IMPACT STORIES

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“I Found My Voice Here”

“I was married for 67 years when my husband passed away, it was very hard.”, says Serene Hackel...

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Our Donors | Why They Do It

For Jeanie and Dave Federman, Jewish continuity is a priority...

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The Teacher is the Student

Each day I walk through the doors of the Mandell JCC I consider it an opportunity...

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Finding Community
at Every Age

For our senior adults, the JCC provides a true community in so many ways...

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Coming Full Circle

If you don’t believe in serendipity now, you are about to change your mind...

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Return On Impact

The Mandell family’s journey to becoming ardent supporters of the JCC...

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How the JCC Helped
Save My Life

With over 9,000 training sessions every year, our tireless JCC trainers are on the frontlines...

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Everyone Belongs

“When can we go for Shabbat?” Beth Lomasky says...

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Everyone Has One Thing in Common: Friendship

The biggest thing is the community. Everybody has this connection...

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Taking the Show on the Road

When the pandemic struck, ECC teachers Robin Ober and Teresa Wilson jumped in their cars...

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He Said / She Said

There is nothing quite like summer camp. Campers at Camp Shalom and the other JCC camps grow in ways...

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Our Donors - Why They Do It - Steven Greenspan

It’s hard to imagine my life in this community without the Mandell JCC...

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No Better Place to be a Kid This Summer

Camp Shalom is so much more than just something to do in the summer...

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We all know the famous adage, “It takes a village”

For Emily Sachs, making a new life in the Greater Hartford area was not without its challenges...

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The Show Must Go On

The true measure of success lies in the impact we have on others...

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Growing Up - But Never Outgrowing - The JCC

We have been coming to the JCC since I was 5...

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Continuous Connection

Choices and decisions that reverberate through the ages...

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Our Donors - Why They Do It - Gayle Temkin

I was in search of a needle in a haystack. I was on a quest to find a preschool that could support my daughter Alyssa...

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Opening Our Doors and Our Hearts

On July 1, the Mandell JCC reopened the building, ‘joyfully’ welcoming...

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The Joy (and Comfort) of Cooking

The doors to the JCC had been closed for barely a week due to the pandemic when we reached out to Chef Lindsay Perkins...