Subscribe to our Newsletter
- JFACT, The Jewish Federation Association of Connecticut, is a statewide advocacy organization, representing the 7 Jewish Federations, 4 Jewish Community Centers, 8 Jewish Family Services, and 2 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.
From Ashraf Fahim. Hartford Courant (Sunday, July 3, 2016)
Robert Fishman counts a framed letter from Elie Wiesel, the Holocaust survivor and Nobel winner, among his treasured possessions.
“I would say because of Elie Wiesel part of my work is deeply committed to Holocaust and genocide education,” Fishman, executive director of the Jewish Federation Association of Connecticut, said Saturday, reacting to Wiesel’s death at age 87. The letter came in 2008, marking the 30th year Fishman had played a hand in organizing the state’s annual Holocaust commemoration at the state Capitol.
Wiesel was best known for his gripping memoir “Night,” published in the United States in 1960, a first-person account of his time in Nazi concentration camps in Auschwitz and Buchenwald. Fishman said some Holocaust survivors were reluctant to tell their stories. Continue reading
Click here to see JFACT’s Executive Director, Bob Fishman, on Fox 61 News share his thoughts about Elie Wiesel.
President Reuven Rivlin yesterday evening (Sunday, 12 June) wrote to US President Obama to express his condolences following the attack in Orlando. Pres. Rivlin wrote, “Once again we feel the pain of terrible loss as we see the blood of young and innocent people spilled. There is no comfort for those who have had their loved ones torn away from them.
“This attack against the LGBT community in Orlando is as cowardly as it is abhorrent. The Israeli people stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our American brothers and sisters in the moral and just fight against all forms of violence and hatred. On behalf of all of Israel, I send my condolences to the families of the victims, and prayers for a speedy recovery of the injured.”
Birdies for Charity is a pledge-based program based on the number of birdies made by the PGA TOUR professionals during Travelers Championship tournament week (August 1-17, 2016).
For example for a $0.02 pledge and 1,500 birdies made, you will be asked to make a donation of $30.00. JFACT Fund will receive 100% of your donation plus an additional fifteen percent! Flat rate donations of $10.00 or more are also welcome. Birdies for Charity is presented by CohnReznick.
All per birdie pledges and flat rate donations are 100% tax deductible.
03 Jun 2016
Instead of urging an immediate start to direct negotiations without preconditions, the international community submitted to Palestinian demands, allowing them to continue to evade conducting direct bilateral negotiations without preconditions.
(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesperson)
The international conference held in Paris today (Friday, 3 June) constituted a missed opportunity. Instead of urging Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to answer Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s repeated calls to immediately start direct negotiations without preconditions, the international community submitted to Abbas’ demands and allowed him to continue to evade conducting direct bilateral negotiations without preconditions.
History will record that the conference in Paris only hardened the Palestinian position and distanced the chances for peace.