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Scholarships AND Incentive Grants for Jewish Camps! | 28-Sep-2017
Jewish Camp Works Did you know that…. As adults, Jewish campers are 21 percent more likely to feel that being Jewish is very important. As adults, Jewish campers are 26 percent more likely to be members of a synagogue. As adults, Jewish campers are 55 percent more likely to fee..read more



Jewish Foundation Hires New Investment Advisor | 18-Jan-2017
In the summer of 2016, the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven Board of Trustees, following a recommendation of the Foundation’s Investment Committee, approved a RFP process (Request for Proposal) for a new investment advisor/consultant for the Foundation. The Board also hired InHub Co..read more



Scholarship Opportunities through the Jewish Foundation! | 03-Jan-2017
Jewish Scholarship Initiative (JSI)-Scholarships for Area Day Schools, Synagogue Schools, Jewish Preschools and Camps Thanks to a generous donor in our community, last year JSI distributed $87,000 in local scholarships. Scholarships are needs based and are for Jewish households residing in ..read more



Fires in Israel-how you can help | 28-Nov-2016
Over the past week, Israel suffered from over 600 wildfires which injured 180 people and burned over 500 homes. Nearly 100,000 Israelis have been evacuated; in Haifa, hundreds of apartments were destroyed , leaving more than 1,000 people without homes. Israel’s Nature ..read more



Tips for Year End Giving | 11-Nov-2016
What to do in order to ensure you can claim a charitable deduction for 2016: For donations of cash (including checks), your donation must be either postmarked or personally delivered to the not-for-profit organization on or before December 31. For donations of stock, your stock must be tran..read more



Continuing a Family’s Tradition of Building Community | 21-Oct-2016
Charitable giving often starts at an early age. Noam Benson Tilsen recently established a scholarship fund for members of his synagogue, Congregation Beth El-Keser Israel, to attend Camp Ramah. This fund is part of Noam’s bar mitzvah observance and facilitated by the Jewish Foundat..read more



Jewish Foundation Selected for Groundbreaking Multi-generational Family Philanthropy Training | 21-Oct-2016
Over the next 30 years, an estimated $30 trillion will be passed down from Baby Boomers and their parents to younger generations. There is tremendous potential impact for these funds on Jewish Federations, synagogues, the Jewish community, and the myriad programs and services that are supported...read more



Temple Beth David Merges the Past into the Present | 21-Oct-2016
Thanks in part to a major Community Grant from The Jewish Foundation, Temple Beth David in Cheshire has been able to restore and redesign their historic sanctuary. Founded in 1968, Temple Beth David (TBD) is a reform congregation of 200- plus families. Originally constructed in 1834 a..read more



The New Haven Jewish Community – Create a Jewish Legacy --Making its Mark | 21-Oct-2016
On Sunday, September 25, over 80 community members representing 15 synagogues and Jewish agencies gathered at the Omni Hotel to celebrate Create a Jewish Legacy New Haven’s success. 3 years into the 4 year program, over 310 households have made legacy commitments and/or current e..read more



Tips to Keep in Mind for End of Year Giving | 20-Oct-2016
What to do in order to ensure you can claim a charitable deduction for 2016: For donations of cash (including checks), your donation must be either postmarked or personally delivered to the not-for-profit organization on or before December 31. For donations of stock, your stock must be tran..read more



Community Grants Continue to Impact Jewish New Haven | 03-Mar-2016
Jewish Foundation and Federation Community Grants that Support and Strengthen Our Community The Jewish Foundation and the Jewish Federation support our community through the Community Grants Initiative to local Jewish New Haven organizations. These funds help local Jewish synagogues an..read more



Jewish Foundation 2015-2015 Annual Report Now Available | 11-Dec-2015
The Jewish Foundation's Annual Report for the fiscal year ending July 31. 2015 is now available .

Jewish Foundation of GNH 2014-2015 Annual Report Jewish Foundation of GNH 2014-2015 Annual Report (3966 KB)

You can also pick up a copy at the Jewish Foundation offices or, request that a copy be mailed to you. Contact Lisa Stanger, Executive Director at lstanger@jew..read more



Community Grants Initiative | 01-Dec-2015
Community Grants Initiative Investing in the Community One of the most exciting—and effective— recent collaborations between the Jewish Foundation, Jewish Federation and our local synagogues and agencies is the one million Community Grants Initiative. This was conceived in respon..read more



The Benefits of Giving Stock | 01-Dec-2015
Giving appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, is an easy way for you to make a Charitable Donation. Here are some of the potential benefits: Avoid paying capital gains tax. Receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full fair maket value of the securities. Ben..read more



2015 Women of Vision Society Grant Recipients | 21-Sep-2015
Emunah Israel Empowerment Program for Young Women At-Risk This project will provide teenage girls in therapeutic residential care at the Emunah Children's Center in Afula, the opportunity to acquire and internalize basic life skills and life competencies. Ezra Academy Rosh Chodesh: It's a Gi..read more



Crisis In Ukraine | 21-Sep-2015
From JFNA (Jewish Federations of North America): The crisis in the Ukraine is one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world today and 350,000 Ukrainian Jews have been caught in the crossfire. DURING TIMES OF CALM IN UKRAINE, FEDERATION PARTNERS HELP 70,000 IMPOVERISHED CHILDREN AND E..read more



Jewish Response to Global Refugee Crisis | 17-Sep-2015
"I used to think that the most important line in the Bible was 'Love your neighbour as yourself'. Then I realised that it is easy to love your neighbour because he or she is usually quite like yourself. What is hard is to love the stranger, one whose colour, culture or creed is different from yo..read more



The Jewish Foundation Hits the Big Five Oh! | 29-Apr-2015
The total endowment for the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven hitS $50 million! The Foundation, founded in 1993 initially as a department of the Jewish Federation, was created by community leaders and visionaries Arthur Eder, Sam Glazer and Pat Goodwin, who realized early on that a c..read more



IRA Charitable Rollover Bill passed | 17-Dec-2014
Congress has passed the tax extender bill (HR 5771) (https://www.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/5771) retroactive back to January 1, 2014. The President is expected to sign the bill this week. This bill will extend 55 tax provisions through December 31, 2014. This Bill includes a..read more



The New Haven Jewish Community – Create a Jewish Legacy --Making its Mark | 06-Nov-2014
On Sunday, November 2, over 120 community members representing 20 synagogues and Jewish agencies gathered at the Omni Hotel to celebrate Create a Jewish Legacy New Haven’s success. One year into the program, Create a Jewish Legacy New Haven exceeded its goal, and finished its first year w..read more



Women of Vision Society 2014 Grant Awards | 22-Jul-2014
Women of Vision Society 2014 Grant Recipient Announcements Blue Blazer Exchange – Will provide blue blazers to mothers and grandmothers who cannot afford to purchase them for their children. Boys in our community will feel a greater sense of pride and self-confidence atte..read more



OVER $4 MILLION IN LEGACY COMMITMENTS Through Create a Jewish Legacy New Haven! | 17-Jul-2014
CREATE A JEWISH LEGACY NEW HAVEN finished its first year with over $4 million in commitments with 174 signed letters of intent! The participating organizations are Camp Laurelwood, Congregation Beth El-Keser Israel (BEKI), Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, Jewish Cemetery Association of ..read more



Professional Advisors Happy Hour at Mory's | 25-Jun-2014
Professional Advisors Happy Hour at Mory's Summer is here and we can think of no better way to celebrate that fact than to offer you the opportunity to network with your colleagues after ..read more



$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: Organization Program/Project for which Grant Awarded Amount BBYO, Inc. "BBYO Connect" program to engage middle..read more



Jewish Agency Rescues Group in Ukraine | 03-Jun-2014
In Fast-Paced Operation, Jewish Agency Rescues Group of Immigrants from Donetsk Chairman Sharansky: "Jewish Agency representatives in Ukraine continue to be active in all areas and are prepared for any eventuality, as shown by this latest event in my own city of birth, Donetsk." JERUSA..read more



Create a Jewish Legacy Initiative | 10-Feb-2014
Over $3 million in Legacy commitments In the first eight months, the Create a Jewish Legacy initiative has succeeded in securing $3.2 million in commitments with 122 signed letters of intent! The participating organizations are Camp Laurelwood, Congregation Beth El-Keser Israel (BEKI), Congr..read more



$500,000 in grants awarded to area synagogue and agencies | 22-Dec-2013
In the last few days of 2013, the Jewish Federation and Foundation are thrilled to announce the completing of tranche one of their grant program with the awarding of $500,000 in grants. This represents one-half of total grant monies to be awarded, the remaining $500,000 will be awarded du..read more



Million Dollar Grant Program Announced | 09-Oct-2013
Effort aimed at Strengthening New Haven Jewish Community The past five years has been a period of extended economic challenge globally, and many New Haven Jewish institutions are experiencing crisis or distress. In response to this context of crisis, the Jewish Foundation with the coll..read more



Free Trips to Israel with Taglit-Birthright Israel | 03-Sep-2013
FREE Israel Trips this Winter for College Students and Young Professionals Are you looking for an unforgettable trip to Israel this winter? On Taglit-Birthright Israel with Israel Experience (http://theisraelexperience.us5.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=197aa2e3a5e666c48cdd024d8&id=f115ac8c11&..read more



Create a Jewish Legacy New Haven Launches with Major Successes | 01-Aug-2013
On June 1, Create a Jewish Legacy New Haven launched and in the first two months, an estimated $1.5 million has been committed to the fifteen agencies, organizations and synagogues that are participating. This includes $193,000 for current endowment gifts and another $1,307,000 in commitments fo..read more



Women of Vision Society Announces 2013 Grant Awards | 01-Jul-2013
The Women of Vision society concluded their 2013 grant season awarding over $10,000 in grants to 10 area programs. "There were so many great and grant-worthy applications, it made it very tough to choose," stated Nancy Cohen, Women of Vision Grants Chair, "we received requests for 2 1/2 ..read more



Jewish Family Service Women's Center Continues Important Work Thanks to a Women of Vision Grant | 07-Mar-2013
The Women of Vision Society of the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven was founded in 1996 to enhance the quality of life for future generations of Jewish women and their families. Their reach extends from greater New Haven to Israel and around the world. It is especially noteworthy the..read more



Create a Jewish Legacy New Haven Launched | 01-Dec-2012
Jewish Foundation Chosen for New Initiative Create a Jewish Legacy New Haven Launched On November 27th, the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven hosted an event to announce its selection for a Harold Grinspoon Foundation grant. The grant will enable formation of Create a Jewi..read more



Gift to Jewish Foundation Featured in the Wall Street Journal | 05-Jul-2012
Wall Street Journal July 3, 2012 A Philanthropic Legacy in Connecticut By Melanie Grayce West In the decades after World War II, brothers Sidney and Arthur Eder together built a wholesale liquor business in Connecticut and a philanthropic legacy. Both live on today in the fo..read more