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The UJC in the News

Thursday, April 6, 2023: "Danbury family pays tribute to loved ones on Jewish holiday of Passover: 'To honor the tradition". Featuring Lisa and Barry Abrams. Click here for article from the News-Times

Saturday, June 5, 2021: Read Cantor Kessler's essay, "What Jerusalem Means to Jews," in the Religion Page of the News-Times. Click here for the essay.

Sunday, January 5, 2020: The UJC was at the #NoHateNoFear march and rally in NYC (photo)
New Yorkers flock to massive rally against anti-Semitism in wake of attacks

Saturday, October 12: Rabbi Stefan Tiwy/Forum on Faith
Rabbi Stefan Tiwy: Sukkot: Are You Going to Vanity Fair?

Thursday, May 2: Rise in Anti-Semitism addressed in Holocaust Remembrance Day in Danbury
Rise in Anti-Semitism Addressed in Holocaust Remembrance Day in Danbury 

Saturday, April 27: Program Addressing Anti-Semitism to Mark Holocaust Remembrance Day in Danbury
Program Addressing Anti-Semitism to Mark Holocaust Remembrance Day in Danbury

Tuesday, April 23: Cantor Penny Kessler/News Times
Cantor Penny Kessler: Cantor Creates Hands-Free Seder

Friday, January 18: Neil Marcus/Forum on Faith
Neil Marcus: Faith Does Not Have to be Formal

Saturday, December 22, 2018
Hannah Stowell: Bethel Students Start Club to Empower Girls

Friday, December 21, 2018: Cantor Penny Kessler/Forum on Faith
Cantor Penny Kessler: Apply Mussar Values and Think Before You Speak

Saturday, December 1, 2018: Rabbi Tiwy/Hanukkah Defies Hate
Rabbi Stefan Tiwy: Hanukkah Defies Hate

Thursday, November 1, 2018
United Jewish Center hosts healing service after Pittsburgh shooting

Friday, October 26, 2018
UJC hosts Israeli Film Festival, former Westerners pitcher Alex Katz speaks about his experience on the Israeli team/World Baseball Classic

Friday, October 5, 2018: Diane Sarna/Forum on Faith
Diane Sarna: Where Faith and Ethnic Identity Meet

How to Support Ukraine

Many of you have asked how we can help support the people of Ukraine who are suffering the brutality of Russian attacks. Over 15 million refugees have fled their homes to find safety. Right now, the most efficient thing we can do is donate funds. We recommend these non-profit organizations:

1. World Central Kitchen:  https://wck.org/relief/activation-chefs-for-ukraineWorld Central Kitchen provides meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises, building resilient food systems with locally led solutions. 

2. HIAS (formerly Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society):  https://hias.org/where/ukraine/ Through a consortium, HIAS provides mental health support services to vulnerable populations impacted by the conflict and strengthens the capacity of local service providers; distributes cash, food, and hygiene kits, as well as provide free legal aid and mental health counseling in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Rivne, and Poltava; andsupports safe spaces for LGBTQ people and women with children in Lviv and Chernivtsi, where shelters offer mental health consultations, legal aid, and food assistance.

3. Razom for Ukraine:  https://www.razomforukraine.org/razom-emergency-response/Razom provides critical medical supplies. 

3. And one more, courtesy of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: purchase an "Is Potato" t-shirt or a mug, and 100% of Late Show’s proceeds go to World Central Kitchen (see above). Click here to order the t-shirt and click here to order the mug.You'll enjoy the t-shirt or the mug; and WCK reaps the benefits. 

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