Statement on the Violence in the Nation’s Capitol

The Jewish Federation and Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater New Haven, and the New Haven Board of Rabbis and Cantors condemn the violence, terror, and destruction laid upon our nation's Capitol and all those who serve it.

We believe in both the principle of peaceful protests and the principle of peaceful transition of power and leadership as bedrocks of our democracy and we call for an end to the inflammatory rhetoric driving civil unrest. 

We are grateful for those who continue to work tirelessly to protect the rule of our democracy and those who serve and protect our democracy.  Each of us has the responsibility to call out hate and injustice and to work toward a more perfect union.

May the One who makes peace in the heavens above help us make peace here on Earth.


Steven Fleischman
President, Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven

Judith Alperin
CEO, Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven

Betty and Arthur Levy
Co-chairs, Jewish Community Relation Council (JCRC) Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven

Rabbi Michael Farbman
Chair, New Haven Board of Rabbis and Cantors


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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. We provide support and caring for Jewish people in our community, Israel and worldwide, as well as to people in need in the Greater New Haven community at large. 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).


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