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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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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