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$1,000,000 in Grants Awarded to Area Agencies and Synagogues | 03-Jun-2014

The Jewish Foundation has completed the
Community Grants Awards program

The following grant awards were announced:


Program/Project for which Grant Awarded


BBYO, Inc.

"BBYO Connect" program to engage middle-school student 



Beth Israel Synagogue, Wallingford

Restore and Repair Front Entry Window and Beautify Grounds



Camp Laurelwood

Renovation and winterization of Recreation Room for year round and multi-use



Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, Chester

Caring Community Partnership to Outreach to those in need in community


Congregation Beth El-Keser Israel, New Haven

Replacement of antiquated, broken, non-insulated windows


Congregation Beth Israel (Orchard Street Shul), New Haven 

Installation of elevator to provide accessibility



Congregation B’nai Jacob and Ezra Academy, Woodbridge

Partial roof replacement


Congregation Mishkan Israel, Hamden

Increase safety and security through repaving parking lot and fire road, lighting and installation of structures



Congregation Or Shalom, Orange

Capital projects and improvements


Hebrew Congregation of Woodmont, Milford

Expand and equip Kosher kitchen as part of fire restoration project


Jewish Family Service of New Haven, Inc.

Expansion of existing emergency food program into multi-functional "Food Pantry and Nutritional Health Clinic" to provide social services to most vulnerable in our community




Jewish High School of Connecticut

Jewish educator to develop and lead "Journey: Jewish Teens Program"



Jewish Historical Society

Museum in the Streets: Ethnic History of New Haven


Southern CT Hebrew Academy

Security and renovation of parking lot and drop-off areas


Temple Beth David, Cheshire

Restoration of Historical Sanctuary


Temple Beth Sholom, Hamden

Partial Roof Replacement


Temple Beth Tikvah, Madison

Driveway/Parking Lot Reconstruction to increase safety and accessibility to community


Temple Emanuel, Orange 

Capital improvements and modernization of sanctuary and synagogue buildings



Tower One/Tower East

Senior Fall Prevention program to promote physical health and reduce falls in order to aid seniors in retaining independence



Westville Synagogue, New Haven

Replacement of air conditioning system to insure sanctuary is usable all year





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