Press Releases

Families Giving Back

by Ariana Fine 

Giving back is an integral part of our Jewish identity, and it is especially apparent in many of the families in the Greater New Haven area. Seeing how multigenerational families are so involved in our community motivates us to do the same. There are many examples of those …

JCARR Mother Crosses Bridge Between Cultures

by Kris Oser

This Mother’s Day, the Jewish Community Alliance for Refugee Resettlement (JCARR) applauds the mothers of its refugee families who, like many mothers in the US during COVID-19, braved financial hardships while working, caring for their families and overseeing their children…

Family Experience: Host an Israeli Emissary

by Betsy Flaherty 

for our family. Being an Ezra Academy family, we had met so many others before. 

Over the last four years, Vicky has stayed a part of our family even from so far away. She came for a visit last year, and it was as if she had never left! She became a part of our family …

Emerging from the Pandemic

There is no doubt that spring is in the air! Along with the weather, we feel an additional spring in our step knowing that our vaccination numbers continue to rise. I want to thank all of our amazing staff and our lay leaders who continue to work tirelessly to safely bring our community back…

Carl Astor Interim Rabbi

Carl Astor, who moved to Westville with his wife, Sharon, three years ago, has been hired as Interim Rabbi at Beth El–Keser Israel (BEKI). Jon-Jay Tilsen, who has been BEKI’s rabbi since 1993, is on sabbatical until completing his term of service on August 14.

Previously the rabbi of Co…