JFEC logo on film 20th Annual International


of Eastern Connecticut

March 20-April 9, 2014

Produced in association with The Garde Arts Center, New London; Connecticut College Hillel; the Capitol Theater; Willimantic; and Olde Mistick Art Cinemas, Mystic
See the 2014 Flyer.
Thank you to this year’s film festival co-chairs Sherry Barnes and Faye Clymer who worked hard putting together a varied and exciting line-up. They were ably assisted by committee members Carol Curland, Arlene Dressler, Barry Feldman, Cecile Feldman, Spencer Francus, Gail Leeser, Ron Leeser, Kathleen McFadden, Daniel Robinson, Carl Rosen, Susan Rosen, Justin Shafner, Matthew Shafner, Rachel Sheriff, Steve Sigel, Jordan Stern, Corinne Weber, and Marcie Wolman. The committee worked tirelessly to bring you entertaining as well as thought provoking films to celebrate the Film Festival’s 20th anniversary.
Schedule, Film Descriptions, and more.
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Celebrate Ray Gawendo's 99th Birthday!!

Save The Date: Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 1:00 pm.
Sponsored by Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut & the Temple Beth Israel Preservation Society.
Ray's birthday celebration will be held at Temple Beth Israel, 39 Killingly Drive, Danielson, CT 06239. Ray is a Holocaust Survivor and a very special person to our community.
Click for Celebration Flyer. Contact: Elsie Fetterman at elsief at, or 413-253-7948
Would you like to have a greeting in "Ray's Testimonial Booklet"? Click for Testimonial Message Form

Haifa Rape Crisis Center

HRCC - Facebook Page

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Emek Medical Center Visit

Group in front of Emek "On May 8, 2013, Jerry Fischer / Executive Director of The Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut (1st on right) led a mission from his community to Israel and to Emek. This important event was in coordination with the good offices of our local JAFI/Jewish Agency for Israel, represented by Neta Kopelzada (front row, 1st on right), the Living Bridge Coordinator of the Partnership 2Gether Afula / Gilboa program."
The Emek Medical Center is in the Jezre’el Valley within the city of Afula in Northern Israel.
Link to full Emek site article

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