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Adult Service Opportunities
Holocaust Resource Center
Holocaust Resource Center opens in June 2023. It uses the lessons of the Holocaust to help students combat Holocaust denial and hatred of all kinds. The center has established strong partnerships with local school districts and organizations such as Holocaust Survivors of CT, JFS Anachnu Program, and the American Society for Yad Vashem to ensure meaningful Holocaust education and access to supporting resource material. The center houses an extensive library of teaching materials, books, reference texts, and media which are available to teachers, students and the community. The center also provides speakers to support Holocaust awareness. For more information, contact Carin.
Human dignity should not be considered a luxury, yet nearly 30% of menstruators in the U.S. suffer from period poverty, lacking the financial resources to purchase basic menstrual-hygiene necessities. This obstacle results in lost days of work and school, further compounding the cycle of poverty.
For a gift of only $10, you can donate a Dignity Grows Tote to a neighbor in need, providing the chance to live life uninterrupted while safeguarding dignity. Each tote is filled with a month’s supply of menstrual and hygiene products, It’s hope in a bag . .. a simple way to solve a serious problem. To host a packing party, join our committee or learn how you can be a part of the solution, contact Stacy.
Lions of Judah
The Lions of Judah are the most dynamic philanthropic Jewish women in the world. Lions are strong women of all ages, an international sisterhood of thousands of global activists who care deeply about the Jewish future. Lions of Judah play a vital role in creating social justice, aiding the vulnerable, preserving human dignity and building Jewish identity.
Lions of Judah demonstrate their dedication to the Jewish community by contributing an annual donation to the Jewish Federation of $5,000 or more.
Every two years, Lions gather for three phenomenal days of extraordinary learning, sharing and celebration at the International Lion of Judah Conference. They inspire one another and hear from the world’s leading speakers in the fields of religion, culture, art, business and politics.
Contact Carin to learn how you can join this international society of dedicated, generous women.
The Pomegranate Society is a level of giving for women who donate $1,800 or more to the Jewish Federation of Greater Fairfield County’s Annual Campaign. This donation may be given individually or as part of a family gift. Membership also includes access to exclusive programming. This is a wonderful option for women who are interested in deepening their philanthropic commitment. More than a beautiful piece of jewelry, the Pomegranate pin is a symbol of a woman’s commitment to and compassion for the Jewish people. Contact Carin to learn how to join this wonderful women’s society.
The Pearl Society is designed for young women who want to make a difference. With a gift of $180 to Federation’s Annual Campaign, you’ll become a member of this group of inspiring women who, just like you, want to impact change in Jewish life. You’ll be invited to the Women’s Cocktails for a Cause event and have the option of buying our signature Pearl Society necklace. Contact Carin to learn how join this excellent young women’s society.
Delve into the world of cultural arts, through a wide array of programs highlighting speakers, films, theatre, dance music and more. Together, we will explore the Jewish threads running through the latest happenings in the art world, with programs that spotlight emerging authors as well as Israeli and Jewish cultural events. For more information, please contact Stacy@ShalomCT.org.
Israel & Overseas
Federation Israel and Overseas
Federation Israel and Overseas builds local community connections to Israel, funds and helps implement overseas designated projects, and participates in the collective support for world Jewry. The Federation builds connections to Jewish life overseas through local programming, through our vibrant people-to-people connection with the Afula-Gilboa region in Israel and by allocating funds to service partners in collective support of world Jewry.
Federations also play an important role in helping Ukraine. To date, more than $90 million dollars have been raised by Federations across the country to support our partners on the ground. With our help, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the Jewish Agency for Israel, World ORT, Hatzalah and Hillel continue to get lifesaving support to Ukrainians staying put, crossing the border into Poland, and making their way to other European countries or Israel.
Contact Carin for more information.
Federation Israeli Emissary Program
The Israeli Emissary Program is a true Living Bridge between our countries and our communities. It is through them that we stay connected to Israel as a whole and our partnership region specifically. Their home base is the Federation office where much of their brainstorming and creativity takes place. Through hands-on activities in our preschools and religious schools to thought-provoking community-wide discussions and programs, our emissaries keep Israel alive right here in Greater Fairfield County.
In building relationships and bringing their message of connection, their work in the public schools and civic organizations is a high priority. They are ‘The Face of Israel’, creating unique relationships through programs, events and appearances throughout the community.
This year, we are thrilled to welcome back Ofek Mosovich as our post-Army Shaliach. Ofek served our community as a young emissary in 2017/18 and after completing his IDF service, is returning to serve as our Shaliach for the year.
The Jewish Agency’s Partnership2gether Peoplehood Platform has become the paradigm for successfully partnering global Jewish communities directly with Israeli communities.
Our connection to our Partnership region of Afula-Gilboa is stronger than ever. P2G connects 450 Jewish and Israeli communities in 46 city-to-city and region-to-region Partnerships, engaging more than 350,000 participants each year in meaningful ongoing connections between Israelis and Jews around the world, through unique programs and one-on-one encounters.
Celebrate Israel @75!
The Jewish Federation is proud to celebrate, honor, and uplift Israel at 75 across Greater Washington. Join Us!
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Civil Rights Mission
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