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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

www.jfec.com

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Take Advantage of All We Have to Offer

JFEC's programming touches all in our community, from the young to the old and Jew to non-Jew:

 

  • Strochlitz Holocaust Resource Center - Encountering Survivors Program; Encountering Differences Program; resource library and curriculum development and teacher training

  • Senior Kosher Hot Lunch Program - hosted by Temple Emanu-El and sponsored by JFEC / subsidized by TVCCA and Area Agency on Aging 

  • Aging in Place - Senior & Community services provide support services, such as delivery of frozen meals, transportation to and from doctors' appointments, grocery shopping, and trips. Supportive services are customized to assist individuals to remain in their own home. JFEC also offers outings and trips for our Seniors.

  • Outreach - Training is provided to volunteers who are then matched with nursing home residents or isolated seniors. Jewish holiday gifts and foods are distributed to these seniors.

  • Educational and Social Programs - literacy, journalism, educational and cultural life for the Jewish community

  • Jewish Community High School - Held on Monday nights and taught by local Rabbis and teachers. (Grades 9-12)

  • Junior Youth Group (Grades 7-9) and BBYO (older teens) - Youth groups for our middle and high school students

  • PJ Library - Free children's books to young families

  • Young Emissaries - Exceptional young Israelis, doing a pre-Army year of service, participate in all of the events with the children and teens - both in and out of the classroom, in addition to meeting with students at local high schools

 

JFEC is also part of Eastern CT's social welfare network including:

  • Food pantry - Serves more than 1,600 families in Eastern CT

  • Crisis Intervention - Crisis Intervention staff provides assistance and support for individuals and families who have hit a rough patch in their lives and need a little extra help to get back on track.

  • Project Warm Up - A United Way of Southeastern CT funded program run during the winter for clients who are in need of fuel assistance. The program is administered by JFEC.

  • Operation Cool Down - A program provided by the  JFEC run during the summer months for clients who are in need of air conditioners during hot and humid months. 

Both Project Warm Up and Operation Cool Down are relied upon by many individuals, agencies, churches, hospitals, social workers and VNA nurses who refer numerous clients to JFEC

 

JFEC's Israel connection:

Find out more about Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), the recipient of the portion of our donations that go to Israel has, in the past, met the massive challenge of resettling the many immigrants that came from the Soviet Union and Ethiopia. Today, they are helping Jews from France and the Ukraine who are seeking refuge in Israel. But they do much more than that. JAFI was at the forefront of the effort to open the Western Wall to all streams of Judaism. And while that goal has not yet been achieved they are still championing that just cause. JAFI also supports Reform, Conservative, and Modern Orthodox programs in Israel. The Jewish Agency supports programs that bind Jewish communities around the world with Israel through the Partnership2Gether program.

  • JAFI enhances our ties to Afula and the Gilboa region via our Southern New England Consortium (SNEC), through extensions to the Birthright Program, and year-long and shorter-term internship programs.

  • JAFI also helps resettle new immigrants to Israel, including four from our community!

JFEC Office Hours

Monday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Closed on the weekends and Jewish holidays