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Supper with the Author series: Professor Simon Feldman on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 5:45 pm at Zachs Hillel House, Connecticut College

Thanksgiving Thank you to the Community

For many years the Jewish Federation of Eastern CT has been a distribution point for turkeys and Thanksgiving fixings supplied by the Gemma Moran United Way Labor Food Center. This year, due to the high cost of turkeys, the food center was unable to supply turkeys to participating agencies. The JFEC ran a small crowd sourced request for funds in the October 23 Jewish Leader and received $666 from 30 plus people which enabled us to feed 22 families who signed up for a Thanksgiving bag which includes either a turkey or chicken, depending on family size, and all the usual trimmings that accompany Thanksgiving dinner.

Thank you to all who donated $5, 10 and $20. Your thoughtfulness and generosity have allowed the Jewish Federation to once again do good from everywhere, from anywhere.

JFEC's 2015-16 Annual Campaign: Do Good Everywhere. From Anywhere.

The Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut is kicking off its 2015-16 Annual Campaign. Once again, we are asking for your support and generosity to make this year's Campaign the best yet! Your timely donation makes you an active participant in the vital work we do every day, everywhere there’s an opportunity—a need to help our brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers around the world…and here at home. And there’s more. Much more. With your donation, you are there to…

Offer comfort and relief in emergencies from New London, Connecticut to Nepal.  You house a family after a fire in New London. You shelter earthquake victims in Nepal. You rush medicine and clean water to combat a dysentery outbreak in Tunisia. You comfort children in bomb shelters as rockets fly from Gaza and Lebanon.

And you don’t have to leave your home. You don’t have to turn your life inside out. You only have to tap the spirit and kindness in your heart to support the Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut. With your donation, you are participating in "Do Good Everywhere. From Anywhere."

To read more about this year's campaign and make a secure online donation through PayPal, please click HERE.

P.S. Remember, your donation today supports hundreds of ongoing efforts, plus relief for emergency situations for Jewish communities around the world. Please respond with your donation card or make a secure donation HERE (via PayPal) by November 30, 2015.

Ambassador Ayalon and Annual Campaign Co-Chair Rosa Goldblatt at La Luna Restaurant in New London on October 22, 2015. Dinner followed Ambassador Ayalon's lecture at Connecticut College.

JCC Day a big hit with all ages!

l-r: Becca Leaman, Connecticut College '18; Becca Smith, Connecticut College '19; Raven Luxenberg, Mitchell College '16 participated in the JFEC’s JCC Without Walls Day on Sun., Nov 15 at the Mystic Y.  Both Hillel chapters had over a dozen members helping with arts and crafts projects with the kids. In addition, Cadets from the USCGA were on hand to help serve lunch and hang out with the kids in the gym. Click here for additional photos.