Press Releases

Making Magic: Kayla Bisbee Helps PJ Library Parents Make Connections

PJ Library doesn't happen on its own. It takes a village and, in our community, that village is made up of several talented professionals, like Kayla Bisbee. Kayla is the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven’s PJ Library program professional, tasked with connecting PJ Library parents to …

Redesigning BEKI’s Sanctuary to Be Inclusive

Congregation Beth El – Keser Israel in Westville is working with architect Michael Goldblum of Building Studio Architects to redesign the BEKI sanctuary. Built in 1959 for a congregation with a rabbi and cantor, a choir, and a formal, hierarchical style of services, it is no longer suited …

A New Year — A New President!

Warm greetings to all as I embark on this exciting adventure as the new president of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven. I am truly invigorated at the prospect of working closely with our wonderful professional staff, our many spectacular lay volunteers and our devoted religious lead…

The Meaning of the High Holy Days: A Rabbis Roundtable Discussion

The High Holy Day season begins during the Hebrew month of Elul, when the shofar is sounded every weekday morning in order to instill a sense of awe in the Jewish people and call upon us to repent.
 
This year, Rosh Hashanah falls this year at sundown, Sept 25, and ends at sunset, Tuesda…

Living Well, Living Long, Living Healthy!

Move often, eat mindfully, manage stress, and stay socially connected - a recipe that can lead to a longer and healthier life! Easier said than done for most as it may require a commitment to some level of change and change can be hard, but we can help.

Rooted in the understanding that heal…