Events

Jewish Calcutta Through Music and Memory

Please join us for a kosher Indian dinner and presentation from journalist Rahel Musleah. Part of the Society's "Jews Around the World" series.

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Tour of Jewish Cuba

Join the Society on a community wide trip to Jewish Cuba.

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JHSGH Annual Meeting

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 7:00PM, Chase Family Gallery, Mandell JCC

Speaker: Dr. Risa Sodi. "A Painting Sues For Its Freedom: The Holocaust in Italy and a Renaissance Masterwork"

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Historic Hartford Bus Tour

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Exhibitions

Breaking the Glass: The American Jewish Wedding

June 26 - September 30, 2015

Chase Family Gallery, Mandell Jewish Community Center

Featuring vintage wedding gowns from the UConn Historical Costume and Textile Collection, ancient ketubot reproductions from the Judaica Collection, Beinecke Library, Yale University, and JHSGH archival photographs.

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Historic Hartford Synagogues, An Online Exhibit

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Please enjoy our latest online exhibit by clicking the link above

Connecticut Jewish Farmers

Now on display at the Society

Publications

A Brief Look Back; A Historical Overview of the Jewish Legal Community of Hartford, Connecticut

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This newly published scholarly journal by the JHSGH documents more than 100 years of legal history in the greater Hartford area and acknowledges the noteworthy contributions of individuals and firms through these decades. It features a historical narrative, as well as oral history interviews and personal recollections from a number of lawyers and judges.

Revisiting Our Neighborhoods: Stories from Hartford Past

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An anthology of stories set in Hartford's North End as well as in downtown, the South End, and the West End. The 135 contributors to this collection fondly recall unforgettable memories of friendship, family, and community.

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A Life of the Land: Connecticut's Jewish Farmers

The story of the resilience and persverance of CT Jewish farmers and how they impacted their local communities.