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The Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut (JFEC) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that supports humanitarian, social service and educational efforts in Eastern CT, Israel and worldwide. Locally, we provide direct services to seniors, adults and youth through a variety of programs and activities, and we provide a living bridge to Israel through our Partnership programs.

A lay Board of Directors and officers governs the Federation.

The JFEC is a member agency of the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut.

(860) 442-8062


28 Channing Street

New London, CT 06320


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Congregation Beth El is in the process of relocating. 


Currently, operations are divided across three sites:

Main Office:   27 Shaw Street, New London, CT 06320

(860) 442-0418


Postal address: PO Box 1310, New London, CT 06320


Service/Meeting Locations:

Crossroads Presbyterian Church: 70 Cross Road, Waterford, CT

Temple Emanu-El: 29 Dayton Road, Waterford, CT


Rabbi Rachel Safman

High Holiday Schedule

SELICHOT  “Welcome to the Days of Awe” – Saturday, September 21, Beth Jacob Synagogue, 400 New London Tpke., Norwich, will host Congregation Beth El as we usher in the New Year 5780. The evening will begin at 6:30 pm with a light supper followed by our Selichot service and program. 

CEMETERY VISITS – Sunday, September 22

10:00 am – Ohave Shalom, Rte. 1, Waterford

11:00 am – Beth El Cemetery, Groton


Erev Rosh Hashana – Sunday, September 29, 6:00 pm, 

Holiday Inn, 35 Governor Winthrop Blvd, New London
FIRST DAY Rosh Hashanah, Monday, September 30, 8:45 am 

Holiday Inn35 Governor Winthrop Blvd, New London

Tashlich Service, home of Harry Leiser & Lily, 4:30 pm

SECOND DAY Rosh Hashanah, Tuesday, October 1, 8:45 am

Holiday Inn35 Governor Winthrop Blvd, New London


Erev Yom Kippur – Kol Nidre, Tuesday, October 8, 5:45 pm
Holiday Inn
35 Governor Winthrop Blvd, New London
Yom Kippur, Wednesday, October 9, 8:45 am

Holiday Inn35 Governor Winthrop Blvd, New London

Mincha/Neila, 3:30 pm, Break-the-Fast, 7:10 pm