Strengthening Jewish identity is the goal of a wide range of programs supported by Federation designed to provide young people with opportunities to experience the joy . . . and power . . . of being Jewish. most not only builds community but rewards the giver, too.
New American Acculturation program provides education, cultural and Judaic programs, including one supported by a Women of Vision grant which brought together intergenerational groups of Jews from the former Soviet Union.
Camp Laurelwood, a partner agency which celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2012, and the JCC Summer Day Camp, continue to help thousands of young Jews make lifelong friendships and absorb Jewish values – all while having fun!
Federation supports the Hillels at UConn and the Slifka Center at Yale with your help. These programs provide young Jews with an opportunity to find community and strengthen their Jewish identity.
There’s a renewed passion and enthusiasm for being Jewish in today’s world. Federation-sponsored MASA and Birthright Israel trips have inspired more than 300,000 young people from New Haven and across the U.S. to go to Israel to grow deeper roots in Jewish life and learning.
The JCC’s Adopt-a-Survivor program again paired MAKOM students with Holocaust survivors for a year-long interaction so the teens could learn about their survivor’s childhood, war time experience and liberation.Caring Education Buildiing Community Israel and Overseas