By Amy Holtz
In October 2021, the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven launched the Silver Circle Society — a new recognition society established to honor longtime donors to the Federation annual campaign for their dedication and commitment to the Jewish community in Greater New Haven, in Israel and around the world in the past, present and future. Now, nine months since the Silver Circle Society was established, we are pleased to honor this extraordinary group of supporters at a special event to be held the evening of Thursday, July 21 at the JCC of Greater New Haven. Members of the Silver Circle Society have maintained an active involvement in the Jewish community over the years, committing themselves to helping and supporting in many ways. Some have held leadership positions in the Federation, the JCC, and local synagogues, while others have given of their time to working with our local community agencies. This diverse group of donors includes Holocaust survivors and/or their children; donors who witnessed Israel declare statehood; and donors who have traveled the world advocating on behalf of Israel and the global Jewish community. In addition to their involvement in enhancing and improving Jewish life, many of these longtime donors have supported additional Jewish community organizations, such as the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven, the Community Foundation of Greater New Haven, local food pantries, and so many others. Our Federation has more than 900 Silver Circle Society members, each with their own unique story and experience that has shaped their desire to support the Federation. Regardless of their story or experience, the one thing they all share is an abiding passion to help ensure the longevity and future strength of the Jewish community. We are proud to report that, collectively, our Silver Circle donors group have contributed over $60 million to support Jewish life and aid the most vulnerable in our community. We look forward to celebrating with you on July 21 as we honor our wonderful Silver Circle members.
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