Attention College Students

Interns are needed for the spring semester. If interested, please contact Bob Fishman at 860-727-5701 or at

36th Annual Connecticut Holocaust Commemoration Day

Confronting the Holocaust: American Responses

Friday, April 25, 2014
11:00 a.m.
Senate Chambers

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Jewish Family Services Meeting

Jewish Family Service executives met on October 24, 2013. Left to right: Bob Fishman, JFACT Executive Director; Harvey Paris, JFS Bridgeport; Lisa-Lorraine Smith, JFS Greenwich; Matt Greenberg, JFS New Haven; Senator Gayle Schlossberg; Debby Horowitz, Brownstein Jewish Family Service; Jonathan Garfinkle, JFS New Haven; Ros Kopfstein, JFS Danbury.

Holocaust Speakers Available

Looking for a Holocaust survivor to speak at your school?
Contact Kathy Fishman at 860-727-5771.

Connecticut Delegation at JCPA Plenum

Laura Zimmerman, Robert Yass, Judy Singer, Ambassador Michael Oren, Bob Fishman, David Brandwein, Laurie Gross and Lauri Lowell at the JCPA Plenum in March, 2011. The Jewish Council of Public Affairs serves as the representative voice of the organized Jewish community in addressing the principal mandate of the community relations field, expressed in three interrelated goals:
  1. To safeguard the rights of Jews here and around the world;
  2. To dedicate ourselves to the safety and security of the state of Israel;
  3. To protect, preserve and promote a just American society, one that is democratic and pluralistic, one that furthers harmonious interreligious, inter ethnic interracial and other intergroup relations.

Holocaust By Bullets

Father Desbois, Author of Holocaust By Bullets spoke to students at Northwest Catholic High School on September 27th. Pictured left to right, Robert J. Fishman, JFACT Executive Director, Paul Shapiro, the Director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, Father Patrick Desbois, president of the Yahad-In Unum Association, Author of Holocaust By Bullets.

Israel: A Normal Country

Hostility to the Jews has been a stain on the Western world's honor for centuries.

The following statement has been signed by Jose Maria Aznar, David Trimble, John R. Bolton, Alejandro Toledo, Marcello Pera, Andrew Roberts, Fiamma Nirenstein, George Weigel, Robert F. Agostinelli and Carlos Bustelo. It appears in the Wall Street Journal.

Israel is a Western democracy and a normal country. Nonetheless, Israel has faced abnormal circumstances since its inception. In fact, Israel is the only Western democracy whose existence has been questioned by force, and whose legitimacy is still being questioned independently of its actions.

The recent flotilla crisis in the Mediterranean provided yet another occasion for Israel's detractors to renew their frenzied campaign. It was so even before the facts of that tragic incident had come to light. Eyes were blind to the reasons why Israel had to respond to the Gaza flotilla's clear provocation. … Read the Entire Statement

Ten Ways You Can Help Israel

Give, Rally, Connect, Buy, Travel, Read, Advocate, Educate, Comfort, Act

The list is courtesy of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford.

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