Current Affairs Update on Israel and the Middle East
with Deputy Consul General Amir Sagie

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Deputy Consul General of Israel Amir Sagie with JFACT Executive Director Bob Fishman, JFACT Chair Robert Lesser, Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman and Harford JCRC Director Laura Zimmerman
Collaboration between Israeli and Connecticut businesses was the topic November 19 when Deputy Consul General Amir Sagie visited Greater Hartford. The Deputy Consul General of Israel spent the day speaking privately about key issues with JFACT, the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford and members of the Jewish community.

In the evening, he addressed the community at a free public forum on current affairs sponsored by the two organizations. The theme of his speech was building partnerships between Israel and Connecticut in top fields including healthcare, homeland security, technology, insurance and financial institutions. "Developing and deepening academic and business relationships is one of the best ways to grow understanding of Israel and all that it has to offer," said Laura Zimmerman, Associate Vice President of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), the public affairs division of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford.

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Hartford Federation Honors Bob Fishman With First Henry M. Zachs Spirit of Judaism Award

The Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford presented the first Henry M. Zachs Spirit of Judaism Awards to JFACT Executive Director Bob Fishman and Elliott Tertes on September 11, 2014 at Temple Emanuel in West Hartford. The award The Spirit of Judaism Award has been established to honor two individuals in the Greater Hartford Jewish community who embody Jewish values including tikkun olam, repairing the world, tzedakah, righteous giving, and achdut Israel, unity of the Jewish people.

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Holocaust Speakers Available

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

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 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.

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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