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Affiliate Organizations

Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County

Federation raise funds and awareness for their partner organizations working to improve and save lives locally, in Israel, and around the world.

They also host fun and educational events in the Upper Fairfield County community.

USCJ

USCJ strengthens synagogues. This is a network that ensures there are thriving centers of Jewish practice across North America, Israel, and beyond that celebrate both tradition and contemporary life. Together, USCJ demonstrates what an authentic and dynamic Judaism looks like, to inspire people to be a part of it, and advance its critical role in the world.

 

CONECT

CONECT is a collective of churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, and civic organizations from New Haven and Fairfield Counties – representing more than 20,000 people from different races, faith backgrounds, and living in both cities and suburbs – that have joined together to take action on social and economic justice issues of common concern. CONECT has made an impact on issues as varied as gun violence, health insurance rates, police reform, immigrant rights, and more.

Deepen Your Jewish Learning

 

My Jewish Learning

My Jewish Learning is all about empowering Jewish discovery for anyone interested in learning more. The site offers thousands of articles, videos and other resources to help you navigate all aspects of Judaism and Jewish life — from food to history to beliefs and practices.

This site is geared toward all backgrounds and level of knowledge. So whether you’re a Hebrew school dropout seeking a refresher on how to light the Hanukkah menorah or a synagogue president looking for a new perspective on the week’s Torah portion or a newcomer contemplating converting to Judaism — this webiste has something for you.

Article on the Mishnah

The Hub

The Hub is a place for online Jewish classes and events.  This is your central place to find meaningful experiences and connect with others online.

 

Hadar

Hadar empowers Jews to create and sustain vibrant, practicing, egalitarian communities of TorahAvodah, and Hesed.

 

Jewish Theological Seminary

Search the vast collection of today’s most compelling Jewish conversations, teaching, and resources, including weekly parashah commentaries, public lecture recordings, curricula for community use, and more.

 

Torah Sparks

Produced weekly by the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem, each issue of Torah Sparks has three sections.

 

Parsha Commentaries

 

Community Events and  Programs

The Southwestern CT Agency on Aging and Independent Living

The Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging and Independent Living (SWCAA) is a place to turn when you need unbiased, accurate information to help meet the challenges of aging and disability in the community. Many of SWCAA's services are provided for free or at a sliding scale. The information line, 800-994-9422 is available to everyone at no charge. 

Click HERE: https://www.swcaa.org/ for more information.

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Jewish Senior Services

Virtual Community Program:

COVID-19, The Vaccine, Dispelling Myths and Judaism's Ethical Questions

Wednesday, March 24th from 4:30 - 5:30 PM

RSVP to: sfreed@jseniors.org or call 203-365-6407

Lecture Series:

April 1st 3:00 - 4:00 PM - Want More Energy? Get Moving Workout for Older Adults

April 14th 3:00 - 4:00 PM - Brain Fitness

RSVP to: mpruzinsky@jseniors.org or call 203-556-1619

Visit: www.jseniors.org or call 1-833-577-5465

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Camp Ramah In New England 2021 Enrollment is Open!

This summer, Camp Ramah is offering two 4-week sessions that are open to current second-tenth graders. First time camper discounts are still available.

Camp Ramah offers a $500 tuition discount to eligible new campers, and significant additional financial aid is available.

Please RSVP to: pamelak@campramahne.org.

Explore the website www.campramahne.org.

Camp Ramah in Palmer is also continuing to offer individualized virtual tours for eligible Summer 2021 campers. Please contact Josh to make a reservation.

Ramah Sports Academy in Cheshire

For more information: www.RamahSportsAcademy.org

Click here to check out the exciting new campus video 

Calling all Ramah alumni: Be a mentor, host an intern, and help college-age staff members build their professional connections and experiences!  

Reshet Ramah is pleased to introduce an exciting new initiative: the Reshet Ramah Internship Program. Each summer, Ramah camps thrive in large part due to the thousands of college-age staff members who provide transformative Jewish experiences for their campers. However, many college students find themselves weighing the decision to return to camp each summer against choosing non-camp internships in order to gain different skill sets in their desired fields. 

 By harnessing the strength, passion, and talent of the Ramah alumni community, we intend to provide hundreds of year-round or pre/post-summer internships that will also enable staff to return to camp and continue to grow as young Jewish leaders. 

 The Ramah Internship Program will benefit the Ramah community on multiple levels:

  • Providing staff and Tikvah/voc-ed alumni with valuable internships and Ramah connections while also allowing them to return to their cherished camps;
  • Enabling alumni to engage with and give back to Ramah; and
  • Allowing camps to continue to thrive from the immense passion, inspiration, and leadership of young adult staff. 

Please support this effort as proud Ramah alumni and fill out this brief form so we can be in touch. Due to COVID, our plans for this program will shift to meet the realities of the workplace.

If you have any questions, please contact Ariel Goodman, National Ramah Program Director.

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Bereavement Support Group - Schoke JFS of Lower Fairfield County

Contact Amanda Geffner directly regarding the online schedule.

Please note that any interested attendees should contact the group facilitator, Amanda Geffner, LCSW, directly at: 203-921-4161.

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Schoke Jewish Family Service of Fairfield County

Pamela & Michael Hirsch Kosher Home Delivered Meal Program

 

The program delivers five kosher microwave ready meals, provided by Jewish Senior Services, to those in our communities who might have difficulty shopping and preparing their own food.

For more information please contact Jill Knopoff at 203-921-4161 or JKnopoff@ctjfs.org.

 

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Fairfield University Bennett Center for Judaic Studies Lectures

 

All lectures and events will be virtual. Online registration is required for each event. 

For more information contact Jennifer Haynos, program manager for the Bennett Center for Judaic Studies at bennettcenter@fairfield.edu or (203) 254-4000, ext. 2066.

Click here to register

 

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Jewish Genealogical Society of CT

 

Click here for more information on programs and events.

 

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Community Organizations

Congregation Beth El is concerned about the greater Jewish community as well as our local communities.  Our members participate in various ways, from supporting Jewish Family Service and the food pantry to bi-weekly work at Norwalk's Open Door Shelter to Masorti in Israel.  For more information, please contact the Office.

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