Celebrating the Past, Embracing the Future A JFACT Reception

Introducing Michael Bloom, JFACT Executive Director

Honoring Robert Fishman, Past JFACT Executive Director

Sponsored by the Lazowski and Zachs Families

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Blumenthal Renews Call For Tougher Investigation Into Events In Charlottesville

http://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/archives/entry/blumenthal_renews_call_for_tougher_investigation_into_events_in_charlottesv/

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Jewish Federation Association of Connecticut Statement on the Charlottesville Rally

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Published on June 28th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

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Two Connecticut JCCs to benefit from school security grant

By Stacey Dresner

HARTFORD – With the recent passing of Connecticut Senate Bill 1014, the Jewish community centers in West Hartford and Woodbridge will soon be able to access $1 million in state grants as reimbursement for the cost of increasing their security.

An amendment to Bill 1014 – which deals with revisions and additions to education statutes – asked that private schools be given an extension in using a $1 million portion of $10 million in funding from a state School Security Grant program that would otherwise have expired by June 30 of this year. That deadline has now been extended to June 30, 2018.
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JFACT on Connecticut Jewish Ledger

Published on June 14th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

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Celebrating CT’s Jewish Heritage at the State Capitol

HARTFORD – Jewish communal leaders from all across Connecticut gathered at the Capitol on Monday, June 5 to mark the state’s first annual Jewish Heritage Celebration.

The luncheon event, organized by the Jewish Federations Association of Connecticut (JFACT), “is an opportunity to show legislators just some of the contributions the Jewish community has made during our 350 years in Connecticut,” said JFACT Executive Director Michael Bloom.

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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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