Jewish Community Events

Upcoming (non-GSJC sponsored) Jewish Community events:

School Supply Drive:

The Mandell JCC and PJ Library are collecting school supplies to benefit clients from Jewish Family Services and Jewish Children’s Service Organization so they can go back to school with everything they need.
For more information, please call Jewish Family Services at 860-236-1927

List of school supplies needed:
• Backpacks (without characters)
• Packages of markers, thick and thin
• Packages of number two pencils
• Packages of pens, blue or black
• 24 pack of crayons
• Packages of glue sticks
• Highlighters
• Filler paper, wide or college ruled
• Packages of colored pencils
• One, three or five subject spiral notebooks • Two pocket folders
• Computer paper
• Scotch tape
• Index cards
• Hand sanitizer

Drop-off supplies
Mandell JCC
335 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford
The Swim & Tennis Club
4 Duncaster Rd, Bloomfield
JFS of Greater Hartford (Limited hours)
333 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite, A
Donate online
JFS can do the shopping for you!
Visit click the “Donate Now” button and designate your
gift to the Back-to-School Drive.
Shop online
Visit the Amazon-JFS Back to School wish list, make your purchase, and ship right to the JFS office.

Help Ukraine:

Dear friends,
The Russian attack on Ukraine has plunged Europe into a humanitarian crisis. The Jewish Federation network has promised to raise $20 million to meet immediate and short-term needs, including:
  • Temporary housing for those fleeing violence
  • Evacuations and assistance for displaced populations
  • Food, medication and supplies
  • Purchasing satellite phones to maintain vital communications
  • Continuing care for homebound seniors
  • Security for Jewish institutions
Ukraine is home to more than 200,000 Jews – many of whom are impoverished and/or elderly. Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford is committed to supporting this effort and we are asking for your help today.
Whenever and wherever one Jew is threatened, we are all threatened. 100% of your donation will go to Ukraine relief. Please give as you are able.
We are so grateful for your compassion and generosity.

Other community events: 

Below are links for resources providing Information about Jewish news, activities and programs in the greater Hartford/Connecticut area.

The Jewish Ledger

Jewish Federation

Mandell JCC of Greater Hartford

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