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Jewish Heritage Month Celebration

Today , coincidentally the 50th anniversary of the commencement of the Six Day War, JFACT presented a very well -attended two hour program at the State Legislature ( photos, art, historical summaries, books,  etc ,  as well as refreshments) on the history of Jews in Connecticut and the manifold contributions of the Jewish community to our State , from the late 1600s forward.

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Jewish Heritage Celebration June 5, 2017

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Forum: Israel’s 69th anniversary is cause for celebration and rejoicing

One hundred and twenty years ago, Theodore Herzl wrote in his diary after the First Zionist Congress, “At Basel, I founded the Jewish State.” He readily acknowledged that this statement would be met with universal laughter. And yet, only 51 years intervened between that first Congress and the State of Israel’s Declaration of Independence on May 14, 1948.

What began as an evanescent movement – many of whose most ardent supporters never believed that the object of Jewish sovereignty in the British mandate of Palestine would be achieved in their lifetime- became a national movement that shaped a society and nation and built a dynamic, democratic modern state. The re-establishment in 1948 of a sovereign nation in the land of their ancestors reversed a long history of wandering in the diaspora, expulsions and pograms, insecurity and powerlessness. Rising like a Phoenix from the ashes of the Holocaust, with an ingathering of Jews from all four corners of the world and multivalent cultures, Israel was a collective affirmation of 2,000 years of hopes and dreams,memories and prayers.

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Israel 69 Independence Day.

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Interfaith Hunger Seder 2017

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Michael Bloom named executive director of JFACT

Michael Bloom named executive director of JFACT
By Stacey Dresner from the Jewish Ledger posted on March 15, 2017

HARTFORD – On Monday, March 13, Michael Bloom wrapped things up at his office at the State Capitol in Hartford, where he has served as a policy and outreach associate for the Senate Democratic Caucus for the past year.

On Wednesday, he began settling into his new office less than two miles away on Woodland Street, where he will serve as executive director of the Jewish Federation Association of Connecticut, or JFACT.  Continue reading

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