IMPACT STORIES

Coming Full Circle

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

 
 

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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Opening Our Doors and Our Hearts

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

 

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Return On Impact

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

 
 

No Better Place to be a Kid This Summer

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

 

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...

 

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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...

 
 

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...

 

A Summer Night Full of Stars

The Stars of Camp Shalom Concert was a big hit for the camp families and staff...

A New Program, Inspiring New Learning

ALEPH: The Institute of Jewish Ideas is a new community-wide learning initiative...

 
 

Our Donors - Why They Do It

WSFB-TV anchor and Mandell JCC Board member Dennis House was first introduced to the J in 2007...

 

Bringing Thousands Together...Under Our Roof

For six magical weeks this fall, the Mandell JCC hosted Under One Roof: Welcoming the Stranger...

A Bravura Performance for our Teen Troupe

I was very proud of the Matilda cast. Our program has grown to 37 teens from all over greater Hartford...

 
 

The Building Blocks of Gratitude

“When we found out we were expecting our first child, we immediately knew that the Beatrice Fox Auerbach Early Childhood Center would be..."

 

This Birthday Takes the Cake

“I celebrated my birthday on the last day of Passover. I am not normally one to make a..."

Making a Splash for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Jaine Mazer, our Aquatics Director, arranged for time in our exercise pool so that students from the...

 
 

This Garden Grows
Inspiration and Values

Throughout the world people are painting rocks with inspirational messages and leaving them in places...

 

On the Frontlines of Youth Mental Health

In July, we reached our goal of training 350 people in Youth Mental Health First Aid...

 

 

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