100 tote bags filled with menstrual hygiene products at Temple Israel’s mitzvah day.  Together, we are ending period poverty, one tote at a time.  To join our effort, cover the cost of a $10 tote, host a pack or join our team click here https://shalomct.org/dignity-grows/   

Also, be sure to join us at our upcoming womens event, Cocktails for a Cause, on May 22nd which benefits Dignity Grows!  Click Here for Tickets:  https://shalomct.salsalabs.org/CocktailsForACause05222024/index.htmlImage attachment
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We are guided by our Jewish values to ‘repair the world’ (tikkun olam) and to fight injustice wherever we see it. We advocate for our vulnerable and care for those in need. ... See MoreSee Less

We are guided by our Jewish values to ‘repair the world’ (tikkun olam) and to fight injustice wherever we see it. We advocate for our vulnerable and care for those in need.
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