As part of a nationwide and Canadian initiative, the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven and its JCRC led a collaborative grant request to receive funding of $45,000 to Shine A Light on Antisemitism across Connecticut. The effort which includes a major media ad buy including billboards, train station signage, mobile billboards, digital ads and a broad social media campaign kicked off from the Vine Family Auditorium of the JCC of Greater New Haven with a press conference featuring Governor Ned Lamont who proclaimed Shine A Light Week. The Governor was joined by all partners including the 7 Connecticut Jewish Federations and their Jewish Community Relation Councils, JFACT, Connecticut ADL, Urban League of Greater Hartford, NAACP of Greater New Haven, State Rep. Mary Welander, State Sen. Jorge Cabrera o State Sen. James Maroney Partners not present were the Office for Catholic Social Justice Ministry of the Archdiocese of Hartford, and Connecticut Council for Interreligious Understanding (CCIU).
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Watch full Shine a Light press converence:
Read the State of Connecticut Shine a Light proclamation
The week-long effort which includes individual calls to action was capped at a closing virtual program on Monday, December 6 at 7:30 pm featuring Cantor Julia Cadrain of Temple Israel in Westport, Oren Jacobson of Project Shema and Ellie Cooper a young adult sharing her personal story from ADL.
If you missed the program, watch it here: