NEW CANAAN — Honoring the spirit of many mitzvahs, the United Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford, New Canaan and Darien hosted a Major Donor Reception Sunday afternoon at the Carriage Barn Art Center in Waveny Park.

“Today is a gift to acknowledge, to honor and to engage our major donors,” said Diane Sloyer, CEO of the nonprofit, which supports a wide range of Jewish community groups and individuals through education initiatives and social service programs.

Along with a social hour, the event featured a talk from Michelle Rojas-Tal, director of the Israel Fellows Program and central shlicha—a Hebrew word roughly meaning emissary—to Hillel International.