While our Upper Fairfield County Federation is a community of communities, we are also a vast library of stories and a vibrant garden with interconnected roots. This year, with the coordination and leadership of our Federation, many of those communities – congregations, organizations, and others – have joined together to create Common Threads, a year-long project to explore our diverse ancestry and heritage and how it weaves together into our strong and integrated Upper Fairfield County community.
Click the links above to learn about the Common Threads program schedule, the opportunity for DNA testing, ancestry research resources, and our Community Read, The Weight of Ink. Plus, don't miss our community ancestry stories (or share your own) on our Common Threads blog.
Common Threads partners include:
Beit Chaverim Synagogue · Beth Israel of Westport/Norwalk · Carl & Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies, Fairfield University · Chabad of Fairfield · Chabad of WWWN · Congregation Ahavath Achim · Congregation Beth El Fairfield · Congregation Beth El Norwalk · Congregation B’nai Israel · Congregation B’nai Torah · Congregation for Humanistic Judaism of Fairfield County · Congregation Rodeph Sholom · The Conservative Synagogue · Jewish Arts & Film Festival of Fairfield County · Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County · Jewish Senior Services · Merkaz Community High School for Judaic Studies · Schoke Jewish Family Service · Shir Shalom of Westchester and Fairfield Counties · Temple B’nai Chaim · Temple Israel · Temple Shalom · The Westport Library