JTConnect has four pillar programs: Jewish Learning & Leadership, Social Action Projects, Yearlong Teen Philanthropy Programs, and Social Events that bring teens together to celebration Jewishly throughout the year. JTConnect offers meaningful opportunities for teens to come together to learn, build relationships and community, create positive change in the world,  and celebrate Jewishly throughout the year. JTConnect’s classes, programs, and events are enriching touch points along a young person’s Jewish journey, and offer valuable opportunities for growth and leadership development. JTConnect provides the Greater Hartford area with accessible and pluralistic Jewish teen programming that evolves with the needs of our community.

“My Jewish identity is made up of many different pieces, but one of the main things I associate with my Judaism is my passion for social justice and civic engagement. I’ve spent these past few years learning about the areas where I can make the biggest impact, and where we need to improve in the future. Without a doubt I will use the tools JTConnect has given me as I transition to college, where I’m excited to continue participating in Jewish social action.” – Alli Benthien, ’23 JTConnect Graduate

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As our teens make their journeys from b’nai mitzvah to college students, the strong connections they forge today will be carried with them, guiding their everyday lives. That’s the gift you can give them.

Your support is vital. Together we are nurturing the next generation of Jewish leaders.