Welcome to Fairfield County


Shalom Stamford, New Canaan & Darien


Are you new to our area or know someone who is?
Let us know so Federation can provide a warm welcome.
We are here to answer your questions, hear your ideas and thoughts, and look forward to having you participate and engage in the wide range of programs and services we offer. In fact, we’ve already prepared a welcome gift bag for you and would love to chat about all that our wonderful community has to offer. We can even match you with buddies to make the transition to their new home easier. Just reach out!
Our growing and thriving Jewish community of nearly 12,000 individuals offers an abundance of schools, synagogues, agencies, and organizations that offer different ways to engage with our community.
We welcome everyone warmly and strive to enrich the lives of every member  of our community, whether a family, couple, individual, affiliated or unaffiliated to their Judaism, LGBTQ+ or interfaith. We are dedicated to greeting all newcomers with kindness and sincerity and are delighted to welcome you to Jewish Stamford, New Canaan, and Darien. 
Federation is committed to unifying the Jewish community through planning and coordination of community resources, support of Jewish education for all ages, a strong fundraising campaign, and judicious allocations. 
UJF’s mission is centered around a community built on the Jewish ideal of tzedakah: charity, righteousness, and social justice. Our support for the programs of our local agencies and the humanitarian work of Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) throughout the world enriches local, national, and international Jewish life.


Have a look at a complete directory of community resources here.
We can’t wait to meet you! Please reach out with any questions you have about our community.

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Diane Sloyer


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