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Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven Shines A Light on Hate

With the goal of drawing attention to the number of antisemitic incidents on a dangerous upward spiral all across the country, the Jewish Federations of Connecticut, together with their respective Jewish Community Relations Councils, the Jewish Federation Association of Connecticut (JFACT) and ADL Connecticut, will join together to present “Shine A Light on Antisemitism” during the holiday of Chanukah.

The statewide program will be held on Zoom as the Festival of Lights comes to a close on Monday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. It will feature a musical presentation by Cantor Julia Cadrain of Temple Israel in Westport; a talk by Oren Jacobson, co-founder of Project Shema; and a personal story told by Ellie Cooper of Middlefield, a recent college graduate and ADL volunteer.

The Chanukah event is part of “Shine A Light on Antisemitism,” a nationwide awareness campaign launched by the Jewish Federation of North America, to counter the unsettling increase in antisemitic incidents in North American. 

According to the annual ADL survey, there were 185 antisemitic incidents in Connecticut between 2020 and 2021. 

In addition to attending the virtual event, the community is encourage to use the hashtag #shinealightCT on their social media accounts during Chanukah (November 28 – December 6) to voice their support for the Jewish community. 

Visit www.shinealightCT.org for more ways to help

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