Attention College Students
Interns are needed for this summer as well as the fall and spring semesters. If interested, please contact Bob Fishman at 860-727-5701 or at email@example.com
the inaugural, March 2013 issue of the JFACT Newsletter
Holocaust Speakers Available
Looking for a Holocaust survivor to speak at your school?
Contact Kathy Fishman at 860-727-5771.
Connecticut Delegation at JCPA Plenum
Laura Zimmerman, Robert Yass, Judy Singer, Ambassador Michael Oren, Bob Fishman, David Brandwein, Laurie Gross and Lauri Lowell at the JCPA Plenum in March, 2011. The Jewish Council of Public Affairs serves as the representative voice of the organized Jewish community in addressing the principal mandate of the community relations field, expressed in three interrelated goals:
- To safeguard the rights of Jews here and around the world;
- To dedicate ourselves to the safety and security of the state of Israel;
- To protect, preserve and promote a just American society, one that is democratic and pluralistic, one that furthers harmonious interreligious, inter ethnic interracial and other intergroup relations.
Holocaust By Bullets
Father Desbois, Author of Holocaust By Bullets spoke to students at Northwest Catholic High School on September 27th. Pictured left to right, Robert J. Fishman, JFACT Executive Director, Paul Shapiro, the Director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, Father Patrick Desbois, president of the Yahad–In Unum Association, Author of Holocaust By Bullets.
Faith and Destiny
Voices of Hope presented the World Premiere Documentary Film Faith and Destiny, a tribute to Rabbi Philip and Ruth Lazowski, on September 19, 2010 at the Jewish Community Center in West Hartford.
All proceeds from this event went to benefit Voices of Hope. Voices of Hope is an organization created by descendants of Holocaust survivors to collect, categorize and share the experiences of Holocaust survivors for the benefit of future generations. The goal of this organization is to maintain historical accuracy of the Holocaust, to teach subsequent generations about the evils of prejudice and intolerance, and to foster a culture of courage against hate, bigotry and inhumanity.
Farewell for Israeli Deputy Consul General Benjamin Krasna
Forty people came to bid farewell to Benjamin Krasna at a luncheon at the Jewish Community Services Building in West Hartford on July 27, 2010. State Senator Edith Prague presented Krasna with a citation from the Connecticut General Assembly. Pictured right to left: Robert J. Fishman, Senator Prague, Deputy General Benjamin Krasna, Laura Zimmerman, Laurie Gross, and Laurie Lowell.
Israel: A Normal Country
Hostility to the Jews has been a stain on the Western world's honor for centuries.
The following statement has been signed by Jose Maria Aznar, David Trimble, John R. Bolton, Alejandro Toledo, Marcello Pera, Andrew Roberts, Fiamma Nirenstein, George Weigel, Robert F. Agostinelli and Carlos Bustelo. It appears in the Wall Street Journal.
Israel is a Western democracy and a normal country. Nonetheless, Israel has faced abnormal circumstances since its inception. In fact, Israel is the only Western democracy whose existence has been questioned by force, and whose legitimacy is still being questioned independently of its actions.
The recent flotilla crisis in the Mediterranean provided yet another occasion for Israel's detractors to renew their frenzied campaign. It was so even before the facts of that tragic incident had come to light. Eyes were blind to the reasons why Israel had to respond to the Gaza flotilla's clear provocation.
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Beryl B. Weinstein Award
Beryl Weinstein's daughters Lisa Goldberg and Marsha Weinstein and grandson Joshua Goldberg presented outgoing JFACT President Rob Yass with the first Beryl B. Weinstein Award in memory of the JFACT's founder at JFACT's Annual Meeting June 21, 2010. Left to right: Rob Yass, Lisa Goldberg, Joshua Goldberg, Marsha Weinstein, Marvin Catler, Robert Fishman, Israeli Consul for Media Affairs Joel Lion.
Connecticut Featured in Near East Report
The May 25, 2010 Edition of Near East Report, AIPAC's Biweekly on American Middle East Policy, featured State to State: Israel and Connecticut, an article examining how Connecticut has helped strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship and has benefitted from Israel's innovations.
Debriefing with Congressman Christopher Murphy on January 12 after his return from a Congressional mission to Egypt, Israel and Turkey. Left to right: Gary Jones, Chair - Greater Hartford JCRC, Laura Zimmerman, Executive Director - Greater Hartford JCRC, Congressman Chris Murphy, Dan Millstein, President-Farmington Valley Jewish Congregation Emek Shalom and Don Gershman, Chair - Greater Hartford AIPAC.
Ten Ways You Can Help Israel
Give, Rally, Connect, Buy, Travel, Read, Advocate, Educate, Comfort, Act
The list is courtesy of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford.
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JFACT, The Jewish Federation Association of Connecticut, is a statewide
advocacy organization, representing the 9 Jewish Federations, 4 Jewish
Community Centers, 8 Jewish Family Services, and 3 Jewish nursing homes in
Connecticut. JFACT is the government and community relations arm of the
Jewish community and lobbies for legislation that is of interest to
Connecticut's Jewish community.
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