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plant a tree in israel
Plant a tree in Israel through the Jewish National Fund. Click here to get started!
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bbyo*b'nai brith youth organization
B'nai Israel has joined forces with Adath Israel of Newtown to debut a new joint BBYO Chapter for the Jewish Community. The newly merged "Noah Pozner BBYO Chapter" is open to all Jewish teens in grades 8th-12th! You do not have to be a member of either temple to join or of BBYO to attend the meeting. Questions? Contact Leslie Crotty. Visit the BBYO website for more information.
Rabbi's Sermon O6.17.16 Composers' Shabbat 5776 "AFTER ORLANDO THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS WILL SAVE”
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Rabbi Polokoff received his Sacred Theology Master's from Yale Divinity School. His rabbinic ordination, Master's in Hebrew Literature and Doctor of Divinity are from the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion in New York, and his undergraduate degree is from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Earlier in his rabbinate, he was rabbi of Congregation B'nai Chaim of Southbury and an executive in New York at the Reform Movement's umbrella organization, now known as the Union for Reform Judaism.
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I A C - Our Pledge
Working together to fight for justice in the international community for Israel and its people, including combating antisemitism everywhere.
We teach our congregation the essential and irrevocable connections between Israel and Diaspora Jewry and take up the cause of human rights for all peoples.
The Louis D. Traurig Scholarship Trust accepts applications for scholarships for college or graduate education. The Trust provides scholarships to students from the Greater Waterbury Area to help defray the cost of college or graduate school education. The application period is now open
brad & seth mahler camp scholarship fund
The Brad & Seth Mahler Camp Scholarship Fund application period is now open. The Fund provides awards each year to enable youngsters from our congregation to experience Jewish Camping. Scholarships will be awarded based on financial need. Contributions to the fund are being accepted.
Southbury's Distinctive History
when southbury said no! to the nazis: 1937. ongoing commemoration
In 1937 the town of Southbury put a halt to the establishment of a Nazi training camp in the Kettletown section. B'nai Israel and the Jewish community have figured prominently in the commemoration, that has included the creation of the award-winning and Emmy nominated film "Home of the Brave." See "Home of the Brave" trailer here. As part of an educational program "Home of the Brave" was featured on Connecticut Public Television, the United States Senate and the Connecticut State Capitol. Click HERE for a film about the making of "Home of the Brave." Click HERE to learn of upcoming showings. The US Holocaust Memorial Museum celebrated Southbury's deed in the Spring 2015 issue of its magazine.
Iran's pursuit of nuclear weaponry poses a grave threat to the United States and its allies, most notably Israel. Click here for updates and to learn why our advocacy is so important.