Donate to the JCC of Greater New Haven Security Improvement Fund


Our hearts are heartbroken and outraged at another hateful and anti-Semitic attack on the Chabad Synagogue of Poway, California, where one woman was killed and three were injured. This mass shooting, which took place exactly six months after the mass murder of 11 innocent worshipers at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, came on the final day of Passover, a holiday which celebrates freedom from oppression.


The Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven remains committed to ensuring the safety and security of all who come through our doors. The Beckerman Lender Jewish Community Building (widely known as the JCC of Greater New Haven) is a gathering place for families, friends, and neighbors –where we learn, play, and build relationships, and where we celebrate together in joy and support one another in times of sorrow.


The vitality and vibrancy of our community can only remain secure if our institutions are safe spaces.


The Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven has designated a fund towards the security of our community building. If you would like to join in this effort, the Security Fund will ensure that the security needs of the community are met following this horrific attack. Thanks to a grant from the State of Connecticut, every dollar you give will be matched to support efforts to strengthen and heighten security in the Beckerman Lender Jewish Community Building.


Together, we can continue to ensure that our community is strong, vibrant, resilient, and safe, even and especially in the face of those who seek to tear us apart.