Woodbridge, Connecticut - The Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven and its Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) condemn the launching of more than 490 rockets indiscriminately fired upon the civilian population of Israel by Hamas and Islamic Jihad terror groups in Gaza.
We offer our condolences to the families who lost loved ones and our support to the victims of these acts of terror. We pray for the speedy recovery of those wounded both physically and emotionally. Federation partners, the Jewish Agency for Israel, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, World ORT and the Israel Trauma Coalition are actively engaged in relief efforts. The Fund for Victims of Terror has been activated to provide immediate emergency grants to families and individuals who have lost their homes or were injured.
Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven President Dr. Jeffrey Hoos said, “We pray for peace and wellbeing for Israel and its neighbors, and will continue to work for the day when two states, one for Israelis and one for Palestinians, will exist side by side in harmony.” each in their own nation state.
About the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC): The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) is the public affairs and community relations arm of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven, representing Jewish organizations and synagogues throughout the Greater New Haven area. The JCRC focuses on government relations, Israel advocacy, inter-group relations, and social justice.
About the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven: The Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven is a non-profit organization that aims to lead, build, strengthen, and renew a dynamic local Jewish community and to provide support and caring for Jewish people in our community, Israel and worldwide. We are guided by the traditional Jewish values of Torah (tradition, learning and deeds), Tikkun Olam (improving the condition of our world), Tzedakah (philanthropy and acts of loving kindness), and k’lal Yisrael (Jewish peoplehood).